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The Middle East: 1956 –1979

The Middle East: 1956 –1979

Key issue: How far did the events of the years 1956 to 1967 show how difficult it was to find a solution to the problems in the Middle East?

The background to the problems in the Middle East

The Suez Crisis, 1956; the end of British influence

The founding of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), 1964

The Arab Summits,1964–1965

The Six Day War, 1967.

Key issue: How close to victory were the Arabs in the 1970s?

Hijackings, 1970–1972

The Munich Olympics, 1972

The Yom Kippur War, 1973

Oil wars and economic pressures, 1973

The PLO, 1974–1975; Yasser Arafat speaking at the UN Assembly, 1975.

Key issue: How close was the Middle East to peace by the end of the 1970s?

The Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank and Gaza, 1977

President Sadat speaking to the Israeli Parliament, 1977

The Israeli invasion of the Lebanon, March 1978

The meeting at Camp David, September 1978

Signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, March 1979.

The Middle East: 1956 –1979

This unit is an option within the AQA Modern World GCSE in Modern World History. The Key issues and content noted below are those stated within the AQA Specification (correct on 7th Feb 2011)

Key issue: How far did the events of the years 1956 to 1967 show how difficult it was to find a solution to the problems in the Middle East?

The background to the problems in the Middle East
The Suez Crisis, 1956; the end of British influence
The founding of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), 1964
The Arab Summits, 1964 –1965
The Six Day War, 1967.

Key issue: How close to victory were the Arabs in the 1970s?

Hijackings, 1970–1972
The Munich Olympics, 1972
The Yom Kippur War, 1973
Oil wars and economic pressures, 1973
The PLO, 1974–1975; Yasser Arafat speaking at the UN Assembly, 1975.

Key issue: How close was the Middle East to peace by the end of the 1970s

The Israeli occupation and settlement of the West Bank and Gaza, 1977
President Sadat speaking to the Israeli Parliament, 1977
The Israeli invasion of the Lebanon, March 1978
The meeting at Camp David, September 1978
Signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, March 1979.

 

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