JERUSALEM: 70 YEARS OF STRIFE

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Novem­ber 1947 UN votes to cre­ate one Jewish and one Arab state with Jerusalem as a sep­a­rate en­tity. The plan is not im­ple­mented.

March 1949 First ArabIs­raeli war ends with Israel in con­trol of west Jerusalem and Jor­dan of east Jerusalem. Jan­uary 1950 Israel de­clares Jerusalem as its cap­i­tal but no coun­try rec­og­nizes this.

June 1967 Israel de­feats Jor­dan and its al­lies in the Six Day War and oc­cu­pies east Jerusalem.

July 1980 Israel ef­fec­tively an­nexes east Jerusalem. Au­gust 1980 The UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil votes to re­ject Israel’s an­nex­a­tion.

Septem­ber 1993 Sign­ing of the Oslo Ac­cords and begin­ning of the mod­ern peace process. Oc­to­ber 1995 Congress passes a law to move the U.S. em­bassy to Jerusalem un­less the pres­i­dent signs a waiver. Ev­ery pres­i­dent since Clin­ton signs. July 2000 Clin­ton bro­kers peace talks at Camp David but ne­go­ti­a­tions col­lapse partly over Jerusalem. Septem­ber 2000 Sec­ond In­tifada af­ter Is­raeli op­po­si­tion leader Ariel Sharon vis­its al-Aqsa holy site. De­cem­ber 2017 Don­ald Trump rec­og­nizes Jerusalem as Israel’s cap­i­tal and pre­pares to move em­bassy.

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