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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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VIDEO: Israel's concerns over Egyptian border

Monday, February 28th 2011, 22:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel shares a long border with Egypt, which before the fall of Hosni Mubarak, was considered a safe one
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Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:30

Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza, a day after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel and one man was killed by Israeli tank fire.
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Gaza rocket fired at Israeli city

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 23:04
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Beersheba

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hits a house in the Israeli city of Beersheba, the first such attack since Israel's 2009 offensive in Gaza.
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VIDEO: Mark Thomas walks the West Bank

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:33
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Comedian Mark Thomas talks to BBC Breakfast about his extreme ramble along the entire length of the Israeli separation barrier
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US vetoes UN resolution on Israel

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

The US vetoes an Arab resolution at the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
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Iran warships 'to use Suez Canal'

Friday, February 18th 2011, 17:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran
related places: Suez

The Egyptian authorities have agreed to allow two Iranian warships to transit through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea, state media report.
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Wozniacki regains number one spot

Friday, February 18th 2011, 11:44

Caroline Wozniacki regains the world number one spot after beating Israel's Shahar Peer in the last eight of the Dubai Championships.
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Israeli troops kill Gaza suspects

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians they suspected of planting explosives in a buffer zone in the Gaza Strip - a claim denied by Palestinians.
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Israel anger at Iran warship move

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:58
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel condemns a move by Iran's navy to sail two of its ships through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Egypt moves to reassure allies

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 21:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's military vows to respect all international treaties a day after replacing Hosni Mubarak in power, in a move welcomed by Israel.
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VIDEO: Egypt military vows to respect treaties

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian military has vowed to respect all international agreements, including its peace treaty with Israel.
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Palestinian figure Erekat resigns

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 16:02

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, who led several rounds of peace talks with Israel, has told the BBC he has handed in his resignation.
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VIDEO: Gaza photo exhibition in London

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An award-winning German photographer has been documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than two decades. The new images form part of an exhibition which is on in London.
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Ex-Israeli soldier admits leaks

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 14:19

A former Israeli soldier admits leaking secret military information to a newspaper, but more serious spying charges are dropped.
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Egypt's shockwaves across Mid East

Friday, February 4th 2011, 23:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The upheaval in Egypt has had repercussions across the entire Middle East, and created concern in Israel about the stability of the region.
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Settlers 'shoot Palestinian teen'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 15:38
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An 18-year-old shepherd has died after being shot by Israeli settlers near the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials say.
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Two held over US tourist's murder

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 20:47
related countries: United States United States

Israeli police arrest two Palestinian men who they say have confessed to killing US woman Kristine Luken late last year.
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Erekat fears for life after leaks

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 13:39

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses al-Jazeera TV of putting his life in danger by leaking secret papers on the peace talks with Israel.
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US concern over Palestinian leaks

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

The US says leaked documents apparently showing Israel rejected Palestinian concessions will make a peace deal "more difficult" but will not affect efforts to achieve it.
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Palestinians attack 'talks leaks'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 22:15

The Palestinian Authority has accused al-Jazeera TV of distortion, after it leaked documents purporting to show offers of major concessions to Israel.
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'Negotiation leaks intended to confuse'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 16:09

President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has dismissed leaked documents apparently showing how Palestinian negotiators were willing to give up large parts of illegally occupied East Jerusalem to Israel.
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Palestinians attack 'talks leaks'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 16:06

Palestinian officials accuse the al-Jazeera media network of distortion after it leaked documents purporting to show major concessions to Israel.
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Turkey rejects Israel raid report

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey condemns an Israeli inquiry that said the Israeli navy acted lawfully during a deadly raid on an aid flotilla trying to reach Gaza last May.
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Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 15:24

An Israeli inquiry clears the country's navy of wrongdoing in a deadly raid on a flotilla of aid ships trying to reach Gaza last May.
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New McCarthyism?

