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Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 21:56
related places: Haifa

Tens of thousands of people are evacuated as wildfires sweep into the Israeli city of Haifa.
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Israel unveils Bronze Age 'Thinker' figurine

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 17:51

The Israel Antiquities Authority shows off a newly discovered ancient figurine that strikes a pensive pose.
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Boudoir in the Holy Land

Monday, November 21st 2016, 11:03

A growing number of religious Jewish women in Israel are choosing to have private "boudoir" photo sessions as gifts for themselves and their husbands, reports the BBC's Erica Chernofsky.
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Kosovo police 'foil IS attack' on Israeli football team

Thursday, November 17th 2016, 15:17

Police in Kosovo stop a group suspected of planning to attack the Israeli football team last week.
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Swimmers attempt to cross Dead Sea

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 12:20
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A group is swimming across the Dead Sea from Jordan to Israel in an effort to raise awareness of its environmental plight.
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Israeli bills draw Palestinian warning

Monday, November 14th 2016, 16:01

Palestinians condemn Israeli plans to quieten calls to prayer and legalise unauthorised settlements.
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Quieten calls to prayer in Israel - Netanyahu

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 17:54

Netanyahu supports a proposal to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer.
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Call of duty

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 0:51

A look at the Arab soldiers choosing to serve in Israel's army despite intense criticism back home.
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How Israeli-Americans view presidential race

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

As the US election campaign enters its final weeks, which candidate is gaining most support among Israeli-Americans?
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Israel freezes Unesco ties for 'denying Jewish holy sites'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 15:28

Israel freezes co-operation with the UN's cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism's connections to the religion's holiest sites.
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Red card

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 23:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinians are calling on Fifa to expel Israeli football clubs based at West Bank settlements or force them to relocate, reports Yolande Knell.
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Food fight

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 23:02

The exclusive right of Israel's Chief Rabbinate to issue kosher licences is facing a growing movement seeking to break its monopoly, writes the BBC's Katy Watson.
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Jerusalem shooting: Two killed by Palestinian gunman

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 13:11

An Israeli pedestrian and a policeman are killed after a Palestinian gunman opens fire from his car in East Jerusalem, police say.
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US 'strongly condemns' Israel over new settlement plan

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 10:17
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US says Israel's announcement of new West Bank settlement homes "undermines the pursuit of peace".
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Bill Clinton keeps Barack Obama grounded

Friday, September 30th 2016, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama had to hurry up former US President Bill Clinton as the pair left Israel after attending the funeral of Shimon Peres.
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Palestinian and Israeli leaders shake hands at Peres funeral

Friday, September 30th 2016, 12:57

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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Shimon Peres funeral: Leaders hail legacy of former Israeli leader

Friday, September 30th 2016, 11:52

World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
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Shimon Peres funeral: Arrests ahead of Israeli funeral

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 21:02

Israeli police make several arrests as a huge security operation swings into action ahead of Friday's funeral for former prime minister and president Shimon Peres.
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Israelis queue to pay tribute to Shimon Peres

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 14:51

Long queues have formed outside the Israeli parliament as people pay their respects to former Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
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Bill Clinton pays respects to Shimon Peres

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Bill Clinton was among those paying their respects as Israel's former PM and President Shimon Peres lay in state.
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Israel's Shimon Peres lies in state at parliament

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 8:42

Israeli leaders place wreaths beside the coffin of former PM and President Shimon Peres as his body lies in state outside parliament in Jerusalem.
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Body of Shimon Peres lies in state

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 7:06

Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres as his body lies in state, in Jerusalem.
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World leaders to attend funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 14:36

World leaders will attend the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who has died at the age of 93.
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Last survivor

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 13:54

His long career had plenty of dark moments, but Shimon Peres goes to his grave as one of the greatest of Israel's founders and statesmen, writes Jeremy Bowen.
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Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 12:30

Former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres has died aged 93 following a stroke two weeks ago.
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An emigre who became a statesman

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 6:03

A look back at the life and career of former Israeli PM and President Shimon Peres.
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Long legacy

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 2:11

The BBC's Kevin Connolly looks back at the long career of Shimon Peres, who helped shape every decade of Israel's life.
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Israel's Netanyahu asks Palestinian president to address parliament

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 20:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invites Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel's parliament during a speech at the UN.
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Digital technology reveals secret of ancient biblical scroll

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 11:50
related countries: United States United States

Israeli and US scientists identify the contents of an ancient Hebrew scroll, using X-ray technology to see inside the fragile relic.
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Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 11:13
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security staff outside Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Age, 113, no bar to bar mitzvah

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 14:58

The world's officially oldest man is to finally have his bar mitzvah, in Israel, at the age of 113 - a century after he missed it due to the outbreak of World War One.
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Shimon Peres: Ex-Israeli president 'showing improvement' after stroke

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:50

Doctors treating Israel's former President Shimon Peres after he suffered a stroke say his condition has improved slightly but remains critical.
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Shimon Peres: Former Israeli president 'responsive' after stroke

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 9:45

Israeli ex-President Shimon Peres is responsive after suffering a serious stroke, with doctors describing his condition as critical but stable.
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres 'critical but stable' after stroke

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 8:04
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli ex-President Shimon Peres is in intensive care after suffering a stroke, with doctors describing his condition as critical but stable.
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US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

The US agrees to supply Israel with military aid for the next 10 years in a record $38bn (£28.bn) deal - the largest in US history.
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Amos Oz: Saying Israel should not exist is anti-Semitic

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:17

One of Israel's great living writers, Amos Oz, tells BBC Newsnight that people who say Israel should not exist are anti-Semitic.
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Rio Paralympics: Algeria goalball team absence investigated

