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Israel flash flood: Nine teenaged hikers dead in south

Thursday, April 26th 2018, 18:21

Nine 18-year-olds have died and one is missing after floodwater swept them away in southern Israel.
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Crossing Divides: Israeli school for both Jews and Arabs

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 23:13

How one school is bridging the gap between divided communities in Israel.
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Israeli policeman jailed for killing Palestinian teen

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 17:10

Ben Deri pleaded guilty to causing the death by negligence of Nadim Nuwara, a Palestinian protester.
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Israeli groom arrested over celebratory gunfire video

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 9:49

One MP said the celebratory footage was reminiscent of "an IS convoy somewhere in the Middle East".
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Fadi al-Batsh killing: Israel dismisses involvement

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 10:53

Fadi al-Batsh, shot dead in Kuala Lumpur, was a member of Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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The holiday village run by spies

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 23:25

An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.
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In pictures: Israel at 70 - seven major moments

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 1:11

Seven major moments from Israel's history, as the country turns 70.
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Rugby Australia 'accepts' Folau's explanation in anti-gay row

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 7:53

Israel Folau did not mean to cause hurt by saying gay people would go to hell, Rugby Australia accepts.
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Music by Nazi death camp prisoners played for first time

Monday, April 16th 2018, 13:35
related countries: Italy Italy

The songs were collected over decades by an Italian composer and performed at a concert in Israel.
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Israel destroys 'longest and deepest' Gaza tunnel

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 11:48

The tunnel was heading towards an Israeli community near the Gaza border, Israel's military says.
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Iranian drone was sent to Israel 'to attack'

Friday, April 13th 2018, 23:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel says the Iranian drone it shot down in February was loaded with explosives for an attack.
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Dublin lord mayor beats Israel ban due to 'spelling error'

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 17:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Authorities are reported to have allowed Mícheál Mac Donncha to enter the country despite a ban.
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Israeli soldier shoots Palestinian on Gaza border

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 16:11

Israeli Defense Force soldiers excitedly discuss targeting a Palestinian and cheer after he is shot.
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Israeli minister praises viral video sniper

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 14:34

Viral footage catches an Israeli soldier celebrating the shooting of a Palestinian man in Gaza.
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Deadly unrest on Gaza-Israel border as Palestinians resume protests

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 5:39

Palestinian officials say ten protesters have been killed by Israeli forces and over 1,300 wounded.
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Gaza protests: further deaths in renewed border protest

Friday, April 6th 2018, 18:18

Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during fresh protests on Gaza's border with Israel, Palestinian health ministry officials say.
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Israel Folau: Rugby player criticised for anti-gay post

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 7:36

Rugby Australia says it does not agree with Israel Folau after he ignited a homophobia row.
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The 'baby warehouses' which cater for Israel's unwanted migrants

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 23:42

Thousands of babies and young children are being cared for in informal - and sometimes dangerous - nurseries.
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Gaza-Israel violence: Netanyahu and Erdogan in war of words

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 14:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkey's President Erdogan trade barbs over the deadly clashes.
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Gaza-Israel violence: Israel warns of action inside Gaza

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 19:03

Israel's military says Palestinian groups are using protests as a cover to launch attacks on Israel.
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Gaza-Israel border: Clashes 'leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured'

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 0:33

Sixteen people are reported killed as Israel uses live fire to keep protesters away from the border.
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Israeli man fined for urinating on memorial at Auschwitz

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 17:19
related countries: Poland Poland

The 19-year-old man was released after being questioned by Polish police for several hours.
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Austria recalls diplomat from Israel over Nazi shirt

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 13:17

The employee, who is posted in Israel, posed in a T-shirt bearing the name of a Nazi tank division.
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Israel admits striking suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 15:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The Israeli military formally admits the strike for the first time as documents are declassified.
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Battle of Beersheba charge recreated for centenary

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 1:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Beersheba

Israeli, Australian and New Zealand leaders mark the 100-year anniversary of a World War One battle.
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'Bloody hour': Israeli bar discount for women on period

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 4:05

The "bloody hour" is a show of solidarity with women and a means to spark debate, the creators say.
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Iran 'sentences Sweden resident to death' for spying

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 17:14
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The family of Ahmadreza Djalali says he has been convicted of spying for the Israeli government.
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Gaza amputees explain their unique friendship

Friday, October 13th 2017, 9:19

After suffering injuries in Israeli air strikes, Mansour and Adly formed a special friendship.
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Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 18:54
related countries: United States United States

Hours after the US says it is pulling out of the UN cultural agency, Israel says it will leave too.
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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The activity was observed by Israeli intelligence officers two years ago, according to US media.
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Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition

Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 18:37

Palestinians hail a "victory" made possible by the "principled position" of the agency's members.
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Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 9:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel to demolish home of attacker who was shot dead after opening fire at a Jewish settlement.
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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

Wednesday, September 13th 2017, 14:55

Rabbis criticised Yigal Guetta of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party for attending his nephew's wedding.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife 'facing fraud charges'

Friday, September 8th 2017, 11:15

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the claims against his wife, Sara, 'pathetic and obsessive'.
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'Israeli jets hit Syria's Masyaf chemical site' - reports

