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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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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Deal cost high price

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says meeting freed soldier Gilad Shalit and returning him to his family was a "very exciting moment".
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Gilad Shalit: A 1,000-to-one asymmetry

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:11

Why is Israel swapping 1,000 prisoners for one captive soldier?
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Israeli court backs Shalit deal

Monday, October 17th 2011, 21:43

Israel's Supreme Court hears petitions against a deal to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Israel publishes prison swap list

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 11:19

Israel publishes the names of 477 Palestinian prisoners who are to be released in the first phase of an exchange for captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.
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AUDIO: Captured soldier's father on 'nightmare'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 11:58

The father of the Israeli soldier released by Hamas told Radio 5 live how anxious he is to see his son for the first time in five years.
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Private firms 'funded Fox friend'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 4:38

Financial backers linked to Israel and a private intelligence firm helped fund the travels of Liam Fox's close friend Adam Werritty, the Times claims.
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VIDEO: Mid-East prisoner swap 'welcomed'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 18:34

Israelis and Palestinians have welcomed the announcement of a deal to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.
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Mid-East prisoner swap welcomed

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 15:14

Israelis and Palestinians take to the streets in celebration over a prisoner exchange deal which will free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Prisoner swap deal to free Shalit

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 23:19

Israel and Hamas agree a deal to free hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in return for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive for five years.
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US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 22:27
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The US says it has broken up a plot by agents linked to Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using explosives.
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VIDEO: Release deal for Israeli soldier

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 21:57

An Israeli soldier held by Palestinian militants for the past five years will be released in exchange for the freeing of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
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Intimidating protest highlight Israeli religious divide

Monday, October 10th 2011, 12:59

Israeli school children face hostile picket line
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Arrests in Israeli settler deaths

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:13

Israeli police arrest two Palestinian suspects in the deaths of two Jewish West Bank settlers whose car crashed when stones were thrown at it.
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Arson attack on mosque in Israel

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:52

A mosque in northern Israel is torched and sprayed with graffiti in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists, triggering protests.
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Israel 'risks Mid-East isolation'

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

Israel risks isolating itself in the Middle East and should pursue peace talks with the Palestinians, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.
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Shale rock gives Israel oil optimism

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 23:45

Can Israel turn rock into oil and solve its energy deficit?
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West angered by Israel expansion

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 22:03
related countries: France France, Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Eu

The US, EU, France, Britain and Sweden express their disappointment as Israel approves the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo.
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Israel allows settler expansion

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 19:19

Israel approves the construction of 1,100 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo, days after Palestinian leaders called for full UN membership.
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Egypt gas pipeline attacked again

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 3:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan is blown up, in the latest of a series of attacks on the export route.
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VIDEO: 'Negotiations without preconditions'

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 20:35

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the Palestinians to agree to talks without preconditions, in an effort to achieve a peace deal.
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VIDEO: Mideast Quartet calls for direct talks

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 12:05

The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators have called for direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians to resume within a month.
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Mideast peace talks 'must resume'

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 0:12

The Middle East Quartet urges Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within a month, after the Palestinians ask the UN to recognise their state.
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Muslims guilty over envoy protest

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 21:31

Ten Muslim students are found guilty of disrupting a speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine.
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Leigh defends 'Philharmonic Four'

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Director Mike Leigh is among figures expressing "dismay" at the suspension of four London Philharmonic Orchestra players who opposed a concert by Israeli musicians.
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Why Obama has turned towards Israel

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 18:59

Why Obama has turned towards Israel
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VIDEO: Israeli president: 'Peace is possible'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 9:39

Israel's President Shimon Peres tells the BBC that peace with the Palestinians is possible.
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Viewpoint: How not to create a Palestinian state

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 8:57

Israeli author says Palestine is seen as an existential threat
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Obama under fire on Israel policy

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 2:46

Republican White House hopefuls hit out at President Barack Obama's Middle East policy, as Palestinians prepare a bid this week for UN membership.
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Israel offers Palestinians talks

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 1:13

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers peace talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to prevent his bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN.
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Palestinians set date for UN bid

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 15:35

The Palestinians say they will ask for full UN membership next week, while Israel's prime minister says he will address the UN on Israel's objections.
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Israeli-Arab militant cell held

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 10:53
related places: Nazareth

Israeli authorities arrest five suspected members of a home-grown Israeli-Arab cell allegedly planning to carry out attacks near Nazareth.
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Israeli settler murderer jailed

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:36
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli military court sentences an 18-year-old Palestinian to five life prison terms for the murder of five members of a Jewish family living on a West Bank settlement.
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Palestinians head for UN state showdown

