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We have started to collect the most important news related to Israel in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Mystery Israel prisoner 'identified'

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A mystery prisoner reported to have hanged himself in 2010 in an Israeli jail where he was secretly held was an Australian national, an Australian news programme has reported.
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VIDEO: Football racism fears in Israel

Monday, February 11th 2013, 7:05

When the Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem signed two Chechen players it broke a long-established tradition of not signing Arabs or Muslims.
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Jerusalem football club torched

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:05

The offices of Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem are set on fire in a suspected arson attack that is thought to be linked to opposition to its signing of Muslim players.
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Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Hezbollah dismisses a Bulgarian report blaming it for a deadly 2012 bus bombing, saying it is facing an "international campaign" waged by Israel.
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Israel urges Hezbollah terror tag

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Hezbollah should be placed on the European list of banned terror organisations, Israel's PM says, as the group is blamed for a deadly bomb in Bulgaria.
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Obama plans visit to Middle East

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: White House

Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as US president, in a spring trip that will include the West Bank and Jordan, says the White House.
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AUDIO: Assad 'delusional and dangerous'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A former US ambassador to Syria and Israel told 5 live that Bashar Al Assad was getting more dangerous and "delusional".
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Hamas arrests across West Bank

Monday, February 4th 2013, 11:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces in the West Bank arrest at least 20 members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, including three members of parliament.
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VIDEO: Assad: Israel 'destabilising' Syria

Monday, February 4th 2013, 1:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first comments on last week's reported Israeli air strike in Syria.
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Assad: Israel destabilising Syria

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 19:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's embattled President Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first remarks on a reported Israeli air strike.
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Netanyahu asked to form coalition

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 21:48

Israeli President Shimon Peres asks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government following last month's parliamentary election.
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Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
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US warns Syria over 'arms supply'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US warns Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon, amid an international row over an Israeli strike in Syria.
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Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia expresses grave concern at an alleged Israeli air attack on Syria, amid reports that either a research facility or a weapons convoy had been targeted.
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Israel settlers 'violate rights'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:33

Israeli settlements in the occupied territories violate Palestinians' human rights in ways designed to drive them off the land, a UN report states.
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Syria 'confirms' Israeli strike

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Syria's military says Israeli jets carried out an air strike on its territory, but denies reports that a convoy of weapons bound for Lebanon was hit.
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Israelis 'attack Syria convoy'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli forces attack a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border, unconfirmed reports say, amid fears that Syrian weaponry might fall into rebel hands.
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Israel condemns Argentina inquiry

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran
related places: Buenos Aires

Israel strongly criticises Argentina for its decision to work with Iran to investigate a 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires.
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Israel boycotts UN rights council

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 17:46

In an unprecedented step, Israel boycotts its regular review by the UN Human Rights Council, prompting concern that its work could be undermined.
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Israel central bank chief resigns

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, is to step down on 30 June, two years before his term is due to end.
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Ariel Sharon 'has brain activity'

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 22:40

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who has been in a coma for seven years, shows significant signs of brain activity, doctors say.
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MP 'sorry' over Israel criticism

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 9:37

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward, who accused "the Jews" in Israel of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians", apologises for "unintended offence" caused by his words.
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Netanyahu dealt weak hand by voters

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 12:33

Pinpointing Bibi’s options after Israel election win
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MP's Holocaust statement condemned

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:05

The Lib Dems condemn their MP David Ward, for his "use of language" in a statement about Israel's treatment of Palestinians that preceded Holocaust Memorial Day.
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Palestinian threat to sue Israel

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:19

The Palestinians threaten to take Israel to the International Criminal Court over plans to build new Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.
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Lapid snubs 'anti-Netanyahu bloc'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 21:51

Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party came second in the Israeli election, says he will not try to block a new coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu wins narrow victory

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:11

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to form "as broad a government as possible" after his alliance wins a narrow election victory.
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Israel coalition talks begin

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:58

Coalition talks begin in Israel after general election results showed right-wing and centre-left blocs tied on 60 seats each.
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Netanyahu pledge after narrow win

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 5:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to form "as broad a government as possible" after his bloc narrowly wins general elections.
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Netanyahu's tough task after poll

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:25

Israeli PM faces tough coaliton-building task, says Kevin Connolly
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Netanyahu setback in Israel poll

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:49

Exit polls from Israel's election suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance has lost ground to centre-left parties.
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VIDEO: Exit polls predict Netanyahu victory

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:42

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to win a third term in office according to election exit polls.
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VIDEO: Israel vote: Netanyahu setback

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 21:19

Exit polls from Israel's election suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance has lost ground to centre-left parties.
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High turnout in Israeli election

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:05

Israelis have been voting in large numbers in a general election in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be returned to office.
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VIDEO: Votes cast in Israeli election race

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 18:18

Israelis are voting in a general election, with polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to office but with a reduced majority.
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VIDEO: One hospital, 24 hours, four sets of twins...

Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:10

A hospital in northern Israel has had a busy 24 hours after delivering four sets of twins.
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Israeli politics swerves to right

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 3:02

The young tycoon taking the Israeli election by storm
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Why Russian Israelis vote right

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Why Russian immigrants take a hard line in Israel's elections
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Israeli PM in settlements pledge

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:43
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says no Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be removed during his next term in office if he wins elections on Tuesday.
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Israeli push to fulfil desert dream unsettles Negev Bedouin

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:30

The Zionists dreaming of five million people living in the Negev
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Israeli man convicted of murders

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

A court in Jerusalem convicts a US-born Israeli man of the murder of two Palestinians in 1997.
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Campaigns struggle to impress as Israeli elections loom

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 13:21

Israelis mull choices as elections loom, but excitement fails to ignite
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Palestinian killed in West Bank

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Budrus

A 17-year-old Palestinian is shot dead by Israeli forces in the village of Budrus near the West Bank barrier.
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Funeral held for shot Palestinian

Monday, January 14th 2013, 13:38
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Thousands of people attend the funeral of a Palestinian man shot at the barrier between Israel and the West Bank.
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West Bank tent protesters evicted

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 9:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces evict Palestinian activists who had pitched tents in an area of the West Bank where Israel is planning fresh settlement building.
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Farmer 'shot dead in Gaza Strip'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 18:21
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian farmer in the northern Gaza Strip has been killed by Israeli gunfire, Palestinian medical sources say.
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Tent protest over West Bank plan

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians pitch tents in an area of the West Bank where Israel recently announced plans to press ahead with new settlement homes.
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VIDEO: Deadly storms blanket Mid East in snow

Friday, January 11th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade have claimed several lives and left large parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Deadly storms sweep Middle East

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade claim several lives and leave parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Tel Aviv rocked by car explosion

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:19
related places: Tel Aviv

At least four people are injured as a car is blown up in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, but police say it was probably a criminal not political incident.
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Israel lifts ban on Gaza gravel

Monday, December 31st 2012, 16:03
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel eases restrictions on allowing building materials into the Gaza Strip, imposed when Hamas came to power there in 2007.
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'Lost tribe' settles in Israel

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 10:12
related countries: India India

About 50 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe, said to be lost descendants of ancient Israelites, move to Israel as a visa ban is lifted.
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Attacks on Israel 'breach of law'

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:55

Palestinian militants in Gaza violated the laws of war by firing rockets into Israel during last month's conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
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UN steps up pressure on Israel

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

The UN and 14 Security Council members demand a halt to Israeli construction in occupied territory as the US state department criticises its ally.
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Jerusalem settlement plan backed

Monday, December 17th 2012, 19:25

The Israeli interior ministry gives preliminary approval to controversial plans to build 1,500 more homes at a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.
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Israeli foreign minister resigns

Friday, December 14th 2012, 16:05

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns after prosecutors decide to charge him with breach of trust.
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Thousands attend rally in Hebron

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:18

About 3,000 Palestinians marking the 25th anniversary of Hamas march towards an Israeli checkpoint in Hebron, not far from several Jewish settlements.
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Israel troops 'assault cameramen'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:43
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Reuters news agency accuses Israeli soldiers of hitting two of its cameramen and forcing them to strip in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israeli FM charged over finances

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 18:46

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is charged with breach of trust over an alleged financial scandal but cleared of more serious charges.
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Hebron fake gun teenager killed

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 22:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

An Israeli border guard shoots dead a Palestinian teenager, whom police said threatened a colleague with what turned out to be a fake gun, in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israeli raids on Palestinian NGOs

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:21
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's military raids the West Bank offices of three Palestinian NGOs, accusing them of links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
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VIDEO: Hamas leader defiant in rally speech

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 20:59

Hamas's political leader Khaled Meshaal has told tens of thousands of people marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian Islamist group's founding that it will not recognise Israel
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VIDEO: Israel defiant over settlements

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 23:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will not give in to international pressure to halt plans for 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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