1993 in Israel
Events in the year 1993 in Israel.
- Prime Minister of Israel – Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Labor Party)
- President of Israel – Chaim Herzog until 13 May, Ezer Weizman
- Chief of General Staff - Ehud Barak
- Government of Israel - 25th Government of Israel
- 24 March – The Knesset elects Ezer Weizman as President of Israel, by a majority of 66 to 53, against Dov Shilansky.
- 13 May – Ezer Weizman assumes office as the seventh president of the State of Israel.
- July – The 1993 Maccabiah Games are held.
- 25 July – Operation Accountability: IDF forces launch a week-long attack in Lebanon with specified three purposes: to strike directly at Hezbollah; to make it difficult for Hezbollah to use southern Lebanon as a base for striking Israel; and to displace refugees in the hopes of pressuring the Lebanese government to intervene against Hezbollah.
- 29 July – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
- 18 August – The new Tel Aviv Central Bus Station opens to the public, after more than 25 years of construction.
- 4 November – The Israeli commercial television channel Channel 2 begins its broadcasting.
- 30 December – Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations.
The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1993 include:
- 20 August – The first agreement in the Oslo Accords is signed, between by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for Israel, Mahmoud Abbas for the PLO and Secretary of State Warren Christopher for the United States.
- 13 September – The Oslo Accords are officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington, DC in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and US President Bill Clinton.
Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets
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The most prominent Palestinian Arab terror attacks committed against Israeli targets during 1993 include:
- 16 April – Mehola Junction bombing: A Hamas militant carries out the first suicide bombing by Palestinian Arab militants from the Palestinian territories against Israeli targets. A Palestinian Arab bystander and the bomber are killed in the attack and seven IDF soldiers and a Palestinian Arab are injured.
Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets
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- 16 February – Amos Gutman (born 1954), Romanian-born Israeli film director.
- 30 April – Frija Zoaretz (born 1907), Libyan-born Israeli politician.
- 11 October – Nathan Rotenstreich (born 1914), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli professor of philosophy.
- 18 December – Emanuel Amiran (born 1909), Russian-born Israeli composer.
- Full date unknown – Benjamin Shapira (born 1913), German–born Israeli biochemist.
Major public holidays
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