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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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Man kills four in Israeli bank

Monday, May 20th 2013, 16:31

A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft.
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'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:42
related countries: France France

An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000, which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless.
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Iran executes two men for spying

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
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Folau named in squad to face Lions

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 8:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Code-switcher Israel Folau is one of three uncapped players in Australia's initial 25-man squad to face the Lions.
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Religious protest over Israel draft

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:10

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem against plans to force members of their community to serve in the Israeli military.
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Israel to authorise new settlements

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 12:28
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli government has started the process of authorising four new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Anger at Syria 'heart-eating video'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
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ICC inquiry into Israel flotilla raid

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:56

The International Criminal Court launches a preliminary inquiry into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010.
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Israeli PM drops costly air bedroom

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will change his sleeping arrangements on flights after criticism over the cost of a special bedroom on a trip to the UK, officials say.
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Filipino UN peacekeepers released

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Four Filipino UN peacekeepers abducted while patrolling between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are released, officials say.
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Syria crisis: Israel prepares for the worst

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel takes action as tensions grow over Syria
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Talks over Israel report controversy

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Church of Scotland holds "useful" discussions with the Jewish community over a controversial report which questioned the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel.
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Israel approves new settler homes

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 13:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel has approved the construction of nearly 300 new Jewish settler homes at Beit El, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
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Hawking boycotts Israel conference

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:44

Prof Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a high-profile Israeli conference, in support of an academic boycott of the country.
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Jerusalem Islamic cleric questioned

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 14:10

Israeli police question Jerusalem's most senior Islamic cleric about clashes between Muslim and Jewish worshippers outside the al-Aqsa mosque.
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Israel 'curbs settlement building'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:40
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM issues an unofficial order to stop approval of new plans or tenders for Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank, a pressure group says.
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China hosts Netanyahu and Abbas

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:56
related countries: China China

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit China for separate talks with top officials.
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Syria condemns Israeli air strikes

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel's air strikes on military targets in Syria show co-ordination between Israel and "terrorist groups", the Syrian foreign ministry says.
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Damascus 'hit by Israeli strikes'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 11:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Multiple explosions shake the suburbs of Damascus, with Syria accusing Israel of launching its second attack in two days.
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Israel planes strike inside Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Israel launches an air strike against Syria, targeting weapons heading for Lebanon's Hezbollah, as the US reiterates it is unlikely to send troops.
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Strike on Gaza kills Palestinian

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 10:28

A Palestinian militant has been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City - the first such incident since a ceasefire in November.
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Israeli settler killed in West Bank

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 9:42
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli settler has been killed by a Palestinian, who stabbed and shot him, at a bus stop in the northern West Bank.
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VIDEO: Trouble brewing in Israel beer industry

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10:33

The growth of micro-breweries in Israel is under threat by the introduction of a new beer tax announced this week.
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Israel 'to scrap phosphorus shells'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 12:47

Israel says it is to stop using artillery shells containing white phosphorus, which it was criticised for during the 2008-09 Gaza conflict.
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Israel 'shoots down Lebanon drone'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says one of its fighter jets has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent from Lebanon into Israeli airspace.
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Israel clears Prisoner X's jailers

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 13:27

Israel's Attorney General says no charges will be brought against prison staff who supervised a security detainee who killed himself.
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Israel general in Syria 'sarin' claim

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 16:19
related countries: Syria Syria

A senior Israeli military official says Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebels several times.
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Palestinian to end hunger strike

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 16:13

Israel says it has reached a deal with a Palestinian prisoner so he will end his hunger strike in return for a reduction in the amount of time he faces in jail.
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US in major arms deal with Israel

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The United States is to equip Israel with a range of advanced missiles and fighter jets, new defence chief Chuck Hagel has said on a visit to Jerusalem.
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Doubts fail to dent confidence in Israel's Iron Dome

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 7:18

Doubts persist but confidence in Israel's Iron Dome is undimmed
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Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Gazans barred from West Bank marathon

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 10:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

Israel is refusing permission for Palestinian runners from Gaza to join a marathon in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
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VIDEO: Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 7:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Rockets hit Israeli city of Eilat

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 10:46

Two rockets fired from the Egyptian Sinai have landed in the southern Israeli city of Eilat without causing damage or injury, police say.
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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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