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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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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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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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