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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 10:01
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel.
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Israel reopens Gaza cargo crossing after calm

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 8:55
related places: Kerem Shalom

Israel had shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in response to Palestinian attacks.
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Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 17:15

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.
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Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet sentenced for incitement

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 10:40

Dareen Tatour said her poem was mistranslated and misinterpreted by the Israeli authorities.
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Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from prison

Monday, July 30th 2018, 1:50

The Palestinian teenager served an eight month sentence for kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier.
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Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian viral slap video teenager, freed in Israel

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 13:38

Ahed Tamimi was jailed by Israel in December after a video showed her slapping an Israeli soldier.
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Israeli Arab MP resigns over controversial 'nation state' law

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 7:02

Israeli Arab Zouheir Bahloul quits the Knesset over the law which declares Israel a Jewish state.
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Israeli defence minister calls for West Bank settlement expansion

Friday, July 27th 2018, 16:14
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman urges expansion after a Palestinian killed a West Bank settler.
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Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack

Friday, July 27th 2018, 1:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Two other Israelis are injured in a knife attack by a Palestinian in a settlement near Ramallah.
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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter near Golan Heights

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 19:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The aircraft "blatantly violated" Israeli airspace, Israel's PM says, but Syria denies this.
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Israel rebukes Turkey's Erdogan over 'Hitler' comparison

Tuesday, July 24th 2018, 11:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan

Turkey's leader draws Israel's ire after branding it the "most fascist, racist state" in the world.
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Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 16:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Hundreds of civil defence volunteers and family members are taken from a border war zone to Jordan.
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Israel and Arabic: Where else do language and politics collide?

Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 0:23

Israel has downgraded the status of Arabic, but there is controversy over language choice elsewhere, too.
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Israel carries out Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Friday, July 20th 2018, 22:45

Israel's army kills four in a wave of attacks, as it suffers its first fatality in renewed clashes.
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Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 11:56

Prime Minister Netanyahu hails a "defining moment" as Israeli Arab MPs condemn the legislation.
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Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepen trade ties

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 23:04
related countries: China China, United States United States

Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.
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Israel deals 'hardest blow' to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war

Sunday, July 15th 2018, 4:07

Benjamin Netanyahu says attacks on Gaza, in response to rockets fired on Israel, could be stepped up.
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How kites and balloons became militant weapons

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 23:20

How Palestinian militants are using 'fire kites' and balloons to attack Israel.
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Israeli unmanned spacecraft to land on Moon in 2019

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 13:02

It will be the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.
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Holocaust centre: Leaders 'minimised Polish persecution'

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 18:54
related countries: Poland Poland

Israel's Holocaust centre accuses Israeli and Polish leaders of an "offence to historical truth".
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Israel freezes Palestinian funds over attacks payouts

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 12:17

Israel has accused the Palestinians of rewarding attacks with payments to perpetrators' families.
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US-Israeli teen convicted of threats against Jewish centres

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

Michael Kadar made thousands of hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.
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Prince William meets Israel's Eurovision winner Netta

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 9:46

The Duke of Cambridge meets Netta to discuss mental health and diversity as part of his Middle East tour.
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Sara Netanyahu: Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 14:12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara faces charges over alleged misuse of state funds.
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US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 11:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva, Trump

The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving".
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Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 10:39
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel's military says it struck 25 targets after Palestinian militants fired 45 rockets or mortars.
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Israel charges ex-minister Gonen Segev with spying for Iran

Monday, June 18th 2018, 15:35
related countries: Iran Iran, Nigeria Nigeria

Gonen Segev was allegedly recruited as an agent by Israel's arch-enemy Iran while he lived in Nigeria.
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Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 15:00
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran is trying to inflame tensions, Israel says, amid plans for fresh Palestinian protests on Friday.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal is dead

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 13:40

Israel's PM says he is not trying to persuade Europe to abandon the 2015 accord because it is "dead".
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Argentina cancels Israel World Cup friendly after Gaza violence

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 11:58

The World Cup warm-up was due to be played in Jerusalem on Saturday.
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Gaza violence: Thousands attend funeral for Palestinian medic

Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 21:23

Israel says it will investigate after volunteer medic Razan al-Najar was shot dead during protests.
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Israel strikes Gaza after heaviest mortar barrage in years

