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Israelis stage massive protests

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 2:28

At least a quarter of a million Israelis stage mass protests across the country, demanding government action over the rising cost of living.
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New Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Friday, August 5th 2011, 9:27

Israeli air raids have struck targets in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets into the south of the country.
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Israel approves 900 settler homes

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 18:27

The Israeli government gives final approval for the construction of more than 900 new homes in Har Homa, a settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Israel Fogel family killer guilty

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 14:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli military court has found an 18-year-old Palestinian man guilty of the murder of a settler family in the West Bank, an army spokesman says.
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Summer of discontent

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 6:32

Cottage cheese price sparks surge of protest in Israel
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Israel sues Bedouin for evictions

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 15:14

Israel is suing a group of Bedouin in the Negev desert for the costs of demolishing their village each time they rebuild it.
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VIDEO: Sounds of a broken Israeli taboo

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 0:51
related countries: Germany Germany

An Israeli orchestra breaks a taboo by performing a work by the German composer, Richard Wagner, on German soil, for the first time.
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Hamas executes two Palestinians

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 13:47
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip execute two men who were convicted of collaboration with Israel.
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Israel announces housing reforms

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 9:28

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu promises a series of reforms to address the country's housing crisis as protests continue.
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Israel 'intercepts weapons boat'

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:38

Israeli authorities say they have seized a boat carrying arms in the Dead Sea and are questioning two Palestinians who were on board.
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Israeli orchestra to play Wagner

Monday, July 25th 2011, 8:27
related countries: Germany Germany

The Israeli Chamber Orchestra will break with tradition to play a work by Hitler's favourite composer, Richard Wagner, at a festival in Germany.
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Israel rejects rights group probe

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 21:30

The Israeli parliament rejects a bill that would have set up committees to investigate human rights groups accused of anti-Israeli activity.
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NZ rejects Israeli spying rumours

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand leader John Key denies reports that a group of Israeli spies was caught up in February's devastating earthquake in Christchurch.
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Holy row

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 0:07

Controversial Jewish text exposes Israeli religious rift
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Commandos board Gaza protest boat

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli commandos intercept a boat trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip and escort it to the port of Ashdod.
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Israel rapped for jailing minors

Monday, July 18th 2011, 16:02

Israeli rights group Btselem criticises the government for jailing Palestinian children, some as young as 12, for stone throwing.
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Challenge to Israeli boycott ban

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 14:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli civil rights groups plan to challenge a new law designed to stop boycotts of products from West Bank settlements.
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McFalafel fails to go down well with Israelis

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:39

The McDonald's burger chain withdraws its version of the favourite Middle Eastern snack, falafel, from restaurants in Israel.
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Israeli troops kill man in Nablus

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is killed in an Israeli military raid on a West Bank refugee camp as Israel carries out overnight air strikes in Gaza.
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Chuetas ruled of Jewish descent

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Spain Spain

A group of residents on the Spanish island of Mallorca forced to convert to Christianity 600 years ago are of Jewish descent, a senior Israeli rabbi rules.
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Blast hits Egyptian gas pipeline

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 3:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

An Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan has been hit by an explosion, the fourth such blast this year.
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Israel passes settlement boycott ban

Monday, July 11th 2011, 20:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's parliament passes a controversial law to punish Israeli individuals or organisations boycotting West Bank settlements.
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Israel-Lebanon gas border dispute

Monday, July 11th 2011, 12:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A maritime border dispute is looming between Israel and Lebanon that could set off a new conflict over energy reserves.
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Israel blocks 'flytilla' protest

Friday, July 8th 2011, 15:49
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists trying to reach the West Bank via Israel have been blocked at airports in Europe.
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Israel blocks 'flytilla' protest

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists trying to reach the West Bank via Israel have been blocked at airports in Europe.
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Israel braces for 'flytilla' protest

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 19:53
related countries: France France
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel steps up security at Tel Aviv airport, ahead of the expected arrival of 500 pro-Palestinian activists, most of them French, on Friday.
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Israel 'angry' at Lebanon report

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 18:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli officials are reportedly boycotting a UN official in Lebanon who wrote a report criticising Israel's response to a Palestinian border protest.
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Raw nerve

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 8:19

Heated debate over Palestinian prisoners in Israel
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VIDEO: Jellyfish threaten Israeli power plant

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 22:54

A swarm of jellyfish is threatening a power plant in Israel after blocking the cooling system.
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Israel 'kills two Gaza militants'

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinians are killed and one is injured in an attack by the Israeli military in the central Gaza Strip, reports say.
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Explosion hits Egypt gas pipeline

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan has been hit by an explosion, officials say.
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Gaza aid flotilla sabotage claim

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 15:50
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish activists planning to sail in an aid flotilla to Gaza accuse Israel of sabotaging their ship.
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W Bank barrier section re-routed

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 14:39
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops begin to dismantle part of the West Bank barrier near Bilin, for years a flashpoint for clashes with Palestinians.
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Israel pair admit Auschwitz theft

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 22:11
related countries: Poland Poland

An Israeli couple have been given suspended prison sentences in Poland for the theft of artefacts from the Nazi death camp Auschwitz, officials say.
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Honorary knighthood for Barenboim

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:40

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim receives an honorary knighthood for his work towards reconciliation in the Middle East through music.
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Apple removes 'anti-Israel' app

