What were the outcomes of the four Arab-Israeli wars (War of Independence, Suez Crisis, 6 Days War, Yom Kippur War) and how did this further establish the country of Israel?

During the mid 1900's, a number of events took place that sparked a feud between the Arabs and Israelis. In 1948 the war of independence began as a result of the Balfour Declaration. As a result, Israel gained a significant amount of territory and power over the arabs once the war ended. Later in 1956, Gamal Nasser and Egypt threaten Israel by nationalizing the Suez Canal. In retaliation, the Israelis attacked under their policies and joined with the French and British. The situation was eventually calmed due to U.N. Peacekeeping forces. This event later came to be known as the Suez Crisis. Later in 1967, another event arose between the two nations after the Egyptians expelled the peacekeeping forces from the Suez Canal. Following this, they chose to wage an attack on the Israeli territory. But with the help of intelligence, the Israelis were able to prepare and input a first-strike policy. This policy meant that if the Israelis assumed there would be an attack, they would attack first. This conflict came to be known as the 6 Days War. As a result, much of the Egyptian Airforce was destroyed and much of their territory was taken by the Israelis. Finally in 1973, the Egyptians made another attempt to attack Israel, but this time chose the Yom Kippur holiday to create surprise. Although the attack had initial success, The US send aid to Israel and put a stop to the Egyptian attack. As a result, the war ended with a change in the boarders of the territory.

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    April 2013