JERUSALEM: 70 YEARS OF STRIFE
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.