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1992 in Israel

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1992 in Israel
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Events in the year 1992 in Israel.



  • Prime Minister of Israel – Yitzhak Shamir (Likud) until 13 July, Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Labor Party)
  • President of Israel – Chaim Herzog
  • Chief of General Staff - Ehud Barak
  • Government of Israel - 24th Government of Israel until 13 July, 25th Government of Israel
  • Events

  • 9 March – The Israeli left-wing political party Meretz is formed by an alliance of three left-wing parties; Ratz, Mapam and Shinui, and is initially led by Shulamit Aloni.
  • 23 June – The Elections for the 13th Knesset are held in Israel. The result is a victory for Yitzhak Rabin's Israeli Labor Party.
  • 13 July – Yitzhak Rabin presents his cabinet for a Knesset "Vote of Confidence". The 25th Government is approved that day and the members are sworn in.
  • 28 July - Carmelit reopened after intensive renovation from 1986.
  • 30 July – Yael Arad wins a silver medal in judo in the 1992 Summer Olympics. This was the first Olympic medal won by an Israeli athlete.
  • 4 October – The Bijlmerramp disaster: El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747 freighter, crashes into high-rise apartment buildings in Amsterdam after two of its engines detach from the wing. A total of 43 people were killed, consisting of the plane's crew of three and a non-revenue passenger in a jump seat, plus 39 persons on the ground. Many more were injured.
  • 5 November – Tze'elim II disaster: 5 Sayeret Matkal soldiers die in an accident while training for a military operation.
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict

    The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1992 include:

  • 17 December – Israel deports 415 Hamas activists to Lebanon.
  • Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets

    The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1992 include:

  • 14 February – Night of the Pitchforks (ליל הקילשונים): Three Israeli soldiers are killed by Israeli Arabs at a military recruit training base near Kibbutz Gal'ed.
  • 17 March – A suicide car-bomb explodes at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 29 and injuring 242.
  • 24 May – Murder of Helena Rapp
  • 22 September – a border policeman, Avinoam Peretz, was killed at the French Hill neighborhood in northeastern Jerusalem. Hamas took responsibility.
  • 13 December – Hamas activists kidnap and kill an Israeli Border Police officer, Nissim Toledano. This event precipitated Israel's decision to deport 415 Hamas activists to the Lebanon four days later.
  • 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 1992 include:

    Notable births

  • 14 January - Ahad Azam, footballer.
  • 4 June - Matan Balestra, footballer.
  • 16 August - Adi Gotlieb, footballer.
  • 9 December - Sean Labanowski, basketball player.
  • Notable deaths

  • 9 March – Menachem Begin (born 1913), Russian (Belarus)-born Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 18 June – Mordecai Ardon (born 1896), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli painter.
  • 22 July – Ya'akov Hazan (born 1899), Russian (Belarus)-born Israeli politician and social activist.
  • 10 August – Shimon Agranat (born 1906), American-born former President of the Supreme Court of Israel.
  • Full date unknown
  • Dina Feitelson (born 1926), Austrian-born Israeli educator.
  • Gad Tedeschi (born 1907) Italian-born Israeli jurist.
  • References

    1992 in Israel Wikipedia

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