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, Iran, Palestinian Affairs

Jan. 17: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak quit his leadership role in the Labour Party to form a breakaway faction called Atzmaut. Three Labor cabinet ministers resigned almost immediately following the news. Pressure had been mounting regarding Barak's continued support of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government and the collapsed peace talks. [The Guardian, 1/17]

Feb. 5: An Egyptian gas pipeline exploded, stopping the flow to Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Initial Egyptian reports claimed that the explosion was the work of "foreign saboteurs," while the Egyptian national gas company later said it was caused by a gas leak. [RFE/RL, 2/5]

Feb. 8: The number of asylum seekers coming from Egypt into Israel dropped by 60% in the month of January, down 1,000 to 400. According to the Ministry of Defense, the decline was due to the acceleration of work on the Egyptian fence and the deployment of more border guards in the area. Ministry of Defense Director General Udi Shani claimed that the drop had nothing to do with the unrest in Egypt. [Haaretz, 2/8]

Mar. 15: The Israeli navy intercepted a ship bound for Egypt that was carrying weapons. The weapons were believed to have been sent by Syria to Palestinian militants in Gaza. …

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