28 March – The US House of Foreigh Affairs committee approve a $400,000,000 loan for housing Soviet Jews in Israel.
29 March – The senior Israeli officer, Col. Yehuda Meir, who was accused of ordering soldiers to "systematically break the bones" of nearly two dozen bound Palestinian demonstrators, denied the eight charges filed against him in the court martial proceedings, which included abuse, intentionally causing serious damage and behavior unaccepatable for an officer.
11 April – The dirty trick: Shimon Peres' new government is to be approved on this day. However, at the last moment, it is revealed that two Agudat Yisrael MKs are absent and therefore not going to support the motion to approve the new government, following Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's ruling not to support any concession of territory by Israel.
26 April – Israel's Supreme Court ordered the evacuation of 20 Jewish settlers, which provoked an international outcry when they moved to a building in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
3 May – Bulgaria resumes diplomatic relations with Israel.
14 May – Rabbi Moshe Levinger, who shot and killed the Palestinian store owner Khayed Salah and injured the customer Ibrahim Bali when he was attacked by stone throwers in the center of the city Hebron on 30 September 1988, was convicted after signing a plea bargain. Levinger was sentenced to five months in prison.
28 July - On a Tel Aviv beach, a bomb exploded killing Marnie Kimelman, a 17-year-old Canadian tourist. 
18 October – The serial bank robber Ronnie Leibowitz, nicknamed "Ofnobank" (a combination of the words "motorcycle" and "bank" in Hebrew), is captured.
5 November – Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi, former Knesset member, and ultra-nationalist writer, is assassinated in a Manhattan hotel, after concluding a speech warning American Jews to emigrate to Israel before it was "too late."