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How virtual reality can help you manage pain

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 0:18

A company in Israel is using virtual reality computer games to help patients deal with chronic pain.
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Israel's PM Netanyahu signs deals with Chad's President Deby

Sunday, January 20th 2019, 16:08
related countries: Chad Chad

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties in Israel's latest move to strengthen links with Africa.
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Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne

Friday, January 18th 2019, 8:12

Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe was attacked while on the phone to her sister, police say.
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Aiia Maasarwe: Israel student killed in Melbourne while on phone with sister

Thursday, January 17th 2019, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say the killing of Israeli university student Aiia Maasarwe was "random and opportunistic".
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Israel to scour Danube in search for Holocaust remains

Monday, January 14th 2019, 18:36
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary and Israel aim to recover remains of Jews murdered and thrown into the river in 1944.
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Israeli mining company unearths rare mineral

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 16:43

A new mineral found in Israel has only previously been known to exist in outer space.
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Gonen Segev: Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 11:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Gonen Segev faces 11 years in jail after pleading guilty to passing information to Israel's enemy.
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Starlings swirl through Israeli skies

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 13:00

Migratory starlings wintering in Israel put on spectacular aerial displays.
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Amos Oz: Acclaimed Israeli author dies at 79

Friday, December 28th 2018, 15:56

He was one of Israel's best-known writers, with works including A Tale of Love and Darkness.
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Russia condemns 'Israeli' air strikes on Syria

Wednesday, December 26th 2018, 14:23
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

It says the alleged attack was "provocative" and threatened two airliners coming into land.
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Albania expels Iran envoy in 'terrorist' row

Thursday, December 20th 2018, 15:28
related countries: Albania Albania, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tirana

Iran blames Israel and the US after its ambassador and another diplomat are expelled from Tirana.
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Israel urges UN action over Hezbollah 'attack tunnels'

Wednesday, December 19th 2018, 16:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says the cross-border tunnels dug by the Lebanese militant group constitute "an act of war".
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Facebook temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts

Monday, December 17th 2018, 13:00

Yair Netanyahu blames the "thought police" after posts against Palestinians and Muslims are removed.
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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Saturday, December 15th 2018, 10:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Tel Aviv

PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.
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Vote condemning Hamas for firing rockets into Israel fails at UN

Friday, December 7th 2018, 7:11

The first such resolution to come before the UN wins a majority but not the required two-thirds.
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Israel targets Hezbollah 'terror tunnels'

Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 13:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says the tunnels have been dug from Lebanon in order to take Israeli civilians hostage.
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Rare gold coins found in Israeli city of Caesarea

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 14:55

A hoard of rare coins is discovered in a bronze pot in the ancient Israeli port city of Caesarea.
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Israeli PM Netanyahu should be charged with bribery - police

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 10:56

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects allegations of favouring a company in return for positive media coverage.
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What is life like after Eurovision?

Sunday, November 25th 2018, 0:06

Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Six months on she tells us what life is like.
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Thai labourers in Israel tell of harrowing conditions

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 22:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A year-long BBC investigation has discovered widespread abuse of Thai nationals living and working in Israel.
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US-Israeli bomb hoaxer given 10 year jail sentence

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 10:54
related countries: United States United States

Michael Kadar made thousands of hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.
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The West Bank homes dropped from Airbnb

Wednesday, November 21st 2018, 0:09
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Airbnb's decision to stop listing the properties is welcomed by Palestinians but condemned by Israel.
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Airbnb: Israeli uproar as firm bars West Bank settlements

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 16:27
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says the firm's move to end lettings in settlements in the occupied West Bank is "shameful".
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Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings

Tuesday, November 20th 2018, 7:24
related countries: United States United States

The US firm says it will take home rentals in Israeli settlements on occupied land off its website.
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Netanyahu warns of danger of early Israel election

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 19:25

Mr Netanyahu has rejected his partners' ultimatum and assumed the Israel's defence post for himself.
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Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 16:21

Avigdor Lieberman denounces the cabinet's decision to accept a ceasefire as "surrendering to terror".
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Israel-Gaza: Deadly fire traded across border

Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 17:42

The violence is among the worst since 2014 and follows a covert Israeli mission exposed on Sunday.
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Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 5:09

Gaza rocket barrage targets Israel, which responds with air strikes after militants die in covert op.
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Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

Monday, November 12th 2018, 15:06

An Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians are killed amid an undercover operation in the Gaza Strip.
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Israel-Arab ties warm up after long deep freeze

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 1:22

An Israeli charm offensive is making once unlikely friends in the Arab world, worrying Palestinians.
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Israeli strike 'kills Gaza youths planting bomb'

Monday, October 29th 2018, 9:49
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian officials in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip say the victims were boys aged between 12 and 14.
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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 16:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu had not been seen since soldiers stormed his home more than a year ago.
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Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

Sunday, October 21st 2018, 14:52

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he will try to extend the lease on two border areas.
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Upcycling grenades in Gaza

Friday, October 19th 2018, 23:50

Ahmed collects debris at the Israeli Gaza border during the ongoing protests then turns it into something new.
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The grenade collector of Gaza

Friday, October 19th 2018, 23:49

Ahmed collects debris at the Israeli Gaza border, then turns it into something new.
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Israeli Supreme Court allows US 'boycott' student to stay

Thursday, October 18th 2018, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

Lara Alqasem was denied entry into Israel amid claims she supports an anti-Israel boycott campaign.
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Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy

Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 9:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

PM Scott Morrison says he is "open" to recognising the city as Israel's capital, but draws criticism.
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Syria reopens key crossings with Jordan and Israel-occupied Golan

Monday, October 15th 2018, 12:02
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The crossings with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights were closed for several years.
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Manhunt after two Israelis killed at West Bank factory

Monday, October 8th 2018, 10:47
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli military says a Palestinian man shot dead two Israeli co-workers at a factory on Sunday.
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Iran mocks new nuclear claims by Israel's PM

Friday, September 28th 2018, 9:45

Its foreign minister dismisses Mr Netanyahu's "revelation" at the UN as an "arts and craft show".
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Iran city mocked for billboard featuring Israeli soldiers

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Shiraz

The billboard was put up in the city of Shiraz to commemorate the Iran-Iraq war.
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Ari Fuld killing: $1m raised for family by crowdfunders

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 14:33
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

An American Israeli stabbed to death in the occupied West Bank had a large social media following.
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Michigan professor embroiled in Israel boycott row

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 23:09

The academic declined to provide a recommendation letter for a student wishing to study in Israel.
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Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 16:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Fifteen personnel died when an aircraft was downed by Syrian fire after Israel launched an air raid.
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Khan al-Ahmar: The West Bank village facing demolition

Monday, September 17th 2018, 23:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

After ten years of legal battles, Israel's Supreme Court has authorised the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar.
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'World's oldest brewery' found in cave in Israel, say researchers

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 13:51

Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.
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David Keyes: Netanyahu aide steps aside amid sexual misconduct claims

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 18:29

Several women have accused David Keyes, a spokesman for the Israeli PM, of inappropriate behaviour.
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Israeli teen 'dies in fall at Yosemite while taking selfie'

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 23:41

The teenager was taking a selfie when he slipped and fell to his death, Israeli media report.
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Paraguay and Israel in spat over Jerusalem embassy

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 20:46
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay
related places: Tel Aviv

Paraguay's president says he will move its embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, angering Israel.
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Lewinsky in Israel walk-out after Bill Clinton question

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 11:37

She walked off stage in Israel after she was asked about her relationship with President Clinton.
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Israel expands smoking ban in public places

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 7:18

Israel ramps up its tough restrictions on smoking in public to include previously designated spaces.
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Israel public radio apologises for playing Richard Wagner music

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 10:44

The row shows how despised Hitler's favourite composer, a virulent anti-Semite, remains in Israel.
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Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 7:45

An electrical fault, not Israeli air strikes, is to blame for the explosions, state media say.
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Lana Del Rey: Singer postpones Israel performance after backlash

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 8:30
related countries: United States United States

The US singer was under pressure to cancel her show in protest at Israel's policy on the Palestinians.
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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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