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Israel 'behind Syria assassination'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Israeli commandos were responsible for the assassination of a Syrian military official in 2008, a leaked US intelligence file says.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran deal 'a bad mistake'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 9:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a deal on limiting Iran's nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions "a bad mistake of historic proportions".
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Video 'doubt' over W Bank shooting

Monday, July 13th 2015, 11:33

A human rights group publishes a video it says contradicts the account of an Israeli army officer who shot dead a Palestinian teenager a week ago.
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Palestinian hunger striker freed

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 6:09

Israel frees Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who had held a 56-day hunger strike in protest at his detention.
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Israeli jailed over Madonna hack

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 15:48
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli man is jailed for 14 months in Tel Aviv for hacking the computers of singers including Madonna.
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Israeli PM warns Hamas on 'captives'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 15:26

Israel's prime minister says he holds Hamas responsible for the fate of two Israeli citizens believed held in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Gaza rebuilding delayed one year on

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 5:38

In the year since the start of the 50-day conflict with Israel, which saw thousands of Gaza's buildings reduced to rubble, not a single destroyed home has been rebuilt.
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VIDEO: Battle scars: Gaza war's legacy

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 21:53

One year on, Lyse Doucet speaks to a 12-year-old boy who survived a defining moment of the 2014 war between Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.
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IS claims rocket attack on Israel

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 1:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Sniffing could provide autism test

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 0:17

The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
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Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:20

The Israeli Navy intercepts a Gaza-bound vessel sailed by pro-Palestinian activists including former the Tunisian president and diverts it to an Israeli port, the military says.
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Deal on Palestinian hunger striker

Monday, June 29th 2015, 0:23

Israel agrees to free a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 55 days and is thought to be in serious condition, officials say.
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Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Why Iran nuclear deal could hasten Israeli military action
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Jesus miracle church 'hit by arson'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:19

Arsonists are believed to have set fire to a church in northern Israel where Jesus is said to have performed a miracle, police say.
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Syrian rebels set sights on Quneitra

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Syria Syria

A rebel alliance in southern Syria has begun an offensive against government forces in Quneitra province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Israel report backs Gaza war actions

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:22

The Israeli government issues a report into the 2014 war in Gaza, saying that its military actions were "lawful" and "legitimate".
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Orange boss tells Israel of regret

Friday, June 12th 2015, 12:19
related countries: France France
related places: Orange

The head of French telecom giant Orange tells Israel's PM he deeply regrets the controversy following comments indicating he wanted to pull out of Israel.
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Israel 'struck Gaza beach in error'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 9:47

An Israeli military investigation clears its forces of wrongdoing over the deaths of four Palestinian boys in an attack in Gaza during the 2014 war.
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Israel denies bugging Iran talks

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 14:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel denies it bugged talks on Iran's nuclear programme, after a security company said a computer virus hacked the venues of the negotiations.
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VIDEO: Could IS influence shatter Gaza truce?

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 8:36

In the past week, several rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza, endangering the 10-month-long ceasefire that ended last summer's deadly war.
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US rebuts Jerusalem passport law

Monday, June 8th 2015, 18:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The US Supreme Court invalidates a controversial law allowing Jerusalem-born American citizens to claim their birthplace on their passports as Israel.
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Israel PM attacks Orange over deal

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:36
related countries: France France
related places: Orange

Israel's Prime Minister has attacked the boss of the French telecom giant Orange for looking to pull out of a deal with an Israeli partner.
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Modi to make historic Israel visit

Monday, June 1st 2015, 4:22
related countries: India India

India's Narendra Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, India's foreign minister says, though no date is set.
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Palestinians press Fifa to show Israel red card

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 13:12

Palestinians press Fifa to suspend Israel from world football
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VIDEO: Palestinians want Israel football ban

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 4:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Palestinian Football Association is asking Fifa to suspend Israel from world football, just as it once suspended apartheid South Africa and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
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Israel ex-PM given prison sentence

Monday, May 25th 2015, 8:46

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust.
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Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 23:19
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The plight of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
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Israel face possible suspension vote

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:19

Fifa could vote on 29 May on whether to suspend Israel over claims that it discriminates against Palestinian footballers.
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Israel halts bus 'segregation' trial

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 9:03
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel suspends new rules that would have had the effect of separating Palestinian and Jewish passengers on buses travelling to the West Bank.
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VIDEO: New government, new problems in Israel?