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 9:07

Israeli campaign against rights groups sparks political row
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Israel in Srebrenica extradition

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:18

Israel launches extradition proceedings against an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia accused of involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
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Israeli tanks in deadly Gaza raid

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 16:12
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli tanks enter the northern Gaza Strip, sparking fighting that kills one Palestinian and injures two more.
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Barak quits Israel Labour party

Monday, January 17th 2011, 9:57

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak - a key minister of the coalition government - resigns from the Labour party to form his own faction.
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Israel kills Palestinian militant

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A 25-year-old Palestinian militant has been killed in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.
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Farmer shot in Gaza 'buffer zone'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 18:18

A 65-year-old Palestinian farmer has been shot dead by the Israeli army near the border, doctors in Gaza say.
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EU envoys in East Jerusalem call

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU diplomats in Israel urge Brussels to treat East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, a leaked report shows.
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Hamas: Stop rockets into Israel

Monday, January 10th 2011, 12:47

The Hamas Islamist movement which controls Gaza urges other militant groups to stop firing rockets into Israel as violence escalates along the border.
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East Jerusalem hotel demolished

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

Israel angers Palestinians by demolishing part of a hotel in occupied East Jerusalem to make way for settlers' homes, despite criticism from the US.
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Bulldozers make way for new Israeli homes

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 14:11

Israeli bulldozers have demolished a hotel in occupied East Jerusalem to make way for homes for Jewish settlers
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Palestinian killed in West Bank

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 15:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Troops in the West Bank have shot and killed a Palestinian man who tried to attack a checkpoint, the Israeli army says.
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Israel soldier killed near Gaza

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 5:05

An Israeli soldier is killed and four others injured by a mortar shell fired by their colleagues near the Gaza border, the army says.
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'Friendly fire' killed Israeli soldier

Friday, January 7th 2011, 23:49

Israel says a friendly fire incident killed one soldier and wounded four on the Gaza border.
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Warning of new West Bank controls

Friday, January 7th 2011, 15:05
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The United Nations says it is increasingly concerned that Israel is about to tighten access restrictions to the occupied West Bank.
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West Bank civilian killed in bed

Friday, January 7th 2011, 10:19

Israeli troops shoot dead a 67-year-old Palestinian man by mistake in an operation to arrest members of the Islamist militant organisation, Hamas.
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Israel kills men near Gaza border

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 13:11

Two Palestinian militants are killed in southern Gaza and two rockets are fired over the border into Israel, amid rising tension in the area.
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Israel backs rights groups probe

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 11:18

Israeli MPs vote to establish a formal inquiry into the foreign funding of human rights groups, in a move critics describe as "McCarthyite".
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Netanyahu heckled at fire service

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 21:55

Israel's PM and interior minister are heckled at a memorial service for the 42 people who died in the country's worst-ever wildfire.
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Israeli 'spy vulture' held in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 14:39
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A vulture wearing a GPS device is 'detained' by Saudi Arabian officials on accusations of spying for Israel, say reports.
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Israel arrests UK staff over plot

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 21:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two local employees of the UK consulate general in Jerusalem are arrested in Israel over an alleged plan to attack a football stadium.
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Asian aid convoy arrives in Gaza

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 17:20

An Asian aid convoy arrives in Gaza with humanitarian aid for the blockaded Palestinian territory, to mark the second anniversary of Israel's 22-day Cast Lead offensive.
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Samaritan struggle

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 10:36
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Modern trials of ancient sect in Israel and the West Bank
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Israel defends actions at West Bank rally

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 3:58
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli army defends its action against a demonstration on Friday in the West Bank, during which a Palestinian woman died after inhaling tear gas.
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Palestinian killed at checkpoint

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 11:38
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead after trying to attack Israeli troops at a West Bank checkpoint, Israeli and Palestinian officials say.
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Palestinian dies following rally

Saturday, January 1st 2011, 22:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian woman has died after inhaling gas fired by Israeli troops during a protest against the West Bank barrier at Bilin on Friday, medics say.
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Lost in the Sinai

Friday, December 31st 2010, 7:36

Kidnap and abuse of African migrants making journey to Israel
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The migrants held hostage in the desert

Friday, December 31st 2010, 7:33

As European borders become harder to breach, migrants find themselves crossing from Africa into Israel.
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Israel's Katsav guilty of rape

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 16:16
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel's former president Moshe Katsav has been convicted of rape by a court in Tel Aviv and could go to jail.
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Israel's Katsav guilty of rape

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 12:33
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav faces jail after being found guilty of rape and other sexual offences by a court in Tel Aviv.
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Iranian bomb 'three years away'

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's nuclear programme has been hit by technical problems, and it could be still three years from making a nuclear bomb, a senior Israeli official says.
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Israeli diamond trader expelled

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 13:08

An Israeli trader is expelled from the country's diamond exchange after being accused of "blood diamond" smuggling.
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