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VIDEO: Filipina carer wins Israeli X Factor

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 3:32

A Filipina carer, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has surprised the country by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests.
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Israel apologies for Kerry criticism

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon apologises for quotes lambasting US Secretary of State John Kerry's role in the Middle East peace process.
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US anger at Israel Kerry 'comment'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 22:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

Israel's defence minister apologises for comments deemed "offensive" by the US about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mid-East peace initiative.
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Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:08

Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an "indomitable" defender of his people.
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VIDEO: Friend or foe? Views of Ariel Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 23:00

Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on Ariel Sharon's role in shaping Israel and influencing the wider region. The former Israeli prime minister has died at the age of 85.
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Cameron pays tribute to Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 21:16

Prime Minister David Cameron calls Ariel Sharon "one of the most significant figures in Israeli history" following the former Israeli prime minister's death.
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Israel's ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 19:32

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.
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Obituary: Ariel Sharon

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 12:31

Ariel Sharon was a giant of the Israeli military and political scene, but courted controversy throughout his long career.
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Israel plans new settlement homes

Friday, January 10th 2014, 22:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel announces plans to build more than 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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Tel Aviv memorial to persecuted gays

Friday, January 10th 2014, 15:49
related places: Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv becomes the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial in honour of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.
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Ariel Sharon condition 'worsens'

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:22

The health of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated further, hospital officials say.
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VIDEO: Migrants' protest resumes in Israel

Monday, January 6th 2014, 19:34
related places: Tel Aviv

Thousands of African migrants are protesting for a second day in Tel Aviv against their treatment by the Israeli government.
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African migrants protest in Israel

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 15:13
related places: Tel Aviv

Thousands of African migrants rally in the city of Tel Aviv to protest against their treatment by the Israeli government.
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'Pessimism' over Sharon's survival

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 10:15

Doctors treating Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon, whose condition worsened last week, say they are more pessimistic about his chances of survival.
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Shot Palestinian 'dies of wounds'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 18:39

An 18-year-old Palestinian dies of his wounds a day after being shot in clashes with Israeli soldiers near the northern Gaza border, doctors say.
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Israel ex-PM Sharon 'deteriorates'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 10:44

The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - shows "a slow and gradual deterioration", doctors say.
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Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:55

The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, "with some danger to life", his doctors say.
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Ariel Sharon's health deteriorates

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 18:33

Doctors say the condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has worsened.
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Kerry seeks Middle East 'framework'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:19
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry flies to the Middle East as he seeks to secure a "framework" accord outlining a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
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VIDEO: Israel releases Palestinian prisoners

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 6:38
related countries: United States United States

Israeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks.
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Israel frees Palestinian prisoners

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 4:48
related countries: United States United States

Israeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks.
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Israel-Lebanon border fire exchanged

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 7:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says it fired artillery shells into southern Lebanon after two rockets landed in Israel, amid heightened cross-border tensions.
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Two dead in Israel-Gaza violence

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 16:08
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian girl is killed in a series of retaliatory Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, after an Israeli civilian was shot dead by a sniper.
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Israel searches for bomb suspects

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 11:42

Israeli police are searching for suspects after a bomb exploded on board a bus in central Israel on Sunday, just minutes after it had been evacuated.
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NSA leaks: Spying targets revealed

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US NSA and Britain's GCHQ monitored the communications of an EU commissioner, UN humanitarian organisations and the Israeli PM, reports say.
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Palestinian killed in northern Gaza

Friday, December 20th 2013, 17:07

A Palestinian has been shot dead in northern Gaza by Israel troops, Palestinian sources say.
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Hezbollah warns Israel over killing

Friday, December 20th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The head of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, says his movement will "punish" Israel for the killing of a senior commander.
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Two Palestinians die in W Bank raids

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 11:24
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A member of the Palestinian security forces and a militant are killed in separate gun battles with Israel troops in the West Bank.
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Troops shot on Israel-Lebanon border

Monday, December 16th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Israeli army has shot two Lebanese soldiers on the border after an Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese army sniper, the Israeli military says.
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Israeli killed by shots from Lebanon

Monday, December 16th 2013, 7:52
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Israeli soldier is killed by shots fired by a Lebanese army sniper from across the border, the Israeli military says.
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Deal could 'refill' drying Dead Sea

Monday, December 9th 2013, 21:47

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sign a water co-operation pact aimed at one day replenishing the rapidly drying Dead Sea.
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Palestinian anger over boy's death

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 13:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Palestinian presidency says it holds Israel responsible for the killing of a 15-year-old youth in a West Bank refugee camp on Saturday.
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Israeli soldier cleared over death

Friday, December 6th 2013, 17:07

An Israeli military investigation clears a soldier over the death of a Palestinian protester struck in the face by a tear-gas canister he fired.
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Hezbollah senior commander killed

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 15:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group says one of its senior commanders, Hassan Lakkis, has been assassinated near Beirut, and blames Israel for his death.
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Bedouins hold Israel 'day of rage'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 22:58

