1948 – Arabs bomb the offices of The Palestine Post (today The Jerusalem Post).
1959 – Three civilians are killed by a landmine near Moshav Zavdiel
1970 – Oil flows for the first time through the newly-built Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline.
2002 – Daniel Pearl is killed by Islamic terrorists.
2003 – The space shuttle Columbia, carrying Israel’s first astronaut Ilan Ramon, breaks up upon reentry, killing everyone on board.
2006 – Amid violent protests, the government completes the evacuation of the Samarian town of Amona.
1957 – UN adopts resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt.
1919 – A delegation from the Zionist Organization led by Chaim Weizmann presents the case for a Jewish homeland in Palestine to the Paris Peace Conference at the conclusion of World War I.
1959 – Israel begins exporting copper ore.
1969 – Yasser Arafat becomes PLO Chairman.
1990 – 10 Israeli tourists are murdered near Cairo.
1997 – En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over the northern Galilee, killing 73 people.
1973 – Israel’s new missile boat, “Reshef”, is unveiled.
1986 – Israeli fighters intercept a Libyan passenger airliner.
1930 – Beginning of the 5th Aliyah to Israel, which lasted about 10 years. Approximately 300,000 Jews emigrate to Israel as persecution in Europe increases.
1980 – Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel.
2001 – A direct election is held for prime minister without a simultaneous election for the Knesset. Ariel Sharon wins in a landslide over the incumbent Ehud Barak.
1948 – The British decide to support the annexation of the Arab part of Palestine by Transjordan.
By Penina Taylor, United with Israel
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