1989 in Israel
|See also:||Other events of 1989
List of years in Israel
Timeline of the region of Palestine
Timeline of Israeli history
Events in the year 1989 in Israel.
- Prime Minister of Israel – Yitzhak Shamir (Likud)
- President of Israel – Chaim Herzog
- Chief of General Staff - Dan Shomron
- Government of Israel - 23rd Government of Israel
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- July – The 1989 Maccabiah Games are held.
- July 28 – Israeli commandos entered Lebanon and kidnapped Sheik Abdel Karim Obeid, chief of Hezbollah. (see Ron Arad).
- September 19–22 – Mount Carmel forest fire: One of the largest forest fire in Israel's history. The fire extended over 6,000 dunam (1,500 acres), devastates 3,200 dunam (790 acres) of natural forest areas of Aleppo pine on Mount Carmel in northern Israel, close to the city of Haifa.
The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1989 include:
Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets
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The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israelis during 1989 include:
- March 21 – 1989 Tel Aviv stabbing attack: A knife-wielding Palestinian Arab attacks Israeli civilians at random in Tel Aviv, killing two and wounding a third.
- May 3 – Hamas activists kidnap and kill IDF soldier Corporal Ilan Saadon.
- July 6 – Tel Aviv Jerusalem bus 405 attack: The first Palestinian Arab suicide attack is carried out inside Israel's borders on a crowded Egged bus when a Palestinian Islamic Jihad member seizes the steering wheel from the driver and pulls the bus over a steep precipice into a ravine in the area of Qiryat Ye'arim. 16 passengers are killed.
Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets
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- May 19 – First Intifada: The Palestinian leader Ahmed Yassin, the founder and spiritual leader of Hamas, was arrested by Israel. Yassin was later on sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in attacks against Israelis.
- July 11 – Liel Kolet, Israeli singer, of Indian Jewish descent
- August 11 – Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer
- January 4 – Dvora Netzer (born 1897), Russian (Ukraine)-born Israeli politician.
- February 21 – Moshe Unna (born 1902), German-born Israeli politician.
- April 9 – Moshe Ziffer (born 1902), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli sculptor.
- June 22 – Menahem Stern (born 1925), Polish-born Israeli historian.
- October 14 – Dov Sadan (born 1902), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli academic and politician.
- October 20 – Dahn Ben-Amotz (born 1924), Polish-born Israeli journalist and author.
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Major public holidays
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- 1989 in Israeli film
- 1989 in Israeli television
- 1989 in Israeli music
- 1989 in Israeli sport
- Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989
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