CNN  - Struggle for peace

Arabs and Jews have struggled over land and peace since the 600s, when Arabs invaded what was then Palestine, where Hebrews had settled around 1900 B.C.

Nearly 4,000 years later, some of Israel's Arab neighbors -- Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestine Liberation Organization -- have agreed to peaceful coexistence.

But Arab and Israeli extremists alike remain opposed to any such peace.

We review the recent history between Arabs and Israelis in this Struggle for Peace special report.



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Background

Recent attempts to thwart peace in the Middle East have been varied and numerous, including renewed unrest between Israelis and Palestinians, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, numerous suicide bombings and the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.



Key Players

Individuals and organizations involved in the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

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