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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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Israeli fears over Syria crisis

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 0:11
related countries: Syria Syria

How Israel is making contingency plans for Syrian conflict fall-out
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Israel: Iran unfazed by warnings

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says assurances by the US are not enough to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Dispute over Egypt-Israel letter

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 12:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel and Egypt dispute an apparent exchange of letters between their two presidents, with Egypt saying the letter from Mohammed Mursi was fake.
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Bulgaria releases bomber image

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:51
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgarian police release a composite image of the suspected suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver on a bus on 18 July.
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Second fire protest Israeli dies

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:48

A second disabled Israeli war veteran dies of his wounds, 10 days after setting himself on fire in protest at welfare cuts and high living costs.
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Ultra-Orthodox face Israel draft

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:41

Israel's defence minister gives the army a month to prepare to conscript ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students, after a law exempting them expired.
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Romney wraps up tour on sour note

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 16:41
related countries: Poland Poland

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney ends his overseas tour in Poland, as frustrations between his campaign and journalists boil over.
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VIDEO: Tourists' emails 'read' by security in Israel

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 7:33

Israel's attorney general has been asked to look into claims that security officials have been demanding access to some tourists' personal email accounts.
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Palestinians slam 'racist' Romney

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney is accused of racism after he suggested "culture" could explain the Palestinians' economic inferiority to Israel.
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VIDEO: Romney: US will stand with Israel

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:14
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes strongly pro-Israeli comments on a visit to the country, saying he would ''respect'' an Israeli military strike on a nuclear-armed Iran.
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US has 'moral duty' to block Iran

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 20:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

In a speech in Israel, US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the US has a "moral imperative" to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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How Iranians view the Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Iran Iran

From female athletes to facing Israel: Iranian views on the Games
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VIDEO: 'Hardships' drive Israel self-immolations

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 2:05

In the past week five Israelis have either attempted or threatened to kill themselves by burning - blaming financial hardship.
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Fresh Israeli immolation protest

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 15:32

A disabled Israeli sets himself on fire, a week after another case of self-immolation prompted an emotional national response.
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Israeli bomb victim funerals held

Friday, July 20th 2012, 14:00
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Funerals are held for the five Israeli victims of a suicide attack on a bus in Bulgaria on Wednesday that left seven people dead.
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Bulgaria releases 'bomber' video

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 20:46
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Burgas

Bulgaria releases CCTV footage of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly suicide bombing against a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Burgas airport.
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Jewry mourn major Israeli rabbi

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 15:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays tribute to a highly respected rabbinical scholar, Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died in Israel aged 102.
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'Suicide bomber' killed Israelis

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United States United States

The bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in eastern Bulgaria was probably carried out by a male suicide bomber with fake US documents, officials say.
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VIDEO: CCTV released of suspected bomber

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:16
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The Bulgarian government has released CCTV images of a man suspected of targeting Israeli tourists in a bus bomb attack.
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Bulgaria bus blast kills Israelis

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 20:32
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Burgas

At least seven people are killed and more than 20 injured as a bomb explosion rips through a bus which picked up Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport.
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Israel creates settler university

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 19:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli officials have taken the controversial step of creating the first university in a settlement in the West Bank.
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Kadima quits Israeli government

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 17:12

Israel's Kadima party quits Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government in a dispute over military conscription for ultra-Orthodox Jews.
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Hillary appeals for patience in Egypt and Israel

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 5:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hillary Clinton tries to calm Mid-East nerves after Egypt upheavals
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Clinton issues new Iran warning

Monday, July 16th 2012, 20:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The US will use all its powers to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says on a visit to Israel.
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Gaza families visit Israeli jail

Monday, July 16th 2012, 9:14

Palestinian families from Gaza are allowed to visit their jailed relatives in Israel for the first time in five years.
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Arab singer in Israeli spotlight

Friday, July 13th 2012, 1:17

Arab talent show win casts spotlight on Israel's cultural divide
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Gaza strike kills Hamas militant

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

One militant is killed and four people are injured in two separate Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinians say.
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Israeli jailed for US organ sales

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 2:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

An Israeli man convicted of arranging kidney transplants for profit has been jailed for two and a half years in New York.
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Freed footballer returns to Gaza

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 17:14

Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak returns to Gaza to a hero's welcome after being in Israeli detention without charge for three years.
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Olmert convicted by Israeli court

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 17:10

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is cleared of two major corruption charges but convicted on a third, lesser count.
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Israel oil drilling: A thin line?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 0:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Can oil be drawn from Israel without tapping under West Bank?
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Israeli Likud backs conscript law

