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B. 01-22 Palestinians blow up border wall Gaza
C. 02-28 Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Gaza
D. 06-18 Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza Gaza
E. 07-02 Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage Jerusalem
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12-27 Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza Gaza

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Palestinians blow up border wall  Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall War report piles pressure on Olmert Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary Olmert faces new corruption probe Call for PM to stand down Israel to build 884 homes in East Jerusalem Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce   Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage   30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead   Israel swaps prisoners for bodies   Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006 Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign President taps Livni to form government Chaos at Jewish center and hotel Tourist bus crash kills 24 Hamas declares Israel truce over   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
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  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'.    Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 ot...
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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.9  
 Jerusalem  Bush 'hopeful' for Mid-East peace
Jan.10  Jerusalem  Bush predicts 'state of Palestine'
 London  Blair optimism on Mid-East peace
Jan.13  Jerusalem  Mideast leaders put 'final status' on table
Jan.15   Gaza
Jan.18  Gaza  Israeli attack levels Hamas building
Jan.19  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes kill 2 militants
Jan.20   Gaza
Jan.21  Gaza  UN says Gaza facing food shortage
Jan.22   Gaza  
  Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall
 The Gazans rushed to buy food, fuel that have become scarce because of a blockade
Jan.23  Jerusalem  Gaza embargo 'will not be crisis' Jan.25  Gaza  Gazans make new border wall hole  Gaza  Egyptians retreat from Gaza fence Jan.26  Gaza  'Dozens hurt' in Gaza border clashes Jan.30   Jerusalem     War report piles pressure on Olmert  A report about inconclusive war in Lebanon could determine whether PM holds onto his job long enough to try to make peace with the Palestini...

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.14  Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Feb.24    Israel steps up border security Feb.27  Gaza  Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building Feb.28  Gaza  Four children die in strike   Gaza   Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Gaza   Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens   45 Palestinians been killed since Friday, Palestinian sources said, and 2 Israeli soldiers have died. Israel wants to stop rocket attacks  UN  UN chief condemns Gaza violence  Gaza  Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office Mar.2  West Bank  Palestinians suspend talks with Israel  Gaza  Israel begins Gaza withdrawal Mar.4  West Bank  Abbas calls for Middle East truce  Gaza  Israel returns to Gaza Mar.5   Jerusalem Rice talks with top Israeli officials  West Bank  Abbas u-turns to OK peace talks  Gaza  Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967 Mar.6   Jerusalem   Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary   Palestinian gunman infiltrated Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem in the Kiryat Moshe quarter and opened fire. He was shot dead by an Israeli army...  Jerusalem  Attack won't halt talks - Israel Mar.7  West Bank  Palestinian territories sealed  Jerusalem  Attack linked to Hezbollah Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves settlement growth Mar.13  Gaza  Israel jets strike northern Gaza Mar.17   Jerusalem Historic agreement for Israel, Germany Mar.22   Jerusalem Cheney backs Israel over security Mar.23  West Bank  Cheney meets Palestinian leaders

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9  Gaza  Militant attack on Israel border Apr.16  Gaza  Air strike 'kills 9 Palestinians' Apr.23   Gaza Fuel embargo blocks UN aid
Apr.25  West Bank  Abbas will meet Bush in May

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.7   Jerusalem Israel marks its 60th anniversary
May.8   Jerusalem     Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM May.16  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden: Muslims must liberate Palestine May.28   Jerusalem     Call for PM to stand down  Israeli Defence Minister Barak has called on Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign as he battles allegations of corruption

