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First Palestinian Intifada

1988

The Intifada was a grassroots uprising against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. Intifada is an Arabic word for 'uprising' that means 'shaking off'.

1988A

By DeOre, 'The Dallas Morning News', January 5, 1988

Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Defense Minister, instructed the IDF to crush the Intifada with an "iron Fist".

1988B

By DeOre, 'The Dallas Morning News', January 13, 1988

Israel Foreign Minister Shimon Peres appeled to end the violence by political means.

1988C

By Ben Sargent, 'The Austin American Statesman', February 7, 1988

1988D

By Jules Feiffer, 'The Dallas Morning News', February 13, 1988

1988E

By Bob Englehart, 'The Dallas Morning News', February 21, 1988

1988F

By DeOre, 'The Dallas Morning News', March 9, 1988

1988G

By John Trever, 'The Dallas Morning News', March 20, 1988

1988H

By Pat Crowley, 'The Dallas Morning News', March 26, 1988

1988I

By Garland, 'The Independent', May 20, 1988

Russia pulls out the Red Army sent into Afghanistan in 1979

1988J

By Hy Rosen, 'The Times Union', 1988

On March 16, 1988, Sadam Hussien used chemical weapons on the city of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing thousands of Kurdish people.

1988K

By Garland, 'The Independent', July 5, 1988

Iranian Air Bus shot down by U.S. missiles killing 290 people aboard.

1988L

By Garland, 'The Independent', July 19, 1988

1988M

By David Seavey, "USA Today', July 21, 1988

1988N

By DeOre, 'The Dallas Morning News', August 3, 1988

"Jordan is not Palestine"
King Hussein of Jordan renounces sovereignity over the West Bank in favor of the P.L.O.

1988O

By Gamble, 'The Florida Times-Union', August 4, 1988

1988P

By Bill Caldwell, 'The Daily Star', September 1, 1988

1988Q

By David Levine, 'The New York Review of Books'

Naguib Mahfouz
Egyptian writer was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature.

1988R

By Gambel, 'The Florida Times-Union, December 1, 1988

Yasser Arafat denied visa to visit U.N. in New York.

1988S

1988T

The Lockebie Bombing
On December 21, 1988, Pan Am flight 103 explodes in midair over Lockebie, Scotland, killing 259 on board and 11 more people on the ground.

1988U

By Cookson, 'The Sun', December, 1988

1988V

By Hy Rosen, 'The Times Union', December, 1988