The PLO and Hamas sign an agreement to form a unity government. Tensions between the factions remain, however, and no unity government is formed.
Hamas defeats Fatah, a Palestinian political faction founded in 1950s which was a long dominant faction within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in Palestinian elections. The United States and other countries suspend their aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) because they consider Hamas to be a terrorist organization. Fatah and Hamas make a deal to govern the West Bank and Gaza Strip together. The deal quickly fails, and Hamas takes over the Gaza Strip in 2007.
The war ends after the United States, in consultation with Egypt, Israel, and other regional powers, brokers a cease-fire.
The U.S. Formally Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
The U.S. Recognizes Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights
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