Bedouin Arabs living in Israel have been protesting in the Negev Desert and towns and cities over government plans to resettle them.
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Israeli singer Einstein dies aged 74

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 10:41

Israeli singer Arik Einstein, regarded as a "cultural giant" in his homeland, dies at the age of 74.
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Militants killed in West Bank raid

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 8:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Three Palestinian militants, who planned to attack Israeli and Palestinian targets, have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, Israel says.
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Hollywood's undercover agent

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:01

The Hollywood producer who 'spied for Israel'
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Hollywood producer 'was Israeli spy'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 15:50

Arnon Milchan, the Hollywood producer behind hits such as Pretty Woman and Fight Club, tells Israeli TV he spied for Israel's nuclear programme.
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Iran cheers deal as Israel warns

Monday, November 25th 2013, 9:34
related countries: Iran Iran

Cheering crowds in Iran welcome home negotiators who secured a deal on its nuclear programme with world powers, which Israel calls a mistake.
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VIDEO: Syrians finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 5:41
related countries: Syria Syria

People wounded in Syria's civil war have been making the difficult and dangerous journey to Israel for treatment.
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Apple buys motion sensor-making firm

Monday, November 25th 2013, 4:19

Apple purchases PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology.
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US: Iran deal makes Mid-East safer

Monday, November 25th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US secretary of state says the deal reached over Iran's nuclear programme will make the Middle East safer, but Israel fiercely disagrees.
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The victims of Syria's war finding care in Israel

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Inside the Israeli hospital quietly treating victims of the Syrian war
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VIDEO: Competition for Israel's airspace

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 2:50

Israel's drawn-out attempts to open up its skies to foreign competition have caused bitter rows and industrial action, as Jeremy Howell reports.
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Tensions high a year after Gaza truce

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 10:53

Tensions high between Israel and Gaza a year after conflict
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New era for Israel's El Al airline

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 0:09

The revolution facing Israel's national flag carrier
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Israel detaining al-Qaeda suspect

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:17

Israel has secretly detained a suspected al-Qaeda biological weapons expert without charge or trial for more than three years, court documents show.
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Israel-Gaza conflict: One year on

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 8:11

Israel and Gaza residents remember eight-day conflict
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Israel rethinks settlement plans

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 12:15
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu orders his housing minister to reconsider construction plans for more than 20,000 homes in the West Bank.
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Israeli soldier stabbed to death

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 10:06

An Israeli soldier has been stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager on a bus in northern Israel, Israeli police say.
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Lieberman returns to Israel cabinet

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 1:24

Israeli far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman returns to the post of foreign minister after being cleared of corruption charges.
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Palestinian shot dead at checkpoint

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the West Bank, Israeli police say, the second such fatality in two days.
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VIDEO: Iran 'got everything, paid nothing'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his anger as negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme expect to reach a breakthrough.
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Iran sees nuclear deal on Friday

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran says a nuclear deal with world powers is possible during Geneva talks on Friday, as the US secretary of state changes his travel plans to attend.
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Kerry confident of Mid-East progress

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he remains optimistic that tensions and difficulties can be overcome in the Middle East peace process.
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Israeli ex-FM cleared of corruption

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 12:07

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is cleared of corruption charges and is set for a return to Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet.
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Kerry aims to rescue Mid-East talks

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:26
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Israel in a bid to inject momentum into peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Israel denies drone was shot down

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 15:25
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli drone comes down in the northern Gaza Strip, with Israel denying Palestinian reports it was shot down.
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Tunisia suspended from Davis Cup

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 12:45

Tunisia is suspended from tennis' Davis Cup for a year after player Malek Jaziri was ordered not to compete against an Israeli opponent.
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Flare-up in Israel-Gaza violence

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four Palestinian militants have been killed and five Israeli soldiers injured in violence in the Gaza Strip, sources from both sides say.
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Israel 'conducts Syria air strike'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Latakia

Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, apparently targeting Russian-made missiles, a US official says.
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Palestinian 'killed in W Bank clash'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:14
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian has been shot dead in clashes after Israeli forces mounted an arrest raid in the northern West Bank, Palestinian sources say.
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Israel approves new settlement homes

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 18:36

Israel approves plans to build hundreds of new homes in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, hours after freeing 26 Palestinian prisoners.
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Israel to free Palestinian prisoners

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:26

The Israeli government says it has approved the release of another 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal for the resumption of peace talks.
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Wanted Palestinian killed in W Bank

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 9:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Tel Aviv

A Palestinian militant suspected of planning a 2012 bombing in Tel Aviv has been shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank, the Israeli army says.
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Palestinian shot dead in base attack

Friday, October 18th 2013, 6:39

Israeli soldiers shoot dead a Palestinian man who used a tractor to force his way into an army base in the West Bank, an Israeli army spokesperson says.
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Israel 1-1 Northern Ireland

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 19:01

Northern Ireland restore some pride with a draw in Israel as they finish fifth in World Cup qualifying Group F.
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