2012 in Israel

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Events in the year 2012 in Israel.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

Israeli–Palestinian conflict[edit]

Operation Pillar of Defense. From top to bottom right: A Qassam rocket fired from a civilian area in Gaza towards Israel, Wreckage of Hamas Governmental building in Gaza after Israeli rocket strike, Building in Rishon LeZion hit by a Hamas rocket, both photos at the bottom are of the Israeli air defense system Iron Dome as it intercepts rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel.
The UN General Assembly approves a motion granting Palestine non-member observer state status. UN observer state status voting results were:
  In favour   Against   Abstentions   Absent   Non-members

The most prominent events related to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that occurred during 2012 include:

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Major public holidays[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Jonathan Lis (28 November 2011). בתוך שלוש דקות: חוק גרוניס אושר לקריאה שנייה ושלישית [Within three minutes: Grunis Law approved for second and third readings]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Elad Benari (March 28, 2012). "Mofaz Wins Kadima Leadership, calls on Livni to stay". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
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  10. ^ "Kadima quits Israel government over conscription law". BBC News. July 17, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ilan Ben Zion; Michal Shmulovich (2012-07-18). "7 dead, 3 critical after attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  12. ^ "Israel drops military exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jews". USA Today. August 1, 2012. Archived from the original on August 4, 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Israeli soldier and militants killed in border clash". BBC News. September 21, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Yaakov Lappin (October 6, 2012). "IAF shoots down UAV in northern Negev". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  16. ^ Mariam Karouny (October 11, 2014). "Hezbollah confirms it sent drone downed over Israel". Reuters. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ Lahav Harkov (October 15, 2014). "Knesset dissolves itself, paving way for election". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
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  22. ^ "Israel's Likud Party and Yisrael Beitenu to join forces". BBC News. October 26, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu Join Forces". The Jewish Press. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  24. ^ Yoav Zitun (November 11, 2012). "IDF fires at Syria for first time since 1973". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  25. ^ "IDF: Warning Shots Deliberately Missed Syrian Post". Arutz Sheva. November 11, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  26. ^ Isabel Kershner (November 13, 2012). "Israel Strikes at Syria Again in Response to Mortar Attacks". The New York Times. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ehud Barak to step down as Israeli Defense Minister, retire from politics". RT. November 26, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns". BBC News. December 14, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  29. ^ Philip Podolsky (March 6, 2013). "Netanyahu can legally hold Foreign Ministry for Liberman". The Times of Israel. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  30. ^ Herb Keinon (January 3, 2012). "Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet in Amman". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  31. ^ Mohammed Daraghmeh (January 24, 2012). "Israel arrests another Hamas lawmaker in West Bank". Deseret News. Associated Press. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  32. ^ Harriet Sherwood (January 24, 2012). "Israel jails Palestinian parliament speaker without trial". The Guardian. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  33. ^ Khaled Abu Toameh (January 25, 2012). "'Israel has declared war on Hamas in West Bank'". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  34. ^ Nidal al-Mughrabi (March 9, 2012). "Israel kills 10 Palestinian militants in Gaza strikes". Reuters. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Israel launches deadly air strikes on Gaza". BBC News. March 10, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  36. ^ Melanie Lidman (March 15, 2014). "Terrorist stabs female soldier in light rail car". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Rocket from Egypt's Sinai hits Israeli city -police". Reuters. April 5, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  38. ^ Guy Azriel (June 1, 2012). "Soldier killed by Palestinian gunman, Israeli military says". CNN. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  39. ^ "Israeli PM orders 300 new homes at West Bank settlement". BBC News. June 6, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  40. ^ "Israel to build more West Bank homes". Al Jazeera English. June 7, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  41. ^ "Israel returns bodies of 91 Palestinians". France 24. Agence France-Presse. May 31, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  42. ^ a b Elior Levy; Yoav Zitun (2012-11-14). "IDF kills top Hamas commander; prepares for ground offensive". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  43. ^ "Three dead in rocket attack on Kiryat Malachi". The Times of Israel. Associated Press. November 14, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  44. ^ Yaakov Lappin (November 16, 2012). "Gaza terrorists fire two rockets at Tel Aviv". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  45. ^ "Hamas fires rocket at Jerusalem". The Belfast Telegraph. November 16, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  46. ^ "Ceasefire elusive as Israel-Hamas clash rages on". CBC News. Associated Press. November 20, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  47. ^ "PM: Cease-fire will allow Israelis to get back to routine". The Jerusalem Post. Reuters. November 21, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  48. ^ "Palestinians win upgraded UN status by wide margin". BBC News. November 30, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
