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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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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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Protests for Palestinian prisoners

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:47
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Protests are held in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, following warnings about the state of their health.
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Israel's Prisoner X 'leaked secrets'

Monday, February 18th 2013, 12:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian report says Israel secretly jailed an Australian man who worked for its Mossad spy agency because it believed he had leaked secrets.
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Israel to launch Prisoner X inquiry

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 21:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Israeli parliamentary inquiry will investigate the death in custody of Prisoner X, said to be an Australian-Israeli with links to Mossad.
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Israel lets in wounded Syrians

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 16:42

Israel says Syrians can cross into the occupied Golan Heights "in exceptional cases" after seven are taken to hospital in northern Israel.
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Israel politician Lieberman on trial

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 15:57

Israel's former foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, pleads not guilty at the opening of his trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
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Curious case of Israel's Prisoner X

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 0:56

Mysterious case sparks debate about censorship and civil rights
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Beitar Jerusalem FC strives to shed racist reputation

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 14:32

The Israeli football club trying to shed its racist reputation
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VIDEO: The fans who hate their own player

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:58

Football authorities and senior political figures in Israel have condemned recent racist incidents, relating to one of the country's largest football clubs.
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Israel confirms it held Prisoner X

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 3:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Israel confirms it imprisoned an Australian-Israeli man under a false identity for security reasons, and that he died in custody.
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Australia probes Israel jail case

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia's foreign minister orders a review into the case of an Australian "mystery prisoner" who reportedly hanged himself in 2010 in an Israeli jail.
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Europol handed Burgas bomb findings

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 22:59
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Burgas

Bulgaria gives Europol the names of two people it suspects of involvement in the Burgas bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a driver.
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Mystery Israel prisoner 'identified'

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 17:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A mystery prisoner reported to have hanged himself in 2010 in an Israeli jail where he was secretly held was an Australian national, an Australian news programme has reported.
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VIDEO: Football racism fears in Israel

Monday, February 11th 2013, 7:05

When the Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem signed two Chechen players it broke a long-established tradition of not signing Arabs or Muslims.
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Jerusalem football club torched

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:05

The offices of Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem are set on fire in a suspected arson attack that is thought to be linked to opposition to its signing of Muslim players.
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Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Hezbollah dismisses a Bulgarian report blaming it for a deadly 2012 bus bombing, saying it is facing an "international campaign" waged by Israel.
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Israel urges Hezbollah terror tag

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Hezbollah should be placed on the European list of banned terror organisations, Israel's PM says, as the group is blamed for a deadly bomb in Bulgaria.
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Obama plans visit to Middle East

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: White House

Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as US president, in a spring trip that will include the West Bank and Jordan, says the White House.
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AUDIO: Assad 'delusional and dangerous'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A former US ambassador to Syria and Israel told 5 live that Bashar Al Assad was getting more dangerous and "delusional".
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Hamas arrests across West Bank

Monday, February 4th 2013, 11:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces in the West Bank arrest at least 20 members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, including three members of parliament.
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VIDEO: Assad: Israel 'destabilising' Syria

Monday, February 4th 2013, 1:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first comments on last week's reported Israeli air strike in Syria.
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Assad: Israel destabilising Syria

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 19:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's embattled President Assad has accused Israel of trying to "destabilise" his country, in his first remarks on a reported Israeli air strike.
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Netanyahu asked to form coalition

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 21:48

Israeli President Shimon Peres asks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government following last month's parliamentary election.
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Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
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US warns Syria over 'arms supply'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The US warns Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon, amid an international row over an Israeli strike in Syria.
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Russia concern at Israeli 'strike'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia expresses grave concern at an alleged Israeli air attack on Syria, amid reports that either a research facility or a weapons convoy had been targeted.
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Israel settlers 'violate rights'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:33

Israeli settlements in the occupied territories violate Palestinians' human rights in ways designed to drive them off the land, a UN report states.
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Syria 'confirms' Israeli strike

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:18
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Syria's military says Israeli jets carried out an air strike on its territory, but denies reports that a convoy of weapons bound for Lebanon was hit.
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Israelis 'attack Syria convoy'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli forces attack a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border, unconfirmed reports say, amid fears that Syrian weaponry might fall into rebel hands.
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Israel condemns Argentina inquiry

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran
related places: Buenos Aires

Israel strongly criticises Argentina for its decision to work with Iran to investigate a 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires.
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Israel boycotts UN rights council

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 17:46

In an unprecedented step, Israel boycotts its regular review by the UN Human Rights Council, prompting concern that its work could be undermined.
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Israel central bank chief resigns

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel, is to step down on 30 June, two years before his term is due to end.
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Ariel Sharon 'has brain activity'

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 22:40

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who has been in a coma for seven years, shows significant signs of brain activity, doctors say.
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MP 'sorry' over Israel criticism

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 9:37

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward, who accused "the Jews" in Israel of "inflicting atrocities on Palestinians", apologises for "unintended offence" caused by his words.
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Netanyahu dealt weak hand by voters

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 12:33

Pinpointing Bibi’s options after Israel election win
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MP's Holocaust statement condemned

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:05

The Lib Dems condemn their MP David Ward, for his "use of language" in a statement about Israel's treatment of Palestinians that preceded Holocaust Memorial Day.
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Palestinian threat to sue Israel

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:19

The Palestinians threaten to take Israel to the International Criminal Court over plans to build new Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.
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Lapid snubs 'anti-Netanyahu bloc'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 21:51

Yair Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party came second in the Israeli election, says he will not try to block a new coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu wins narrow victory

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:11

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to form "as broad a government as possible" after his alliance wins a narrow election victory.
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Israel coalition talks begin

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:58

Coalition talks begin in Israel after general election results showed right-wing and centre-left blocs tied on 60 seats each.
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Netanyahu pledge after narrow win

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 5:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to form "as broad a government as possible" after his bloc narrowly wins general elections.
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Netanyahu's tough task after poll

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:25

Israeli PM faces tough coaliton-building task, says Kevin Connolly
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Netanyahu setback in Israel poll

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:49

Exit polls from Israel's election suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance has lost ground to centre-left parties.
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VIDEO: Exit polls predict Netanyahu victory

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 22:42

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to win a third term in office according to election exit polls.
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VIDEO: Israel vote: Netanyahu setback

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 21:19

Exit polls from Israel's election suggest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance has lost ground to centre-left parties.
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High turnout in Israeli election

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:05

Israelis have been voting in large numbers in a general election in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be returned to office.
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VIDEO: Votes cast in Israeli election race

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 18:18

Israelis are voting in a general election, with polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to office but with a reduced majority.
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VIDEO: One hospital, 24 hours, four sets of twins...

Monday, January 21st 2013, 6:10

A hospital in northern Israel has had a busy 24 hours after delivering four sets of twins.
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Israeli politics swerves to right

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 3:02

The young tycoon taking the Israeli election by storm
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Why Russian Israelis vote right

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Why Russian immigrants take a hard line in Israel's elections
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Israeli PM in settlements pledge

Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:43
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says no Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be removed during his next term in office if he wins elections on Tuesday.
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Israeli push to fulfil desert dream unsettles Negev Bedouin

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 0:30

The Zionists dreaming of five million people living in the Negev
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Israeli man convicted of murders

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

A court in Jerusalem convicts a US-born Israeli man of the murder of two Palestinians in 1997.
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Campaigns struggle to impress as Israeli elections loom

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 13:21

Israelis mull choices as elections loom, but excitement fails to ignite
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Palestinian killed in West Bank

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Budrus

A 17-year-old Palestinian is shot dead by Israeli forces in the village of Budrus near the West Bank barrier.
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