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1    Israel sends back Hezbollah spy   Jerusalem   Israel to build 884 homes in East Jerusalem   Israel has approved the construction of almost 884 new homes in East Jerusalem, 121 of them in Har Homa; the rest will be in Pisgat Zeev Jun.4  USA  Obama pledges support for Israel Jun.6   Jerusalem Israel threatens Iran with attack
Jun.15  West Bank  Abbas: Israeli settlements threat to peace Jun.17   Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Jun.18   Gaza   Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce  Palestinian militants and the Israeli military traded violent attacks a day before a truce was scheduled to take effect   Gaza     Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows.    Under the terms, Israel will ease its blockade on Gaza and talks to release an Israeli sol...
Jun.21  Iran  Iran says attack by Israel 'impossible' Jun.24   Gaza     First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce  Hamas said it's leaders are still committed to a cease-fire agreement with Israel despite numerous rocket and mortar strikes   Tel Aviv Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare Jun.29   Jerusalem Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Jerusalem   Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead.    Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The m...
Jul.8  Jerusalem  Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah Jul.9    Iran missile test 'provocative' Jul.10   Tel Aviv Israel 'ready to act' over Iran Jul.11   Jerusalem Olmert corruption probe widened Jul.13  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.15  Hezbollah  Israel and Hezbollah set for swap Jul.16       Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006.    Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. El...
  Beirut Militants get heroes' welcome home Jul.17   Israel buries remains of returned soldier Jul.20    Israel probes 'detainee shooting' Jul.22  Jerusalem  Israelis hit by new digger attack Jul.25   Gaza Five die in Gaza City explosion Jul.27  Jerusalem  Rabbi condemns release of Obama note Jul.31  Jerusalem  Netanyahu calls for early elections

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   Gaza     Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Map of Gaza City Israel  About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel Aug.24   Jerusalem 200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed Aug.25  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.7   Jerusalem Olmert 'should be indicted'
Sep.17   Jerusalem Livni claims win in Kadima vote Sep.21   Jerusalem     Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, dogged by allegations of corruption, formally announced his intention to resign at a Cabinet meeting Sep.22   Jerusalem     President taps Livni to form government  Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party. Olmert will remain interim prime minister until a successor assumes...

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.26  Jerusalem  Tzipi Livni calls for early elections

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4  Gaza  Hamas militants die in clashes Nov.14    Israeli troops face abuse trial Nov.15  Gaza  U.N. agency in Gaza runs out of food Nov.20  West Bank  Clashes erupt after deadline ignored Nov.23  Tel Aviv  Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis Nov.28   Mumbai     Chaos at Jewish center and hotel
  The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Gaza  Israel turns back Gaza aid ship Dec.2    Israel buries victims of Mumbai attacks Dec.3  West Bank  Hebron on edge after recent clashes Dec.4   West Bank Hebron settlers evicted by force
Dec.7  Jerusalem  Israel amends Palestinian release list  Jerusalem  PM: calls settlers' actions a 'pogrom' Dec.14  Syria  Carter meets with leader of Hamas Dec.15  Jerusalem  Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners Dec.16   Southern Israel   Tourist bus crash kills 24   A bus carrying Russian tourists from St. Petersburg came off a desert road and rolled down a steep slope near the Red Sea resort of Eilat  West Bank  Militant shot dead by Israeli forces Dec.17  Southern Israel  Militants' rockets pound southern Israel Dec.18   Gaza     Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.24   Gaza Hamas launch more rockets into Israel  West Bank  Bethlehem pilgrims mark Christmas Dec.25  Cairo  Israel, Egypt discuss Hamas clashes Dec.27   Gaza     Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'
 Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 others were wounded. Gaza officials: Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement, but women and children also died
 Gaza  Israel set for prolonged Gaza op  Gaza  Israel renews air strikes on Gaza Dec.28   Gaza     Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels   Israel has bombed supply tunnels in the southern Strip in a 2nd day of intense air raids aimed at forcing Hamas militants to halt rocket fir...  Global  Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza  Gaza  Israel bombs university in Gaza   Gaza Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Dec.29   Jerusalem     Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas   The nation's defense minister: Israel is in 'all-out war' with Hamas. 'We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian'  Gaza  Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day   Gaza Gaza death toll exceeds 375 Dec.30  Jerusalem  Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'   Gaza     Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire  Foreign powers stepped up calls for Israel and the Hamas to end hostilities, after four days of violence   Gaza Israel considers truce amid airstrikes Dec.31   Jerusalem Israel rejects Gaza truce calls  Moscow  Hamas ready for peace, Russians say   UN Security Council UN holds Gaza crisis discussion


