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Israeli shell kills Gaza woman - medics

Friday, May 6th 2016, 7:40

Israeli tank fire kills a Palestinian woman in Gaza, Palestinians say, in some of the worst clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas since 2014.
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VIDEO: My son the bomber, my daughter the victim

Thursday, May 5th 2016, 20:59

In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.
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Life for Israeli over Palestinian murder

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 18:13

The Israeli ringleader in the murder of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death is sentenced to life in prison.
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VIDEO: Ethiopian Jews' Israel migration hope

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 6:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are hoping that an announcement by the Israeli government will pave the way for a new life in the Middle East.
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Israeli diamond dealer arrested

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 21:52

An Israeli diamond dealer is arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, amid a fraud investigation that could involve $65m (£45m).
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Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker convicted

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 12:04

An Israeli court convicts an ultra-Orthodox Jew of murder over the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl at Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade last year.
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Israeli guilty of murdering Palestinian

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 8:01

The Israeli ringleader in the killing of a Palestinian youth, abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014, has been convicted of his murder.
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Jerusalem bus bombing injures 21

Monday, April 18th 2016, 18:25

At least 21 people have been wounded by a bomb explosion on a bus in south Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
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Israeli soldier on manslaughter charge

Monday, April 18th 2016, 15:22

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a case which has polarised public opinion will be charged with manslaughter, reports say.
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Golan Heights 'forever Israeli' - PM

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 14:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledges that the occupied Golan Heights will forever stay in Israeli hands.
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VIDEO: A Palestinian tragedy takes the stage

Friday, April 15th 2016, 19:59

Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish lost his three children in Israeli air strikes, and has turned that experience into a heart-wrenching, yet life-affirming play.
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Israel promotes Arab police officer

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 22:31

An Arab police officer is promoted by Israel to deputy commissioner, the highest rank ever attained by a Muslim in the force.
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Iran 'receiving Russian missile system'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Russia is reported to have started delivering S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran - a deal opposed by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia.
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Video of Israeli soldier's killing of Palestinian attacker fuels debate

Monday, April 11th 2016, 8:13

Soldier's killing of Palestinian attacker fuels debate in Israel
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Israeli soldier 'faces killing charge'

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 16:40

An Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in a case which has polarised public opinion will be charged with manslaughter, reports say.
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VIDEO: Israel on alert for IS Sinai attacks

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 5:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt's Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.
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Israel backs down in diplomat stand-off

Monday, March 28th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Israel reassigns its nominee for ambassador to Brazil, whose appointment Brasilia refused to accept, apparently because he is a former settler leader.
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Israel rejects settlement firms list

Friday, March 25th 2016, 19:13
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel criticises the UN Human Rights Council for voting to establish a database of firms doing business in settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Yemeni Jews brought to Israel in secret

Monday, March 21st 2016, 10:32
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Nineteen of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have arrived in Israel following a "complex covert operation", the Jewish Agency says.
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Israeli hiker finds 'second of kind' coin

Monday, March 14th 2016, 12:27

An Israeli hiker has found an almost 2,000-year-old Roman coin that is only the second of its kind, authorities say.
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Palestinian kills US tourist in Israel

Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 1:00
related places: Tel Aviv

A US tourist has died and several people have been hurt in a spate of stabbings and shootings near Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem, Israeli officials say.
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Netanyahu rejects Obama talks criticism

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 11:13

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a White House claim that it was surprised by his decision to turn down the offer of talks with President Obama.
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Palestinian ends marathon hunger strike

Friday, February 26th 2016, 15:59

A Palestinian on hunger strike for more than three months in protest at his detention by Israel has agreed to end his fast.
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Kenyans labelled 'thieves' by president

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 18:21

Kenyans are "experienced in stealing and perpetuating other crimes", says President Uhuru Kenyatta during a state visit to Israel.
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Israeli soldier dead 'in friendly fire'

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 19:24
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli military reserve officer is shot dead, apparently by a fellow soldier, during an attack by a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank.
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Last Treblinka death camp survivor dies

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 22:43
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Treblinka

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Nazi Germany's Treblinka death camp in Poland, dies in Israel at the age of 93.
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Israeli stabbed to death in West Bank

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 20:53
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli man has been stabbed to death by two Palestinian teenagers in the occupied West Bank, officials say.
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Israel ex-PM Olmert begins jail term

Monday, February 15th 2016, 8:56

Ehud Olmert begins a 19-month jail sentence, becoming the first former Israeli prime minister to go to prison.
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Israel kills five Palestinian 'attackers'

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 22:45
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Five Palestinians including three teenagers have been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli security forces, Israeli officials say.
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Israeli PM's wife 'mistreated staff'

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 18:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara mistreated household staff, an Israeli court rules, in a case brought by a former caretaker.
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Israel court extends Olmert jail term

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 11:18

An Israeli court extends former PM Ehud Olmert's 18-month jail sentence for bribery by a month, after rejecting a plea bargain over another charge.
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Israeli border guard dies after shooting

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 16:54

A female Israeli border guard has died in hospital after an attack by three young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
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VIDEO: Israel 'sending away African migrants'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 7:07

The BBC has evidence that Israel is sending unwanted African migrants to other countries under secretive deals which may be in breach of international law.
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Israel ends Ramallah entry restrictions

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 11:56
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli military lifts the restrictions on access to the West Bank city of Ramallah that were imposed following a shooting on Sunday.
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VIDEO: New prayer space for Western Wall

Monday, February 1st 2016, 3:29

A new area where men and women can pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been approved by the Israeli government.
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Jewish holy site's prayer rules relaxed

Sunday, January 31st 2016, 18:50

The Israeli government approves the creation of a new mixed-sex prayer space for non-Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Israeli vulture cleared of spying

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 0:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A griffon vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN intervention, Israeli officials say.
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US and UK 'hacked into Israeli aircraft'

Friday, January 29th 2016, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and UK spy agencies have hacked into Israeli air force communications since the 1990s, documents linked to US whistleblower Edward Snowden say.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Is one homeland the solution?