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:29
related countries: Algeria Algeria

The International Paralympic Committee investigates why Algeria's women's goalball team failed to arrive in Rio for its match against Israel.
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Kosher coding

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 23:14

Israel's Haredi Jews have long led a life devoted to religious study but an increasing number are breaking with tradition and excelling in Israel's tech start-up sector.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas 'was KGB agent'

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 13:13

Israeli researchers say a Soviet-era document suggests Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas worked for the KGB intelligence agency in the early 1980s.
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Israel: Two dead in Tel Aviv after car park collapses

Monday, September 5th 2016, 13:32
related places: Tel Aviv

Two people have been killed, and others are injured and missing, after a building under construction collapses in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby sent home for handshake snub

Monday, August 15th 2016, 20:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby is sent home after he refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Or Sasson at the end of their bout.
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Rio Olympics 2016: "That's not what the Olympics are about" - Judo player refuses to shake hands

Friday, August 12th 2016, 17:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian Judo player Islam el-Shahabi loses to Israeli's Or Sasson and refuses to shake his hand.
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Israel to reinforce West Bank barrier

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 8:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will reinforce areas along the length of West Bank barrier in the wake of a spate of attacks on Israelis by Palestinians.
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Israeli woman and baby kept at airport in DNA case

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 12:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli woman and a baby who returned from Sri Lanka have been kept at Tel Aviv airport since Saturday amid questions over the child's origins.
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Widow's wish

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 0:50

Forty-four years after the Munich Olympics massacre, an official ceremony will mark the killings of 11 Israeli athletes and their coaches, thanks to a widow's determined campaign
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Rio 2016: Widow welcomes Munich massacre memorial

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 17:07

One woman's 44-year fight sees a memorial unveiled at Rio for the 11 members of the Israeli team killed in an attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian suspected of killing rabbi

Wednesday, July 27th 2016, 8:58
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian who they said was behind a recent attack which killed an Israeli father-of-10 in the West Bank.
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Israeli tourist 'raped' in India's Himachal Pradesh state

Monday, July 25th 2016, 6:38
related countries: India India

A 25-year-old Israeli woman is allegedly raped in a moving car in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state, police say.
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Israel army names new chief rabbi criticised over rape comments

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 19:48

Israel's military nominates a new chief rabbi criticised for remarks he made in the past that seemed to condone the rape of non-Jewish women in war.
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Four-legged friends get cinema outing in Tel Aviv

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 6:50
related places: Tel Aviv

Dogs and their owners have enjoyed a special cinema screening together in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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On patrol with the Israel Defense Forces on Lebanon border

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 5:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Katy Watson joins the Israel Defense Forces on a night time border stakeout on the border with Lebanon.
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'No red lines'

Monday, July 11th 2016, 23:04

Ten years after its blistering war with Israel, is Hezbollah prepared for a new round of fighting, asks Rami Ruhayem.
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Facebook sued by Israeli group over Palestinian attacks

Monday, July 11th 2016, 15:40

An Israeli rights group is suing Facebook for $1bn, accusing it of allowing militant groups a platform for spreading violence.
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Rebuilt and reshaped

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 23:20

After the month-long war with Israel in 2006, Lebanon's Hezbollah has emerged as one of the most powerful militant groups in the Middle East.
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Israel and Palestinians: Egypt FM urges two-state solution in rare visit

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's foreign minister pays a rare visit to Israel, offering his country's help to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.
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Researchers make 'first discovery' of Philistine cemetery

Sunday, July 10th 2016, 16:09

Archaeologists in Israel say they hope the discovery of a Philistine cemetery will shed new light on the mysterious migrant people.
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US criticises Israel over plans for new settlement homes

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 8:29
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US says Israeli plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are part of a "systematic process of land seizures".
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Return to Entebbe

Monday, July 4th 2016, 17:09

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the scene of the 1976 Entebbe hostage rescue, in which his brother, who commanded the raid, was killed.
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Israel's Netanyahu in Entebbe to mark hostage-rescue anniversary

Monday, July 4th 2016, 13:21

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits the scene of the 1976 Entebbe hostage rescue, in which his brother, who led the raid in Uganda, was killed.
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Israeli politician Tzipi Livni 'summonsed by UK police'

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 23:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was summonsed by UK police for questioning over war crimes last week, Israeli officials say.
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Turkey sends Gaza aid after six-year rift with Israel ends

Sunday, July 3rd 2016, 22:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrives in an Israeli port for the first time since relations were restored six years after a deadly clash at sea.
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Entebbe pilot Michel Bacos 'saw hostage murdered'

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 23:34
related countries: France France

The French captain of a hijacked plane at the centre of a famed 1976 Israeli rescue operation says he saw a passenger killed by a hostage-taker.
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Israel and Palestinians: Powers warn of 'perpetual conflict'

Friday, July 1st 2016, 20:23

World powers warn of "perpetual occupation and conflict" between Israel and Palestinian unless both sides take positive action.
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Israel seals off Hebron after surge of attacks

Friday, July 1st 2016, 17:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel has sealed off the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, following an upsurge in deadly attacks.
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Blame and bitterness

Friday, July 1st 2016, 17:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The BBC's Yolande Knell looks at Jewish settlements in the West Bank, one of the most disputed topics in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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Israeli girl stabbed to death by Palestinian inside bedroom

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 21:14
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A 13-year-old Israeli girl is stabbed to death by a Palestinian inside her bedroom at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
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Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israel and Turkey normalise relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship.
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