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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: news

Ex-Palestinian prisoners re-arrested

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 13:23

Israeli troops arrest a further 65 Palestinians, including 51 freed in 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, as they search for three missing teenagers.
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Israel steps up search for teenagers

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 12:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's military arrests 41 more Palestinians as it expands the search for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped in the West Bank.
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VIDEO: On road where Israeli teens vanished

Monday, June 16th 2014, 16:15

The BBC's Yolande Knell drives down the road where it is believed three young Israelis were kidnapped on Thursday.
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Israeli PM demands Abbas search help

Monday, June 16th 2014, 14:44

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells the Palestinian president he expects his help in finding three Israelis believed kidnapped in the West Bank.
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Israel says Hamas kidnapped teens

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 20:44
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel accuses the Islamist movement Hamas of abducting three teenagers in the West Bank, which Hamas has denied.
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VIDEO: Israel blames Hamas over missing teens

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 18:24

Israel has accused the Palestinian militant group Hamas of kidnapping three teenagers who have been missing since Thursday.
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VIDEO: 'Israel will act against kidnappers'

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 12:44

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will act against "the scourge of terrorism" in order to find three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas.
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Israeli teens 'held by terror group'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 18:41
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says a "terror group" has abducted three Israeli teenagers missing since Thursday.
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Israel MPs elect Rivlin as president

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 18:58

The Israeli parliament elects veteran Likud lawmaker Reuven Rivlin as the country's next president.
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VIDEO: Pope hosts Middle East leaders

Monday, June 9th 2014, 1:48

Pope Francis has welcomed Israeli and Palestinian leaders for a joint prayer session at the Vatican, after issuing an invitation on his recent trip to the Holy Land.
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Pope urges Mid-East peace 'courage'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:53

Pope Francis hosts a joint prayer meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, urging them to show courage to seek Middle East peace.
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Israel plans new settlement homes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel advances plans for 1,460 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank after the formation of a Palestinian unity government.
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Israel warns over Hamas-Fatah unity

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 14:01

Israel calls on world leaders "not to rush to recognise" a new Palestinian interim government involving Fatah and the Islamist group Hamas.
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Pope visits Jerusalem holy sites

Monday, May 26th 2014, 19:02

Pope Francis visits the most important holy sites for Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem's Old City on the final day of his Middle East tour.
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Pope praises Jordan as tour begins

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 15:13
related countries: Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank

Pope Francis praises Jordan for its "generous welcome" to Syrian refugees at the start of a three-day visit to the Middle East.
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VIDEO: 'I survived the Israeli airport massacre'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:38

I survived the Israeli airport massacre
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Video 'shows Palestinians' deaths'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 17:39

A human rights group releases a video it says shows the unlawful killing of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli troops at a protest last week.
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Kerry and Abbas in Mid-East talks

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State holds "informal" talks with the Palestinian president for the first time since peace talks with Israel collapsed last month.
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Syrian rebels launch Golan offensive

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 17:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel monitors Syrian rebel offensive in Golan Heights
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Israel's ex-PM jailed for six years

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 14:44

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is sentenced to six years in prison for bribery in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country's history.
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Praised for pointing a gun

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 17:38

Israeli soldier wins plaudits for pointing his gun at teenager
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Middle East peace deadline expires

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

A US-set deadline for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has ended without an agreement being reached.
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Kerry: Apartheid if no Mid-East deal

Monday, April 28th 2014, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state warns that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" without a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
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Holocaust is 'heinous crime' - Abbas

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:16

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls the Holocaust "the most heinous crime" in modern history, amid a breakdown in talks with Israel.
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Abbas 'still seeks' Israel talks

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 14:45

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is still ready to extend peace talks with Israel, despite a recent breakdown in the process.
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US 'to continue Mid-East peace push'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 14:34
related countries: United States United States

The US will not abandon its efforts to advance the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, despite the breakdown of the current talks, President Obama says.
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Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 19:58

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
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Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:38

Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.
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UN envoy and Israel in access row

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 0:08

The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.
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Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.
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VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 15:55

