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.
- Arafat, Netanyahu may meet again - October 2, 1996
- Arafat, Netanyahu dine alone at White House - October 1, 1996
- Mideast summit to begin with no guarantees of success - October 1, 1996
- U.S. downplays expectations of summit - September 30, 1996
- Netanyahu, Arafat agree to summit, but not much else - September 29, 1996
- Violence subsides in Israel as diplomats push for talks - September 28, 1996
- Netanyahu says he won't budge on tunnel - September 28, 1996
- Flurry of meetings seek to end Israeli-Palestinian fighting - September 26, 1996
- Syrian leader claims accord reached on Golan Heights - September 26, 1996
- Israeli prime minister returns home for emergency meeting - September 26, 1996
- Peres: Netanyahu wants 'peace for nothing' - September 26, 1996
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.
Individuals and organizations involved in the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Selected maps of Israel and its neighbors.
- Diagram of disputed pedestrian tunnel in Jerusalem
- Israeli security zone in southern Lebanon
- Middle East region
- Disputed lands
- Recent suicide bombings
- 1947 UN Proposal for Division of Palestine
- Palestine Liberation Organization information
- League of Arab States: Palestine:
- The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Israeli Internet Terrorism Hotline
- The Truth About Hamas
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