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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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Thailand names sixth bomb suspect

Monday, February 20th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand issues an arrest warrant for a sixth suspect over an alleged Iranian bomb plot to attack Israeli diplomats in Bangkok.
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Palestinian hunger strike goes on

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 20:41

A Palestinian prisoner being held in Israel without charges or trial begins his 10th week of a hunger strike in protest at his arrest.
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Palestinians rally for prisoner

Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:50
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Thousands have rallied in Gaza and the West Bank in support of a Palestinian on the 62nd day of a hunger strike in protest at his detention by Israel.
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Thais seek two new blast suspects

Friday, February 17th 2012, 8:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police in Thailand say they are seeking two more suspects in connection with a bomb plot believed to be targeting Israeli diplomats.
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Palestinian children die in crash

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 15:08
related countries: West Bank West Bank

At least eight Palestinian children and a teacher are killed in a collision involving their school bus and a lorry north of Jerusalem.
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Bangkok plot 'targeted Israelis'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 12:31
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A group of Iranians detained after prematurely exploding bombs in Bangkok on Tuesday planned to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police believe.
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VIDEO: Thailand releases bomber CCTV

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 12:20
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Iran Iran, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Israel is blaming Iran for Tuesday's botched explosions in Bangkok. They came a day after two bombs targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.
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Supreme Court upholds BBC refusal

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 11:58

An appeal against the BBC's refusal to publish an internal report into its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been rejected by the UK Supreme Court.
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India hunts diplomat car bomber

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 8:21
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Home Minister P Chidambaram says India is hunting the "well-trained person" who carried out Monday's attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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VIDEO: Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia, India India, Iran Iran

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks.
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Israel envoys 'target of attacks'

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:41
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Iran after bombers apparently targeted diplomats in India and Georgia, injuring four people.
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Azerbaijan in 'spy' row with Iran

Monday, February 13th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Azerbaijan angrily denies an Iranian claim that it has been helping Israeli spies plotting against Iran.
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Israel nationwide strike is over

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 12:01

Israel's main trade union federation has ended a five-day strike which closed government offices and key transport hubs.
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One killed in air strikes on Gaza

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 0:51
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

One man is killed and four others wounded in Israeli air strikes against what it says were "terrorist" sites in the Gaza Strip.
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Palestinian hunger striker fears

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 16:43

Doctors say a Palestinian prisoner who has been on hunger strike for 54 days while being detained without trial by Israel is in a critical condition.
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Israel hit by nationwide strike

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:09

Israel's main trade union federation launches a national strike intended to shut down government offices, banks, airports, ports and rail services.
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Madonna announces next world tour

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 10:00

Madonna announces the dates for her latest world tour, which will start in Israel in March.
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Israel condemns Fatah-Hamas move

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 4:29

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu condemns a unity deal between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, saying it damages prospects for peace.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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UN chief urges Israeli 'goodwill'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 16:37

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on Israel to offer goodwill gestures to the Palestinian to get the deadlocked peace talks back on track.
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West Bank pair 'imprisoned girl'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 10:36
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli authorities charge an Israeli-Arab couple with imprisoning their daughter for nine years at their home in the West Bank town of Qalqilya.
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Netanyahu re-elected Likud leader

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 8:01

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, wins an election for the leadership of his right-wing Likud party, according to partial results.
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Tunisia's Jews shun 'migrate to Israel' idea

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 9:41

Jews reject call to migrate to Israel despite Islamist poll victory
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Israel tops cyber-security poll

Monday, January 30th 2012, 20:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A major report from security firm McAfee assesses the so-called "cyber-readiness" of major countries in the connected world.
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VIDEO: Bats find shelter in Israeli bunkers

Friday, January 27th 2012, 22:25

Bats are finding a surprising haven in abandoned Israeli bunkers, researchers say.
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VIDEO: 3D coding turns disaster to art

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 0:01
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli artist Eyal Gever offers a tour of his studio in Tel Aviv, where he uses computer programmes and 3D printers to turn disaster scenarios into sculptures.
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Exploratory Mid-East talks 'over'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 16:53

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the exploratory talks with Israel on resuming full peace negotiations have concluded, without any progress.
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Hamas MP detained for six months

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:15

An Israeli military court orders Hamas MP Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament, to be held without trial for six months, his lawyer says.
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Palestinians condemn MP's arrest

Friday, January 20th 2012, 13:55

The Palestinian Authority condemns Israel's arrest of a senior Hamas politician, who is speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
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Israel arrests senior Palestinian

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 22:09
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The speaker of the Palestinian assembly, who is a member of the Hamas militant group, has been arrested at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank.
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Russia warns against Iran strike

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 15:45
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says an attack on Iran would be "a catastrophe", as Israel's defence minister says any decision is "very far off".
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EU report urges action on Israel

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 14:19

EU diplomats in Jerusalem call for laws to ensure financial transactions by member states do not support Jewish settlements.
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Israel attacks Gaza 'militants'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 11:54
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel launches an air and ground attack on northern Gaza, killing one, in an attack it says targeted militants.
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Israel criticises Clegg comments

