While we want you to experience Palestine and hear the stories of our Palestinian friends yourselves, we also recognize the need to understand a bit of the history of Palestine and the reasons for the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Below you find some facts about Palestine that are worthwhile to know, which mostly stem from the United NationsĀ (https://www.un.org/unispal/history/origins-and-evolution-of-the-palestine-problem).

1897: Foundation of the World Zionist Organization

1914-1921: The End of the Ottoman Empire and the Balfour Declaration

1922-1946: Palestine under the British Mandate

1947: The United Nations Partition Plan

1948-1949: Al Nakba (The Catastrophe) - Mass Exodus of Palestinians, Creation of the State of Israel, First Arab-Israeli War

1956: The Suez War

1958: Establishment of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement

1967: The Six-Day War

1974: First Yasser Arafat Address to United Nations

1978: Camp David Accords

1982: Israel Attacks Lebanon

1985: Jordanian-Palestinian Agreement

1987-1993: The First Intifada

1993: The Oslo Peace Agreement

1996: First Palestinian Election in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

2000: Camp David Summit

2000-2002: The Second Intifada (Al-Aqsa Intifada)

2004: Death of Yasser Arafat