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 history details basic to the knowledge of Arab-Israeli kin. It covers intimately the years because the first Arab-Israeli battle and the statehood of Israel, in 1947-48, to the newest advancements in family members 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 projects, payment and improvement matters. A 'Documents on Palestine' part offers crucial heritage to a number of the ongoing components of dispute. The e-book presents profiles of famous political figures, a listing of analysis institutes specializing in the topic, maps of the sector, and a bibliography.

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20 July 1999: Syria declared a cease-fire with Israel. 1 August 1999: Talks between Israeli and Palestinian delegations collapsed after Arafat rejected Barak’s proposal to delay implementation of the Wye River Memorandum and to combine further Israeli troop withdrawals from the West Bank with ‘final status’ negotiations. 25 August 1999: Security forces closed the offices of Hamas in Amman; Meshaal’s home was raided and a number of leading Hamas activists arrested. 4 September 1999: Israel and the PNA signed the ‘Wye Two’ agreement in the Egyptian resort of Sharm esh-Sheikh, detailing a revised timetable for outstanding provisions of the original Wye River Memorandum.

14–30 June 2001: The Jordanian authorities detained a Qatar Airways aircraft carrying the exiled Hamas activist, Ibrahim Gosheh, at Amman airport. Gosheh was denied entry to Jordan and the aircraft refused permission to leave unless Gosheh was on board. The Palestinian activist was eventually granted entry to Jordan; Qatari Airways subsequently announced that it would take legal action against the Jordanian Government for its conduct during the incident. 19–20 June 2001: Continuing bomb attacks on Israelis by Palestinians prompted the Government to reconsider the cease-fire; however, it decided to maintain its position.

24 April 1996: The PNC voted in favour of amending the Palestinian Covenant and elected a new Executive Committee. 27 April 1996: A cease-fire between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah came into force. 5–6 May 1996: Israeli and Palestinian delegations commenced ‘final status’ negotiations. 29 May 1996: Binyamin Netanyahu, the leader of the conservative Likud party, was elected Prime Minister of Israel. 21–23 June 1996: An Arab ‘summit’ meeting was held in Cairo in response to Likud’s victory in the Israeli elections.

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