Israel in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 482

  • 1955-07-27 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • 1955-08-07 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
  • 1955-09-01 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-11-02 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-06-17 Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • 1956-10-29 Suez Crisis erupts into war as Israel invades the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, to be followed by a planned airborne assault by France and Britain
  • 1956-10-30 Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad
  • 1956-11-03 Suez Crisis: After several days of fighting, Israeli forces capture the Gaza Strip
  • 1956-11-05 Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba
  • 1956-12-18 Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai
  • 1957-01-22 Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
  • 1957-02-02 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 1957-03-08 Israeli troops leave Egypt
  • 1957-10-29 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
  • 1957-12-09 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel

  • 1957-12-30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-01-26 H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense

Israeli Politician and General Moshe Dayan
Israeli Politician and General
Moshe Dayan

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

1960-05-11 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-05-23 Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-05-08 U.S. President John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance against aggression from its neighbors

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963-06-15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

  • 1963-06-16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • 1963-06-24 Levi Eshkol forms 11th Israeli government
  • 1963-10-12 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel

BeatificationPapal Visit

1964-01-05 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 1964-12-20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • 1965-03-14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • 1965-05-12 Israel & West Germany exchange letters beginning diplomatic relations
  • 1965-05-13 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1965-07-11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
  • 1965-07-14 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
  • 1965-11-21 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port, Israel
  • 1966-12-10 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • 1967-04-07 Israeli Syrian border fights
  • 1967-05-11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1967-05-21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-05-22 Egyptian President Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israel

President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser

Declaration of WarSix-Day War

1967-06-05 Six-Day War begins between Israel and the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria

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Egyptian aircraft destroyed by an Israeli airstrike at the beginning of the Six-Day War on June 5, 1967
Egyptian aircraft destroyed by an Israeli airstrike at the beginning of the Six-Day War on June 5, 1967
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  • 1967-06-06 Israeli troops occupy Gaza during second day of the Six-Day War
  • 1967-06-07 Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem
  • 1967-06-08 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen

  • 1967-06-09 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 1967-06-10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967-06-10 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1967-06-28 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • 1967-06-29 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
  • 1967-10-21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • 1967-11-22 UN Security council passes resolution 242; Israel must give back occupied land
  • 1968-01-26 Israeli submarine Dakar sinks in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die
  • 1968-02-11 Israeli-Jordan border fight
  • 1968-03-21 Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
  • 1968-05-02 Israeli television begins transmitting
  • 1968-07-02 An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  • 1968-07-08 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • 1968-12-28 Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
  • 1968-12-29 Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
  • 1969-01-04 France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • 1969-03-17 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th Prime Minister, the first and only female to hold the office
  • 1969-12-25 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • 1970-09-11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-04-02 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-06-07 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1972-09-05 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-19 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1972-10-02 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1972-10-08 "From Israel with Love" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1973-01-05 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1973-02-04 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
  • 1973-02-21 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • 1973-07-09 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1973-09-05 Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands
  • 1973-09-13 Syrian/Israeli dogfight over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1973-09-14 Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
  • 1973-10-06 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1973-10-09 Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
  • 1973-10-12 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
  • 1973-10-14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 1973-10-16 Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal
  • 1973-10-17 OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states
  • 1973-10-22 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • 1973-10-24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • 1973-10-26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • 1973-11-15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • 1974-01-18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