Friday, May 15th 2015, 3:47

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has been sworn in, and there are new concerns about what it means for any possible peace deal with the Palestinians.
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Pope to recognise Palestinian state

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 17:58

The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.
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Israeli court jails renowned rabbi

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 10:06

One of Israel's best-known rabbis, Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, is sentenced to jail for attempting to bribe the head of the national fraud squad.
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Copenhagen buses burned in 'attack'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 16:09
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Four Danish buses have been destroyed in an attack that police believe may be linked to a ban on anti-Israel adverts on public transport.
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Netanyahu in Israel coalition deal

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:59

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agrees an 11th-hour deal to form a new coalition government, seven weeks after winning elections.
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Netanyahu faces coalition deadline

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 1:13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to assemble a coalition government ahead of Wednesday's post-election deadline.
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Israel must eliminate racism - PM

Monday, May 4th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.
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Israel 'fired without rules' in Gaza

Monday, May 4th 2015, 13:59

A "policy of indiscriminate fire" by the Israeli military caused hundreds of civilian deaths during the 2014 Gaza conflict, an activist group says.
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Clashes in Tel Aviv 'racism' protest

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Tel Aviv

Dozens of police and protesters are injured in clashes as a protest by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged police brutality turns violent in Tel Aviv.
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Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN

Monday, April 27th 2015, 18:44

At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
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Israel 'kills militants' in Golan

Monday, April 27th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Syria Syria

An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.
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VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 23:01

A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
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Actor Topol to be given Israel honour

Monday, April 20th 2015, 10:50

Actor Chaim Topol - known to his fans as Topol - is honoured with the prestigious Israel Award for lifetime achievement.
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VIDEO: Holocaust silence held in Israel

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 8:12

A two-minute silence has been held in Israel to remember the six million Jewish victims killed in the Holocaust.
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Palestinian killed at funeral clash

Friday, April 10th 2015, 15:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead in clashes with Israeli troops at the funeral of a militant in the West Bank, hospital officials say.
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Palestinian stabs Israeli soldiers

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man stabbed two Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank before being shot dead by one of them, the Israeli military says.
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Israel admits killing UN peacekeeper

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Spain Spain

A Spanish soldier who died in Lebanon in January was accidentally killed by Israeli fire, Israel's military says.
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Obama: US will be there for Israel

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:39
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

President Obama seeks to reassure Israel that the US remains its staunchest supporter, amid Israeli fears about a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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PA rejects Israel tax transfer

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 23:51

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept tax revenues unfrozen by Israel because money has been deducted.
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West Bank barrier plan rejected

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 2:18
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

Palestinians are celebrating after Israel's Supreme Court rejects a plan to build the West Bank barrier through a beauty spot near Bethlehem.
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VIDEO: Hamas leader in Israel warning

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:54

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the election victory in Israel by Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party will lead to 'more extremism'.
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Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 5:00

The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.
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Israel v Belgium

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 17:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's European Championship Qualifying game between Israel and Belgium.
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Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption

Monday, March 30th 2015, 7:21

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.
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Israel 0-3 Wales

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 20:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gareth Bale scores twice to send Wales two points clear at the top of Group B with a comfortable win over 10-man Israel.
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Wales players 'used to pressure'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales boss Chris Coleman says his players' experience of large crowds will help them cope against Israel on Saturday.
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Obama: Israel peace prospects 'dim'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama says prospects for a Mid-East two-state solution are "dim", but says his relations with the Israeli leader are not a problem.
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Israel denies spying on Iran talks

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israel denies a report that it spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the US and other world powers in order to build a case against a deal.
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Netanyahu apologises to Arab voters

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 19:48

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says sorry for warning that "the Arabs are voting in droves" during the election campaign.
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Israel accused over Gaza casualties

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:41

The scale of civilian deaths in Gaza during the 2014 war with Israel puts Israel's adherence to international law in doubt, a UN official has said.
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US Republican plans Netanyahu visit

Friday, March 20th 2015, 15:39
related countries: United States United States

US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
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Netanyahu denies two-state reversal

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 23:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waters down a pre-election vow not to allow the establishment of a Palestinian state.
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US concern over Israel poll rhetoric

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House expresses "deep concern" over "divisive rhetoric" in Israel's election, and reiterates US support for Palestinian statehood.
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VIDEO: Five problems for Netanyahu - 60 secs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:05

A one minute look at five issues Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must tackle if he is returned to office.
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Netanyahu plans coalition 'in weeks'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:01

Israel's surprise election victor Benjamin Netanyahu will form a coalition 'in two to three weeks', his party says.
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VIDEO: How Israeli election night unfolded

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 14:29

Benjamin Netanyahu is on course for a fourth term as Israel's prime minister after winning the general election.
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Netanyahu in surprise election win

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:42

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party wins a surprise victory in Israel's election, putting him on course for a fourth term in office.
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Vokes recalled for Wales' Euro bid

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Striker Sam Vokes returns for Wales, but they are without James Chester for the Euro qualifier in Israel on 28 March.
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Netanyahu battles for fourth term

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 19:05

Millions of Israelis vote in what is expected to be a close fight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and a centre-left alliance.
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VIDEO: Israel election: The view from Ramallah

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 13:51

Many of those living in Ramallah are sceptical about change, whatever the outcome of the Israeli election, as Yolande Knell reports.
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