Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs, Egypt, Lebanon


Oct. 17: Police arrested Khin Lain Thaung, a suspected member of a terrorist/smuggling organization in Burma. Thaung, in Israel as a worker, was ordered deported to Burma. [10/21 FBIS]

Oct. 20: Tax officials raided the Jerusalem and Haifa offices of News Data Research, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, on suspicion of concealing $150 million of income over seven years. [10/21 FT]

Oct. 24: Israelis marked the anniversary (on the Jewish calendar) of the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with mass expressions of mourning at a memorial ceremony. [10/25 FT]

Oct. 30: The Knesset voted 59 to 52 to approve the 1997 budget presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. [10/31 FT]

Nov. 2: The Ministry of Defense suspended Major-General Oren Shahor from the team negotiating with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) because of an unauthorized meeting with Labor Party officials, including former Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Shahor stated that the meeting was a social visit. [11/3 FT]

Nov. 6: The government selected two telecommunications consortia to provide overseas services, ending the state telecommunications company's monopoly. The Golden Lines Group consists of a US company, an Italian firm, and three Israeli companies, while the Barak Group consists of a German, a French, and two Israeli companies. …

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