22 Oct, 2002
Middle East Peace Talks [Updated October 22, 2002]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Migdalovitz, Carol
"Since the founding of Israel, Arab-Israeli conflict marked every decade until the 1990s. With each clash, issues separating the parties multiplied and became more intractable. The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 provided a home for the Jewish people, but the ensuing conflict made refugees of thousands of Arab residents of the formerly British Palestine, with consequences troubling for Arabs and Israelis alike. The 1967 war ended with Israel occupying territory of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Egypt and Syria fought the 1973 war, in part, to regain their lands. In 1982, Israel invaded southern Lebanon to prevent terrorist incursions; it withdrew in 1985, retaining control of a 9-mile 'security zone' over which Lebanon seeks to reclaim. Middle East peace has been a U.S. and international diplomatic goal throughout the years of conflict. The 1978 Camp David talks, the only previous direct Arab-Israeli negotiations, brought about the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty."
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  • Author
    Migdalovitz, Carol
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB91137
  • Date
    22 Oct, 2002
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    U.S. Dept. of State, Foreign Press Centers: fpc.state.gov/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    Arab-Israeli conflict
    Middle East
    Diplomatic Relations with the United States
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB91137

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