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
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Israel sets Palestinian tax sanction

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:39

Israel sets a tax sanction on the Palestinian Authority in the latest retaliatory step for its signing up to join international treaties.
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Israel PM curbs Palestinian contact

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 10:49

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells ministers to stop high-level meetings with Palestinians, who he accuses of breaching a peace talks deal.
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Israel warns over Palestinian steps

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 11:12

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will retaliate if the Palestinians take further unilateral steps in pursuit of statehood.
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US urges Mid-East 'reality check'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is time for a "reality check" in the Israel-Palestinian peace process amid a deep crisis in the talks.
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Israel cancels prisoner release

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 20:57

Israel cancels the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners because of the Palestinian leadership's pursuit of further recognition at the UN.
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US in talks on Israeli spy Pollard

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 19:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard, White House

Talks are under way on the status of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, in an effort to save Middle East peace talks, the White House says.
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US 'may free Israel spy Pollard'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pollard

The US may consider releasing Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, in an effort to save Middle East peace process.
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Israel's Olmert convicted of bribery

Monday, March 31st 2014, 12:10

Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned from office in 2008 amid a corruption inquiry, has been found guilty in a bribery trial.
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Palestinians killed in Israeli raid

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 7:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli security forces shoot dead at least three Palestinians during an arrest operation in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.
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Israel finds 'longest Gaza tunnel'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:01
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel says it has uncovered a tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip which runs hundreds of metres under its territory.
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Israel attacks Syrian army sites

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian soldier is killed in air strikes launched by Israel in retaliation for a bombing in the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media report.
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Golan blast wounds Israeli soldiers

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Four Israeli soldiers have been wounded by a bomb explosion on the frontier between the occupied Golan Heights and Syria, Israel's military says.
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Abbas 'must take risks' for peace

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he must take risks for peace, as the deadline for a final deal with Israel nears.
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Israel-Gaza strikes despite 'truce'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 0:07

Rocket and air strikes continue between Gaza militants and Israel despite earlier claims a truce had been restored.
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Gaza militants say truce renewed

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 15:02

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a truce with Israel has been restored after a day of heavy cross-border rocket and air strikes.
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Israeli planes bombard Gaza targets

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes attack Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a militant rocket barrage into southern Israel, the military says.
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Rocket barrage from Gaza hits Israel

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:15
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fire more than 30 rockets at southern Israel, officials say, prompting retaliatory Israeli air strikes.
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PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 18:56
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.
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Israel ends army draft exemptions

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 13:51

Israel's parliament approves legislation that will end exemptions from military conscription for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students.
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Israeli 'regret' over judge's death

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:59
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israel expresses regret over the death of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at a border crossing on Monday, saying the incident will be investigated.
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Palestinian-Jordanian shot at border

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:55
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian-Jordanian man who tried to grab one of their rifles at a border crossing with Jordan, Israeli officials say.
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Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
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Iran says Israel lying about rockets

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
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Israel halts 'Iran weapons shipment'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 14:22
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel says it has seized a ship carrying advanced Iranian weapons made in Syria that was heading towards the Gaza Strip.
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Two killed in Israel Gaza air strike

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who Israel's military said were preparing to launch rockets across the border.
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Obama: 'Tough choices' for Netanyahu

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama warns that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
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US warns Israel over talks failure

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama warns Israel of 'international fallout' if it does not endorse a US framework for a peace deal with the Palestinians, as Israel's PM visits Washington.
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VIDEO: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in army protest

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 5:03

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have been on the streets of Israel to protest against government plans to draft them into the army.
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Israel ultra-Orthodox in draft rally

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 0:06

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews hold a protest in Jerusalem against plans to conscript them into the Israeli army.
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Amnesty: Israel using reckless force

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the West Bank, Amnesty International says, killing more than 40 Palestinians since 2011.
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Anne Frank books donated to Tokyo

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The Israeli embassy in Japan donates more than 300 Anne Frank-related books to public libraries in Tokyo, after many copies of her diary were found vandalised.
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