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1958 in Israel

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1958 in Israel
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Events in the year 1958 in Israel.



  • Prime Minister of Israel – David Ben-Gurion (Mapai)
  • President of Israel – Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
  • Chief of General Staff - Moshe Dayan until 29 January, Haim Laskov
  • Government of Israel - 7th Government of Israel until 17 December, 8th Government of Israel
  • Events

  • 7 January – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion presents his cabinet for a Knesset "Vote of Confidence". The 8th Government is approved that day and the members were sworn in.
  • 29 January – Haim Laskov is appointed as the fifth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
  • 12 February – Israel's Knesset passes the Basic Knesset Law (חוק יסוד: הכנסת).
  • 8 April – The founding of the moshav Aviezer.
  • 22 April - Jordanian soldiers shot and killed two Israeli fishermen near Aqaba.
  • 19 August – The first International Bible Contest is held - in the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.
  • 17 November - Syrian militants killed the wife of the British air attaché in Israel, who was staying at the guesthouse of the Italian Convent on the Mount of Beatitudes.
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict

    The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1958 include:

    Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

    The most prominent Palestinian fedayeen terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1958 include:

  • 11 February - Armed Palestinian Arab militants killed a resident of moshav Yanuv who was on his way to Kfar Yona, in the Sharon area.
  • 5 April - Armed Palestinian Arab militants lying in an ambush shot and killed two Israeli civilians near Tel Lakhish.
  • 26 May - Armed Palestinian Arab militants killed four Israeli police officers at Mount Scopus, in Jerusalem.
  • 3 December - Armed Palestinian Arab militants killed a shepherd at Kibbutz Gonen.
  • Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets

    The most prominent Israeli military counter-terrorism operations (military campaigns and military operations) carried out against Palestinian militants during 1958 include:

    Unknown dates

  • The Israeli motor vehicle manufacturer Autocars Co. presents the first Sussita (סוסיתא) car.
  • The construction of the Negev Nuclear Research Center begins with French assistance.
  • The founding of the moshav Givat Yeshayahu.
  • The founding of the kibbutz Adamit.
  • Notable births

  • 6 January – Shlomo Glickstein, former Israeli tennis player.
  • 5 May – Ron Arad, Israeli soldier classified as missing in action after being captured in Lebanon in 1986.
  • 29 May - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, filmmaker and political activist of Jewish and Arab origin (died 2011).
  • 8 July – Tzipi Livni, Israeli politician, the Israeli Opposition Leader between 2009 and 2012, former leader of the Kadima party.
  • 4 August – Silvan Shalom, Israeli politician.
  • 27 November – Anat Atzmon, Israeli actress and singer.
  • Notable deaths

  • 18 May – Jacob Fichman (born 1881), Romanian-born Israeli poet and essayist.
  • 13 June – Siegfried Lehman (born 1892), German-born Israeli educator.
  • 27 October – Joseph Klausner (born 1874), Russian (Lithuania)-born Israeli Jewish historian and professor of Hebrew Literature.
  • References

    1958 in Israel Wikipedia

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