Famous Birthdays

  • 1951-03-24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-11-13 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • 1952-06-09 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1953-04-22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • 1953-12-29 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1954-06-20 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1954-07-15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
  • 1954-10-13 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician and peace activist, born in Marrakesh, French Morocco
  • 1957-07-07 Berry Sakharof, Turkish-born Israeli guitarist (Minimal Compact), born in ─░zmir, Turkey
  • 1957-08-19 Darby Hinton, American actor (Daniel Boone - "Israel"; Days Of Our Lives - "Ian"), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-11-19 Ofra Haza, Yemeni-Israeli singer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2000)
  • 1958-05-05 Ron Arad, Israeli Air Force weapon systems officer (WSO) who is officially classified as missing in action since October 1986, born in Hod HaSharon, Israel
  • 1958-05-30 Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
  • 1958-06-01 Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1958-07-08 Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, born in Tel Aviv
  • 1959-02-17 Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  • 1959-05-20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian singer, songwriter ("Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World"), and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1997)
  • 1961-06-06 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1962-04-13 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (What Is This?, 1980-85; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1982-87), born in Haifa, Israel (d. 1988)
  • 1962-10-14 Shahar Perkiss, Israeli tennis player, born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1963-06-09 Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-British jazz saxophonist, accordion player, bandleader, and author (The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1963-08-15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-09-17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1963-10-11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1964-02-10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1965-07-05 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • 1966-02-13 Tally Chanel, Israeli actress (Warrior Queen), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1966-06-23 Vladislav Neiman, Men's flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Israel
  • 1967-04-27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer and TV host, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1967-05-01 Yael Arad, Israeli middleweight judoka (first Israeli to win an Olympic medal - silver 1996), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1967-05-20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • 1967-05-21 Rogel Nachum, Israeli Men's triple jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-02-05 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1969-03-16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1969-04-25 Nir Shental, Israeli Men's 470 sailor (Olympic 15th-1996), born in Jaffa, Israel
  • 1969-06-28 Ayelet Zurer, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1969-10-01 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1970-04-21 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-05-23 Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1970-06-20 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israeli men's half middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Ofakim, Israel
  • 1970-11-23 Oded Fehr, Israeli actor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1971-02-18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1971-02-19 Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • 1971-02-25 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1972-02-02 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • 1972-04-26 Avi Nimni, Israeli footballer (Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C.), born in Holon, Israel
  • 1972-06-21 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer, born in Jaffa, Israel
  • 1972-07-21 Lilach Parisky, Israeli Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-02-05 Israel Raybon, American football defensive end (Carolina Panthers), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1973-04-22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • 1974-02-10 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer, born in Givat Haim (Ihud), Israel
  • 1974-10-10 Assi Cohen, Israeli comedian and actor, born in Ashdod, Israel
  • 1974-10-20 Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975-04-14 Avner Dorman, Israeli composer, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • 1975-08-14 Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israeli weightlifter, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1975-11-12 Nina Brosh, Israeli model (Drakkar), born in Afula, Israel
  • 1976-12-17 Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-09-12 Idan Raichel, Israeli singer-songwriter, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • 1977-10-06 Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-10-17 Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
  • 1977-12-25 Israel Vasquez, Current WBC Super bantamweight champion, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1978-01-08 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster, born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • 1978-09-20 Sarit Hadad [Sarah Hudadatov], Israeli pop and Mizrahi singer, born in Afula, Israel
  • 1979-09-02 Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
  • 1979-11-13 Subliminal [Ya'akov Shimoni], Israeli rapper and producer, born in Tel Aviv
  • 1980-01-29 Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress & model, born in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • 1980-02-17 Klemi Saban, Israeli soccer defender (25 caps; Maccabi Netanya), born in Netanya, Israel
  • 1980-05-05 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer (Israel national team captain), born in Dimona, Israel
  • 1980-09-18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1981-03-16 Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
  • 1981-03-26 Baruch Dego, Israeli football player, born in Addis Ababa., Ethiopia
  • 1981-05-17 Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer

Person of interestNatalie Portman

1981-06-09 Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli-American actress (V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

  • 1982-03-31 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • 1982-04-06 Ilan Hall, Israeli-American chef
  • 1983-10-21 Ninette Tayeb, Israeli singer

Person of interestGal Gadot

1985-04-30 Gal Gadot, Israeli actress (Wonder Woman), born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel

Actress Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot
  • 1985-06-04 Bar Refaeli, Israeli model
  • 1986-01-24 Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor, born in Eilat, Israel
  • 1986-06-16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • 1986-08-28 Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier held captive in Palestine, born in Nahariya, Israel
  • 1987-05-01 Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player (5 WTA singles titles), born in Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1989-04-03 Israel Folau, Australian Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL player (dual international), born in Minto, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1989-08-10 Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer

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