What was the Peres-Hussein London Agreement (1987)?

Introduction The London Agreement between King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres was signed during a secret meeting held at the residence of Lord Mishcon in London on 11 April 1987. Also present in the meeting were Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai and Director General of the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry,… Read More


What was UN Security Council Resolution 340 (1973)?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 340 was adopted on 25 October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. It was passed after the Security Council was informed of the apparent failure of UNSCR 338 and UNSCR 339 to end the fighting. In UNSCR 340, the Council demanded that the belligerent parties cease fire immediately and… Read More

What is UN Security Council Resolution 338 (1973)?

Introduction The three-line United Nations Security Council Resolution 338, adopted on 22 October 1973, called for a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War in accordance with a joint proposal by the United States and the Soviet Union. The resolution stipulated a cease fire to take effect within 12 hours of the adoption of the resolution.… Read More

What is the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)?

Introduction The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) is a United Nations peacekeeping mission tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The mission was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1974, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for… Read More

What was the Yom Kippur War (1973)?

Introduction The Yom Kippur War, also known as the Ramadan War, the October War, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War or the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was an armed conflict fought from 06 to 25 October 1973 between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria. Refer to Arab-Israeli War (Disambiguation). The majority of… Read More