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Wednesday, April 17

  1. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am
  2. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am
  3. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am
  4. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am
  5. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am
  6. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1.After the six day war the following events occured: The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1.After the six day war the following events occured:
    The Dawson Hijacking: this attack was from PFLP, They ordered 3 airplanes to land on airstrip on Jordan. They destroyed and killed people,The second one was Palestinian capturing the 11 athletes in Israel at the Munich Olympics.

    2. Arab realise that they have no hope and decides to not fight with Israel. This was a problem to the Palestinian. They had no one to help them. they decides to join the PLO. It was a good decision to make since they both had the same common enemy. this made the PLO famous and many started joining.

    3. Jordan was one of the PLO member. this led the Jordan to be involve in the war. King Hussein realize that his troops were being sent to the war, which he was not happy about. He only wanted peace. He decides to be expelled from the country since the number of member of PLO's joining group were increasing (mentioned on the previous question)
    5:14 am

Tuesday, April 16

  1. msg The PLO and Terrorist Activity message posted The PLO and Terrorist Activity 1. Terrorist activities started to increase after the 6 day war. These seem to be carried out from …
    The PLO and Terrorist Activity
    1. Terrorist activities started to increase after the 6 day war. These seem to be carried out from Jordan instead of the parts such as the Gaza strip and Golan height that were monitored much more than before the 6 day war. The PLO, Palestinian Liberation Organization an organization set up to represent the Palestinian people carried out small attacks.These are some examples: The Dawson’s Field Hijacking planes happened in September 1970 this was led by the PFLP. Palestinian terrorist killed the Israeli team of 12 men at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
    2. The major event in the late 1960 was the 6 day war where, Israel had destroyed the Egyptian army in very little time. Form this war Israel had won The Palestinians finally realized that Israel was a forced to be recon with. Palestinians also understood that if they did not do something, nobody else would. Many Palestinians also did not have a home and were refugees in neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. They wanted to get their home back and realized that even a bog army could not destroy Israel they had to find another way to disrupt them such as small guerrilla tactics.
    3.Joradan had one of the most concentrated amount of active PLO members. This meant that Jordan was somehow involved in this fighting and this is something The Jordanians did not like. The Israelis were not happy and blamed the Jordanians for giving these people homes. King Hussein not wanting any problems and trying to keep peace and stability in his country decided it was safer to have the expelled from the country. At this time the PLO’s were growing (1970) like said in the previous paragraph because of the 6 day war.
    5:57 am
  2. msg The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords message posted The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords 1) One of the biggest consequences of the 6-Day War was that Egypt lost Sinai Peninsula and the Sue…
    The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords
    1) One of the biggest consequences of the 6-Day War was that Egypt lost Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal. Losing these land meant a terrible side effect for Egypt because by controlling those land, Egypt would get a fine amount of tax out of ships that go through the canal. So, Anwar Sadat, who had replaced Nasser after his death had a main goal he would have liked to achieve: to get back Sinai Peninsula and Suez Canal by discussing. Sadat had decided to make a deal. He told Israel that Egypt would recognize Israel as a state so they would have to give back Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal to Egypt. However, Israel told Egypt that if Egypt recognize them as a state, THEN, they would start discussing. This made Sadat very angry so he launched a surprise attack.

    2) I agree with the statement to some extent. I do believe that the Camp David Accords was an important step towards the Arab-Israeli peace if I look at it from a positive angle because up to 1978, Arab nations and Israel had been arguing with each other. But finally, thanks to the help from President Carter, at least Egypt and Israel had the chance to negotiate with peace and had agreed to #1, Egypt would recognize Israel as a state and #2, Israel would give back Sinai Peninsula and Suez Canal. On top of negotiating about Egypt-Israeli problems, Sadat and Begin had negotiated about Palestinians too. They had agreed to give back West bank and the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians but this was a big mistake. The PLO had gotten mad at Sadat and Begin for making and agreement on Palestinian problem when Palestine leader was unpresent.

    Bethany: I like how you said that the Camp David Accord was not the answer to all of the conflict but was just a way to loosen the tension between Israel and Egypt. Great wording!
    Pavel: Good point in the 1st question that the S.A.Ms had gave Egypt/ Sadat "confident" to attack Israel.
    5:12 am
  3. msg The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords message posted The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords 1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place? The Yom Kippur War occurred in the year of 1973. It is…
    The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords
    1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place?

    The Yom Kippur War occurred in the year of 1973. It is a conflict between Egypt, Syria and Israel in which Egypt launched a preemptive attack against Israel. Egypt wanted the Suez Canal and Sinai Peninsula that it had lost in the 6-Day War. Sadat wanted to regain the land and accept Israel ‘The Land for Peace’ agreement. Sadat was trying to negotiate but launched his attack first out of frustration that Israel was not willing to negotiate with Sadat even though Sadat recognizes Israel in order to get back their land, he had no choice but to use force to get back the land. This war happen on the most important Jewish holiday, is when Jewish cancel everything on October 6, Sadat’s military invades Israel and completely crushed into Sinai Peninsula, storm over the Israelis military with 8,000 soldiers. Somehow Israel managed to push the armies out of the Sinai Peninsula. Once again they loss the war and know that they would no go war with Israel with force but still wants their land back again. Sadat became a ‘hero’ to Egypt even though he loss the war but it was the first time that Israel suffers from the war.