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  51. ^ Greenberg, Joel (December 8, 2012). "Middle East". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  52. ^ "Legendary Israeli singer Yafa Yarkoni dies at 86". Haaretz. City Mouse Online. January 1, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  53. ^ Eli Senyor (January 7, 2012). "Christian community leader stabbed to death; 6 suspects detained". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  54. ^ פרופסור ישראל גצלר ז"ל [Professor Israel Getzler of blessed memory] (in Hebrew). Avelim. January 12, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  55. ^ נפטר הסופר שרגא גפני, מחבר "דנידין" [Author Shraga Gafni dies, author of "Danidin"] (in Hebrew). Ynet. 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  56. ^ הרקדנית ירדנה כהן הלכה לעולמה [Dancer Jordana Cohen dies] (in Hebrew). City Mouse. January 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  57. ^ Jonathan Lis (February 2, 2012). מת פרקליט המדינה לשעבר יונה בלטמן [Former state prosecutor Yona Blatman dies] (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  58. ^ Ahikam Moshe David (12 February 2012). נפטר אהרון דוידי, ממקימי חטיבת הצנחנים [Aharon Davidi dies, founder of the Paratroopers Brigade] (in Hebrew). nrg Maariv. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  59. ^ Aviel Magnezi (March 4, 2012). "Former Navy commander Shmuel Tankus dies". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  60. ^ "Former Israeli Olympic boxer Ben-Haim dies". The Jerusalem Post. March 6, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  61. ^ ג'קי מקייטן הלך לעולמו [Jacky Mekaiten dies] (in Hebrew). Ynet. March 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
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  63. ^ "Obituary: Israeli author and translator Rina Litvin". Indie BookSpot. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. 
  64. ^ המלחין חיים אלכסנדר הלך לעולמו [Composer Haim Alexander dies] (in Hebrew). Reshet Bet. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. 
  65. ^ Elad Benari (March 21, 2012). "Video: Funeral of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  66. ^ "Ben-Zion Leitner Passes Away at the Age of 85". Arutz Sheva. March 25, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  67. ^ Amir Oren (April 11, 2012). מת צבי דינשטיין, שכיהן כסגן שר במשרדי הביטחון והאוצר [Zvi Dinstein dies, was Deputy Minister of Defense and Finance]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  68. ^ Yitz Landes (April 15, 2012). "Prof. Avraham Goldberg ז”ל". The Talmud Blog. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  69. ^ Sobelman, Batsheva (May 1, 2012). "Ben-Zion Netanyahu dies at 102; father of Israeli prime minister". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  70. ^ Asher Zeiger (May 1, 2012). "Former MK Mordechai Virshubski dies at 82". The Times of Israel. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  71. ^ Asaf Shtull-Trauring. מת הפרופסור אלכסנדר קינן [Professor Alexander Keynan dies]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  72. ^ Attila Somfalvi (May 17, 2012). "MK Gideon Ezra dies at 74". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  73. ^ Amir Oren (June 3, 2012). מת האלוף אברהם (צ'יטה) בוצר [General Avraham (Cheetah) Botzer dies]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  74. ^ Eric Bender (June 24, 2012). הח"כ לשעבר יצחק גלנטי הלך לעולמו [Former MK Yitzhak Galanti dies] (in Hebrew). nrg Maariv. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  75. ^ Attila Somfalvi (June 30, 2012). "Former PM Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  76. ^ "UC Berkeley Professor Killed In Crash With Dump Truck". CBS San Francisco Bay Area. July 14, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  77. ^ Yair Ettinger (July 18, 2012). "Rabbi Elyashiv, venerated leader in ultra-Orthodox community, dies at 102". Haaretz. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  78. ^ Greer Fay Cashman (2012-07-26). "Former High Court justice Ben-Porat dies at 94". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  79. ^ "Amos Degani". Knesset. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  80. ^ "First Winner of Bible Contest Dies at 91". Arutz Sheva. August 3, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  81. ^ פרופ' משה פיאמנטה ז"ל [Professor Moshe Piamenta of blessed memory] (in Hebrew). Avelim. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  82. ^ Boaz Fyler (September 5, 2012). "Hero of Israel laureate Avigdorov dead at 83". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  83. ^ Yuval Yoaz (2012-09-08). פרופ' ברוך ברכה, מגדולי המומחים למשפט מינהלי, הלך לעולמו [Professor Baruch Bracha, leading expert in administrative law, dies] (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  84. ^ דן לחמן, ממייסדי הוועד למלחמה באיידס, הלך לעולמו בגיל 71 [Dan Lachman, a founder of the Committee to Fight AIDS, dies at age 71] (in Hebrew). 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-11.  (Hebrew)
  85. ^ "Songwriter Haim Hefer dies at 86". Ynetnews. September 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  86. ^ Jim (September 19, 2012). "Sad News: Itamar Singer Has Died". Zwinglius Redivivus. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  87. ^ "CEU Mourns Death of Yehuda Elkana". Central European University. Archived from the original on October 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  88. ^ "Former Knesset speaker Gideon Gadot dies, 71". The Times of Israel. 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  89. ^ Elior Levy (September 28, 2012). "General Avraham 'Bren' Adan passes away". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  90. ^ Ilan Ben Zion (October 2, 2012). "Moshe Sanbar, former Bank of Israel governor, dies at 86". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  91. ^ Amir Oren. מת מוני ניצני, בעל עיטור הגבורה ועיטור המופת [Moni Nitzani dies, awardee of a medal of valor and medal of distinguished service]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  92. ^ Yoel Goldman (November 5, 2012). "Architect David Resnick dead at 88". The Times of Israel. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  93. ^ Greer Fay Cashman (November 18, 2012). "Longest-serving mayor of Beersheba, dies at 92". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  94. ^ "Lea Gottlieb, queen of Israeli fashion, dies at 94". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  95. ^ "Playwright Anat Gov dies". Ynetnews. December 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  96. ^ Weisberg, Moshe (December 11, 2012). ראש ישיבת 'אור שמח' • הגאון רבי מנדל וינבך זצ"ל [Rosh Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – HaGaon Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, zt"l] (in Hebrew). Behadrei Charedim. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  97. ^ "Israeli actor Avraham Mor dies". Ynetnews. December 16, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  98. ^ "Former IDF Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak dies". Ynetnews. December 19, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  99. ^ "Former Israel national coach Sheffer dies". Ynetnews. Reuters. December 28, 2014. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
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