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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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VIDEO: Israel at 65: Life in a yeshiva

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 23:04

BBC reporter John Ware visits Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and is given a rare glimpse inside a yeshiva (religious) school
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Israel heritage plan exposes discord over West Bank history

Monday, April 15th 2013, 23:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli heritage project exposes deep differences over West Bank
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No charges over Gaza bomb deaths

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 15:17

The Israeli military says it will not launch a criminal investigation into the deaths of 12 civilians in Gaza during the 2012 conflict.
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Getting behind Israeli 'frankness'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 23:58

What lies behind Israelis' penchant for straight-talking?
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Hamas 'failed to probe executions'

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:06

Human Rights Watch accuses Gaza's Hamas government of failing to investigate the killings of seven Palestinians accused of spying for Israel.
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VIDEO: Women arrested at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 18:04

Five women have been arrested by Israeli police for wearing prayer shawls at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Out of the shadows

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 23:12

Israeli ex-spy chiefs express support for two-state solution
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Kerry warns Iran time is limited

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry discusses Iran and ties with Israel on a visit to Turkey, before talks in the West Bank on Middle East peace.
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Air France fined for discrimination

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 20:29
related countries: France France

A French court fines Air France 13,000 euros for removing a pro-Palestinian activist from a flight to Israel because she was not Jewish.
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West Bank clashes follow funeral

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:28
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron following the funeral of a Palestinian prisoner who died in Israeli jail.
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Two Palestinians killed in West Bank

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 10:12
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Tulkarm

Two Palestinians have been fatally shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Tulkarm, after clashes between soldiers and youths.
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Palestinian found guilty of murder

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 11:50

A Palestinian man plans to appeal after an Israeli court convicted him of murdering Israeli settlers by throwing a rock at their car.
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Palestinian prisoners protest death

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:05

Israeli prison guards use tear gas to stop protests by Palestinian prisoners after a Palestinian inmate died of cancer.
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Cyprus jails Hezbollah operative

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 18:05
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Lebanon Lebanon

A Cypriot court jails a member of the Lebanese militant Shia movement Hezbollah for three years for plotting to attack Israeli targets there.
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Israeli Arab wins top song contest

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 8:13

Israeli Arab singer wins primetime competition
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Tourists released in Egypt's Sinai

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 6:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Norway Norway

Two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, are released by kidnappers in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, the state news agency has said.
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Israel 'returns fire' from Syria

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:41
related countries: Syria Syria

The Israeli government says its military has destroyed a machine-gun nest inside Syria after troops were shot at twice in the Golan Heights.
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VIDEO: Has Obama changed US image abroad?

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank

President Obama has left Jordan at the end of a four-day trip that also took him on his first official visit to Israel and to meet Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank.
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Israeli apology for flotilla deaths

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israel apologises to Turkey for any errors that resulted in the deaths of nine activists during the raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010.
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VIDEO: Has Obama charmed the Middle East?

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 23:11
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has met Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian leaders on his visit to the Middle East - with Syria and the stalled peace process key areas under discussion.
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VIDEO: Obama visits key Mid-East sites

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 15:39
related places: Tel Aviv

US President Barack Obama has concluded his trip to Israel and the West Bank by paying his respects to victims of the Holocaust and visiting Bethlehem.
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Obama visits symbolic Mid-East sites

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

US President Barack Obama concludes his trip to Israel and the West Bank by paying his respects to victims of the Holocaust and visiting Bethlehem.
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Tourist kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 13:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Norway Norway

Two tourists, an Israeli man and a Norwegian woman, have been kidnapped by armed men in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, security officials say.
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VIDEO: Obama urges return to peace talks

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:54
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Barack Obama has called on Israelis and Palestinians to return to peace talks, as he makes his first visit to Israel and the West Bank as US president.
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Frank words from Obama in Israel

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 22:08

Jeremy Bowen on the US president's frank words in Israel
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President Obama gives peace a chance

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 19:36

Obama's Israel speech will be part of his legacy, says Mark Mardell
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Obama urges return to peace talks

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 17:50
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Barack Obama urges Israelis and Palestinians to return to peace talks as he makes his first visit to Israel and the West Bank as US president.
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Obama urges end to settlement demand

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 15:40
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

President Barack Obama urges Palestinians to drop their demands for a freeze in Israeli settlement building, as he visits the West Bank.
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The locust-eaters of Israel

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 0:47

Israel ponders eating its way out of a locust plague
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US and Israel 'share Iran goals'

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirm their commitment to stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons, as the US president visits Israel.
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Obama: US proud to be Israel ally

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Barack Obama says Israel has "no greater friend" than the US, as he makes his first visit to the country as president.
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Obama limo halted by 'fuel mix-up'

