Chronology: Israel

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Information Technology, Regional, Egypt, Jordan

2001

July 18: Israeli President Moshe Katsav pardoned the friend of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, who knew of the killing beforehand, but failed to inform the police. The pardon was condemned by the left and praised by the political right. [7/19, NYT]

July 25: Denmark withdrew its threat to arrest Israel's planned new Ambassador, Carmi Gillon, for torture charges. Gillon was the former head of Israel's secret service Shin Bet. [7/26, FT]

Aug. 27: Israel successfully tested an Arrow missile after the missile intercepted a rocket fired from an F-15 off the Mediterranean coast of the country. [8/28, FT]

Sept. 5: In a very tight race for the leadership of the Labor party, Avraham Burg won by a mere 1,000 ballots. His opponent, Defense Minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer challenged the results and claimed there was fraud in the Druze community. [916, NYT, FT, WP]

Sept. 4: The Israeli Finance Minister announced that Israel would remove taxes on foreign investments in local venture capital funds until January 1, 2004. [9/25, FF] Sept 11: In response to the terror attacks on the US, Israel increased its already high state of alert, closed its international borders, and shut its airspace to all flights except Israeli planes with armed guards aboard. …

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