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A twice promised land
A twice promised land

Duration: 04:16

A description of the contratictory promises made during the First World War, by the British minister McMahon to support the Arab claims in Palestine and by Balfour to support the Jewish claim of independence in the Middle East.

 
From Oslo to assassination: Israel and the PLO
From Oslo to assassination: Israel and the PLO

Duration: 05:22

How the secret Oslo Accords (1992) between Palestinians and Israelis laid a positive foundation for peace. Bringing about the famous White House Lawn handshake between Rabin and Arafat. However just two years later Rabin was assassinated and the peace platform was all but shattered.

 
Origins of the Arab Israel two state solution
Origins of the Arab Israel two state solution

Duration: 03:53

The Arab-Israeli conflict today always brings up the two-state solution. Here we find the origins of that position in the British Peel Commission of 1937 and the white paper of 1939. This was devised after the Arab General Strike of 1936 and riots of 1937 whereby British patience and support for the Palestine Mandate was beginning to wain.

 
Sabra and Shatila Massacres (1982)
Sabra and Shatila Massacres (1982)

Duration: 03:33

A description of the events surrounding the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

 
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (audio)
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (audio)

Duration: 09:01

On 4 November 1995 Israel's leader Yitzhak Rabin was shot at a peace rally.

 
The first Intifada and Palestinian consciousness
The first Intifada and Palestinian consciousness

Duration: 02:53

Understanding how the first Intifada (uprising) of the Palestinians in 1987 forced a change in the PLO and the adoption of a Two-State Solution for peace with Israel.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: divisions
The Panorama Middle East Archives: divisions

Duration: 06:51

In January 1956, Panorama visited the divided city of Jerusalem and interviewed key players about what could be done to reduce tension and bring peace to the Middle East.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: path to peace
The Panorama Middle East Archives: path to peace

Duration: 05:08

In September 1993, Panorama investigated a secret channel of communication between Israel and the PLO, which was established by a Norwegian couple. This communication ultimately led to the signing of the Oslo accords.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: rise of the PLO
The Panorama Middle East Archives: rise of the PLO

Duration: 06:23

In 1981, Panorama reported on the PLO's steps towards international respectability. The following year, as Israel invaded South Lebanon, the Panorama team filmed the advance.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: settlers
The Panorama Middle East Archives: settlers

Duration: 02:51

January 1984 found Panorama in one of the Occupied Territories, the West Bank, to report on continuing attempts to reach an agreement over a territory that had been further complicated by the building of Israeli settlements.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: stalemate
The Panorama Middle East Archives: stalemate

Duration: 05:38

In August 2007, Panorama returned to Gaza to discover what Hamas rule would mean for the region

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: the Six Day War
The Panorama Middle East Archives: the Six Day War

Duration: 04:52

In June 1967, Panorama reported on the aftermath of the Six-Day War describing the scene in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and following the Israeli army in Jordan.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: uneasy peace?
The Panorama Middle East Archives: uneasy peace?

Duration: 05:01

Panorama reported on the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the reaction at the United Nations. The rest of the decade saw moves towards peace culminating in the Camp David accords of 1978. It proved to be a false dawn.

 
The Panorama Middle East Archives: uprising
The Panorama Middle East Archives: uprising

Duration: 04:58

Three years after the Oslo accords heralded peace in the Middle East, Panorama looked at why the peace process was in tatters and violence reigned again. This film was broadcast in October 1996.

 
The Six-Day War and the PLO
The Six-Day War and the PLO

Duration: 04:23

A look at how Israel defeated three Arab neighbours, Jordan, Syria and Egypt in only six days in the war of 1967. This war underscored the dominance of Israel in the region and altered the political landscape. It also inspired Palestinian resistance movements, such as the PLO under Yasser Arafat, who in the 1970s began to prepare to challenge Israel.

 
The Yom Kippur War
The Yom Kippur War

Duration: 02:50

Description of the events surrounding the Yom Kippur war in 1973.

 
UN partition plan for Palestine and establishing the State of Israel
UN partition plan for Palestine and establishing the State of Israel

Duration: 05:07

Understanding the background and impact of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine (1947) and the subsequent Arab Refugee problems.

 

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