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The Panorama Middle East Archives: Uneasy Peace?

Panorama has been on the ground covering events in the Middle East for the last six turbulent decades. Below is a brief history of events in the region as told through the Panorama archive.

Click on the links below to learn more and watch a Panorama archive clip.

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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 Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur in 1973 saw the invasion of Israel by Egypt and Syria.

The UN adopted resolution 338 which called for resolution 242 to be implemented and for the parties to negotiate 'aimed at establishing a just and durable peace in the Middle East.'

Camp David talks in 1978 resulted in Egypt making peace with Israel the following year. The same year Israel invaded South Lebanon.

During the 1970s Panorama continued to report on the ongoing attempts for peace, and the scepticism surrounding them.


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