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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.

 

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