1999 in Israel
|See also:||Other events of 1999
List of years in Israel
Timeline of the region of Palestine
Timeline of Israeli history
Events in the year 1999 in Israel.
- Prime Minister of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) until 6 July, Ehud Barak (Israeli Labor Party)
- President of Israel – Ezer Weizman
- Chief of General Staff - Shaul Mofaz
- Government of Israel - 27th Government of Israel until 6 July, 28th Government of Israel
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- 9 March – Rana Raslan becomes the first Israeli Arab to win the Miss Israel pageant.
- 17 March – Aryeh Deri is convicted of taking bribes while serving as Interior Minister of Israel and is sentenced to four years in prison and receives a fine of 250,000 NIS.
- 17 May – Ehud Barak is elected prime minister of Israel.
- 28 May – A joint U.S.–Israeli search team finds the wreck of the long-lost Israeli submarine INS Dakar in the Mediterranean sea.
- 29 May – The Eurovision Song Contest is held in Jerusalem.
- 6 July – Prime Minister Ehud Barak presents his cabinet for a Knesset "Vote of Confidence". The 28th Government is approved that day and the members were sworn in.
- 22 August – Tal committee: The prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak appoint an Israeli public committee, headed by the retired judge Tzvi Tal, to deal with the special exemption from mandatory military service in the Israel Defense Forces given to Israeli Ultra Orthodox Jews.
The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict which occurred during 1999 include:
Notable Palestinian militant operations against Israeli targets
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The most prominent Palestinian militant acts and operations committed against Israeli targets during 1999 include:
Notable Israeli military operations against Palestinian militancy targets
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- 28 February – Erez Gerstein (b. 1960), commander of the Golani Brigade and Lebanon Liaison Unit, killed from a roadside bomb in Lebanon.
- 27 March – Nahum Stelmach (b. 1936), Israeli footballer and manager.
- 20 April – Bethsabée de Rothschild (b. 1914), British-born Israeli-French philanthropist.
- 18 July – Meir Ariel (b. 1942), Israeli singer.
- 18 August – Hanoch Levin (b. 1943), Israeli playwright, theater director, poet and writer.
- 1 October – Ted Arison (b. 1924), Israeli-American businessman.
- 15 October – Yosef Burg (b. 1909), German-born Israeli politician and Rabbi.
- Full date unknown
Major public holidays
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