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Israeli 'spy' expelled by Russia

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia expels the Israeli military attache to Moscow after accusing him of espionage, the Israeli military confirms.
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Israeli Facebook couple 'name baby daughter Like'

Monday, May 16th 2011, 21:22

An Israeli couple name their baby daughter Like, taking inspiration from a social networking site, reports say.
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Palestinians bury protests' dead

Monday, May 16th 2011, 16:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Funerals are to be held in Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon following the deaths of 12 people in demonstrations on Israel's borders.
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Violence erupts at Israel borders

Monday, May 16th 2011, 2:16

Israeli security forces open fire at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon, as protesters mark the anniversary of the creation of the state in 1948.
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Behind the clashes

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 19:07

Is Syria stirring the pot to distract from its own problems?
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VIDEO: Israel anniversary sparks violence

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 14:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon.
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Police probe Tel Aviv lorry crash

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 10:29
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli Arab driver is arrested in Tel Aviv after his lorry ploughs into cars and pedestrians, killing one person.
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Shalit protest on Israeli holiday

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:57

The brother of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit protests at official Israeli Independence Day event calling for action to bring him home.
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Palestinian wages unpaid over tax

Monday, May 9th 2011, 16:52

The Palestinian Authority says it is unable to pay thousands of staff as Israel withholds taxes owed in protest at a Hamas-Fatah unity deal.
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Changing times

Friday, May 6th 2011, 6:31

Arab Spring poses challenges for Israeli leader
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Guarded praise for Palestinian deal

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 15:09

Palestinian and Israeli papers were divided in their response to the unity deal signed by the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas.
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Barenboim in Gaza 'peace concert'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 13:26
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim takes an orchestra to the Gaza Strip for a concert in the first such event in the Palestinian territory.
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Israel halts cash to Palestinians

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 16:18

Israeli suspends tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority after rival factions Fatah and Hamas reach a deal to form a unity government.
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Israel rejects 'Hamas government'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 10:24

Israeli officials say they will not talk to a Palestinian unity government set up under a deal between Fatah and Hamas.
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Egypt gas pipeline hit by blast

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 10:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Jordan Jordan

A pipeline taking gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan explodes after an attack by an armed gang, Egyptian security officials say.
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Israeli killed in Nablus shooting

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 12:13
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli has been shot dead, reportedly by a Palestinian policeman, near the shrine of Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank
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VIDEO: Egypt 'respects' agreement with Israel

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 20:42

Egypt will respect existing peace agreements with Israel, the country's new foreign minister has said.
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Israel Prize laureates' peace bid

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 16:52

Prominent Israeli intellectuals and artists sign a petition backing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders and calling for an end to the occupation.
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Israel boy hit by bus rocket dies

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:38

An Israeli teenager wounded earlier this month when a missile fired from Gaza hit a school bus in southern Israel dies of his injuries.
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Two Palestinians held for murders

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 13:57

Two Palestinian teenagers are arrested on suspicion of carrying out the brutal murder of an Israeli settler family while they slept in their home, officials say.
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Politics and paparazzi taint heartthrob Bieber Israel trip

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 10:54

Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber is set to perform in Israel after a three-day visit tarnished by frustration at the paparazzi and being "pulled into politics".
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Israel prepares Lieberman charges

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 19:19

Israel's attorney general is considering charging Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with criminal corruption, the justice ministry says.
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Israeli minister flushes toilet in live interview

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 15:31

Israel's outspoken foreign minister chooses a novel way of making a point in a radio interview - apparently flushing the toilet live on the air.
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VIDEO: Uneasy truce brings calm to Gaza

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:39

Relative calm has now returned to the Gaza-Israeli border, after a wave of violence between Hamas and Israeli forces in which at least 19 Palestinians died.
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Israel 'ready for Gaza ceasefire'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 15:36

Israel gives its first indication - after days of violence - that it will observe a ceasefire in Gaza if Palestinian militants there end rocket attacks.
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Death toll mounts in Gaza strikes

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 17:33
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four Hamas militants are killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as the death toll climbs to 18 after three days of violence.
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Israel strikes 'kill 12 Gazans'

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 0:01

At least 12 Palestinians are killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, doctors say, amid fresh cross-border exchanges.
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Hamas declares ceasefire in Gaza

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:11

Islamist group Hamas announces it has agreed a deal with Gaza's militant groups to stop attacking Israel, hours after an Israeli bus was hit.
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Israelis strike Gaza after attack

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 22:58

Israeli forces hit Gaza after an anti-tank missile fired from the Palestinian territory hits a bus in southern Israel.
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Sudan air raid: 'Israel to blame'

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 15:18
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Port Sudan

Sudan's government says Israel carried out an air strike on a car near the city of Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast which killed two people.
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The other Adolf

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 0:29

The Nazi war crimes trial that defined Israel
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Israel invites UN war crime envoy

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 12:40

Israel's interior minister invites UN war crimes prosecutor Richard Goldstone to visit after he retracted key findings of his Gaza war report.
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VIDEO: Israelis' nerves over Mid-East unrest

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 10:40

The Israeli government is having to face the challenges of being neighbour to Mid-East countries currently experiencing political upheaval.
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Israel approves new settler homes

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:42

Israel approves the construction of 942 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo on the eve of President Shimon Peres's White House visit.
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Israeli Arab actor is shot dead

Monday, April 4th 2011, 18:33

A well-known Israeli Arab actor, Juliano Mer Khamis, dies after being shot in an attack in Jenin's refugee camp.
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'Abducted' Gazan on Hamas charges

