Modern Middle East
1945 Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, northern Yemen, and Transjordan form the Arab League.
1948 Israel is established in former Palestine, dividing Arabs and Jews.
1952 A military coup removes Egypt’s King Farouk from power. Colonel Gamal Nasser seizes control two years later.
1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization calls for an end to the Jewish state.
1993 The Oslo Accords provide for mutual recognition between the PLO and Israel.
2011 Protestors across Arab states demand reforms in a series of popular uprisings.
On July 26, 1956, Egyptian leader, Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, addressed a crowd ...