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 15:27

Dozens of militant sites are hit after mortars are launched at Israel, hitting a kindergarten.
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich 'eligible to be Israeli citizen'

Monday, May 28th 2018, 18:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea FC has flown to Israel after facing UK visa issues.
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In pictures: Hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 23:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A photojournalist documents the risky world of Israeli “trempists” - Hebrew for hitchhikers.
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Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 18:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A primetime TV show is criticised after it uses Israel's winning song to highlight violence in Gaza.
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Palestinians demand full ICC investigation into 'Israeli war crimes'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 16:11

The foreign minister submits a referral detailing what he says is evidence of alleged Israeli crimes.
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F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 13:45
related countries: United States United States

Israel confirms the US-made F-35, from the world's costliest military programme, was used recently.
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Panama says new evidence shows 1994 plane crash 'terrorist' incident

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 12:24
related countries: Panama Panama

The country's president orders the case to be reopened after receiving Israeli intelligence.
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Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - UN rights chief

Friday, May 18th 2018, 14:59

The UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel for killing Palestinians "caged in a toxic slum".
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Micronation founder Eli Avivi dies in Israel

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 16:45

Eli Avivi led the micronation of Achzivland and was one of its two residents for nearly 50 years.
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Gaza: The history behind the anger

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 15:18

The BBC's Paul Adams explains the issues at the root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Gaza: The bullets stop, the burials go on

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 23:03

Funerals and recriminations after 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters on Monday.
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Gaza violence: Israelis and Palestinians in fierce exchanges at UN

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 18:43

Palestinian and Israeli UN envoys trade bitter accusations after Monday's killing of 58 Palestinians.
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Gaza begins to bury its dead after deadliest day in years

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 16:03

Israel faces international rebuke as funerals get under way for 58 Palestinians killed in Gaza.
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Gaza's deadliest day of violence in years

Monday, May 14th 2018, 23:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

Palestinian officials say dozens of people were killed, with thousands more wounded.
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Eurovision 2018: Netta returns to Israel after win

Monday, May 14th 2018, 14:45
related places: Tel Aviv

She greeted fans on the tarmac in Tel Aviv with a speech and a dance.
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Eurovision 2018: Netta wins for Israel with Toy

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 0:49

"Thank you so much for choosing different," Netta says after lifting the trophy.
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Iran condemns wave of Israeli air strikes in Syria

Friday, May 11th 2018, 13:16
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

In its first comments since Thursday's strikes, Iran backs Syria's "right to defend itself".
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Meet Netta, Eurovision 2018's #MeToo voice

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 15:41

Netta Barzilai is one of the big favourites to win this year's song contest.
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria in response to rocket fire

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 14:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel launches a massive wave of strikes on Iranian forces in Syria, after coming under rocket fire.
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Israel expels Human Rights Watch official

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 14:10

The government terminates Omar Shakir's residency permit, saying he supports a boycott of Israel.
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Gaza explosion leaves six Palestinians dead

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 20:25

Israel's military says it was not involved in the explosion, which comes amid tensions on the border.
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Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet convicted of incitement

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 13:16

Dareen Tatour said her poem was mistranslated and misinterpreted by the Israeli authorities.
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Iran nuclear row: Tehran says Israel's Netanyahu lied

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 16:45
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's prime minister produced what he said was proof Iran had lied about its nuclear plans.
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Iran nuclear: What's changed after Netanyahu's presentation?

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 12:17
related countries: Iran Iran

The Israeli prime minister revealed a cache of alleged Iranian nuclear documents. What does it mean?
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Israel's Iran documents show nuclear deal 'was built on lies'

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 9:20
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US secretary of state says documents presented by Israel show Iran "hid a vast atomic archive".
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Iran nuclear deal: UK backs deal despite US and Israel accusations

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 1:00
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

An international accord was signed with Iran in 2015 to lift sanctions if it abandoned nuclear weapons.
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Israel border clashes: Three Palestinians killed, Gaza officials say

Friday, April 27th 2018, 18:39

The health ministry in Gaza says Israeli forces shot dead three protesters, and more than 300 are hurt.
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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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