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Obama gives 13 Medal of Freedom

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:40

President Obama bestows America's highest civilian honour on 13 recipients, including Bob Dylan, astronaut John Glenn and Israeli leader Shimon Peres.
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Israel to pay non-Orthodox rabbis

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 19:20

The State of Israel agrees to tacitly recognise for the first time rabbis from non-Orthodox backgrounds and pay the wages of those serving communities.
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Israel frees Palestinian activist

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 11:15

A Palestinian activist who was convicted of urging young people to throw stones has been freed by an Israeli court.
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Israeli play goes on amid protest

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pro-Palestinian activists disrupt the UK debut of Israel's Habima theatre company at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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VIDEO: 'Increase' in West Bank demolitions

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 8:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

There has been a big increase in the number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank which have been demolished by Israeli forces, according to figures released by the United Nations.
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Israel convicts police over death

Monday, May 28th 2012, 21:15

Two Israeli policemen are convicted over the death of an injured Palestinian man whom they left at the side of the road.
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Turkey charges Israeli officers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court charges four senior Israeli military commanders over the killing of nine Turkish activists trying to reach Gaza in 2010.
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:17
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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Organ suspect 'held in Israel'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:52

A key suspect in an organ-trafficking case in Kosovo is arrested in Israel, European Union prosecutors in Kosovo say.
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Israel 'denies migrants' rights'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

The US state department criticises Israel's treatment of thousands of African asylum seekers who it says are being denied basic social services.
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Everest rescue helps Israel-Turkey thaw

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israeli climber's Everest rescue breaks ice with Turkey
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Dig 'proves' Bethlehem antiquity

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 20:24

Israeli archaeologists say the discovery of a 2,700-year-old seal gives them the first physical evidence of Bethlehem's existence before the birth of Jesus.
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Lab grows heart muscle from skin

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 1:55

Scientists in Israel say they have managed to turn patients' own skin cells into heart muscle in the lab.
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Egypt vote: The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty

Monday, May 21st 2012, 14:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt-Israel peace treaty plays role in presidential election
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VIDEO: Barn owl love knows no borders

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Barn owls used to catch mice and rats in the fields of Jordan and Israel are breeding in specially set-up nesting boxes.
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US strike plan on Iran 'ready'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 21:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US has plans in place to attack Iran if other measures fail to stop it developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel says.
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Turkey jets 'pursue Israel plane'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 12:49
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it scrambled two military jets to chase away an Israeli plane which allegedly violated the airspace of Turkish-held northern Cyprus.
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Turks take bird for Israeli spy

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 14:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Villagers in south-eastern Turkey sound the alarm after mistaking a migratory bird - a common European bee-eater - for an Israeli spy.
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Palestinians mark 'Nakba Day'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 13:13

Palestinians attend demonstrations to commemorate what they refer to as the "Nakba" or Catastrophe, the anniversary of Israel's independence in 1948.
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Iran hangs 'Israel killer spy'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:12
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian man convicted of killing one of the country's nuclear scientists two years ago is hanged, Iranian state media say.
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VIDEO: Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike

Monday, May 14th 2012, 21:30

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have agreed to end a mass hunger strike, which has been going on for more than two months.
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Palestinians end hunger strike

Monday, May 14th 2012, 18:31

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails have agreed to end their mass hunger strike under a deal with Israel to improve prison conditions.
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Israeli coalition deal approved

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 16:10

The Israeli parliament approves a coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the Kadima party of Shaul Mofaz.
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Hunger striker in Israel hospital

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 16:02

A Palestinian who has been on hunger strike for 71 days in protest at his detention by the Israeli authorities is transferred to a civilian hospital.
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Netanyahu's power play pays off

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 12:21

Israel's PM emerges stronger from coalition deal
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Netanyahu agrees coalition deal

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 12:12

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu strikes a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a new coalition, avoiding an early general election.
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VIDEO: Are American Jews fed up with Israel?

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

The Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein explains how he is often accused of pandering to anti-semites with his controversial views.
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Israel rejects detainees' appeal

Monday, May 7th 2012, 11:44

Israel's Supreme Court rejects an appeal for the release of two detained Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for 68 days.
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Netanyahu calls for Israeli poll

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:34

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he wants the country's general election to be held on 4 September, more than a year early.
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Brother of Rabin killer released

Friday, May 4th 2012, 10:03

The brother of the man who killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is released after more than 16 years in prison for complicity in the murder.
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Hunger strikers in Israel appeal

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 20:44

Israel's Supreme Court defers a decision on an appeal against their imprisonment by two Palestinians who have been on hunger strike for 64 days.
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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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