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Wednesday, April 24

  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? In the aftermath of the 1967 war there was little p…
    The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords
    1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place?

    In the aftermath of the 1967 war there was little progress towards a peaceful solution of the dispute between Israel and the Arab world. When Gamal Abdel Nasser president in Egypt dies in 1970 a new president came to power, Anwar el-Sadat. Sadat was more prepared to negotiate with the Israelis than Nasser was, and he wanted a solution to the conflict on many points, such as the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal. In 1971, Sadat made a speech making it clear that he was ready to make permanent peace with Israel if Egypt would get Sinai back to own control. The Israelis didn’t trust or believe in Sadat’s peace plans, and felt that they would stay stronger if they held on to the lands conquered.
    Sadat gradually became to believe that only a military action could win the land back for Egypt, therefore he built up the army with help from the Soviet Union. With ground to air missiles and other military aid from the USSR he believed that the Israeli air force would be no problem for them. He was now ready for 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.

    Yes and no, on the statement that the Camp David Accords were a significant step towards Arab-Israeli peace.

    Why and because:

    When Sadat from Egypt, Begin from Israel, and Carter the US president were gathered at Camp David, which is a place were Us Presidents take negotiations to calm the tension and media down around the problem. In this case, Egypt and Israel were both looking for the best for their country, which made it hard for negations to make progress the first day. Sadat from Egypt told Carter that he would force the oil trading to stop between the US and the Arab countries, if Carter didn’t put pressure on the Israeli government to pushback and give Egypt back land. Therefore he had meetings with the leaders in OPEC, which is an petroleum origination for most of the middle east countries (Arab) where they agreed on Sadat solution. Because Egypt had been the country with most hate, and big conflicts against Israel since the Jews first came to Palestine, it was significant because they were the countries which actually were the most far from each other on every level. Many Arabs groups and other countries reacted that Sadat and Israel had come to a peace agreement between only them. The agreement didn’t involve that other Arab countries would get land back, therefore many local riots and demonstrations occurred in the years after the papers were signed. Because of the question which goes like this; Arab-Israeli peace, I wouldn’t conclude that the Israeli peace towards the other Arab countries than Egypt had been improved.
    Respond to classmates:

    Rick I don’t fully agree that the camp david accords were a huge step towards arab-israli peace because the peace only got better between Egypt and isreali in fact.

    Jessie I like your part were you say that Israel and Egypt needed help from the US, it’s true because the representative from Israel and Egypt now had a third part which speeded up the dealing and showed how serious and important it was.
    3:49 am

Wednesday, April 17

  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? The Yom Kippur War took place because the Egyptians a…
    The Yom Kippur War and the Camp David Accords
    1. Why did the Yom Kippur War take place?
    The Yom Kippur War took place because the Egyptians and the Syrians wanted to get their land back. Anwar Sadat was the successor of Nasser after he died. He immediately began trying to negotiate with the Israelis so that they could get the Sinai back. They lost it in 1967 during the Six Day War. Israel was not interested in handing back the Peninsula and were very stubborn over its control. Sadat was so desperate to get it back that he even said he would officially recognize Israel as a state If they were willing to return it. Not only that but he went to Tel Aviv himself to speak in front of the Israeli government.

    The Israelis were not going to return it which meant that Sadat’s only option was to take it by force. The Syrians also wanted the Golan Heights back and so Egypt and Syria made a secret agreement to launch a surprise attack into the Sinai and Golan Heights on the 6th of October in 1973. This day was a very important Jewish Holiday and the majority of the military would be off duty which would hopefully give them a massive advantage.
    Egypt’s main goal was not to take all of the Sinai. They were only to advance a few kilometres past the Suez Canal and stop, still under the S.A.M. coverage in which the USSR had provided. They only wanted to be able to go far enough as to give them something that they could use to negotiate with Israel. The Syrians however began getting beaten back and demanded that Egypt kept moving forward to take the pressure of off them.

    2. ‘The Camp David Accords were a significant step towards Arab-Israeli peace.’ How far do you
    agree with this statement? Explain your answer.
    I do think that the Camp David Accords were a significant step for peace between the Arabs and the Israelis. By making peace with Egypt Israel was able to secure at least one of their borders. I also think that it prevented Egypt encouraging any of the other Arab countries into conflict. During the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur war, Egypt was always the one to either start the war or provoke Israel into action. Without Egypt acting as a threat because of the peace treaty it severely dropped the willingness of other countries such as Syria and Jordan into action against Israel. This means that there were no more “official” wars between the militaries of these countries.
    The Camp David Accords did not help with gaining peace when it comes to the Palestinians against Israel. After this agreement the PLO stepped up the attacks.
    In my opinion the Camp David Accords were a great step towards peace for the Arabs and the Israelis in the short run but looking at what happened in Lebanon and the PLO spreading their terrorist attacks to other places in the world the Camp David Accords was not very good for peace between the Arabs and Israelis in the following years after the Accords.
    5:32 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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