Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Israel

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Oct. 19: The government approved a plan by the US firm Intel to build a $1.6 billion semiconductor plant in the Negev. [10/20 NYT]

Nov. 7: Acting Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who succeeded to the post after the 4 November assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, announced that elections would be held on 29 October, 1996, according to schedule. [11/8 NYT]

Nov. 8: The Supreme Court ruled that women may be allowed to join the air force flight training school. [1/3 NYT]

Nov. 12: The Supreme Court ruled that conversions to Judaism may be authorized by nonOrthodox rabbis. [11/13 NYT]

Nov. 14: Knesset Member Sha'ul Gutman, a former member of the Moledet Party, established the Israel's Right Party (Yamin Yisra'el). [11/lS FBIS]

Nov. 15: Israeli president Ezer Weizman instructed Acting Prime Minister Shimon Peres to form a government. [ll/16 FBIS]

Nov. 20: Israel and the European Union (EU) signed a trade cooperation agreement replacing an earlier 1975 pact. [I /21 FT]

Nov. 21: Acting Prime Minister Peres, named the following cabinet:

Yossi Beilin, minister in the prime minister's office

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, construction and housing

Uzi Bar'am, tourism Ehud Barak, foreign minister Micha Harish, industry and trade David Liba'i, justice

Ora Namir, labor and social welfare Efrayim Sne, health Yakov Tzur, agriculture Yisrael Qeysar, transportation Avraham Shohat, finance [11121 FBIS, 11122 FT]

The government granted Israeli citizenship to Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted, in 1987 in the United States, of spying for Israel. …

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