The 1948 Israeli-Arab War

Middle East

First Aliyah

1882 - 1903

25-35,000 Jews, mostly from czarist Russia. Half leave

Second Aliyah

1904 - 1914

40,000 Jews, mostly from Russia

First kibbutz

1909

Tel Aviv founded

1909

Palestinian Civil War

1947 - 1948

Deir Yassin Masscre

April 9, 1948

Igrun and Lehi groups kill 120 Arabs. April 13 Arabs kill 70 Jewish medical personnel in retaliation.

Israeli Independence Declared

May 14, 1948

Israeli-Arab War

May 15 1948 - March 10 1949

Arab Forces Attack

May 15, 1948

UN Truce

June 11, 1948 - July 8, 1948

UN Truce

July 18 1948 - October 15 1948

Second truce

Egyptian-Israeli Armistace

February 24 1949

Lebanon-Israel Armistace

March 23 1949

Jordan-Israel Armistace

April 3 1949

Syrian-Israeli Armistace

July 20 1949

World

Der Judenstaat

1896

Theodor Herzl's argument for a Jewish state is published.

First International Zionist Congress

1897

Basel, Switzerland

McMahon-Hussein Correspondence

1915

British support for Arab independence

Sykes-Picot Agreement

1916

Palestine under joint French/British control

Balfour Declaration

1917

British support for a Jewish state in Palestine

UN takes over Arab-Zionist conflict

February 1947

UN Resolution 181

November 1947

Partition Plan