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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Monday, October 22nd 2018, 10:01
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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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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