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 16:48

One of Barack Obama's fleet of armoured limousines breaks down in Israel after reportedly being filled with the wrong type of fuel.
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Jordan's king slams region's leaders

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Jordan's King Abdullah II says Egypt's President Morsi has "no depth" of understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a US interview.
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Israel's new government sworn in

Monday, March 18th 2013, 19:02

Israel's new coalition government, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, is sworn in after nearly two months of negotiations.
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Rock-star Obama and sceptical Israel

Monday, March 18th 2013, 1:09

Mark Mardell looks at President Obama's first visit to Israel
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Israel PM signs coalition deal

Friday, March 15th 2013, 15:24

The Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu signs a deal to form a coalition government, several weeks after he won the election.
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Israel's cabinet for change - if it lasts

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 21:49

New Israeli coalition promises much - if it lasts
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Iran nuclear weapon 'over year away'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 19:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells an Israeli TV channel that it would take Iran "over a year or so" to develop a nuclear weapon.
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Israel PM 'reaches coalition deal'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 8:48

The Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reaches a deal to form a coalition government with the Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties, officials say.
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Funeral held for shot Palestinian

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 16:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

A funeral is held for a Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Doubts over Israel's Iron Dome

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

A leading US expert on missile defence raises serious doubts about the success rate of Israel's Iron Dome system during last year's Gaza conflict.
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UN disputes deadly Gaza strike

Monday, March 11th 2013, 18:32

A misfired Palestinian rocket rather than an Israeli air strike may have killed the baby son of a BBC journalist in Gaza, a UN agency says.
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VIDEO: Dog TV launched for home alone pets

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 8:59

An Israeli TV company has launched a channel just for dogs called Dog TV.
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Israel's Dog TV sets tails wagging

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 6:15

Israeli TV channel for canine viewers sets tails wagging
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Shot Palestinian dies in hospital

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 17:38

A Palestinian shot in the head by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers has died of his wounds, hospital officials say.
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VIDEO: Locusts threaten Mid East crops

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 9:17

Pesticides are being sprayed from the land and air in an effort to eradicate a huge swarm of locusts that is threatening crops in southern Israel and Gaza.
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UN rebukes Israel over child arrests

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 13:01

The ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli jails is "widespread, systematic and institutionalised", a UN report says.
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Prisoner X 'worked for Israel'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 11:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia confirms for the first time that an Australian-Israeli man who died while secretly jailed in Israel worked for the Israeli government.
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Israel's coalition deadline extended

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 22:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is given two more weeks to try to form a new government, following January's inconclusive elections.
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Israeli army ire over social media posts

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 1:30

Israeli army grapples with spate of damaging social media posts
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Israel Ethiopian birth control probe

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Israel's health ministry is to investigate why contraceptive injections were widely given to Ethiopian immigrant women.
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Two Palestinians end hunger strike

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 13:04

Two Palestinian prisoners held in an Israeli jail have ended their hunger strike and two others continue to refuse food.
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Gaza rocket fired into south Israel

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 6:19
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A rocket fired from Gaza lands in southern Israel - the first such attack since shortly after a ceasefire ended clashes in November, Israeli police say.
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VIDEO: Tensions as West Bank funeral held

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:47
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The funeral of a Palestinian whose death in Israeli custody on Saturday fuelled riots has been held in a village in the West Bank
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Tensions high amid West Bank funeral

Monday, February 25th 2013, 12:40
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

The funeral of a Palestinian who died in Israeli custody on Saturday, fuelling riots, is held in the West Bank, amid heightened tension.
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Israel tests new missile interceptor

Monday, February 25th 2013, 11:22

Israel's defence ministry says it has successfully tested its new long-range missile interceptor system, Arrow 3.
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Palestinian inmates in huge protest

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 22:06

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners stage a one-day hunger strike in protest at the death of a prisoner in an Israeli jail on Saturday.
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Clashes over Palestinian prisoners

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:12
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians clash with Israeli forces across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, amid further protests over hunger-striking prisoners.
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Oscars: From West Bank to Hollywood

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 10:34

Israeli and Palestinian films about the occupation up for an Oscar
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Many injured in West Bank protests

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 17:24
related countries: West Bank West Bank

More than 60 people have been injured in clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army in the West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent says.
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VIDEO: Electric elephants on digital safari

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 1:10

The Israeli inventor who brings a robotic puppet safari to life
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Livni joins Israeli government

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 12:52

Former Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni agrees to join a new coalition led by the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israel's Prisoner X 'hanged himself'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Israel confirms that a secret detainee known as Prisoner X - identified as Australian-Israeli Ben Zygier - hanged himself in his cell 2010.
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