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, Lebanon 1997

Jan. 24: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he would allow a police investigation into the 10 January appointment of Roni Bar-On as attorney general. The move came after media reports that the appointment of Bar-On (who resigned after one day in office) had been part of a deal to end a corruption trial against former Interior Minister Ayre Deri. [1/25 NYT] Jan. 29: The cabinet voted to privatize the management of its public housing authority, which includes 110,000 apartment units. [1/30 WSJ] Feb. 3: In the Vatican, Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Pope John Paul II. Netanyahu invited the Pope to visit Jerusalem in 2000. [2/4 NYT] Feb. 18: Police investigators questioned Prime Minister Netanyahu about a deal concerning the appointment of Roni Bar-On as Attorney General. [2/19 NYT]

Feb. 23: Prime Minister Netanyahu hired a criminal lawyer to advise him during the Bar-On investigation. [2/24 WSJ, NYT]

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