- For the world: the bomb attacks in London ( July ) and the riots in France ( November )
- For Holland: the rejection of the European consitution ( June )
- For Israel: the implementation of the Gaza-disengagement plan ( August )
Obviously, by choosing these events I do not say that other events ( the aftermath of the Tsunami, the earthquake in Pakistan, hurricane Katherina, Bush' second inauguration, the election of a new pope, the start of the process against Saddam Hussayn, terror in Egypt, Iraq and elsewhere, anarchy in the Palestinian territories, the process against the murderer of Theo van Gogh, terror alerts and arrests in Holland ) were unimportant or less impressive. Choosing events of the year does not make sense in any case, but to me the visual and/or possible historical impact of the abovementioned events was/seems to be the most significant. A happy, healthy and hopefully peaceful 2006 to all my readers ( and to most of the other 6 355 543 350+ people on this planet )!