    2. ‘The Camp David Accords were a significant step towards Arab-Israeli peace.’ How far do you
    agree with this statement? Explain your answer.

    In my opinion, I believe that the Camp David Accords was a significant step towards Arab-Israeli peace for Sadat however I don’t think that it is to the people in Egypt. Sadat went to Israel that is a dangerous thing to speak to the Israeli government. This could make tension between the Arab states because it means that by going there, Sadat recognizes Israel as a state. Also, it is obviously Israel that enemies surround him. But on the other hand, it also shows how desperate Sadat is that he would go until Israel. This even took place in Camp David that is a relaxing and calm place to have negotiations with. Carter invited Sadat and Begin to have negotiations. After a long and tough negotiation going on between the two leaders, they have agreed that the Sinai Peninsula is given back to the Egypt. The Sinai Peninsula is returned and Egypt recognizes Israel as a country. Egypt was the first Arab country that recognizes Israel as a country. In 1981, Sadat was assassinated due to how Sadat desperately wanted peace with Israel. Once again, this is a significant step towards the Arab-Israel conflict because Egypt was the first Arab country that made peace with Israel. Also, this will influence other Arab countries to negotiate with Israel.

    Unjin: Good point on explaining the aims and reasons why did Egypt and Syria tried to invade Israel on the Yom Kippur Day. ☺
    Esther: I think you did a great job explaining in detailed on how far you agree on the statement for Question 2 ☺
    3:48 am

Monday, April 15

  1. msg The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords message posted The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords 1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place? During the 6-Day War, Israel truly flexed their muscles,…
    The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords
    1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place?
    During the 6-Day War, Israel truly flexed their muscles, and showed not only the Arab nations, but also the world, their strengths and part of this, was that Israel has managed to take over the entire Sinai Peninsula, including the Suez Canal – land that was previously owned by Egypt.
    The death of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser saw the birth of a new one, who was more prepared and willing to talk and negotiate with Israel, Anwar el-Sadat. Sadat was willing to compromise and have peace talks with Israel about the Sinai Peninsula, and the Suez Canal (the fact that it was closed hurt the Egyptian government as they could no longer collect the tolls and taxes from shipping.)
    Moshe Dayan, Israeli minister of defence, didn’t trust Sadat, and was not prepared to compromise on the matter. He felt that Israel would stay strong as long if they hold onto the land that they’d gained in 1967, and maintain good borders.
    Sadat’s compromise was this – ‘land for peace’. He was willing to accept Israel as a state, and recognise them fully, in return for the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal to be given back. Even though this was one of the huge factors that Israel had been fighting for – their recognition in the Arab world – they still turned down this offer, as they believed that they should be recognised before they even have to compromise over the land.
    This frustrated and upset Sadat, and he came to the conclusion that there was no other way but to use force in order to get Israel to the negotiations table so that they can discuss Sinai.
    Sadat began to get military aid from the USSR and one of their main weapons we’re SAM’s (surface to air missiles) which proved to be very effective. October the 6th, 1973, was when Egypt launched their secret attack on Israel, starting with the Sinai Peninsula. Not only did Egypt have the element of surprise, but also the one thing that made it so special was that they attacked on the biggest Jewish holiday of the year – Yom Kippur – so this exaggerated that surprise even more.

    2. ‘The Camp David Accords were a significant step towards Arab-Israeli peace.’ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer.
    The Camp David Accords of 1978 to ’79 were certainly a huge milestone in the Arab-Israeli conflict; however, it comes with its ups and its downs. Even though it was through another super power, Carter and the USA, that Egypt’s Sadat and Israel’s Begin were able to negotiate, they still came to a peaceful conclusion. Their peace treaty consisted of Israel retuning the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal to Egypt, as well as removing any Israeli settlements, and Egypt were to acknowledge the existence of Israel as a permanent Jewish State.
    This agreement does show a huge step in peace for Israel and one of the Arabs world’s main contenders, Egypt. But in no other areas is peace made, and this is why the Camp David Accords, as I believe, are not the ultimate step towards peace. Even though this peace treaty does put an end to the 30-year long conflict between the two states, it only creates problems in other areas.
    The rest of the Arab World, and the Palestinians in particular, viewed Sadat and Egypt as weak. They have given into Israel and showed weakness. For the Palestinians, this was perhaps the first time ever that an Arab nation had gone to war against Israel and didn’t have the Palestinian cause in mind.
    As a result of the Camp David Accords, Arab leaders who had met in Libya denounced Sadat, and Egypt itself was isolated from the other Arab nations for years. In 1981, Egyptian soldiers, who believed in Sadat signing the treaty was a betrayal and disgraced Islam, assassinated Sadat.
    Even though it still meant peace for Israel and Egypt, Arab world detested it, and saw only the faultiness of Egypt, and their weakness to give in.

    Jessie: I love in question 2 how you have mentioned that it does not show peace for the reas of the Arab World. I feel that you have a very strong and nicely portrayed explanation of that.

    Jake: In your answer to question 1, i like that you mention that "Egypt felt like they had no choice but too use force against Israel despite various failed attempts in the past,". This line and the explanation that follows are a strong and direct answer to the question, and i think that you have answered it well!
    7:13 pm

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