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Glossary of 11-5 The Middle East and the World

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The US fought communist threats in Turkey and Iran during the
cold war
PLO stands for
Or the Palestinian Liberation Organization waged guerrilla war against the Israelis
Was the uprising of Palestinian youths in the occupied territories.
Intifada
Accelerated the end to the Arab-Israeli conflict was a result of
The collapse of the Soviet Union
Signed a historic agreement in 1993
Israel and the PLO
Was the Israeli leader who signed an agreement giving Palestinians limited self-rule.
Yitzhak Rabin
Leader of the PLO was accused of being a puppet of Israel by the Hamas
Yasir Arafat
Partially due to an increase in the Muslim population.
Civil war in Lebanon was
Were partially caused by border disputes.
Tensions along the Persian Gulf
Were designed to force Hussein to destroy chemical weapons.
UN sanctions against Iraq after the Gulf War

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