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Today in Israeli History

Warship Eilat Is Sunk

The Israeli destroyer INS Eilat is sunk in the Mediterranean in international waters off Port Said by Soviet-made missiles launched by Egyptian missile boats.

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Buses Promoting Women of the Wall Are Attacked

Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men hurl rocks at and slash the tires of buses bearing ads on their sides promoting female worship at the Western Wall.

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Politician Nir Barkat Born

Nir Barkat is born in Jerusalem. He serves as the city’s mayor from 2008 to 2018, then joins the Likud party to run for the Knesset.

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Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Kach

The Israeli Supreme Court upholds the Central Election Committee’s ban on the extremist right-wing political party Kach from the election for the 12th Knesset.

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Oil Weaponized Against Israel’s Allies

Oil ministers from Arab states cut exports by 5% and recommend an embargo of Israel’s allies in response to the U.S. airlift of military supplies to Israel during the Yom Kippur War.

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Terrorists Capture Flier Ron Arad

Ron Arad, the 28-year-old navigator of an Israeli F-4 Phantom II, is captured by the Shia terrorist group Amal after parachuting out of his burning aircraft over Lebanon.

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Political Cartoonist Ze’ev Dies

Yaakov Farkash, known by the pen name Ze’ev and considered the father of Israeli political cartoons, dies at age 79 near Tel Aviv.

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Intellectual Dov Sadan Dies

Israeli intellectual and former Knesset member Dov Sadan dies at the age of 87.

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Intellectual Dov Sadan Dies

Israeli intellectual and former Knesset member Dov Sadan dies at the age of 87.

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Allon Proposes Home Rule for West Bank

Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon, a former IDF general, reveals in remarks to the Foreign Press Association of Israel his plan for “home rule” for Arabs living in the West Bank.

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