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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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Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

Friday, October 31st 2014, 15:34

Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
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Abbas warning over holy site closure

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 18:50

The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
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UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 0:25

Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Israeli cult leader jailed for abuse

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 16:53

An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes
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Jerusalem attack claims second death

Monday, October 27th 2014, 11:27

An Ecuadorean woman injured in a Palestinian attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday dies, bringing the death toll to two.
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US urges probe into West Bank death

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 15:03
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
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Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 15:10

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 23:42

A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".
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UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 3:54
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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MPs' Palestinian vote 'troubling'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel warns against sending a "troubling message", after MPs in the UK vote to recognise Palestinian statehood.
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Donors offer $5.4bn for Palestinians

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 22:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Donors at a Cairo conference pledge $5.4bn (£3.4bn) in aid to the Palestinians, after the 50-day Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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New Palestinian quest for statehood

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 11:07

Palestinian plans to put conflict with Israel back in the spotlight
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How 'lawfare' has become a weapon

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 5:49

How Israel and the Palestinians eye scoring victory in the courts
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Israeli families scarred by Gaza war

Monday, October 6th 2014, 23:24

Israeli communities struggle with lasting effect of Gaza conflict
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Israel urged to silence net activist

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:22
related countries: France France

The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.
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Israel points to Iran as main threat

Monday, September 29th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Abbas: Israel's Gaza war 'genocide'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 2:10

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, in a UN speech, says he will seek punishment for "war crimes" committed during Israel's recent war with Gaza.
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Israel downs Syrian fighter jet

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 10:31
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian fighter jet which apparently strayed into Israeli airspace over the occupied Golan Heights is shot down by the Israelis.
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Israel murder suspects shot dead

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 9:46

Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
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Top Israeli spy Harari dies

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 14:00

Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
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Suspended between life and death

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 0:00

Israel's ventilator wards for the dying
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Israeli spy agency veterans protest

Friday, September 12th 2014, 15:25

Dozens of veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit say in a letter that they will no longer serve in operations against Palestinians.
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Israel to investigate Gaza attacks

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 13:57

Israel's chief military prosecutor orders criminal investigations into five deadly incidents in the recent Gaza war.
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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 8:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man has been shot dead during an Israeli raid on a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, officials from both sides say.
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Israel 'coercing Africans to leave'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:25
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Sudan Sudan

Israel is unlawfully coercing almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into leaving the country at great personal risk, Human Rights Watch says.
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'Messianic' prostitution ring busted

Monday, September 8th 2014, 13:08

Details emerge from Israel about a prostitution ring in which Jewish women were allegedly forced into having sex with non-Jews by a messianic sect.
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VIDEO: Drone footage reveals Gaza destruction

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:20

Drone footage reveals the extent of damage to Gaza City caused by the recent conflict with Israeli that lasted 50 days, until a ceasefire was brokered.
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VIDEO: Drone footage reveals Gaza destruction

Friday, September 5th 2014, 11:08

Drone footage reveals the extent of damage to Gaza City caused by the recent conflict with Israeli that lasted 50 days, until a ceasefire was brokered.
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Israel to take over West Bank land

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:02
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
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VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 11:27

Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.
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Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 20:29

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.
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Gazans return home as truce holds

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 18:07

Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
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VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 14:13

Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.
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VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 10:08

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.
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Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 6:55

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.
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Gaza deaths as fresh fire traded

Monday, August 25th 2014, 16:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least eight Palestinians in Gaza are killed by Israeli air strikes amid ongoing rocket attacks on Israel, as Egyptian mediators reportedly propose a new ceasefire deal.
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Iran 'shoots down Israeli drone'

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 16:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Natanz

Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site, 300 km (185 miles) from the capital Tehran.
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Israel closes Gaza's Erez crossing

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 15:59
related places: Erez

Israel says it has closed a crossing into Gaza after a rocket attack, while three children are reportedly killed in Israeli raids on Gaza.
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Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 23:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to urge Israel and Hamas to start fresh talks, as a 12-storey Gaza building is destroyed in air strikes.
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Holocaust survivors condemn Israel

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 21:32

More than 300 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors of the Holocaust condemn Israel's "genocide" of the Palestinian people in Gaza.
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Israel vows response to boy's death

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 20:11

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says army and intelligence operations will "intensify" after a four-year-old boy is killed by fire from Gaza.
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Gaza: Suspected informants executed

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 16:56

Hamas executes 18 people suspected of helping Israel, as two Palestinians and an Israeli boy are killed in the latest violence in the Gaza conflict.
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Canada MP quits party over Gaza

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 18:24
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Quebec

A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:45

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike.
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Israel kills top Hamas commanders

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 13:18

An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
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Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 22:34

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
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Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 14:28

Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.
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Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 0:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A truce between Israel and Gaza ends amid renewed air strikes and rocket fire, as negotiations in Cairo break up with no deal.
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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.
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Protest at Israel interfaith wedding

Monday, August 18th 2014, 1:05
related places: Tel Aviv

Four far-right Jewish protesters are arrested at the Tel Aviv wedding of an Arab Muslim man and Jewish-born woman, reports say.
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VIDEO: Dutchman returns Holocaust medal

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 0:10

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.
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Man returns Israel medal over Gaza

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 1:12

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.
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VIDEO: Keeping the lights on in Gaza

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 23:04

The BBC's Yolande Knell talks to the people trying to restore basic utilities in Gaza as a new five-day ceasefire with Israel continues.
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VIDEO: 'Shaky start' for new Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 7:23

Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to extend their ceasefire by five days. The BBC's Yolande Knell reports.
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Gaza begins tense five-day truce

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 3:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel and the Palestinians begin a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, but immediately trade rockets and air strikes.
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VIDEO: Gaza truce 'extended by five days'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 22:03

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have reportedly agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza by five days, just as a three-day truce was about to expire.
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Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 19:42

A rocket lands in southern Israel hours before the expiry of a three-day Gaza ceasefire, Israeli police say.
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Gaza bomb disposal team hit by blast

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 11:16

Six people, including two journalists, were killed in Gaza when an Israeli missile exploded as attempts were being made to dismantle it.
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VIDEO: Shimon Peres 'seeks peace' over Gaza

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 8:21

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres says he seeks peace over the Gaza conflict, as talks continue on a third day of a fresh ceasefire.
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VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 23:37

The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.
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UK warns over Israel export licences

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers identify 12 military export licenses to Israel that they would suspend if "significant hostilities" resume in Gaza.
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Mbeki calls for Israel goods boycott

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 10:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, saying Israel must "pay a price" for the conflict in Gaza.
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Three-day ceasefire holds in Gaza

Monday, August 11th 2014, 3:23

A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza is holding, with a prospect of further talks on a longer-term deal.
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Three-day ceasefire begins in Gaza

Sunday, August 10th 2014, 22:02

A three-day truce comes into effect between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, after a day of intense diplomacy in Egypt.
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