Friday, January 29th 2016, 11:35

Is this the way to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict?
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Israel releases Eichmann plea papers

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 11:13

Papers newly released by Israel show Nazi Adolf Eichmann blamed others for the Holocaust, in a plea for clemency against his death sentence.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: 'UN has lost its neutrality'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 2:18

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has accused the UN secretary general Ban ki-Moon of encouraging terrorism, after he said it was human nature for the Palestinians to react to occupation.
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Netanyahu says Ban 'encouraging terror'

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 1:09

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu accuses UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of "encouraging terror" after remarks on a recent wave of violence.
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Israeli dies of wounds after stabbing

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 10:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli woman has died of wounds she suffered in a stabbing attack by two Palestinians in a West Bank settlement on Monday, medics say.
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Israeli veganism takes root in land of milk and honey

Monday, January 25th 2016, 15:09

How Israel is embracing the growing popularity of veganism
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Israel's Peres taken to hospital

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 19:50

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres is admitted to hospital after suffering chest pains, 10 days after suffering a small heart attack.
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West Bank girl shot after stabbing bid

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 13:05
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A 13-year-old Palestinian girl who tried to stab a security guard at an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank has been shot dead, police say.
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Arrests over Auschwitz 'price-fixing'

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 13:36

Nine Israeli travel agents are arrested on suspicion of fixing the price of students' trips to former Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz.
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Palestinians banned from settlements

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 12:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli military is temporarily banning Palestinian workers from Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, following two stabbings in two days.
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Israeli woman stabbed in settlement

Monday, January 18th 2016, 10:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli woman is stabbed by a Palestinian in a settlement in the West Bank, the Israeli military says, the second such incident in 24 hours.
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Israeli killed in settlement home

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 19:57

An Israeli woman is stabbed to death in her home in a Jewish settlement near Hebron and a Palestinian man is killed after trying to attack Israeli soldiers, Israel's army says.
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Israel: Sweden FM remarks 'outrageous'

Friday, January 15th 2016, 11:25
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Israel's prime minister denounces as "outrageous" a call by Sweden's foreign minister to investigate recent killings of Palestinian attackers.
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VIDEO: Starlings form 'dancing clouds' over Israel

Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 18:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Birds from Russia and eastern Europe form what is known as murmurations, grouping together to create a spectacular show in the Middle Eastern sunset.
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Two Palestinians shot dead in West Bank

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 10:43
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Two Palestinians are shot dead in the West Bank after trying to stab Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint, the Israeli military says.
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Tel Aviv shooting suspect killed

Friday, January 8th 2016, 16:46

An Israeli Arab wanted for shooting dead three people in Tel Aviv on 1 January has been killed by security forces in northern Israel.
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Four Palestinian attackers killed

Friday, January 8th 2016, 8:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Four Palestinians are shot dead after trying to stab Israeli soldiers in two incidents in the occupied West Bank, Israel's military says.
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Israeli reporter stabbed in TV mishap

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 5:37

An Israeli journalist is accidentally stabbed while demonstrating a knife-proof vest for a television report.
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VIDEO: Reporter stabbed in protective vest mishap

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 22:38

An Israeli reporter is accidentally stabbed while filming a piece demonstrating a stab-proof vest.
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Hezbollah bombing targets Israel forces

Monday, January 4th 2016, 17:11
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A bomb attack by Lebanese Hezbollah militants on an Israeli army vehicle in a border area triggers shelling of Lebanese territory by Israel.
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Two charged over West Bank arson attack

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 12:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli prosecutors file charges for two suspects over an arson attack on a Palestinian family that killed a toddler and his parents.
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Netanyahu warning to Israeli Arabs

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 19:23
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says security will be tightened in Israeli Arab areas after a gunman killed two people in Tel Aviv.
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Shooting at Tel Aviv bar kills two

Saturday, January 2nd 2016, 5:02
related places: Tel Aviv

Two people have died and seven have been injured in a shooting in central Tel Aviv, Israeli police say, and a massive manhunt is underway for the gunman.
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VIDEO: Footage emerges of Tel Aviv gunman

Friday, January 1st 2016, 23:54
related places: Tel Aviv

Two people have died and and seven others have been injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a bar in Tel Aviv, Israeli police say.
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Israel apologises for flag 'misuse'

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 11:16
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Israel apologises after one of its diplomats reportedly used the Singapore flag as a table cloth, which it said was "deplorable behaviour".
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Israeli ex-PM Olmert to serve jail term

Tuesday, December 29th 2015, 15:37

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is ordered to serve 18 months in jail for bribery, as a longer sentence is reduced by the Supreme Court.
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Israel warns Brazil over ambassador

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Brasilia

Israel warns Brazil that ties could suffer if the South American nation refuses to accept a West Bank settler as ambassador to Brasilia.
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Israel missile defence chief sacked

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 17:47

The head of Israel's missile defence programmes has been dismissed for a "breach of security", the defence ministry says.
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Christmas marked around the world

Friday, December 25th 2015, 8:43

Across the world, billions of Christians have been marking Christmas, the traditional birthday of Jesus Christ.
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