Conflict between Arabs and Israel
By Bethany Hubbard and Selin Nelson
• Israel's creation in the center of Arab-Islamic states caused great conflict to rise between the Israelis and Arabs.
• Israel defeated Egypt and Syria in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and in the 1973 Yom-Kippur War.(intensifies the tensions)
• Differences in religion and the way that Israel was created made them the outcast of all the Arab countries.
• Israel joined with the United States while many Arab countries joined with the soviets for their increasing hatred toward each other.
• The wars led to a long series of peace treaties, which always resulted in assassinations between the two.
• Islamic influences started to migrate to Iran.
• Iran was greatly anti-communist.
• In the 1970's opposition to Shah occurred and he fled the country as the revolution against him grew.
• The Islamist movement led by Ayatollah Khomeini gained force, who were very strongly anti-U.S.
• This Islamic power against a developed nation like the U.S. inspired others to do the same, undertaking terrorist actions
• Iraq wanted to invaded Iran, which led to the Iran-Iraq wa
• Iraq built up a good military and gained power and Saddam Hussein became president.
• Hussein attacked Iran, hoping that it would be an easy battle. Later, Iran counteracted and fought back, killing one million soldiers.
• The devastation from the wars is still around today and many people were affected.
• 2 years later, Hussein invaded Kuwait and was defeated. This created further hardships for Iraq and divided southwest Asia.