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The land became Israel

1000 BC

After successful conquests, the land became the Hebrew state of Israel, named after the patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God.

First kings were Saul, David, and Solomon.

Israel divided into two and southern part named Judah

900 BC

After Solomon's death, the country divided into two and southern part named Judah.

Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians

721 BC

In 721 BC, Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians and that inhabitants disappeared from history as "THE Then Lost Tribes of Israel".

Judah was conquered by the Babylonians

587 BC

Judah was conquered by the Babylonians, and the Jews were deported into exile.

Jews were permitted to rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem

537 BC

When the Persians under Cyrus the Great overcame the Babylonians, the Jews were permitted home again to rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem which the Babylonians had destroyed.

The Romans destroyed Jerusalem

70 AD

The Romans destroyed Jerusalem and most of the Jews were dispersed from the land.

A new religion (Isram) came blazing out of Arabia

601 AD

A new religion came blazing out of Arabia fueled with the word of the prophet Mohammed.

Zionism; growing in Russia and Eastern Europe

1850 AD

Zionism (political support for the creation & development of a Jewish homeland had increased its activity in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Zionists were immensely hopeful

1917 AD

When Lord Balfour put into writing Britain's support for "the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people."

Jewish immigration into Palestine had already began

1920 AD

Jewish immigration into Palestine had already began on a small but regular scale.

Britain declared Jewish land purchases in Palestine would be cut back

1939 AD

Britain declared Jewish land purchases in Palestine would be cut back sharply for the next five years and then stopped altogether

Britain handed te Plaestine problem by the now

1947

Britain which had been handed the Palestine problem by the now --- defunct League of Nations passed it on, with relief, to the newly born United Nations.

The UN agreed to partition Palestine into
- a Jewish state
- an Arab state
- a neutral US zone containing Jerusalem
a city sacred to three religions.

The State of Israel proclaimed

1948 AD

Six-Day-War

June 5 1967 - June 10 1967

Israel destroyed the Egyptian air force on the ground, and with military supremacy assured, headed west across Sinai.

Arafat became chairman of the PLO

1969

Arafat; Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

PLO group murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics

1972

A PLO group "Black September" murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics

The Yom Kippur War

1973

Egypt attacked Sinai while Syria attacked the Golan Heights.
→ Israel again prevailed, driving further into Syria and encircling the entire Egyptian Third Army in Sinai, clearing a path to Cairo.

The PLO was given official status by the UN

1974

The PLO was given official status by the UN and the Arab world accepted it as a Palestinian government in exile.