Israeli History

Events

1948: Declaration of the State of Israel

1948

1949: David Ben-Gurion is elected the first Prime Minister of Israel in the first national election

1949

1949: End of the War of Independence

1949

1950: Law of Return: promised citizenship to any Jew who moved to Israel (with few exceptions)

1950

1951: Operation Ali Baba: about 130 000 Jews airlifted from Iraq to Israel

1951

1967: Six Day War

1967

1968-1970: War of Attrition

1968

1972: Eleven Israeli Olympic team members killed in Munich Massacre

1972

1973: Yom Kippur War

1973

1976: Operation Entebbe rescues 102 hostages

1976

1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visits Jerusalem to discuss peace

1977

1979: Israel/Egypt Peace Treaty signed

1979

1982: First Lebanon War

1982

1990-1991: Gulf War

1990

1993: Israel/Palestine Declaration of Principals signed

1993

1994: Israel/Jordan Peace Treaty signed

1994

1995: Assassination of of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

1995

1999: Birthright Israel created

1999

2006: Second Lebanon War

2006

2007: Battle of Gaza

2007