Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

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Israel

See also Arab-Israeli Conflict, Palestinian Affairs, Regional Affairs

July 21: Israeli Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu signed an agreement allowing Israeli companies to conduct business with Iraq. [NYT, 7/22]

July 22: The Knesset voted in favor of Prime Minister Sharon's move to dismantle Israeli settlements built over the past two years without proper permits. [NYT, 7/22]

July 27: Ariel Sharon's cabinet voted to release up to 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners. Three military roadblocks in the West Bank were also removed. [FT, 7/28]

July 31: The Knesset passed a measure requiring Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separately or move out of Israel. [WP, 8/1]

Aug. 8: Hizbullah attacked Israeli posts in the disputed area of Sheba'a Farms for the first time in months. [WSJ, 8/11]

Aug. 10: Hizbullah anti-aircraft shells fired into the northern Israeli town of Shlomi killed a 16-year-old Israeli teenager. The incident marked the first Israeli civilian death since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in May 2000. [FT, 8/11]

Sept. 2: Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz called for the expulsion of Yasir 'Arafat by the end of the year, either through exile or assassination. The Israeli government claimed that 'Arafat hinders any attempts at peace by controlling Palestinian security forces and not cracking down on terrorists. …

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