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 12:03

Apple removes an application called ThirdIntifada from its App Store at Israel's request because it is deemed to be offensive.
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Hamas 'must prove' Shalit alive

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 11:00

The Red Cross calls on Palestinian militant group Hamas to provide proof that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive.
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Stoning for Israeli dog denied

Monday, June 20th 2011, 13:55

A Jewish rabbinical court has categorically denied that a dog was condemned to death by stoning, as was widely reported.
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Israel gas explosion kills four

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:37
related places: Netanya

An explosion caused by a gas leak kills four people in the Israeli coastal town of Netanya.
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Three dead in Israel flat blast

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 23:46
related places: Netanya

Three people die after a gas leak sparks a huge explosion at a block of flats in the Israeli city of Netanya.
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Almost half of Gazans jobless - UN

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 13:11

The unemployment rate in Gaza is among the highest in the world, a UN report finds, as Israel's blockade of the coastal strip enters its fifth year.
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Egypt 'spy' is US student: Israel

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 12:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, says a suspected Mossad spy detained in Egypt is actually a dual US-Israeli student.
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Clinton cuts short African tour

Monday, June 13th 2011, 17:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US secretary of state cuts short a three-nation tour of Africa due to a volcanic eruption that threatened to leave her stranded in Ethiopia.
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Mother jailed over Israel murder

Monday, June 13th 2011, 15:31
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli court give life sentences to the grandfather and mother of a four-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase in a Tel Aviv river.
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Israel dismisses Egypt spy claims

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Israeli officials dismiss Egyptian reports that a suspected Mossad spy has been arrested in Cairo.
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VIDEO: Two views on Golan confrontation

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 21:04
related countries: Syria Syria

An Israeli government spokesman and a Palestinian Fatah official offer their views on the confrontation between the Israeli military and Syrian protesters at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Israeli troops open fire in Golan

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 19:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli troops fire on pro-Palestinian protesters on Syria's border in the occupied Golan Heights, with Syrian TV saying 20 are killed.
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VIDEO: Israeli troops open fire in Golan

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 11:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli solders have opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters approaching the border fence on the Golan Heights from Syria.
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Scandal-hit Israeli tycoon dies

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 10:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Sami Ofer, a billionaire Israeli businessman at the centre of a scandal over business contacts with Iran, dies aged 89.
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Gaza flotilla vow on anniversary

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 10:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Details of a new Gaza aid flotilla are announced in Turkey as thousands rally to mark one year since activists were killed by Israeli forces.
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Abandoned village

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 23:41

Palestinians battle housing project in Israeli court
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VIDEO: Fight for Israel's lost Arab villages

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 8:07

The former residents of hundreds of abandoned Arab villages in what is now Israel are fighting to prevent their old homes being redeveloped into Israeli-only settlements.
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Standing firm

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

Israeli PM buoyed by Congress, but can stance deliver peace?
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Dismay over Netanyahu's US speech

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:55
related countries: United States United States

Palestinian officials dismiss Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress, saying it will not bring peace.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu's warm reception in Congress

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 23:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he recognises that Israel would have to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland to make a deal with the Palestinians.
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Netanyahu: Israel firm on border

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells the US Congress Israel will be generous with a Palestinian state but that the border would not rest at pre-1967 lines.
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US sanctions Iran trading firms

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Iran Iran, Jersey Jersey, Monaco Monaco, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

The US imposes sanctions against seven foreign firms which trade with Iran, including companies based in Venezuela, Israel, Monaco and Jersey.
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IAEA: Syria site 'likely nuclear'

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 16:24
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian site bombed by Israeli jets in 2007 was "very likely" a nuclear reactor, says the UN's atomic watchdog.
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Lebanon cleric 'spied for Israel'

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 15:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Shia cleric critical of Hezbollah is arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel, according to security sources.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu address to US Congress

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 14:41
related countries: United States United States

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses US Congress over the deadlocked peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu defiant over 1967 borders

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 13:30

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, once again said he thought any plan based on the country's 1967 borders was unacceptable because it would leave the country without security.
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Netanyahu defiant on 1967 borders

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 4:16
related countries: United States United States

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu again rejects a return to the "indefensible" 1967 borders, on the eve of addressing the US Congress.
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Obama seeks to calm Mid-East row

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 17:05
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama reiterates that borders of a Palestinian state should be based on 1967 lines, but stresses this depends on land swaps.
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Netanyahu defiant over Obama plan

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 4:13

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says there can be no peace "based on illusions", rejecting President Barack Obama's pre-1967 borders proposal.
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Obama admits Israel 'differences'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 20:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu admit "differences" on the path to Mid-East peace, after talks in Washington.
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Obama holds tough Netanyahu talks

Friday, May 20th 2011, 17:01
related countries: United States United States

Visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for talks with US President Barack Obama, amid dispute on the shape of a future Palestinian state.
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VIDEO: Obama to meet Israeli PM Netanyahu

Friday, May 20th 2011, 9:09

President Obama has made his clearest statement yet of support for a Palestinian state, based on the 1967 borders with Israel.
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Netanyahu rejects Obama 1967 view

Friday, May 20th 2011, 6:20
related countries: United States United States

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's 1967 borders are "indefensible", rejecting US President Obama's suggestion they form the basis of a future Palestinian state.
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VIDEO: Blair on Obama Mid-East speech

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

Tony Blair tells Newsnight that President Obama's speech calling for a "new chapter in American diplomacy" in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings - provides a framework for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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