Israeli-Palestinian Conflict timeline

  • Balfour Declaration

    The Balfour Declaration of 1917 (dated 2 November 1917) was a formal statement of policy by the British government stating that "His Majesty's... Read more

  • Faisal-Weizmann Agreement signed

    The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement was signed on January 3, 1919, by Emir Feisal (son of the King of Hejaz) and Chaim Weizmann (later President of the... Read more

  • Palestine/Nabi Musa riots in Jerusalem

    The 1920 Palestine riots, or Nabi Musa riots, were violent Arab pogroms against the Jews in Jerusalem. They took place under British rule through... Read more

  • Jaffa Riots

    The Jaffa riots refers to the riots and killings that took place in the British Mandate of Palestine between 1 and 7 May 1921. On the night... Read more

  • British Mandate of Palestine approved

    The Palestine Mandate, or Mandate for Palestine, was a League of Nations Mandate drafted by the principal Allied and associated powers after the... Read more

  • Western Wall/Buraq Uprising

    The 1929 Palestine riots (also known as the Western Wall Uprising or the Buraq Uprising) refers to a series of demonstrations and riots in late... Read more

  • Hebron massacre

    The Hebron massacre refers to the mass murder of sixty-seven Jews on 23 and 24 August 1929 in Hebron, then part of the British Mandate of... Read more

  • Passfield White Paper issued

    The Passfield White Paper, issued by the colonel secretary Lord Passfield (Sidney Webb), was a formal statement of British policy in Palestine made... Read more

  • Arab Revolt in Palestine

    The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine was an uprising in protest against mass Jewish Immigration, which lasted from 1936 to 1939, by Arabs in the... Read more

  • British Parliament approves The White Paper

    The White Paper of 1939, also known as the MacDonald White Paper after Malcolm MacDonald, the British Colonial Secretary who presided over it, was... Read more

  • King David Hotel bombing

    The King David Hotel bombing was an attack by the right-wing Zionist underground movement, the Irgun, on the central offices of the British... Read more

  • United Nations announces a partition plan for Palestine

    The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine or United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) Future Government of Palestine was a plan... Read more

  • Civil War in Mandatory Palestine

    The 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine lasted from 30 November 1947, the date of the United Nations vote in favour of the termination of... Read more

  • Jerusalem riots

    The 1947 Jerusalem Riots occurred following the vote in the UN General Assembly in favour of the 1947 UN Partition Plan on 29 November 1947. The... Read more

  • Haifa Oil Refinery massacre

    Haifa Oil Refinery massacre refers to an incident that took place on December 30, 1947. After operatives of the Zionist paramilitary, the Irgun,... Read more

  • 1948 Ben Yehuda Street bombing

    On February 22, 1948, as the conflict over the coming partition of Palestine grew, three British Army trucks led by an armoured car driven by Arab... Read more

  • Operation Nachshon

    Operation Nachshon was an Israeli military operation during the 1947-1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine. Its objective was to open up the... Read more

  • Deir Yassin massacre

    The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir... Read more

  • Hadassah medical convoy massacre

    The Hadassah medical convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and fortification... Read more

  • Israel declares independence from Britain

    The Israeli Declaration of Independence made on 14 May 1948 (5 Iyar, 5708), the day the British Mandate expired, was the official announcement that... Read more

  • Arab-Israeli War

    The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, known by the Israelis as the War of Independence and War of Liberation, and by Palestinians as the Catastrophe, was the... Read more

  • The Altalena Affair

    The Altalena Affair was a violent confrontation that took place in June 1948 between the newly-formed Israel Defense Forces and the Irgun, a... Read more

  • Armistice agreements signed, West Bank/Gaza divided between Jordan and Egypt

    The 1949 Armistice Agreements are a set of agreements signed during 1949 between Israel and neighboring Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. The... Read more

  • Qibya massacre

    The Qibya Massacre occurred in October 1953 when Israeli troops under Ariel Sharon attacked a Jordanian West Bank village. 69 Palestinians were... Read more

  • Suez Crisis/Tripartite Aggression

    The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, was a military attack on Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel beginning on 29... Read more