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 11:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's army says rockets struck a base, amid reports that a suspected chemical site was targeted.
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Swiss hotel's signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 13:05
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Israel complained to the Swiss government over a hotel sign telling Jewish guests to shower.
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World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies

Friday, August 11th 2017, 16:53
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish-born Yisrael Kristal survived two World Wars and Nazi camps before immigrating to Israel.
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Netanyahu ex-aide Ari Harow 'to testify against him'

Friday, August 4th 2017, 15:06

The reported plea bargain is a key development in corruption probes involving Israel's PM.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu's son in social media row over dog poo

Friday, August 4th 2017, 12:25

Yair Netanyahu faces an online backlash after a row over dog droppings escalates.
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Iran footballers break Israel sporting 'taboo'

Friday, August 4th 2017, 9:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Praise and condemnation for pair as they play against Maccabi Tel Aviv for their Greek club side in the Europa League.
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Israeli PM prevents border 'punch-up' between firebrand MPs

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 14:47

Benjamin Netanyahu orders outspoken MP Oren Hazan to withdraw from a possible border fistfight.
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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian attacker loses appeal

Sunday, July 30th 2017, 19:37

A court upholds an 18-month sentence for Elor Azaria, who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker.
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Palestinians return to holy site after Israel security reversal

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 21:03

Muslims re-enter East Jerusalem site after Israel fully removes its controversial security set-up.
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Jordan's King Abdullah calls for Israel trial over embassy deaths

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 16:55

King Abdullah says the Israeli PM's praise for a guard who shot two Jordanians is "provocative".
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Israel removes Jerusalem flashpoint security apparatus

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 12:59

Muslim leaders end a holy site boycott after Israel fully removes its controversial security set-up.
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Jerusalem holy site: Cheers as scaffolding removed

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 7:56

Palestinians cheer as Israeli police remove security measures at a key Jerusalem holy site.
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Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 21:31

The Palestinian leader says he will maintain a freeze with Israel over a flashpoint religious site.
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Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 11:28

But Muslim leaders tell worshippers to keep boycotting the site, after uproar over the apparatus.
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Israeli embassy staff home after Amman assault

Monday, July 24th 2017, 21:35

A security officer who killed an alleged attacker in Amman is among those to return to Israel.
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Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Monday, July 24th 2017, 9:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan wants to question embassy guard who Israel says killed an attacker but has immunity.
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Israeli 'kills attacker' at Jordan embassy

Monday, July 24th 2017, 7:14
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Amman

The guard opened fire after being stabbed with a screwdriver, killing two Jordanians, Israel says.
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East Jerusalem: Palestinians killed as holy site tensions soar

Friday, July 21st 2017, 19:35

Violence erupts between Israeli forces and Palestinians as Jerusalem holy site tensions soar.
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Bethlehem: Israeli forces and Palestinians clash

Friday, July 21st 2017, 16:27

It follows tension over the place known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as the Temple Mount.
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Radiohead defy critics to play Israel

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 10:05
related places: Tel Aviv

"A lot was said about this, but in the end we played some music," Thom Yorke told fans in Tel Aviv.
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Netanyahu: EU's policy towards Israel is 'crazy'

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 18:12
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

The Israeli leader's comments at a closed-door meeting in Budapest were overheard by reporters.
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Israeli steals Auschwitz items for student art project

Wednesday, July 19th 2017, 16:00

Rotem Bides said she had acted to prevent the Holocaust from "turning into a myth".
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Drone 'threat' to planes over Israel

Monday, July 17th 2017, 15:22
related places: Tel Aviv

A man is arrested on suspicion of flying a consumer drone close to planes preparing to land in Tel Aviv.
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Netanyahu in Paris to commemorate Vel d'Hiv deportation of Jews

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 14:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Israeli PM joins President Macron to commemorate a mass arrest of Jews in Nazi-occupied France.
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Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Friday, July 14th 2017, 18:38

The three gunmen, who were shot dead after fleeing to a sacred site, were Israeli Arabs, police say.
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Israeli Labour Party elects political newcomer Avi Gabbay

Monday, July 10th 2017, 22:26

Avi Gabbay ran a telecommunications firm before entering politics and has never been an MP.
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Unesco declares Hebron's Old City Palestinian World Heritage site

Friday, July 7th 2017, 14:06

Israel denounces the decision, accusing the UN cultural agency of being a "political tool".
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Narendra Modi to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 9:36
related countries: India India

The visit is seen by some as a turning point in India's position on the Jewish state.
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Ehud Olmert, Israel's jailed ex-PM, 'to be released early'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 9:09

A parole board cuts the former leader's sentence for corruption by a third, his lawyer says.
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Saudis complain at fake Israel plane picture

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 14:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Social media images of a Saudi Arabian plane at Israel's main airport are fake.
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Jewish group cancels Netanyahu dinner over Western Wall decision

Monday, June 26th 2017, 15:43

Jewish leaders react angrily after Israel's PM freezes plans to upgrade mixed-gender prayer section.
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Israeli airline El Al banned from asking women to switch seats

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 15:06

Female passengers can't be asked to switch seats at request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, says court.
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Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

Friday, June 16th 2017, 20:37

Three Palestinian men attacked a group of police officers before being shot dead.
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