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 14:33

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party backs a controversial plan to end conscription exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arab Israelis.
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Palestinian prosperity 'hampered'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, West Bank West Bank

The economic potential of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, the UK charity Oxfam says.
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Israel police filmed kicking boy

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 6:39

Israel's Border Police force launches an investigation after a video emerges showing one of its officers kicking a nine-year-old Palestinian boy.
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Lebanon finds Israeli 'spyware'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 15:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel has destroyed three spying devices discovered by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon on Monday, the Lebanese army says.
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Ex-Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir dies

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 19:11

Yitzhak Shamir, the former Israeli prime minister and leader of the right-wing Likud party, dies at the age of 96, officials say.
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Holocaust survivor pageant held

Friday, June 29th 2012, 2:41

A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors has been held in Israel for the first time, stirring controversy.
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Egypt jail terms over Israel deal

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 13:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's former oil minister and a fugitive businessman are sentenced to 15 years each for a controversial deal which sold cheap gas to Israel.
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West Bank settlers leave outpost

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 7:51
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli authorities begin to evacuate dozens of Jewish settlers from an unauthorised West Bank outpost after a court orders it to be dismantled
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Israel urges Putin action on Iran

Monday, June 25th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Israel urges visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin to take a stronger line on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Two killed in fresh Gaza strikes

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 11:14
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, medics say, while an Israeli has been hurt by a rocket fired by militants.
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Israeli strikes kill two in Gaza

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 2:59

Israeli air strikes kill two Palestinians and injure at least 17 others in Gaza, two days after a ceasefire calmed a flare-up of violence.
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Hamas 'ready for Israel truce'

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 21:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hamas's military wing says it is ready to agree to an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel after days of fighting, so long as Israel complies.
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Palestinians die in Gaza strikes

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 15:02

Two Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, have been killed in a third day of clashes been Israel and militants based in Gaza, medics say.
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Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

Accusations the US and Israel jointly created the computer virus Flame are printed by the Washington Post newspaper.
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Hamas fires rockets into Israel

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 20:22

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fire rockets and mortars into southern Israel following air strikes against the Palestinian territory.
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Deadly attack on Israeli border

Monday, June 18th 2012, 21:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Israeli civilian and three militants are killed after attackers cross into Israel from Egypt and open fire, Israeli officials say.
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Gaza player 'ends hunger strike'

Monday, June 18th 2012, 17:22

A Palestinian footballer agrees to end his hunger strike in a deal with Israeli authorities, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Could Israeli attack strengthen Iran?

Monday, June 18th 2012, 9:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Mossad's former director Meir Dagan has warned against an Israeli attack on Iran to counter Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Palestinians shot dead in W Bank

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 15:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Two Palestinians are shot dead by an Israeli truck driver in the West Bank after allegedly attacking him in a botched robbery, Israeli police say.
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Israeli authors fight book deals

Friday, June 15th 2012, 12:34

A group of Israeli authors launch a battle to stop the country's leading bookstores from slashing prices, claiming it reduces their royalties.
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Israel in football hosting row

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:30

The Palestine Football Association asks Uefa to bar Israel from hosting a tournament next year because of Palestinian players being held without trial.
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Gaza water 'dangerous to drink'

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 0:57

Gaza's only fresh source of water is too contaminated to drink, says a report by two charities - urging Israel to end its blockade of the territory.
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Israeli PM 'erred over flotilla'

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 14:33

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is criticised by the state's watchdog over his decision-making process prior to deadly clashes on a Gaza-bound aid ship.
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Abbas 'would accept' deal at UN

Friday, June 8th 2012, 21:07

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will accept "non-member state" status at the UN, if Israel chooses not to re-start peace talks.
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Palestinian footballer 'at risk'

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 21:34

Human rights groups warn that a Palestinian footballer who has been on hunger strike for 80 days in an Israeli jail faces imminent danger of death.
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West Bank settlement to expand

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 21:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's prime minister orders the construction of 300 new homes at a West Bank settlement after MPs reject a bill to legalise several outposts.
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Germans scrutinise ties with Israel

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 16:15

Submarine sales prompt Germans to re-examine ties with Israel
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Africans hurt in Jerusalem blaze

Monday, June 4th 2012, 14:35

Four African migrants have been hurt in a suspected arson attack on their home in central Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
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Two killed in Gaza border clash

Friday, June 1st 2012, 13:17

An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian have been killed during an exchange of fire along the Gaza border, which has been relatively calm recently.
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Madonna tour kicks off in Israel

Friday, June 1st 2012, 10:42
related places: Tel Aviv

Madonna kicks off her MDNA world tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, wishing peace in the Middle East.
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