Israel in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 488

  • 1985-01-05 Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
  • 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
  • 1988-12-07 PLO delegation lead by Yasir Arafat proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizing the existence of the State of Israel for the first time
  • 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 Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
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

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1994-02-09 Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
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.

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