Israeli Gaza City raid kills 16 Palestinians blow up border wall




Israel, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.13  Jerusalem  Mideast leaders put 'final status' on table
Jan.15   Gaza
Jan.18  Gaza  Israeli attack levels Hamas building
Jan.19  Gaza  Israeli airstrikes kill 2 militants
Jan.22   Gaza
  Thousands of people fled after hearing explosions. Masked Palestinian gunmen blew holes in a border wall
 The Gazans rushed to buy food, fuel that have become scarce because of a blockade
Jan.25  Gaza  Gazans make new border wall hole Jan.25  Gaza  Egyptians retreat from Gaza fence Jan.30   Jerusalem   War report piles pressure on Olmert  A report about inconclusive war in Lebanon could determine whether PM holds onto his job long enough to try to make peace with the Palestini... Feb.14  Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Feb.24    Israel steps up border security Feb.27  Gaza  Airstrike hits Gaza ministry building Feb.28  Gaza  Four children die in strike Feb.28   Gaza Israeli forces pound Gaza Strip
  Israeli forces have kept up attacks on the Strip, where they have killed at least 32 Palestinians, militants and civilians. Gazan drivers are staying at home Mar.1   Gaza Palestinians: Israel attacks kill dozens   45 Palestinians been killed since Friday, Palestinian sources said, and 2 Israeli soldiers have died. Israel wants to stop rocket attacks Mar.1  UN  UN chief condemns Gaza violence Mar.1  Gaza  Israeli airstrike hits Hamas premier's office Mar.2  Gaza  Israel begins Gaza withdrawal Mar.4  West Bank  Abbas calls for Middle East truce Mar.4  Gaza  Israel returns to Gaza Mar.13  Gaza  Israel jets strike northern Gaza Apr.9  Gaza  Militant attack on Israel border Apr.16  Gaza  Air strike 'kills 9 Palestinians' Jun.1    Israel sends back Hezbollah spy Jun.6   Jerusalem Israel threatens Iran with attack Jun.17   Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Jun.18   Gaza Israelis, Palestinians battle before truce  Palestinian militants and the Israeli military traded violent attacks a day before a truce was scheduled to take effect Jun.18   Gaza   Israel, Hamas begin truce in Gaza
  A truce between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect at 6 a.m. local time, after both sides spent the previous day trading blows.    Under the terms, Israel will ease its blockade on Gaza and talks to release an Israeli sol...
Jun.21  Iran  Iran says attack by Israel 'impossible' Jun.24   Gaza   First violation of Israeli, Hamas truce  Hamas said it's leaders are still committed to a cease-fire agreement with Israel despite numerous rocket and mortar strikes Jun.29   Jerusalem Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal
Jul.9    Iran missile test 'provocative' Jul.13  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.15  Hezbollah  Israel and Hezbollah set for swap Jul.16     Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006.    Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. El...
Jul.17   Israel buries remains of returned soldier Aug.2   Gaza   Fleeing Fatah supporters enter Israel
Map of Gaza City Israel  About 180 pro-Fatah Palestinians seeking refuge from a Hamas crackdown in Gaza City were allowed into Israel Aug.24   Jerusalem 200 Palestinian prisoners to be freed Aug.25  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners Nov.4  Gaza  Hamas militants die in clashes Nov.14    Israeli troops face abuse trial Dec.15  Jerusalem  Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners Dec.16  West Bank  Militant shot dead by Israeli forces Dec.17  Southern Israel  Militants' rockets pound southern Israel Dec.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.24   Gaza Hamas launch more rockets into Israel Dec.27   Gaza   Airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza
  At least 225 killed in Israeli attacks. An Israeli army spokeswoman said her country is ready to continue the attacks 'as long as it takes'
 Israel was responding to an escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza. Missiles struck security compounds and militant bases. About 700 others were wounded. Gaza officials: Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement, but women and children also died
Dec.27  Gaza  Israel set for prolonged Gaza op Dec.27  Gaza  Israel renews air strikes on Gaza Dec.28   Gaza   Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels   Israel has bombed supply tunnels in the southern Strip in a 2nd day of intense air raids aimed at forcing Hamas militants to halt rocket fir... Dec.28  Global  Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza Dec.28  Gaza  Israel bombs university in Gaza Dec.28   Gaza Israeli airstrikes in Gaza enter third day
Dec.29   Jerusalem   Barak: Israel in 'all-out war' with Hamas   The nation's defense minister: Israel is in 'all-out war' with Hamas. 'We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian' Dec.29  Gaza  Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day Dec.29   Gaza Gaza death toll exceeds 375 Dec.30  Jerusalem  Gaza air campaign 'a first stage' Dec.30   Gaza   Growing calls for Gaza ceasefire  Foreign powers stepped up calls for Israel and the Hamas to end hostilities, after four days of violence Dec.30   Gaza Israel considers truce amid airstrikes Dec.31   Jerusalem Israel rejects Gaza truce calls Dec.31  Moscow  Hamas ready for peace, Russians say Dec.31   UN Security Council UN holds Gaza crisis discussion



