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Israel-Palestine conflict timeline

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:08 pm
by Alan
Timeline of the Israel-Palestinian conflict:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_ip_timeline/html/default.stm

Interesting notes:

Arab discontent again exploded into widespread civil disobedience during a general strike in 1936. By this time, the militant Zionist group Irgun Zvai Leumi was orchestrating attacks on Palestinian and British targets with the aim of "liberating" Palestine and Transjordan (modern-day Jordan) by force.


and

The year had begun with Jewish and Arab armies each staging attacks on territory held by the other side. Jewish forces, backed by the Irgun and Lehi militant groups made more progress, seizing areas alloted to the Jewish state but also conquering substantial territories allocated for the Palestinian one.

Irgun and Lehi massacred scores of inhabitants of the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem on 9 April. Word of the massacre spread terror among Palestinians and hundreds of thousands fled to Lebanon, Egypt and the area now known as the West Bank.


This just reinforces my belief that if Islam was the dominant religion of world powers, such as the US, there would be radical militant Christian groups trying to gain power/take down world powers through terrorism.

There are no "good guys" in world politics, just nations/organizations with and without power. Those without power do everything, including massacre of innocents, to gain power. This doesn't justify terrorism, but it does put things into perspective.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:45 pm
by Dave
religion is stupid.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:28 pm
by Jonathan
I considered taking a History of Conflict in the Middle East class, since I figured it would be important to learn more about those people. Unfortunately, I decided it would be too difficult and took Irish history instead. Poor prediction skills on my part.