Posts Tagged ‘Shimon Peres’

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Born in Tel Aviv

October 21, 1949 Benjamin Netanyahu, the ninth and current Prime Minister of Israel, is born in Tel Aviv. Although he spent a good portion of his childhood in Philadelphia, Netanyahu returned to Israel in 1967 to fulfill his service in the IDF, eventually serving in the elite Sayeret Maktal unit until 1972. Following his army…

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Rabin and Peres Receive Nobel Peace Prize

October 14, 1994 Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At the time, Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel and Peres was the Israeli Foreign Minister. The prize was given to them for promoting peace with then PLO Chairman, Yasser Arafat, by negotiating and signing the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords…

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Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir Is Elected Prime Minister

October 10, 1983 Yitzhak Shamir becomes the seventh Prime Minister of Israel after Menachem Begin resigns due to health and personal issues. He forms a coalition government with Likud, the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami, Telem and the Tehiya (joined on 26.7.82). Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir would serve the remainder of Begin’s term, focusing…

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Ehud Olmert handing in his resignation to President Shimon Peres on September 21, 2008

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Resigns

September 21, 2008 Amid charges of corruption and financial improprieties, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resigns his position. Olmert had announced he would resign in July, following the elections for a new Kadima party leader which took place on September 17th.   The newly elected Kadima party leader, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, was tasked with trying…

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Ofek 1

Israel Launches Ofek 1 Satellite

Center for Israel Education September 19, 1988 Israel launches Ofek 1 (Ofek means Horizon), its first space satellite from an undisclosed location near the Mediterranean Sea. The 340 pound satellite orbited the Earth once every ninety minutes at distances of between 400 and 1,600 miles. According to NASA, Ofek 1 made Israel just the ninth…

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Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres in the Knesset in 1985.

Shimon Peres Becomes Prime Minister

Center for Israel Education September 13, 1984 Shimon Peres becomes Israel’s Eighth Prime Minister as he forms a coalition government comprised of Alignment (which would become the Labor party in 1992), Likud, NRP, Agudat Yisrael, Shas, Morasha, Shinui and Ometz. Elections were held in late July 1984 with Peres’ Alignment party receiving the most votes (724,074…

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Ethan Davidson, Chemi Peres and Gretchen Davidson.

No Room For Small Dreams

Chemi Peres, son of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, pays a special visit to Detroit. At 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2015, Birmingham’s Salvatore Scallopini had largely cleared out. It was the last shift on a Thursday evening when the sun barely pierced 56 degrees. The final pasta dish would be served to Ofer…

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