Rahul Sharma

1977 in Israel

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1977 in Israel
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Events in the year 1977 in Israel.



  • Prime Minister of Israel – Yitzhak Rabin (Alignment) until 21 June, Menachem Begin (Likud)
  • President of Israel – Ephraim Katzir
  • Chief of General Staff - Mordechai Gur
  • Government of Israel - 17th Government of Israel until 21 June, 18th Government of Israel
  • Events

  • 3 January – The Israeli Minister of Housing Avraham Ofer commits suicide after being suspected of corruption.
  • 7 April – Yitzhak Rabin announces his retirement from the premiership of the Labor Party, following the Dollar Account affair.
  • 7 April – Maccabi Tel Aviv wins its first European Championship, defeating Mobilgirgi Varese 78:77 in the final held in Pionir Hall, Belgrade and CSKA Moscow 91:79 in semifinal group game held in Virton, Belgium, an achievement that produced Tal Brody's famous sentence "We are on the map, not only in basketball".
  • 10 May – Disaster of the 54: An IAF "Yasur" helicopter crashes in the Jordan Valley. 54 IDF soldiers on board are killed in the disaster.
  • 17 May – The Likud Party, led by Menachem Begin, wins the elections in Israel, ending almost 30 years of rule by the left-wing Alignment and its predecessor, Mapai.
  • 20 June – Menachem Begin presents his cabinet for a Knesset "Vote of Confidence". The 18th Government is approved that day and the members are sworn in.
  • July – The 1977 Maccabiah Games are held.
  • 19 November – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel when he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
  • 20 November – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat gives a speech in the Knesset.
  • 25 December – Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict

    The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1977 include:

    Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

    The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1977 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 1977 include:

    Unknown dates

  • The founding of the kibbutz Beit Rimon.
  • Notable births

  • 12 January – Eithan Urbach, Israeli swimmer.
  • 16 January – Ariel "Arik" Ze'evi, Israeli Judoka.
  • 17 March – Rana Raslan, the first Israeli Arab to be crowned Miss Israel.
  • 12 July – Yonit Levi, Israeli TV news anchorwoman.
  • 12 September – Idan Raichel, Israeli musician.
  • 12 October – Miri Bohadana, Israeli model and actress.
  • Notable deaths

  • 3 January – Avraham Ofer (born 1922), Polish-born Israeli politician.
  • 20 February – Baruch Uziel (born 1901), Ottoman (Thessaloniki)-born Israeli politician
  • 6 March – Shmuel Stoller (born 1898), Russian-born Israeli agronomist and an early member of the Zionist movement.
  • 19 May – Aviad Yafeh (born 1923), Israeli diplomat and politician.
  • 6 July – Ödön Pártos (born 1907) Hungarian-born Israeli violist and composer.
  • 11 July – Yitzhak Danziger (born 1916), German-born Israeli sculptor.
  • 13 November – Gertrud Kraus (born 1901), Austrian-born Israeli choreographer and dance pioneer.
  • 21 September – Ben-Zion Halfon (born 1930), Libyan-born Israeli politician.
  • References

    1977 in Israel Wikipedia

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