Monday, January 16th 2012, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel accuses UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of "gratuitous bashing" after he said it was doing "immense damage" to the peace process through settlement building.
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New attacks on Israeli websites

Monday, January 16th 2012, 12:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi computer hacker is blamed for attacks on the websites of Israel's stock exchange and national airline, El Al.
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Israeli hacker's retaliatory leak

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 16:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab

An Israeli hacker has released Saudi credit card details online and threatens more leaks to avenge Arab hacking attacks.
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Israeli bar on citizenship upheld

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 12:58

A law preventing Palestinians gaining Israeli nationality by marriage is upheld by Israel's top court.
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Domingo and Rattle win Wolf Prize

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:51

Tenor Placido Domingo becomes the first vocal artist to win Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize, which he will share with conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
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Israel seeks to ban use of 'Nazi'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 16:09

Draft legislation in Israel would make it a crime in the country to use the word "Nazi" or symbols of the Holocaust for purposes other than teaching.
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Israel vows hacking retaliation

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 15:15

Israel says it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way as "terrorist" acts, after thousands of citizens' credit card details are published online.
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Jet bomb plotter loses parole bid

Friday, January 6th 2012, 15:36
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian terrorist jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost a legal battle to secure his release, the BBC understands.
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Ban on 12 settlers in West Bank

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 16:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli police issue restraining orders banning 12 settlers from entering the occupied West Bank for up to nine months.
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New corruption charges for Olmert

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:22

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is charged with taking bribes in a Jerusalem property scandal.
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Israelis and Palestinians to meet

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 22:30
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Jordan on Tuesday, after more than 15 months of deadlock in peace talks.
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Hamas PM tours Turkish aid ship

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 12:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Gaza's Hamas PM Ismail Haniya continues his tour of Turkey by visiting the Mavi Marmara aid ship, stormed by Israeli troops in 2010.
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Jordan to host Mid-East meeting

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 1:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree to meet in Jordan this week, after more than a year of deadlock in peace talks.
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Chile fire suspect 'a scapegoat'

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 14:24
related countries: Chile Chile

The family of an Israeli tourist accused of starting a massive forest fire in Chile say the authorities are making him a scapegoat.
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Chile detains tourist over fire

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 20:15
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean authorities arrest an Israeli tourist on suspicion of negligently causing a massive forest fire in the country's south.
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Israeli raid kills Gaza militant

Friday, December 30th 2011, 10:53

An Israeli air strike to the east of Gaza City killed the leader of an Islamic militant group, the Israeli military says.
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Israel rally against segregation

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 1:19

Thousands rally in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism, prompted by attacks on "immodestly" dressed women.
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Israeli president backs protests

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 19:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres urges Israelis to rally against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism in what he says is a fight for the "soul of the nation".
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Jail for man who stabbed family

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 15:52

A man who killed his former employer and five members of his family in the Israeli town of Rishon Lezion is jailed for life.
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Clashes in Israel segregation row

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 0:17

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and police clash in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh in a dispute over the segregation of the sexes in the town.
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Israel criticised by UN groupings

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 22:39

All the regional groupings on the UN Security Council condemn Israeli settlement activities in occupied Palestinian territories, in a surprise move.
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VIDEO: Israel frees last swap prisoners

Monday, December 19th 2011, 2:26

Israel frees 550 Palestinian prisoners, in the second and final phase of the deal which secured the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Israel frees last swap prisoners

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 21:40

Israel frees 550 Palestinian detainees in the second part of a deal that saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in October.
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Israel re-opens Jerusalem walkway

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 8:28

Israel re-opens a walkway to Jerusalem's holiest site, two days after its closure on safety grounds sparked Palestinian anger.
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Settlers attack Israeli soldiers

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Jewish settlers and right-wing activists angry with the dismantling of illegal settler outposts in the West Bank attack Israeli troops.
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Israel closes Jerusalem walkway

Monday, December 12th 2011, 14:53

Israel closes a wooden walkway to Jerusalem's holiest site for safety reasons, sparking Palestinian anger.
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Israel probes protester's death

Monday, December 12th 2011, 12:56

The Israeli army says it is investigating the death of a Palestinian activist who died after being hit in the face by a tear-gas canister at a weekend protest.
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Palestinian killed in Gaza strike

Friday, December 9th 2011, 14:02

One civilian has been killed and at least 20 others have been wounded after an Israeli air strike in Gaza, Palestinian medics say.
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Two killed in Israeli air strike

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 16:38

Two Palestinians are killed and several others wounded in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, the second so far this week.
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Yossi Vardi, Israel's hi-tech guru

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 0:17

Yossi Vardi, the investor behind Israel's hi-tech success
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Israeli ex-president goes to jail

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:39

Disgraced former Israeli President Moshe Katsav begins a seven-year sentence for rape, following a case which led him to resign from the post.
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