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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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UN 'appalled' by Israeli prisons

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 15:30

A UN expert says he is appalled by the "continuing human rights violations in Israeli prisons", as Palestinian inmates continue a mass hunger strike.
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Israel closes Gaza shelling probe

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:43

The Israeli military closes an investigation into the killing of 21 members of an extended Palestinian family during its offensive on Gaza in 2009.
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Tzipi Livni resigns as Israeli MP

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 13:37

Israel's former foreign minister and opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, announces she is resigning from the country's parliament, the Knesset.
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Israeli PM 'misleading' over Iran

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's ex-security chief says his country's leaders are "misleading the public" by saying a strike on Iran would stop it getting nuclear weapons.
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Iran 'undecided on nuclear bomb'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The head of the Israeli military says he does not think Iran will develop nuclear weapons, partly because international pressure is bearing fruit.
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US concern at Israel outpost move

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:29
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US says it is concerned about reports that the Israeli government has decided to make legal under Israeli law three West Bank settlement outposts.
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Palestinian inmate strike ongoing

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:23

The Israel Prison Service says more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners remain on hunger strike, more than a week after they began their protest.
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Israel authorises three outposts

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel decides to make legal under Israeli law three settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, drawing Palestinian condemnation.
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VIDEO: Gaza zoo resorts to stuffed animals

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 16:21
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A zoo in Gaza is displaying stuffed animals in its enclosures amid financial struggles, and the challenge of getting live specimens through the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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Egypt scraps gas deal with Israel

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 9:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's state-owned gas company says it has scrapped a controversial deal supplying Israel with 40% of its natural gas at lower than market prices.
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Egypt's mufti visits Aqsa mosque

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

One of Egypt's leading Islamic clerics is criticised after praying at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, despite Arab opposition to visiting Israel-controlled areas.
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Israel gets 'peace talks' letter

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:23

A letter detailing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's demands for restarting peace talks is given to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Palestinian inmates begin strike

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 9:44

More than 1,200 Palestinian inmates held in Israeli jails begin a hunger strike to protest against what they say are unfair prison conditions.
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Israel's Iranian Jews caught in middle

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's community of Iranian Jews on drumbeat of war
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Israel suspends 'gun hit' soldier

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:51

Israel has suspended a soldier who hit a pro-Palestinian activist in the face with a gun, after video was put online.
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Pro-Palestinians refused travel

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 15:45

Members of a pro-Palestinian campaign group have been refused travel from Manchester Airport to Israel, Jet2 airline confirms.
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Iran uncovers 'terrorist group'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian intelligence ministry has identified a "major terrorist group" linked to Israel and arrested some of its members, state media report.
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Israeli spy Pollard in hospital

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy serving life in prison for leaking classified US documents, has been taken to hospital, say US prison officials.
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Israeli spy Pollard in hospital

Monday, April 9th 2012, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli spy serving life in prison for leaking classified US documents, has been taken to hospital, say US prison officials.
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Grass's Israel poem stirs Germany

Monday, April 9th 2012, 14:58
related countries: Germany Germany

How a poem about Israel caused widespread anger in Germany
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German writer barred from Israel

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

The German writer and Nobel laureate Guenter Grass is declared persona non grata by Israel over what it describes as a "mendacious poem".
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Hamas hangs three Gaza prisoners

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 14:30
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Three prisoners, including one accused of collaborating with Israel, have been hanged in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
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Rocket hits Israeli city of Eilat

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 6:04

A Grad rocket fired from Egypt lands in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, an army spokeswoman says, but no injuries are reported.
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Fuel arrives in Gaza after deal

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Fuel from Israel arrives in the Gaza Strip as a result of a deal between the territory's Hamas-led government and the rival Palestinian Authority.
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Israel evicts settlers in Hebron

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 12:18
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli security forces have evicted a group of Jewish settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of the West Bank city of Hebron, officials say.
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Israeli PM urges eviction delay

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 22:58

Israel's prime minister asks his defence minister to delay the eviction of Jewish settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of Hebron.
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Palestinian detainee sent to Gaza

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 8:53

A Palestinian woman prisoner who had been on hunger strike for more than 40 days is released by the Israeli authorities and exiled to Gaza.
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Palestinian Land Day sees clashes

Friday, March 30th 2012, 17:07

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip after a day of protests to mark Land Day, Palestinian medics say.
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Palestinian detainee ends strike

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 21:29

A Palestinian woman held in detention in Israel, Hana Shalabi, is ending her 43-day hunger strike after a deal under which she will be exiled to Gaza.
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Mofaz wins Israel opposition vote

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 12:09

Israel's main opposition party, Kadima, has elected the former defence minister and army chief, Shaul Mofaz, as its new leader.
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Barghouti urges civil resistance

