13TH CENTURY BC: Jews escaped from captivity in Egypt. Settled in Canaan.
Jews formed the kingdom of Judea.
People called Peleshet populated Philistia.
70AD: Jews were forced to disperse throughout the Roman Empire
The emperor Adrian re-named the area Palestine after expelled the Romans
FOLLOWUING CENTURIES: Few Jews and Christians lived among Muslim Majorities
7TH CENTURY: Muslim-Palestine connexion after the area was invaded by a Caliph
1516: Palestine under the control of the Ottoman Turks
19TH CENTURY: The diaspora Jews and the first settlers began arriving in Palestine
1917: The British capture Palestine from the Ottoman Turks
Declaration for establishing a Jewish national homeland in Palestine
1922: The league of Nations approved the creation of a Jewish territory in Palestine
Violent confrontations between Jews and Palestinian Arabs occurred
1933: Large number of Jewish refugees from Nazis arrived in Palestine
Exodus of Palestinians to neighbouring Arab countries
1939: 500.000 Jews living in Palestine receive aids from US Jews
1947: UN approved creation Jewish and Arab states in Palestine, giving Jews more than half territory. The arab states reject the UN resolution
1948(14 MAY): The state of Israel was declared
USA recognised it immediately
1948(15 MAY): Neighbouring Arab countries sent troops into the Arab state territories
720.000 Palestinian Arabs moved to neighbouring countries after Israel dominates nearly all of Palestine
1964: PLO was founded to create a Palestinian state
1967: The third Arab-Israeli war broke out ( Six-Day war)
Half million Palestinians lived in Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem as refugees
1979: Peace agreement between Egypt and Israel established a limited autonomy for Gaza and West Bank.
1987: The Palestinians of Gaza and the West Bank commenced the Intifada
1988: The PLO declared an independent Palestinian state from exile
1989: Yasser Arafat became president of the Palestinian State declared by the PLO
1993: Under the auspice of USA, Israel and PLO signed an agreement that brought together full autonomy for the Gaza Strip and limited autonomy for Jericho
1994: Autonomy agreement was signed, Arafat returned from exile
1995: Palestinian self-government was extended to the West Bank
1996: Elections in autonomous territories, Yasser Arafat president.
Some Palestinian group consider autonomy insufficient
Right wing Israelis unwilling to give away too much to the Palestinian.
2004: Yasser Arafat died. This led to conflict between Hamas and Fatah
2009: The Israelis invaded Gaza, killing 1500 Palestinians.