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US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard, White House

Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard

The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery

Monday, March 31st 2014, 12:10

Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery trial.
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Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 7:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli security forces shoot dead at least three Palestinians during an arrest operation in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.
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Israel finds 'longest Gaza tunnel'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:01
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel says it has uncovered a tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip which runs hundreds of metres under its territory.
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Israel attacks Syrian army sites

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian soldier is killed in air strikes launched by Israel in retaliation for a bombing in the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media report.
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Golan blast wounds Israeli soldiers

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Four Israeli soldiers have been wounded by a bomb explosion on the frontier between the occupied Golan Heights and Syria, Israel's military says.
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Abbas 'must take risks' for peace

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he must take risks for peace, as the deadline for a final deal with Israel nears.
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Israel-Gaza strikes despite 'truce'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:07

Rocket and air strikes continue between Gaza militants and Israel despite earlier claims a truce had been restored.
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Gaza militants say truce renewed

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:02

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a truce with Israel has been restored after a day of heavy cross-border rocket and air strikes.
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Israeli planes bombard Gaza targets

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes attack Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a militant rocket barrage into southern Israel, the military says.
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Rocket barrage from Gaza hits Israel

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:15
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fire more than 30 rockets at southern Israel, officials say, prompting retaliatory Israeli air strikes.
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PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:56
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.
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Israel ends army draft exemptions

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 13:51

Israel's parliament approves legislation that will end exemptions from military conscription for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students.
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Israeli 'regret' over judge's death

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israel expresses regret over the death of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at a border crossing on Monday, saying the incident will be investigated.
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Palestinian-Jordanian shot at border

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian-Jordanian man who tried to grab one of their rifles at a border crossing with Jordan, Israeli officials say.
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Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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Israel halts 'Iran weapons shipment'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
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Two killed in Israel Gaza air strike

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who Israel's military said were preparing to launch rockets across the border.
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Obama: 'Tough choices' for Netanyahu

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama warns that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
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US warns Israel over talks failure

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama warns Israel of 'international fallout' if it does not endorse a US framework for a peace deal with the Palestinians, as Israel's PM visits Washington.
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VIDEO: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in army protest

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 5:03

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have been on the streets of Israel to protest against government plans to draft them into the army.
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Israel ultra-Orthodox in draft rally

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 0:06

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a protest in Jerusalem against plans to conscript them into the Israeli army.
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Amnesty: Israel using reckless force

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the West Bank, Amnesty International says, killing more than 40 Palestinians since 2011.
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Anne Frank books donated to Tokyo

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The Israeli embassy in Japan donates more than 300 Anne Frank-related books to public libraries in Tokyo, after many copies of her diary were found vandalised.
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Hezbollah 'will respond to strike'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 11:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Hezbollah says it will respond to an air strike it accuses Israeli forces of carrying out against one of its bases on Lebanon's border with Syria.
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Clash erupts on Temple Mount

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 16:58

Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem before Israel's parliament debates sovereignty over the holy site.
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Israeli jets 'strike east Lebanon'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Israeli jets have carried out air strikes in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanon's state news agency says.
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Israel police shoot dead US killer

Monday, February 24th 2014, 2:24
related countries: United States United States

Israeli special forces shoot dead an American-Israeli prisoner - jailed for a brutal murder in the US - after he opened fire on prison guards.
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Google buys sound authentication firm

Monday, February 17th 2014, 5:04

Google acquires SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves.
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Palestinian killed near Gaza border

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 20:02

A Palestinian man has been killed and another wounded by Israeli soldiers near the border fence in northern Gaza, Palestinian medics and officials say.
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Israeli MPs heckle Schulz speech

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 18:51

Israeli MPs from a pro-settler party walk out of Israel's Knesset during a speech by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
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Israeli-Palestinian cancer support group knocks down walls

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:38

Israeli-Palestinian support group knocks down walls
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VIDEO: 'She is my breast cancer sister'

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 0:12

Palestinian housewife Ibtisam Erekat and Israeli Orthodox Jew Ruth Ebenstein talk about how breast cancer made them close friends.
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Israel removes Jordan Valley protest

