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1917
Balfour Declaration by the British
1919
Versailles Treaty after World War I
1945
End of World War II
May 14, 1948
Birth of Israel/First Arab-Israeli War.
1952
Egyptian revolution/coup: Free Officers Movement led by Gamel al-Nasser.
1956
Suez Crisis; Second Arab-Israeli War.
1960
Founding of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries).
1964
Birth of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
1967
Arab-Israeli Six Day War.
1973
Yom Kippur War; Arab oil embargo.
1979
Camp David peace accord, involving Carter, Begin, Sadat: Israeli-Egyptian peace accord
1979-80
Iranian revolution; hostage crisis.
1979
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (Hint: led to U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics the following year).
1982
Israeli invasion of Lebanon
1991
Persian Gulf War: liberation of Kuwait from Iraq.
1993
Oslo Accord signed at White House.