May 14, 1948 – Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established (Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War)
Above is a Political map of the Middle East. At least 12 Arab states have signed nuclear cooperation agreement since Iran’s nuclear program has become public. Some believe that if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, then they will soon follow.
King Faisal I of Iraq-Faisal fostered unity between Sunni and Shiite Muslims to encourage common loyalty and promote pan-Arabism in the goal of creating an Arab state that would include Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Fertile Crescent. While in power, Faisal tried to diversify his administration by including different ethnic and religious groups in offices. However, Faisal’s attempt at pan-Arab nationalism may have contributed to the isolation of certain religious groups.