Israel

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15/07/1099
Jerusalem is captured by the Crusaders, ending many centuries of Muslim rule.
20/05/1915
Moshe Dayan is born
14/05/1948
The independent state of Israel is proclaimed as British rule in Palestine ends
11/05/1949
Israel is admitted to the United Nations
31/05/1962
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel for his part in the Holocaust.
07/03/1969
Golda Meir is elected as the first female prime minister of Israel following Levi Eshkol's death.
06/10/1973
Egypt and Syria attack Israel on the Yom Kippur holiday in an attempt to recover lands lost in the 1967 war.
01/12/1973
Israeli statesman David Ben-Gurion dies at the age of 87.
10/04/1974
Golda Meir announces her resignation as prime minister of Israel.
21/06/1977
Menachem Begin becomes Israel's sixth prime minister.
19/11/1977
Anwar Sadat becomes the first arab leader to visit Israel.
08/12/1978
Golda Meir dies.
24/06/1981
Moshe Dayan announces that Israel has the capacity to manufacture its own nuclear bombs.
16/10/1981
Moshe Dayan dies
08/02/1983
Ariel Sharon is removed from office in the Israeli government following a tribunal into the 1982 killings of hundreds of people in two refugee camps.
02/09/1983
Menachem Begin resigns as leader of the Israeli Herut party and is replaced by Kitzhak Shamir
08/10/1990
17 Palestinians are killed and many wounded by Israeli police at a mosque in Jerusalem.
18/01/1991
Israel waits on the brink of joining the Gulf War after Iraq attacks Tel Aviv and Haifa with Scud missiles.
09/03/1992
Menachem Begin dies in Tel Aviv at the age of 78
13/07/1992
Yitzhak Rabin becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
19/10/1994
A suicide bomber in Tel Aviv kills 21 people and seriously injures 45 more.
04/11/1995
Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is shot dead as he leaves a "Peace Yes Violence No" rally called to counter a rising tide of Israeli resentment at concessions to the Palestinians over self rule.
10/01/1996
King Hussein makes his first public visit to Tel Aviv, Israel.
04/09/1997
A series of suicide bomb attacks in Jerusalem leaves 8 people dead.
26/02/2000
Pope John Paul II visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, revered as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
06/02/2001
The leader of the right-wing Likud party, Ariel Sharon, wins a landslide victory to become the new prime minister of Israel.
21/10/2002
A suicide car bomb attack in northern Israel kills 14 passersby and the two suicide bombers.
27/04/2005
Vladimir Putin becomes the first Russian president to visit Israel.
04/01/2006
Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon suffers a stroke and his powers are transferred to his deputy, Ehud Olmert.
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