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israel's removal of a protest camp and a rise in Palestinian property demolitions highlight sensitivity over the Jordan Valley.
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Israel approves East Jerusalem homes

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:11

Israeli officials give final approval for 558 apartments in Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, in a move Palestinians say could derail peace talks.
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Row over accepting Israel as 'Jewish'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 9:00

Recognition of 'Jewish state' could be deal breaker for Palestinians
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Israeli fizzy drinks at centre of settlement boycott row

Friday, January 31st 2014, 7:03

Why Israeli fizzy drinks are at centre of settlement boycott row
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VIDEO: Johansson quits Oxfam over ad row

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 16:25

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson steps down as an Oxfam ambassador after criticism of her support for Israeli company SodaStream.
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Actress quits Oxfam in West Bank row

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Scarlett Johansson steps down as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.
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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 14:00
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah, but there are conflicting reports over whether he was armed.
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Key West Bank barrier decisions due

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 1:15
related countries: West Bank West Bank

West Bank villages' fate rests on key Israeli court ruling
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Israeli jailed for Iran spying offer

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 17:01
related countries: Iran Iran

A court in Israel sentences a member of the anti-Zionist Jewish sect Neturei Karta to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran.
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Israel defence computers hit by hack

Monday, January 27th 2014, 11:30

Israeli defence computers were compromised via a malicious email attachment, an Israeli computer security firm has revealed.
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Israeli troops shoot dead Gaza man

Friday, January 24th 2014, 16:42
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded another in a cross-border incident in the north of the Gaza Strip.
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Israel arrests 'al-Qaeda cell'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:33
related countries: United States United States

The Israeli Shin Bet security service arrests three alleged members of an al-Qaeda cell , who, it says, were targeting the US embassy.
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Militants killed in Gaza air strike

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 11:59
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinian militants are killed by an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli officials say.
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Chilean 'anti-Israel' shirt banned

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:01
related countries: Chile Chile

The Chilean football federation bans top division club Palestino from using controversial "anti-Israel" shirts.
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Israel returns militants' bodies

Monday, January 20th 2014, 18:14

The Israeli military says it has begun to exhume the bodies of a number of Palestinian militants to return them to their families for burial.
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Israeli energy minister to visit UAE

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 23:44
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom is to travel to the United Arab Emirates - the first such visit since the 2010 murder of a Hamas commander.
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'Five hurt' in Israel Gaza air raids

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 5:24
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five people are injured in a series of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip after rockets are fired towards Ashkelon in southern Israel, reports say.
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VIDEO: Filipina carer wins Israeli X Factor

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 3:32

A Filipina carer, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has surprised the country by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests.
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Israel apologies for Kerry criticism

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon apologises for quotes lambasting US Secretary of State John Kerry's role in the Middle East peace process.
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US anger at Israel Kerry 'comment'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

Israel's defence minister apologises for comments deemed "offensive" by the US about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mid-East peace initiative.
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Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:08

Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an "indomitable" defender of his people.
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VIDEO: Friend or foe? Views of Ariel Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 23:00

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on Ariel Sharon's role in shaping Israel and influencing the wider region. The former Israeli prime minister has died at the age of 85.
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Cameron pays tribute to Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 21:16

Prime Minister David Cameron calls Ariel Sharon "one of the most significant figures in Israeli history" following the former Israeli prime minister's death.
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Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 19:32

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.
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Obituary: Ariel Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:31

Ariel Sharon was a giant of the Israeli military and political scene, but courted controversy throughout his long career.
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Israel plans new settlement homes

Friday, January 10th 2014, 22:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel announces plans to build more than 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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Tel Aviv memorial to persecuted gays

Friday, January 10th 2014, 15:49
related places: Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv becomes the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial in honour of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.
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Ariel Sharon condition 'worsens'

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:22

The health of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated further, hospital officials say.
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VIDEO: Migrants' protest resumes in Israel

Monday, January 6th 2014, 19:34
related places: Tel Aviv

Thousands of African migrants are protesting for a second day in Tel Aviv against their treatment by the Israeli government.
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