Harman Patil

1963 in Israel

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1963 in Israel
Decades:  1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s

Events in the year 1963 in Israel.



  • Prime Minister of Israel – David Ben-Gurion (Mapai) until 26 June, Levi Eshkol (Mapai)
  • President of Israel – Yitzhak Ben-Zvi until 23 April, (Kadish Luz, acting president 23 April to 21 May), Zalman Shazar from 21 May
  • Chief of General Staff - Tzvi Tzur
  • Government of Israel - 10th Government of Israel until 26 June, 11th Government of Israel
  • Events

  • 23 April – President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi dies in office and Kadish Luz, Speaker of the Knesset, becomes acting President pending the election of a new President.
  • 21 May – In the 1963 Presidential Election, the Knesset elects Zalman Shazar as President of Israel, by a majority of 67 votes to 33 votes caste in favour of his opponent, Peretz Bernstein. Shazar assumes office immediately as the third president of the State of Israel.
  • 16 June – David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister for what he describes as personal reasons and chooses Levi Eshkol as his successor.
  • 26 June – Levi Eshkol is elected Prime Minister of Israel. The 11th Government is approved that day and the members are sworn in.
  • 5 July – Diplomatic relations between the Israeli and the Japanese governments are raised to embassy level.
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict

    The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1963 include:

    Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

    The most prominent Palestinian fedayeen terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1963 include:

    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 1963 include:

    Unknown dates

  • The re-establishment of the moshav Avivim.
  • The founding of the kibbutz Grofit.
  • Notable births

  • 12 January – Rami Heuberger, Israeli actor and entertainer.
  • 25 August – Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (goalkeeper) (died 1987).
  • 18 September – Uri Fink, Israeli comic book artist and writer.
  • 4 October – Ronny Rosenthal, former Israeli footballer.
  • 5 November – Yair Lapid, Israeli journalist, author, TV presenter and news anchor.
  • 20 December – Tal Friedman, Israeli comedian, actor and musician.
  • Notable deaths

  • 13 February – Daniel Auster (born 1893), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli politician, the first Jewish Mayor of Jerusalem.
  • 23 April – Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (born 1884), Russian (Ukraine)-born Labor Zionist leader and the second President of Israel.
  • 17 May – Ami Assaf (born 1903), Israeli politician.
  • 8 June – Haim Boger (born 1876), Russian (Crimea)-born Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
  • 23 July – Shlomo Lavi (born 1882), Russian (Poland)-born Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
  • 9 October – Yehezkel Kaufmann (born 1889), Russian (Ukraine)-born Israeli philosopher and Biblical scholar.
  • References

    1963 in Israel Wikipedia

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