Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs,

Jordan, Lebanon

1998

Jan. 18: The state-owned electricity supplier, Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), approved its first unlimited credit framework with a European Bank, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, to finance future projects involving European companies through the bank. [1/19 FT]

Jan. 25: The Orthodox Chief Rabbinate agreed that Israel could recognize people converted by Conservative and Reform rabbis as Jews for purposes of citizenship, but not for purposes of religious rites. [1/26 FT, WSJ]

Jan. 28: In Washington, DC, Israeli finance minister Yaakov Neeman met with US congressional officials to outline an Israeli government proposal on phasing out US economic aid in exchange for an increase in military aid. [1/29 NYT]

Jan. 31: US secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright arrived in Jerusalem to meet with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to discuss the peace process and the crisis between Iraq and the United Nations over weapons inspections. [2/1 NYT]

Feb. 3: Prime Minister Netanyahu allocated $68 million to increase medical and civil defense funding in preparation for a possible Iraqi missile attack. [2/4 FT]

Feb. 9: The Chief Rabbinate Council ruled out cooperation with the non-Orthodox branches of Judaism on conversions and religious rites. [2/10 NYT]

Feb. 16: The committee investigating the unsuccessful Mossad assassination attempt on Khalid Mishal in Jordan last September exonerated Prime Minister Netanyahu and placed the blame on Dani Yatom, the head of Mossad. …

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