Between Independence and the Suez Crisis
Following the 1948 War, tension between Arabs and Israelis remained extremely high. The Arab failure to defeat the Israelis was viewed as a humiliation and bitterness over the displacement of the Palestinian Arabs lingered. Although some peace negotiations took place between 1952 and 1955, border skirmishes continued to flare up and the peace remained fragile. In 1956, a new round of fighting broke out during the crisis over the Suez Canal.