A Survey of Arab-Isareli Relations 1947-2001 by David Lea, Europa Publications Limited

By David Lea, Europa Publications Limited

This reference deals neutral documentation and heritage details primary to the certainty of Arab-Israeli family members. It covers intimately the years because the first Arab-Israeli conflict and the statehood of Israel, in 1947-48, to the latest advancements in kin among Israel, the rising Palestinian political entities and the Arab States. A chronology offers an at-a-glance checklist of occasions from 1947-2001, together with peace tasks, cost and improvement concerns. A 'Documents on Palestine' part provides crucial history to some of the ongoing parts of dispute. The e-book presents profiles of widespread political figures, a listing of analysis institutes focusing on the topic, maps of the sector, and a bibliography.

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In retaliation, the Israeli forces shelled the Palestinian security forces and the Fatah party buildings, killing four Fatah officials. 28 November 2000: Barak announced that prime-ministerial elections would take place in February 2001. The following day Sharon announced his candidacy. 29 November 2000: Russia mediated a further round of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. Barak announced that Israel would withdraw its armed forces from the West Bank, on the condition that the PNA would agree to postpone any discussion of remaining ‘final status’ issues; this was rejected by the PNA.

15 April 2001: Israel carried out air raids on a Syrian air base in eastern Lebanon; three Syrian soldiers were killed. A chronology of Arab-Israeli relations 1947-2001 29 24 April 2001: The Israeli authorities closed off all access to and from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, ostensibly to protect Israel from potential Palestinian attacks during independence celebrations. 28–29 April 2001: Peres held discussions with President Mubarak of Egypt regarding a joint Egyptian-Jordanian peace plan; the proposals suggested that the Israelis and Palestinians should maintain a month-long truce, followed by talks on a future peace deal.

28 September 2000: The Israeli Likud Party leader, Ariel Sharon, visited the disputed sacred site known as Temple Mount by the Jews and Haram ash-Sharif by Muslims; this provoked violent protests throughout the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 5 October 2000: Barak left US-sponsored peace talks in France early and announced that he would not be attending further discussions in Egypt. 6 October 2000: Israeli police stormed the compound of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem in order to apprehend a group of Palestinian youths who had attacked them several hours previously; the action provoked violent protests among Palestinians and Israeli Arabs throughout the country and was condemned by the international community.

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