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

1995

Jan. 30: The Knesset rejected by a vote of 57-43 a no-confidence motion introduced by the United Torah Jewry party, the National Religious Party (NRP), and the Moledet party. The Tzomet party abstained from the vote. [1/31 FBIS]

The Finance Ministry canceled a capital gains tax on stock market profits that had been in effect since 1 January. [1/31 FT]

Feb. 8: Israel's central bank rejected a proposed devaluation of the shekel on the grounds that it would destabilize the economy. The manufacturing industry supported the devaluation to combat the effect of 14 percent inflation on export prices. [2/8 FT]

Feb. 9: Tzomet leader Refa'el Eytan announced his candidacy for prime minister in the 1996 elections. [2/9 FBIS]

Feb. 15: The government approved the sale of the state's controlling interest in Israel Chemicals as part of a privatization program. [2/16 FT]

Feb. 20: The Likud party filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's government. [2/21 FBIS]

Feb. 21: 'Uzi Bar'am was appointed Minister of the Interior and Shim'on Shetrit was appointed Minister for Religious Affairs. [2/21 FBIS]

Feb. 22: The NRP and Tzomet filed a no-confidence motion against the government of Prime Minister Rabin. [2/23 FBIS]

Feb. 23: In Jaffa, security forces arrested 73 demonstrators protesting construction on the site of an ancient Jewish cemetery. [2/24 NYT]

Feb. 27: The Knesset rejected a no-confidence motion filed by the Likud, the NRP, and Tzomet by a vote of 59-48. [2/28, 3/7 FBIS]

Feb. 28: The NRP and Tzomet submitted a no-confidence motion against the government of Prime Minister Rabin. [2/28 FBIS]

The government announced it would offer discounts on shares of state-owned companies to all adult citizens. [3/1 FT]

Mar. 1: Israel signed agreements with Hungary and Slovakia pledging cooperation in sharing medical technologies. [3/3 JP]

Mar. 6: The Knesset rejected, by a vote of 49-40, a no-confidence motion filed by the Likud, the NRP, and Tzomet on 28 February. …

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