Israel in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 486

  • 1985-05-21 Israel exchanges 1,150 prisoners with the PFLP-GC in return for 3 Israeli soldiers
  • 1985-08-20 Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US
  • 1985-09-25 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
  • 1985-10-01 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed

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1986-01-19 Israeli Premier Shimon Peres visits Netherlands

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1986-01-19 Spain recognizes Israel
  • 1986-02-04 Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner

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1986-05-24 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British Prime Minister to visit Israel

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

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1986-09-11 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1986-09-30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy
  • 1986-10-05 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
  • 1986-10-10 Shimon Peres resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

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1986-10-17 Yitzhak Rabin forms Israeli government

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1987-07-12 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel

  • 1987-07-27 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
  • 1987-12-07 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
  • 1987-12-08 Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel
  • 1987-12-09 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • 1988-01-03 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
  • 1988-04-25 "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • 1988-07-28 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
  • 1988-08-11 Meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament
  • 1988-09-19 Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance
  • 1988-10-05 Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on grounds of racism
  • 1988-10-12 Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
  • 1988-10-13 Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary festival
  • 1988-10-18 Israel's supreme court uphold's ban on Kahane`s Kach Party as racist
  • 1988-10-19 Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
  • 1988-12-02 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet surrender in Israel
  • 1988-12-02 UN votes 151-2 (Israel and US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Great Britain abstains

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1988-12-07 PLO delegation lead by Yasser Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1988-12-12 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
  • 1989-01-23 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
  • 1989-02-15 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt

  • 1990-02-04 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo

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1990-08-12 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-09-23 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • 1990-10-07 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
  • 1990-10-08 Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • 1990-10-09 Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
  • 1990-10-11 Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated
  • 1990-12-22 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
  • 1990-12-24 Saddam Hussein says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target
  • 1991-01-03 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
  • 1991-01-17 Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • 1991-01-18 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
  • 1991-01-19 Iraq files SCUD missiles at Tel Aviv and other cities in Israel during the Gulf War
  • 1991-02-13 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
  • 1991-05-25 Israel evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1992-03-17 28 killed in truck bombing of Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Arg
  • 1992-03-17 Islamic Jihad truck bombs Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killing 29
  • 1992-05-10 Bible Lands Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel
  • 1992-06-23 Yitzhak Rabin wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1992-06-24 Eddie Antar, CEO (Crazy Eddies), $74 m stock fraud caught in Israel
  • 1993-01-19 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • 1993-03-24 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
  • 1993-07-25 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
  • 1993-07-29 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
  • 1993-09-09 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • 1993-09-13 Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas sign the Oslo I peace accord
  • 1993-09-13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
  • 1993-09-24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord
  • 1993-12-13 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
  • 1993-12-30 Vatican recognizes Israel
  • 1994-02-09 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat
  • 1994-02-25 Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
  • 1994-04-06 Palestinian suicide bomber kills 7 Israelis & himself
  • 1994-04-13 Target date for Israeli complete withdrawal, doesn't occur
  • 1994-04-29 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • 1994-05-18 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
  • 1994-07-15 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • 1994-07-25 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1994-08-03 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • 1994-08-07 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • 1994-08-24 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
  • 1994-10-26 Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
  • 1995-01-22 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • 1995-10-10 Israel begins West Bank pullback, frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • 1995-10-26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 1995-11-06 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians
  • 1995-11-21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • 1995-12-12 Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres addresses both houses of the US Congress
  • 1995-12-21 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • 1996-01-05 Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
  • 1996-01-10 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • 1996-01-10 King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
  • 1996-03-10 NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani visits Israel
  • 1996-04-18 In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.

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1996-12-30 Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 1997-01-19 Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
  • 1997-02-04 En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
  • 1998-05-09 43rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dana International for Israel wins singing "Diva" in Birmingham
  • 1998-10-23 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.
  • 1999-01-03 Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.

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2000-03-20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2000-05-24 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 2000-05-25 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • 2000-06-16 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms

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