Monday, April 4th 2011, 14:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

An Israeli court charges a Gaza engineer, allegedly abducted by Israeli agents in Ukraine, with running a training academy for Hamas.
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Press slam Goldstone about-face

Monday, April 4th 2011, 14:18

Opinion in Israeli newspapers is sharply divided by an article written by UN investigator Richard Goldstone in which he said he has now reached a different conclusion about Israeli culpability in the deaths of Palestinian civilians during Operation C
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UN Gaza report 'should be buried'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 22:14

Israel calls on the UN to cancel a report that said it possibly committed war crimes during its 2008-2009 military offensive in Gaza.
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Gaza air strike kills militants

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 3:29

The Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, warns Israel of "consequences" after an air strike in Gaza killed three members of its military wing.
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Bomb plotter scores court victory

Friday, April 1st 2011, 11:13

A Jordanian jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner, wins a court challenge against government refusals to allow his early release.
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'Abducted' Gazan in Israel court

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A Gaza engineer, who was allegedly abducted by Israeli agents in Ukraine, has appeared in court in Israel.
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Israel 'given Argentina pledge'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 2:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Israel says Argentina pledged "deep commitment" to investigating two 1990s bombings of Jewish targets in Buenos Aires, after media reports to the contrary.
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VIDEO: Fears of escalating Mid East conflict

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:59

The past 10 days have seen the most serious escalation of violence in and around Gaza since Israel's major operation against Hamas over two years ago.
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Facebook removes 'intifada' page

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 21:28

Facebook removes a page calling for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel, after more than 350,000 people sign up to it.
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Israeli law to revoke citizenship

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 16:39

Israel's parliament passes a law that allows courts to revoke the citizenship of anyone convicted of spying, treason, or aiding its enemies.
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Dozens held in Israel Fogel case

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:16
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops detained 60 people in an overnight raid on a West Bank village as the search continues for the killers of a settler family, Palestinians say.
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Israel fury over Argentina report

Monday, March 28th 2011, 0:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Iran Iran

Israel demands an explanation from Argentina over reports it proposed to Iran that it would stop investigating two 1990s bombings of Jewish targets in exchange for improved trade ties.
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Israeli strike kills two in Gaza

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 20:48
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills two militants in the Gaza Strip, a day after Palestinian militants said they would agree a truce if Israel reciprocated.
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Gaza militants 'agree ceasefire'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 6:52

Militant groups in Gaza say that they will agree to a ceasefire with Israel if Israel stops attacks on the Palestinian territory.
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Gaza rocket attacks strike Israel

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 16:06
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two more rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, as cross-border tensions continue to escalate.
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Israeli PM's pledge after bombing

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 21:42

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will act "vigorously and responsibly" to restore security after a bomb explodes in central Jerusalem.
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Deadly bombing targets Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 19:13

One person is killed and more than 30 others are wounded, some seriously, as a bomb explodes at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem.
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Israel passes 'Jewish state' law

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 16:30

Israel's parliament passes a law allowing the state to deny funding to institutions that question the country's existence as a Jewish state.
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VIDEO: Bomb blast in central Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 16:28

Israeli officials say that one person has died and more than 20 others are injured after a bomb blast in central Jerusalem
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Fresh attacks in Israel and Gaza

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 10:19

Israeli warplanes have launched air strikes east of Gaza City, after Palestinian militants fired two rockets into southern Israel.
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Strikes on Gaza 'kill children'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:27

Two Israeli military strikes on Gaza have killed eight Palestinians, including two children and four militants, officials say.
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VIDEO: Former Israeli leader Katsav jailed

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 21:39

The former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has been sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of rape and sexual harassment.
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VIDEO: Katsav jailed for seven years

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 17:16

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav has been jailed for seven years for rape and other sex offences.
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Israel sentences Katsav for rape

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 15:23

Israeli ex-President Moshe Katsav is sentenced to seven years for rape - the first former head of state to be jailed.
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Israel launches Gaza air strikes

Monday, March 21st 2011, 23:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least 17 people have been injured by a series of Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say.
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Gaza mortar barrage hits Israel

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 16:11

Several people are hurt as Palestinian militants fire about 50 mortars at Israel, thought to be the heaviest such barrage in two years, and Israel shells Gaza.
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Israel intercepts weapons ship

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli navy has intercepted an Egypt-bound ship carrying arms intended for militant groups in the Gaza Strip, military officials say.
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Israel call to cancel UN premiere

Monday, March 14th 2011, 14:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Israel urges the United Nations to cancel the US premiere, at its New York headquarters, of a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Israel approves new settler homes

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 10:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel approves the construction of hundreds of homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, after the murder of five members of a settler family.
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Israel hunts 'Palestinian killer'

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 15:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian has killed five Israelis, including three children, in an attack on a settlement in the West Bank, the Israeli military says.
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VIDEO: Israeli Arabs and Jews form band

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 10:08

Newsbeat meets System Ali in Israel, a rap group made up of Arab and Jewish Israelis who try to unite others with their music.
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VIDEO: Life and death on the Gaza border

Monday, March 7th 2011, 6:33

Newsbeat is in Gaza to see what life is like for people on both sides of the Israeli border.
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US and Israel blamed for Stuxnet

Friday, March 4th 2011, 16:55
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israel and the US created the Stuxnet worm to sabotage Iran's nuclear programme, a leading security expert has claimed.
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Thousands back on Yemen streets

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 16:55
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Tens of thousands return to the streets of Sanaa, as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh blames the US and Israel for ongoing unrest.
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