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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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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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Gaza militant dies in air strike

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:36
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

One Palestinian militant has been killed and at least two others injured in an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say.
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Outcry at US envoy Israel remarks

Monday, December 5th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: Republican, White House

The White House rejects Republican calls to sack the US ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, over remarks he made about anti-Semitism in Europe.
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Clinton: Israel democracy concern

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 14:53
related countries: United States United States

Israeli ministers hit back at concern expressed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that democracy is being eroded in the country.
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Israel urged to end 'isolation'

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 2:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta calls on Israel to work with Turkey and Egypt to end what he calls its growing isolation in the Middle East.
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US uproar over Israeli expat ads

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 23:42
related countries: United States United States

The Israeli government orders adverts that urge Israelis in the US to return home to be pulled amid outcry from the American Jewish community.
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Israel to free Palestinian taxes

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 16:06

Israel says it will release tens of millions of dollars of tax money that it has withheld from the Palestinian Authority over the past month.
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Lebanon president condemns attack

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman condemns a rocket attack against Israel carried out from Lebanon, as an obscure group claims responsibility.
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Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 1:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Several rockets fired from southern Lebanon landed in northern Israel, the Israeli army says, but no casualties are reported.
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Palestinians board settlers' bus

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 18:41
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli police arrest at least six Palestinian activists in the West Bank after they board a bus used by Jewish settlers.
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Bedouin fear relocation by Israel

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:27

Once nomadic people fear Israeli plans to move them to towns
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New attack on Egypt gas pipeline

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

Twin blasts strike a pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan, in the latest of a series of attacks on the export route.
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Sarkozy called Israeli PM 'liar'

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 11:03
related countries: France France, United States United States

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a "liar" in remarks to US President Barack Obama overheard by journalists.
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Israel passport case at top court

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The case of an American-Israeli couple who want the US to recognise their Jerusalem-born son's place of birth as Israel goes to the Supreme Court.
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Russia warns against Iran attack

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:48
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

An Israeli attack on suspected Iranian nuclear sites would be a "very serious mistake", warns Russia as the UN prepares to issue a new report.
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VIDEO: Mid-East is 'tough neighbourhood'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has described the Middle East as a "tough neighbourhood" when describing the risks of a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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The state of Israel: Internal influence driving change

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 2:47

How changing population is 'living on fast forward'
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Israel boards Gaza protest boats

Friday, November 4th 2011, 15:42
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli navy intercepts and boards two boats carrying activists and medical supplies as they attempt to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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Israeli troops 'kill two in Gaza'

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 15:50
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli security forces have killed two people in a clash on the border of the Gaza Strip, local medics say.
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Anger at Israeli settlement plan

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 18:04
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US joins international criticism of an Israeli plan to speed up settlement building after the UN's Unesco grants Palestinians full membership.
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Israeli army tests rocket system

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 10:28

Israel tests a rocket propulsion system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting that a ballistic missile was fired.
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Israel to rush settler expansion

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 2:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will speed up the construction of Jewish settlements, after the Palestinians won membership of the UN cultural organisation Unesco.
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Palestinians win seat at Unesco

Monday, October 31st 2011, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Palestine

The UN cultural body Unesco votes to grant the Palestinians full membership, prompting the US to announce a big cut to the organisation's funding.
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VIDEO: New Israeli air strike into Gaza

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 19:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt

One Palestinian has been killed in a new Israeli air strike in Gaza, hours after Egypt apparently brokered a ceasefire.
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Israel strikes Gaza after 'truce'

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 14:33

A Palestinian is killed in a new Israeli air strike in Gaza, hours after Egypt apparently brokered a ceasefire between the two sides.
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Ten killed in Israel-Gaza attacks

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli man has been killed by a rocket attack from Gaza after nine Palestinian militants were killed by Israeli air strikes on the south of the Gaza Strip.
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VIDEO: Militants killed in Gaza strikes

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 21:00
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants have been killed in a number of Israeli air strikes on the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Militants killed in Gaza strikes

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 14:12
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants have been killed in a number of Israeli air strikes on the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Freed Ilan Grapel lands in Israel

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, who was detained by Egypt on spying charges, arrives in Israel after being freed as part of a prisoner exchange.
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New Egypt asserts itself over Israeli 'spy'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 7:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Israel-Egypt prisoner swap boosts Cairo's new rulers
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VIDEO: Syrian families divided by Golan fence

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 21:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli forces are continuing the construction of the fence separating the Golan Heights from Syrian territories.
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Egypt to free alleged Israeli spy

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Israel says it has reached a deal for Egypt to swap a US-Israeli citizen held on suspicion of spying for 25 Egyptian prisoners.
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'Wrong time' for Mid-East talks

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 8:56

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says the time is not ripe for "meaningful" talks with Israel, despite an appeal by international mediators.
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VIDEO: Freed Palestinians enjoy freedom

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 20:30

Hundreds of former Palestinian prisoners have been enjoying their first full day of freedom since being released in exchange for the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Egyptian defends Shalit interview

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 13:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian journalist who interviewed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit just after Hamas freed him defends herself against Israeli criticism.
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Mid-East joy at prisoner exchange

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 2:25

Jubilant crowds in Israel and the Palestinian territories celebrate Gilad Shalit's historic swap for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
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Shalit back in Israel after swap

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 20:31

Cheering crowds greet Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in his hometown, after he is released from five years' captivity as part of a deal that sees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners freed.
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VIDEO: Shalit back in Israel after swap

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:25

Cheering crowds have greeted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as he arrived back in his northern hometown of Mitzpe Hila after five years in captivity in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Noam Shalit: 'We won our son back'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 17:24

The father of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Noam, has spoken about his son arriving back at the family home in Mitzpe Hila.
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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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