Puneet Varma

1980 in Israel

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1980 in Israel
Decades:  1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Events in the year 1980 in Israel.



  • Prime Minister of Israel – Menachem Begin (Likud)
  • President of Israel – Yitzhak Navon
  • Chief of General Staff - Rafael Eitan
  • Government of Israel - 18th Government of Israel
  • Events

  • 26 January – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
  • 24 February – The Shekel replaces the Israeli lira.
  • 30 July – Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict

    The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1980 include:

    Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

    The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1980 include:

  • 7 April – Misgav Am hostage crisis - Five Palestinian Arab terrorists from the Iraqi-backed Arab Liberation Front penetrate kibbutz Misgav Am in the night and enter the kibbutz nursery. They kill the kibbutz secretary and an infant boy. They then hold the rest of the children as hostages, demanding the release of about 50 terrorists held in Israeli prisons. The first raid of an IDF infantry unit is unsuccessful, but a second attempt, a few hours later, succeeds, and all the terrorists are killed. Two kibbutz members and one soldier are killed, four children and 11 soldiers are wounded.
  • 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 1980 include:

    Unknown dates

  • The founding of the moshav Idan.
  • Notable births

  • 29 January – Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli model and actress.
  • 17 February – Linor Abargil, Israeli model and actress who won the Miss World 1998 title.
  • 19 February – Tal Burstein, Israeli basketball player.
  • 20 March – Netta Garti, Israeli actress.
  • 21 April – Yoni Tabac, actor
  • 5 May – Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer.
  • 13 October – Hilla Nachshon, Israeli TV host, actress and model.
  • Notable deaths

  • 7 January – Dov Yosef (born 1899), Canadian-born Israeli politician and statesman.
  • 22 January – Yitzhak Baer (born 1888), German-born Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history.
  • 3 February – Hanna Rovina (born 1892), Russian (Belarus)-born Israeli actress, recognised as the original "First Lady of Hebrew Theatre".
  • 19 February – Nathan Yellin-Mor (born 1913), Russian (Belarus)-born Revisionist Zionist activist, Lehi leader and Israeli politician.
  • 29 February – Yigal Allon (born 1918), Israeli politician, a commander of the Palmach, and a general in the IDF.
  • 8 May – Yitzhak Kanav (born 1896), Russian (Ukraine)-born Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
  • 16 June – Jacob Talmon (born 1916), Russian (Poland)-born Israeli author and professor of modern history.
  • 28 November – Nachum Gutman (born 1898), Russian (Bessarabia)-born Israeli painter, sculptor and author.
  • References

    1980 in Israel Wikipedia

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