V. Reverberations Of 1948 Palestine War And The Arab-Israeli Conflict
1 January 1950 to 14 July 1966
The Arab defeat during the Palestine War creates upheavals in the Arab world and triggers the rise of pan-Arabism. The Arab–Israeli conflict becomes an arena of the cold war. Israel lures Jewish immigrants to the land it conquered, consolidates its grip on the territory, and launches a war against Egypt in 1956. Palestinian refugees, stunned by the scale of their losses and the inability of the Arab states to recover their rights, start to organize to take control of their own destiny.