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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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Funeral held for shot Palestinian

Monday, January 14th 2013, 13:38
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Thousands of people attend the funeral of a Palestinian man shot at the barrier between Israel and the West Bank.
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West Bank tent protesters evicted

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 9:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces evict Palestinian activists who had pitched tents in an area of the West Bank where Israel is planning fresh settlement building.
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Farmer 'shot dead in Gaza Strip'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 18:21
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian farmer in the northern Gaza Strip has been killed by Israeli gunfire, Palestinian medical sources say.
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Tent protest over West Bank plan

Friday, January 11th 2013, 15:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians pitch tents in an area of the West Bank where Israel recently announced plans to press ahead with new settlement homes.
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VIDEO: Deadly storms blanket Mid East in snow

Friday, January 11th 2013, 4:39
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade have claimed several lives and left large parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Deadly storms sweep Middle East

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 13:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The worst storms to hit the Middle East in a decade claim several lives and leave parts of Israel and Jordan blanketed in snow.
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Tel Aviv rocked by car explosion

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 12:19
related places: Tel Aviv

At least four people are injured as a car is blown up in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, but police say it was probably a criminal not political incident.
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Israel lifts ban on Gaza gravel

Monday, December 31st 2012, 16:03
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel eases restrictions on allowing building materials into the Gaza Strip, imposed when Hamas came to power there in 2007.
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'Lost tribe' settles in Israel

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 10:12
related countries: India India

About 50 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe, said to be lost descendants of ancient Israelites, move to Israel as a visa ban is lifted.
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Attacks on Israel 'breach of law'

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:55

Palestinian militants in Gaza violated the laws of war by firing rockets into Israel during last month's conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
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UN steps up pressure on Israel

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

The UN and 14 Security Council members demand a halt to Israeli construction in occupied territory as the US state department criticises its ally.
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Jerusalem settlement plan backed

Monday, December 17th 2012, 19:25

The Israeli interior ministry gives preliminary approval to controversial plans to build 1,500 more homes at a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.
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Israeli foreign minister resigns

Friday, December 14th 2012, 16:05

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns after prosecutors decide to charge him with breach of trust.
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Thousands attend rally in Hebron

Friday, December 14th 2012, 13:18

About 3,000 Palestinians marking the 25th anniversary of Hamas march towards an Israeli checkpoint in Hebron, not far from several Jewish settlements.
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Israel troops 'assault cameramen'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:43
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Reuters news agency accuses Israeli soldiers of hitting two of its cameramen and forcing them to strip in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israeli FM charged over finances

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 18:46

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is charged with breach of trust over an alleged financial scandal but cleared of more serious charges.
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Hebron fake gun teenager killed

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 22:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

An Israeli border guard shoots dead a Palestinian teenager, whom police said threatened a colleague with what turned out to be a fake gun, in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israeli raids on Palestinian NGOs

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 17:21
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's military raids the West Bank offices of three Palestinian NGOs, accusing them of links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
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VIDEO: Hamas leader defiant in rally speech

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 20:59

Hamas's political leader Khaled Meshaal has told tens of thousands of people marking the 25th anniversary of the Palestinian Islamist group's founding that it will not recognise Israel
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VIDEO: Israel defiant over settlements

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 23:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will not give in to international pressure to halt plans for 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Israel defiant over settlements

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 20:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will not give in to international pressure to halt plans for 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Pressure mounts over Israel plans

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:49
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, West Bank West Bank

Britain and France summon Israeli ambassadors in protest at Israel's decision to approve new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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UK summons Israel's ambassador

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK warns Israel of a "strong reaction" if it carries out plans to expand settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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UN warns Israel of peace 'blow'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:27

Israeli settlement plans in a strategically sensitive area near East Jerusalem would deal "an almost fatal blow" to peace hopes, UN head Ban Ki-moon warns.
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Palestinian killed in West Bank