Israel, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.20   Gaza Gaza City plunged into darkness
Jan.21  Gaza  UN says Gaza facing food shortage Nov.15  Gaza  U.N. agency in Gaza runs out of food Dec.16   Southern Israel Tourist bus crash kills 24   A bus carrying Russian tourists from St. Petersburg came off a desert road and rolled down a steep slope near the Red Sea resort of Eilat



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2008 Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves settlement growth Jun.1   Jerusalem Israel to build 884 homes in East Jerusalem   Israel has approved the construction of almost 884 new homes in East Jerusalem, 121 of them in Har Homa; the rest will be in Pisgat Zeev Dec.16   Southern Israel Tourist bus crash kills 24   A bus carrying Russian tourists from St. Petersburg came off a desert road and rolled down a steep slope near the Red Sea resort of Eilat



Israel, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.26  Gaza  'Dozens hurt' in Gaza border clashes Mar.6   Jerusalem Gunman opens fire in Jewish seminary   Palestinian gunman infiltrated Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem in the Kiryat Moshe quarter and opened fire. He was shot dead by an Israeli army... Mar.7  Jerusalem  Attack linked to Hezbollah May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM May.16  Osama bin Laden  Bin Laden: Muslims must liberate Palestine Jun.1    Israel sends back Hezbollah spy Jul.2   Jerusalem Bulldozer terrorist kills 3 in rampage
  30-year-old Palestinian resident rammed his bulldozer into several cars and buses, killing 3 people before Israeli police shot him dead.    Dozens of people were hurt, at least 7 critically, in the rampage on Jaffa Road. The m...
Jul.11   Jerusalem Olmert corruption probe widened
Jul.22  Jerusalem  Israelis hit by new digger attack Jul.25   Gaza Five die in Gaza City explosion Sep.7   Jerusalem Olmert 'should be indicted' Nov.14    Israeli troops face abuse trial Nov.20  West Bank  Clashes erupt after deadline ignored Nov.23  Tel Aviv  Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis Nov.28   Mumbai   Chaos at Jewish center and hotel   The bodies of 5 hostages have been found at a center. Gunfire and explosions continued to ring out from the Chabad House Dec.2    Israel buries victims of Mumbai attacks Dec.3  West Bank  Hebron on edge after recent clashes Dec.7  Jerusalem  Israel amends Palestinian release list Dec.15  Jerusalem  Israel frees hundreds of Palest. Prisoners Dec.18   Gaza   Hamas declares Israel truce over  The Islamist militant group says it has ended its six-month ceasefire with Israel in the Gaza Strip. It expired at 0400 GMT on Friday Dec.24   Gaza Hamas launch more rockets into Israel



