1995 in Israel
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List of years in Israel
Timeline of the region of Palestine
Timeline of Israeli history
Events in the year 1995 in Israel.
- Prime Minister of Israel – Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Labor Party) until November 4, Shimon Peres (Israeli Labor Party)
- President of Israel – Ezer Weizman
- Chief of General Staff – Ehud Barak until January 1, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
- Government of Israel – 25th Government of Israel until June 18, 26th Government of Israel
- January 1 – Amnon Lipkin-Shahak is appointed as the 15th Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
- January 17 – midair collision between two F-16 planes near the Palmachim Airbase.
- April 5 – The Israeli reconnaissance satellite Ofek-3 is launched.
- November 4 – Israeli Prime Minister Rabin assassinated by right-wing Israeli radical Yigal Amir at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
- November 11 – Population Census: 5,548,523 inhabitants in Israel.
- November 22 – After serving as acting prime minister for 18 days, Shimon Peres presents his cabinet for a Knesset "Vote of Confidence". The 26th Government is approved that day, the members were sworn in and Peres begins his second term as Prime Minister of Israel.
The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1995 include:
- September 28 – The Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (also called the "Oslo II Agreement") is signed, which includes provision for the transfer of control of Bethlehem, Jenin, Nablus, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Tulkarm and some 450 villages to the Palestinian Authority.
- December 12 – The city of Nablus passes from Israeli to Palestinian Authority control.
- December 21 – The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian Authority control.
Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets
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The most prominent Palestinian militant acts and operations committed against Israeli targets during 1995 include:
- January 22 – Beit Lid massacre: 19 Israelis, mostly soldiers, are killed and 62 others are injured when two Palestinian suicide bombers detonated themselves at the Beit Lid junction near Netanya. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad claim responsibility.
- April 9 – Kfar Darom bus attack
- July 24 – Ramat Gan bus 20 bombing
- August 21 – Ramat Eshkol bus bombing
Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets
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- January 17 - Bisan Noor, footballer
- February 13 - Marsel Efroimski, chess player
- April 18 - Idan Zalmanson, basketball player
- June 15 - Itay Segev, basketball player
- October 21 - Ramzi Safouri, footballer
Full date unknown
- Bar Hefer, beauty pageant
- May 11 – David Avidan (born 1934), Israeli poet, painter, filmmaker, publicist and playwright.
- July 16 – Mordechai Gur (born 1930), Israeli politician and the 10th Chief of Staff of the IDF.
- August 5 – Menachem Avidom (b 1908), Austro-Hungarian (Galicia)-born Israeli composer.
- September 9 – Benjamin Mazar (born 1906), Russian (Poland)-born Israeli historian.
- September 27 – Sasha Argov (born 1914), Russian-born Israeli composer.
- November 4 – Yitzhak Rabin (born 1922), Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Full date unknown – Zvi Sliternik (born 1897), Austro-Hungarian (Podolia)-born Israeli entomologist.
Major public holidays
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