GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
October 31-November 7, 1956: Suez Crisis: Israel, Britain, and France attack Egypt after the Egyptian president Nassar nationalizes the Suez Canal.

Britain and France conspire to recapture the canal they once owned, with Israeli assistance. Israel invades Sinai, and Britain and France "intervene" and occupy the canal zone. They withdraw under U.S. and Soviet pressure, unsuccessful in their attempt.

WWW Timeline: Suez Crisis
http://africanhistory.about.com/ library/timelines/bl-Timeline-SuezCrisis .htm

Events leading up to the Tripartite Invasion of 1956


WWW The Tripartite Invasion, 1956
http://africanhistory.about.com/ library/weekly/aa112101b.htm

In 1956, Israel, Britain, and France invade Egypt.