Israel, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.9   Bush in Israel amid tight security
Jan.9  Jerusalem  Bush 'hopeful' for Mid-East peace Jan.10  Jerusalem  Bush predicts 'state of Palestine' Jan.10  London  Blair optimism on Mid-East peace Jan.13  Jerusalem  Mideast leaders put 'final status' on table Jan.23  Jerusalem  Gaza embargo 'will not be crisis' Feb.14  Beirut  Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Mar.1  UN  UN chief condemns Gaza violence Mar.2  West Bank  Palestinians suspend talks with Israel Mar.4  West Bank  Abbas calls for Middle East truce Mar.5   Jerusalem Rice talks with top Israeli officials Mar.5  West Bank  Abbas u-turns to OK peace talks Mar.5  Gaza  Life in Gaza cited worst since 1967 Mar.6  Jerusalem  Attack won't halt talks - Israel Mar.7  West Bank  Palestinian territories sealed Mar.9  Jerusalem  Israel approves settlement growth Mar.17   Jerusalem Historic agreement for Israel, Germany Mar.22   Jerusalem Cheney backs Israel over security Mar.23  West Bank  Cheney meets Palestinian leaders Apr.23   Gaza Fuel embargo blocks UN aid Apr.25  West Bank  Abbas will meet Bush in May May.7   Jerusalem Israel marks its 60th anniversary May.8   Jerusalem   Olmert faces new corruption probe  Prime Minister is suspected of illicitly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars before becoming PM May.28   Jerusalem   Call for PM to stand down  Israeli Defence Minister Barak has called on Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign as he battles allegations of corruption Jun.1   Jerusalem Israel to build 884 homes in East Jerusalem   Israel has approved the construction of almost 884 new homes in East Jerusalem, 121 of them in Har Homa; the rest will be in Pisgat Zeev Jun.4  USA  Obama pledges support for Israel Jun.6   Jerusalem Israel threatens Iran with attack Jun.15  West Bank  Abbas: Israeli settlements threat to peace Jun.17   Israel and Hamas 'agree truce' Jun.21  Iran  Iran says attack by Israel 'impossible' Jun.24   Tel Aviv Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare Jun.29   Jerusalem Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal Jul.8  Jerusalem  Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah Jul.9    Iran missile test 'provocative' Jul.10   Tel Aviv Israel 'ready to act' over Iran Jul.13  Paris  Olmert: Peace deal never been closer Jul.16   Beirut Militants get heroes' welcome home Jul.17   Israel buries remains of returned soldier Jul.20    Israel probes 'detainee shooting' Jul.27  Jerusalem  Rabbi condemns release of Obama note Jul.31  Jerusalem  Netanyahu calls for early elections Aug.25  West Bank  Israel frees Palestinian prisoners Sep.17   Jerusalem Livni claims win in Kadima vote Sep.21   Jerusalem   Israeli PM Olmert declares intent to resign  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, dogged by allegations of corruption, formally announced his intention to resign at a Cabinet meeting Sep.22   Jerusalem   President taps Livni to form government  Shimon Peres asked Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima party. Olmert will remain interim prime minister until a successor assumes... Oct.26  Jerusalem  Tzipi Livni calls for early elections Nov.15  Gaza  U.N. agency in Gaza runs out of food Nov.23  Tel Aviv  Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis Dec.1  Gaza  Israel turns back Gaza aid ship Dec.2    Israel buries victims of Mumbai attacks Dec.4   West Bank Hebron settlers evicted by force Dec.7  Jerusalem  PM: calls settlers' actions a 'pogrom' Dec.14  Syria  Carter meets with leader of Hamas Dec.24  West Bank  Bethlehem pilgrims mark Christmas Dec.25  Cairo  Israel, Egypt discuss Hamas clashes Dec.28  Global  Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza Dec.31   Jerusalem Israel rejects Gaza truce calls Dec.31  Moscow  Hamas ready for peace, Russians say Dec.31   UN Security Council UN holds Gaza crisis discussion