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:02

A jailed leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement, Marwan Barghouti, calls for a new wave of civil resistance against Israel.
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Israel escalates UN rights spat

Monday, March 26th 2012, 19:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel has cut working relations with the UN Human Rights Council, officials say, after it decided to investigate settlements in the West Bank.
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Israel court blocks outpost deal

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 17:01
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's Supreme Court rejects a government deal with Jewish settlers to delay evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost of Migron until 2015.
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Toulouse victims buried in Israel

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:03
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

The funerals of the three children and a teacher shot dead by a gunman in the French city of Toulouse are held in Jerusalem.
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Toulouse gun suspect under siege

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 12:43
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

Police lay siege to a flat in Toulouse and are negotiating with a man suspected of killing seven people in southern France.
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W Bank prisoner 'close to death'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 0:07

Rights activists say a Palestinian on hunger strike for the past month in protest at her detention by Israel is at "immediate risk of death".
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Israeli ban on underweight models

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 16:35

Israeli lawmakers have passed legislation banning the use of underweight models in advertising and on catwalks.
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Is a US war with Iran inevitable?

Monday, March 19th 2012, 8:08
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Is an Israeli strike against Iran avoidable or inevitable?
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Iranians sought for Delhi attack

Friday, March 16th 2012, 15:38
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in India say they have issued arrest warrants for three Iranians who allegedly planned the February attack on an Israeli diplomat in Delhi.
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Further Gaza clashes test truce

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:39

The truce in Gaza may be fraying as the Israel carries out air strikes and Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel.
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Bible artefacts mystery unsolved

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 18:39

An Israeli collector of biblical artefacts is found not guilty of forgery, but the authenticity of key finds remains unclear.
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Press voices scepticism over Gaza truce

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 16:34

Israeli, Palestinian and Middle Eastern papers express doubt over whether the ceasefire reached between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza can last for long.
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VIDEO: How truce was agreed after Gaza clashes

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:40

A ceasefire is in place between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza after four days of deadly clashes.
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Truce agreed after Gaza clashes

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A truce mediated by Egypt has been agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza after four days of deadly clashes.
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Deadly air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Monday, March 12th 2012, 20:19

At least two civilians and four militants have been killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza, medics say, as cross-border violence continues.
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Israelis place hopes in Iron Dome against Gaza fire

Monday, March 12th 2012, 19:44

Israel hopes new missile defence system will stop Gaza rockets
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Israel steps up Gaza air strikes

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 0:14

Israeli air strikes have pounded Gaza for a second day, as Palestinians unleash a barrage of rockets in retaliation for the killing of a militant leader.
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Israeli strikes 'kill 12' in Gaza

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 10:29

Twelve Palestinians, including the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, are now known to have died in Israeli air strikes in Gaza.
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Netanyahu warns on Iran timetable

Friday, March 9th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns he will not countenance a long delay in attacking Iran's nuclear sites.
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Palestinian W Bank death inquiry

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:51
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli army says it is investigating the killing of a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Thursday.
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Why is Israel calling Iran a nuclear duck?

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Iran Iran

Why is Israel's prime minister calling Iran a nuclear duck?
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Hamas denies being Iran's proxy

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Hamas, say they will not help Iran militarily in any conflict between Israel and the Islamic Republic.
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Arrest in Israeli diplomat attack

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:04
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in Delhi arrest an Indian journalist in connection with a bomb blast last month which injured an Israeli diplomat's wife in the city.
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Analysis: How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack?

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 0:06
related countries: Iran Iran

How would Iran respond to an Israeli attack?
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US-Israeli talks spark mixed press response

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 12:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The Israeli press detects some common ground with the United States on the Iranian nuclear issue; Iranian newspapers play down Obama's comments as "propaganda"
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Israel warns time short on Iran

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 10:56
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells a pro-Israel US lobby time is running out to stop Iran developing a nuclear weapon.
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Israel PM talks tough on security

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: White House

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells US President Barack Obama that Israel must always remain "master of its fate", as they meet for key talks on Iran.
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VIDEO: 'Israel has right to defend itself'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 5:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his country's right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat.
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Twin blasts on Egypt pipeline

Monday, March 5th 2012, 21:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

The main gas pipeline sending supplies from Egypt to Jordan and Israel is attacked, causing two large explosions, officials say.
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Lib Dem quits over Israel remarks

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 15:06

Liberal Democrat Baroness Tonge resigns from the party after refusing to withdraw her comment that Israel "is not going to be there forever".
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Palestinian 'shot dead' in W Bank

Friday, February 24th 2012, 19:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man has died after being injured in clashes at an Israeli army checkpoint in the West Bank, Palestinian medical sources say.
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Palestinian 'ends hunger strike'

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:48

A Palestinian prisoner ends his 66-day hunger strike over his detention by Israel in a deal that will see him freed in April, Israeli officials say.
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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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