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VIDEO: What do Israeli voters want?

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 0:30

Jeremy Bowen reports as rival party leaders in Israel make their final appeals to voters on the last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's elections.
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Netanyahu vows no Palestinian state

Monday, March 16th 2015, 23:11

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will not allow the creation of a Palestinian state if he is re-elected on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Israel prepares to go to the polls

Monday, March 16th 2015, 11:03

It is the final day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's elections in Israel, as the BBC's Middle East Correspondent Kevin Connolly reports.
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Israel election: Will outcome revive peace process?

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:40

Will Israeli election create new mood to tackle Palestinian issue?
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Views from the Israeli voting booth

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 14:29

Views of voters who will decide Israel's next leader
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IS claims killing of 'Israeli spy'

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 15:14

Islamic State (IS) militants post a video online which appears to show a young boy shooting dead an Israeli Arab man accused of being a spy.
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One-man rule in Israel's hippy micro-state

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 0:19

The strange tale of a tiny independent state
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Palestinian driver attacks Israelis

Friday, March 6th 2015, 15:29

A Palestinian man drives into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, injuring six Israeli policewomen in what police say was a "terrorist attack"
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PLO ends Israel security assistance

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 22:41
related countries: Norway Norway

The Palestine Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.
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Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:26
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
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Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 12:48
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.
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VIDEO: Tensions as Netanyahu visits US

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his coming speech to the US Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
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'No disrespect' in Netanyahu speech

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 18:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
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Netanyahu goes to US for Iran speech

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Congress, Washington

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.
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VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats
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VIDEO: The Iranian and Israeli who make chamber music

Friday, February 27th 2015, 0:10
related countries: Iran Iran

How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music
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Netanyahu 'not correct' on Iran

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israeli PM's judgment on the stance of Iran nuclear talks 'may not be correct', US Secretary of State John Kerry says, as a row with the US deepens.
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Row between US and Netanyahu worsens

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 4:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses world powers of "giving up" on Iran's nuclear programme, amid a row over his planned speech to the US Congress.
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VIDEO: Gaza: Caught in a wasteland

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 15:57

BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet visits Shejaiya, a neighbourhood of Gaza City which remains in ruins 6 months after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
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Israel PM 'differed' over Iran

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 9:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli intelligence took a different view of Iran's nuclear capabilities from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2012, a leaked cable suggests.
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VIDEO: 'Squabbles' over sea oil reserve

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon has been lagging behind Israel and Cyprus in moving to capitalise on sea reserves of oil and gas.
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PLO faces $218m Israel attacks fine

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 19:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago.
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Israel 'leaking' Iran nuclear talks

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US has accused Israel of selectively leaking information from the Iran nuclear talks to distort its position in negotiations.
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'Priceless' coins found off Israel

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 9:52

Scuba divers inadvertently discover the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.
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Israel PM criticised over spending

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 16:59

Israel's financial watchdog says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu improperly used state funds for his family, following complaints by the opposition.
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Israeli hospital rebuilds injured Syrian man's face

Monday, February 16th 2015, 2:34
related countries: Syria Syria

War victim benefits from advanced surgery in Israel
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VIDEO: Rawabi: A new Palestinian city

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 11:46
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Rawabi is the first new Palestinian city to be built in the Israeli-occupied West Bank but with no running water will it ever be completed?
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Turkey in summit snub to Israel

Friday, February 6th 2015, 18:39

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu withdraws from a security conference in Munich, after an Israeli delegation is invited.
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UN Gaza probe head quits over 'bias'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:27

The head of a UN inquiry into last year's conflict in Gaza resigns amid Israeli allegations of bias over his former work with the PLO.
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VIDEO: Footage shows huge starling formation

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 23:32

A murmuration, or flock, of starlings flew spectacularly in the sky near Rahat in Israel.
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Hezbollah says it does not want war

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
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Conductor dies after stage collapse

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
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Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
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Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.
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Skull clue to exodus from Africa

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 19:43

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.
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Obama declines Netanyahu meeting

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, March, White House

US President Barack Obama will not meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he speaks to Congress in March, the White House says.
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Man arrested over Madonna hack

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 4:06

An Israeli man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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Tel Aviv bus passengers stabbed

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 15:46
related places: Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man is shot and injured by security officers after stabbing at least 11 people in an attack on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli police say.
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VIDEO: Ten stabbed in Tel Aviv bus attack

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 10:19
related places: Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man is shot and injured by security officers after stabbing at least 10 people in an attack on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli police say.
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'Israeli strike' killed Iran general

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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'Israel strike' kills Hezbollah men

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 22:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

An Israeli air strike kills six members of Hezbollah in Syrian sector of Golan Heights, the Lebanese militant movement says.
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VIDEO: Rhinos flee from Israel's safari zoo

Friday, January 16th 2015, 10:28

Three female rhinos escaped from Israel's safari zoo after one of the security guards fell asleep by an open side gate.
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Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 15:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli military court sentences a Palestinian man to three life terms for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.
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US opposes Palestinian tax freeze

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:00
related countries: United States United States

The US opposes Israel's freeze on the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority over its bid to join the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Escaped emu dodges cars in Israel

Monday, January 5th 2015, 15:08
related places: Tel Aviv

An emu went on the run after escaping from a private farm in the Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv.
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Israel freezes Palestinian tax funds

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 20:10

Israel halts the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority after it applies to join the International Criminal Court.
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Palestinians submit ICC documents

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States

The Palestinians submit the documents required to join the International Criminal Court to the UN, in a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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Palestinian UN resolution fails

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:43

The UN Security Council rejects a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years.
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Hamas blocks children's Israel visit

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 16:35

Thirty-seven children, whose parents were killed in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict, are blocked by Hamas from entering Israel on peace activists' visit.
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Israel officials in corruption probe

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 15:43

Israeli police say they are investigating at least 30 public officials over alleged corruption, following a year-long inquiry.
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Israel launches Gaza air strike

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 6:37

Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 5:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
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Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 23:14

Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".
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Palestinian peace plan put before UN

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 13:35
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
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Kerry discusses Israel pull-out bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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VIDEO: Funeral for Palestinian minister

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 15:48

Thousands have attended the funeral of a Palestinian government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli troops.
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Palestinian minister's funeral held

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 14:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The funeral of a Palestinian government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli troops is held amid a dispute over the cause of death.
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VIDEO: Palestinian minister dies after protest

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank.
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Palestinian minister dies at protest

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 21:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest, amid conflicting reports about the cause.
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American 'planned attacks in Israel'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:39
related countries: United States United States

A US citizen being held in Israel on weapons charges has told investigators he was considering attacking Muslim holy sites, Israeli police say.
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Israel's Gaza strikes 'war crimes'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:50

Israeli air strikes on high-rise buildings in this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says, in a report criticised by Israel.
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Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The Syrian army accuses Israel of air strikes on areas near Damascus, but there is no confirmation from Israel.
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'Looters of Dead Sea relics' caught

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 13:41

A gang that was stealing ancient relics from a desert cave - close to where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found - has been arrested, Israeli authorities say.
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Israel and the Palestinians: A conflict viewed through olives

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 1:30

How olives get to the heart of Israeli-Palestinian tension
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VIDEO: British 'Hero of Israel' reburied

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The ashes of John Henry Patterson are to be reburied in Israel after a state funeral attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israel desert hit by major oil spill

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:19

A large oil spill in southern Israel causes severe damage and is described by officials as one of the worst in the country's history.
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Frenchmen jailed for Tel Aviv crash

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:40
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Tel Aviv

Two Frenchmen are jailed in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in 2011 in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv.
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