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 19:46
related countries: United States United States

Palestinian UN bid puts Israel and US in quandary
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VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdogan attacks Israel

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 21:11
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that recognition of a Palestinian state is an obligation not an option.
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Turkish PM pushes Palestine state

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recognition of a Palestinian state is an obligation not an option, and that Israel is a barrier to peace.
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Netanyahu says Egypt peace stands

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will stick to its peace treaty with Egypt despite the attack on its embassy in Cairo.
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Egypt vows to protect embassies

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt vows to protect all embassies in the country, hours after protesters storm the Israeli mission, prompting the evacuation of diplomats.
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Cairo clashes after embassy attack

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 7:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egyptian activists break into the Israeli embassy building in Cairo, prompting violent clashes between protesters and security forces.
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VIDEO: Israeli flag ripped from embassy in Egypt

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 3:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least three people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured during violent clashes in Cairo as protesters attacked the Israeli embassy.
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Turkey 'to escort Gaza aid ships'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 21:17
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister says his country will in future escort aid ships travelling to the Gaza Strip, amid an escalating row with Israel.
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VIDEO: Renewed plea for Gilad Shalit release

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 3:47

The father of a kidnapped Israeli soldier has brought his campaign to free his son to the United Nations.
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US scientist admits spying charge

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

A former space scientist who attempted to sell secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as a Mossad officer admits attempted espionage.
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Turkey vows new Israel sanctions

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 19:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it is 'totally suspending' all defence ties with Israel after its refusal to apologise for last year's deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.
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S Korea 'in Israel missile deal'

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea is to buy precision-guided missiles from Israel to strengthen defences on islands vulnerable to attacks from North Korea, reports say.
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Palestinian mosque in fire attack

Monday, September 5th 2011, 11:18

Israeli police investigate a fire and graffiti attack on a mosque in the Palestinian village of Kasra, north of Jerusalem.
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VIDEO: Israeli protest over living costs

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 3:36

The rising cost of living has brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets to protest in cities across Israel.
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Turkey to take Israel to UN court

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 20:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will challenge Israel's blockade of Gaza in a UN court after rejecting a UN report into the killing of nine of its citizens on a ship.
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VIDEO: Israeli anger over cost of living

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 19:28
related places: Tel Aviv

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have taken part in a mass protest in Tel Aviv to voice their anger at the high cost of living in the country.
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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 21:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey expels Israel's ambassador and suspends all military agreements over Israel's refusal to apologise for the raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
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Israel flotilla raid 'excessive'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 9:33

Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year was excessive but the blockade itself is legal, a UN report leaked to the New York Times says.
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VIDEO: Israeli flotilla raid 'excessive'

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 3:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The UN has described as "excessive and unreasonable" an Israeli military assault on a flotilla to Gaza in which nine Turkish humanitarian workers were killed.
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Djokovic drops two games in win

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

World number one Novak Djokovic gives a masterclass in Thursday's US Open night session as he thrashes Carlos Berlocq 6-0 6-0 6-2.
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Protests hit Israeli Prom concert

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Protesters disrupt a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Thursday night's BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
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Jewish settlers get army training

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 22:06
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it is training Jewish settlers in the West Bank to repel violent protest ahead of a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN.
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Death for 'Israeli spy' in Iran

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 17:08
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man is sentenced to death for killing one of the country's nuclear scientists, according to state media.
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Unwelcome change

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 10:34

Israel faces challenges from Arab Spring but also closer to home
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Shalit parents pen birthday note

Friday, August 26th 2011, 11:47

The parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas five years ago, write him a 25th birthday wish ahead of planned rallies on Sunday.
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Gaza fighters in new Israel truce

Friday, August 26th 2011, 11:03

The militant Palestinian group, Islamic Jihad, says it has agreed a new truce with Israel - the second in a week.
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Israel raids kill Gaza militants

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 9:55

Israeli air strikes kill five people in Gaza, while a barrage of rockets wounds a baby in southern Israel, threatening a fragile ceasefire.
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Israel kills Gaza militant leader

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills a Palestinian militant commander from Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.
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Iran puts 'Israeli spy' on trial

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 15:49
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man goes on trial, charged with killing one of the country's nuclear scientists and having links to Israel's Mossad spy agency.
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Israel and Hamas in 'Gaza truce'

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 8:59
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group which governs the Gaza Strip, are said to have agreed to a ceasefire after five days of violence.
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Concerns over Israel-Gaza unrest

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 15:09

International concern is growing over the upsurge of violence between Palestinian militants and Israeli forces, as cross-border attacks continue.
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