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:15
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An axe-wielding Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli security forces in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
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VIDEO: UN warns Israel of peace 'blow'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 6:53
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned that Israeli plans for thousands of new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank would deliver an almost fatal blow to chances of a peace deal with the Palestinians.
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Wonder cancels Israel fundraiser

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 12:51

Soul legend Stevie Wonder cancels a concert intended to raise money for Israel's defence forces, saying he is against "any war, anywhere".
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US warns Israel on settler homes

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:54
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticises Israel's authorisation of 3,000 more housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Israel authorises settler homes

Friday, November 30th 2012, 20:31

Israel is to build 3,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a day after the UN upgraded the Palestinians' status.
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Palestinian UN vote 'hurts peace'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:49

Israel says a vote upgrading the Palestinian status at the UN is "negative political theatre" that will "hurt peace".
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UN upgrades Palestinians' status

Friday, November 30th 2012, 7:45

The UN General Assembly votes to recognise the Palestinians as a non-member observer state, a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US.
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VIDEO: Palestinians win upgraded UN status

Friday, November 30th 2012, 7:01
related countries: United States United States

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.
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Serb loses court battle in Israel

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

A Serb-Israeli loses a court battle in Israel to avoid extradition to Bosnia, where he is accused of a role in the Srebrenica massacre.
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Anti-Israel group hacks UN server

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 7:30

The UN nuclear agency acknowledges that one of its computer servers was hacked by an anti-Israeli group which then published the contact details of nuclear experts.
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Sunken ship 'a lesson for Israel's future'

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:46

Mission to raise Israeli ship sunk at nation's 1948 birth
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Livni returns to Israeli politics

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:09

The former Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, announces her return to politics at the head of a new party, "The Movement".
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Israel and Hamas begin Gaza talks

Monday, November 26th 2012, 17:42

Israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas begin indirect talks about the implementation of the ceasefire deal that ended recent violence in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Hamas police patrol 'no-go border'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 17:19

Hamas police have for the first time been allowed to patrol along the no-go border area between Israel and Gaza
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VIDEO: Israeli minister Barak to quit

Monday, November 26th 2012, 16:26

The Israeli defence minister, Ehud Barak, has announced he will quit politics after the general election next January.
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Ehud Barak quits Israeli politics

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:50

The Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, announces that he is quitting politics and will not be contesting January's general election.
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UK calls for US lead on Mid-East

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 13:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for a "decisive lead" from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Gaza man 'shot dead near border'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:13

Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian man close to the Gaza-Israel border, say Palestinian officials - the first killing since Wednesday's ceasefire.
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VIDEO: Gaza man 'shot dead near border'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:48

Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian man close to the Gaza-Israel border, say Palestinian officials - the first killing since Wednesday's ceasefire.
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Israel arrests bus bomb suspects

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:32
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli authorities arrest several Palestinians in the West Bank and an Israeli Arab, suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv.
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Life resumes after Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 21:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

People in Gaza and southern Israel begin to resume normal life following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.
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VIDEO: 'Two state solution' still an option

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 14:41

The President of Israel Shimon Peres tells HARDtalk in Jerusalem that a 'two state solution' is still an option for Israel and the Palestinians despite the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Ceasefire calm on Gaza-Israel border

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:07

A ceasefire that ended eight days of bloodshed between Israel and the Hamas movement in Gaza enters its first full day, as the UN urges both sides to uphold the agreement
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Gaza ceasefire agreement holds

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 7:34

A ceasefire that ended eight days of bloodshed between Israel and the Hamas movement in Gaza enters its first full day, as the UN urges both sides to uphold the agreement.
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Gaza ceasefire comes into effect

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 23:20

A ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas movement which governs Gaza comes into effect after a week of violence and nearly 160 deaths.
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VIDEO: Israel-Gaza ceasefire begins

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 22:33

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, which governs Gaza, has come into effect.
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Bomb blast hits bus in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 17:10
related places: Tel Aviv

Twenty-eight people are injured in a blast on a Tel Aviv bus while 11 people are killed in Gaza, amid reports a ceasefire is imminent.
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