2013 in Israel

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Events in the year 2013 in Israel.

Incumbents

Events

January

March 20, 2013 – President of the United States Barack Obama begins a four-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories
Snow in Jerusalem during Storm Alexa
Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, celebrating the unprecedented success of his party in the elections, January 24, 2013.

February

March

April

May

  • May 3 – Two additional Israeli air strikes against Syria reportedly take place May 3 and 5. Both targeted long-ranged weapons sent from Iran to Hezbollah.[13][14]
  • May 202013 Beersheba shootings; During a vendetta attack carried out in a Bank Hapoalim branch in Beersheba, an Israeli citizen enters a bank and opens fire with a pistol, killing four people and injuring five, then commits suicide.
  • May 21 – During mine-clearance work in the Golan Heights, an IDF soldier is killed after stepping on a land mine.

June

July

August

September

October

November

  • November 6 – Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's trial for fraud and breach of trust ends with an acquittal.[19]
  • November 11 – Avigdor Lieberman resumes his position as Foreign Minister. Prime Minister Netanyahu had been previously been acting Foreign Minister, and had held the position in reserve for Lieberman should he be acquitted.[20]

December

  • December 10 – The Knesset passes the "Law to Advance Competition and Limit Monopolization", aimed at breaking up the large conglomerates controlling a large part of the Israeli economy and increasing economic competition, so as to significantly lower the cost of living. The law, which came as the result of the 2011 social justice protests, forces Israel's large monopolies to sell a large percentage of their assets by banning business pyramids.[21]
  • December 12Storm Alexa begins.[22] Israel, along with the occupied territories and other areas of the Middle East, sees days of heavy snowfall and rain. The storm causes widespread traffic disruptions and power outages, and forcing the temporary closure of several highways, schools, and Ben-Gurion International Airport. Jerusalem is completely paralyzed by deep snow and flooding, with residents told to stay indoors and roads leading to the city blocked.[23][24]
  • December 15 – Life begins returning to normal after Storm Alexa subsides.[25]
  • December 16 – Israeli naval officer Shlomi Cohen, who was driving along the Israel–Lebanon border, is killed when a Lebanese soldier, acting without any orders, opens fire at his vehicle, and then flees his post. A few hours later, IDF soldiers operating in the area shoot two Lebanese soldiers after seeing what was termed "suspicious movement" across the border.[26] The soldier who killed Cohen later turns himself in to Lebanese authorities, who promise that he will be prosecuted.[27]
  • December 22 – a pressure cooker bomb explodes on a public bus in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam, Israel. All casualties were averted because a few minutes earlier, a passenger on the bus had examined the contents of an unattended bag, and saw what looked like a bomb inside, which led all passengers and the driver to exit the vehicle.

Notable deaths

See also

External links

References

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  2. ^ "'Israel strikes Syrian weapons en route to Hezbollah'". The Jerusalem Post. Reuters. January 30, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Yaakov Lappin (January 31, 2013). "Analysis: Syria center long been on Israel's radar". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Rami Shani (March 5, 2013). הכי ארבה שהיה כאן: צפו בנחילים מכסים את הנגב - וואלה! חדשות [Most locusts ever here: Watch swarms cover the Negev] (in Hebrew). Walla!. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Tamir Steinman (March 6, 2013). חדשות 2 - הארבה בנגב הצטמצם בעקבות ריסוס של משרד החקלאות [Negev locust reduced following spraying by the Ministry of Agriculture] (in Hebrew). mako. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ Marcy Oster (March 18, 2013). "Israel's Knesset approves new government". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
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  9. ^ James Warren (March 20, 2014). "Obama faces conflict-ridden Middle East during visit to a skeptical Israel". Daily News. New York. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Harriet Sherwood (March 20, 2013). "Barack Obama visits Israel in effort to boost relations with Netanyahu". The Guardian. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Lewis, Ori (April 17, 2013). "Rockets hit southern Israeli resort of Eilat". Reuters. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Yaakov Lappin (April 25, 2013). "IAF shoots down drone from Lebanon off Haifa". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
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