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US woman killed outside Jerusalem

Monday, December 20th 2010, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US woman found stabbed to death near Jerusalem worked for a UK-based Christian organisation that promotes Christianity among Jews.
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Egypt uncovers 'Israeli spy ring'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 17:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt charges a businessman and two Israelis with recruiting spies for Israel, a day after they revealed an alleged cell that plotted to kidnap tourists.
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Victim plays dead to survive attack

Monday, December 20th 2010, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman who survived a knife attack in Israel, in which another woman died, has told police she pretended to be dead in order to live.
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US tourist killed near Jerusalem

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 11:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The body of a American tourist has been found bound and stabbed near Jerusalem hours after another woman was found alive nearby, according to Israeli police.
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Israeli strike kills five in Gaza

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 2:53
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills five people in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.
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Lebanon 'Israeli spy device' find

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 21:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The Lebanese army says it has dismantled two Israeli spy systems planted in the mountains above Beirut following a tip-off from Hezbollah.
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Israel downs atom site 'balloon'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 17:38
related places: Dimona

Israel says one of its warplanes has shot down what appeared to be an unmanned balloon which had flown over the Dimona nuclear facility in the Negev desert.
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Arabs reject more Mid-East talks

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Arab foreign ministers reject further Palestinian-Israeli peace talks without a "serious offer" from the US on ending the Middle East conflict.
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Stemming the flow

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 16:44

African migrants present quandary for Israel
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Storm reveals ancient statue in Israel

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:24

A Roman-era headless marble statue buried for centuries has been unearthed after a storm raked Israel's coast.
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Israel returns Sudanese migrants

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:16
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Israel deports 150 Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally in search of work.
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Israel army 'kills two militants'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 23:48

Two militants trying to enter Israel from Gaza are killed in a clash which leaves one Israeli injured, Israel's army says.
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US 'frustrated' by Mid-East talks

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 3:33
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton expresses frustration at the latest setbacks to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, but insists the US will continue to push for progress.
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Israel 'should face EU sanctions'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:05

A group of 26 former EU leaders urges Brussels to impose sanctions on Israel for continuing to build settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.
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Off the record

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 12:38

Frank views from officials on failed Mid-East talks
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Israel eases Gaza export blockade

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 18:24

Israel says it will allow more exports out of Gaza, further easing its blockade of the Palestinian territory.
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Mid-East talks in crisis - Abbas

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 16:21

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building in settlements.
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Israeli PM raps rabbis' warning

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 15:18

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised rabbis who issued a statement saying it is a "sin" for Jews to rent or sell property to non-Jews.
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US drops Israel settlement freeze

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 6:37
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US has abandoned efforts to persuade Israel to halt settlement building in the occupied West Bank, in order to revive Middle East peace talks.
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US drops settlement freeze demand

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 1:49
related countries: United States United States

The US is abandoning efforts to persuade Israel to renew a freeze on settlement-building as part of efforts to revive Middle East peace talks.
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Israel anger at S America moves

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 17:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Israel reacts angrily as Argentina joins Brazil in recognising a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
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Israel rejects shark plot claims

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel dismisses Egyptian claims that shark attacks in the Red Sea could have been caused by its foreign intelligence agency, Mossad.
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Israel and Turkey talks on rift

Monday, December 6th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Officials from Turkey and Israel meet in Geneva to try to heal the diplomatic rift caused by the killing of Turkish citizens in an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla in May.
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Israel forest fire 'extinguished'

Monday, December 6th 2010, 12:53

A massive forest fire in northern Israel which killed 42 people has finally been extinguished, rescue officials say.
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Israel wildfire 'under control'

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 17:46

The immense forest fire in northern Israel is now largely under control, Israeli officials say.
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Arrests made over Israel forest fire

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 5:46

Palestinian firefighters have joined international efforts to tackle a forest fire in northern Israel.
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Israeli wildfire 'out of control'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 8:48

Israeli and international firefighters are struggling to control a massive fire that has killed at least 41 people and burnt thousands of acres of land in the north of the country.
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Israel fights worst forest fire in 10 years

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 14:29

A huge forest fire in northern Israel has killed at least 41 people and is forcing more than 15,000 others to leave the area.
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Foreign fire crews to help Israel

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 12:54
related places: Haifa

Foreign firefighting crews begin to arrive in Israel to help it combat a massive forest fire out of control near Haifa.
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Israel forest fire kills dozens

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 6:16
related places: Haifa

About 40 people - mostly prison guards - are killed in a massive forest fire out of control near Haifa in northern Israel, police say.
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Israeli forest fire 'a disaster'

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 2:29

About 40 people have died in what is thought to be Israel's largest ever forest fire, police have said.
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Closed community

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 10:15

Israeli rabbi stirs controversy after call for a ban on renting to gentiles
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Gaza blockade still 'crippling'

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 0:51

The easing of Israel's blockade of Gaza six months ago has led to "little improvement" for people living there, a report by 21 aid and rights agencies says.
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Israel razes West Bank 'mosque'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 17:31
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli army demolishes a number of buildings in the occupied West Bank, including one that Palestinians say was a mosque.
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Netanyahu clarifies Castro praise

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Castro

Israel's prime minister phones a Cuban-born US congresswoman to clarify his praise of remarks by former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
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Facebook foils Israel's female draft dodgers

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 1:54

How the Israeli army is using Facebook to stop women from dodging military service.
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Israel passes 'withdrawal' bill

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 9:57

Israel's parliament passes a bill setting stringent new conditions before any withdrawal from the Golan Heights or East Jerusalem.
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Israel starts Egypt border fence

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 15:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel begins work on building a barrier along the border with Egypt to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
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'Human shield' soldiers demoted

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 16:46

Two Israeli soldiers who used a Palestinian child as a human shield during an offensive in Gaza receive suspended sentences and are demoted.
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No peace talks 'without freeze'

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 14:25

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says talks with Israel cannot continue without a 'complete freeze' on settlements, including in East Jerusalem.
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Russia 'frees Israeli mercenary'

Friday, November 19th 2010, 19:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Russia Russia

Russia frees a former Israeli soldier whose extradition was sought by Colombia for training paramilitary groups, reports say.
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Gaza hit by Israeli air strikes

Friday, November 19th 2010, 15:26

Israel launches air strikes on three sites in the Gaza Strip in response to a long-range rocket and mortars fired from Gaza.
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Israel kills two Gaza militants

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 20:28

An Israeli air strike in Gaza City kills two Palestinian militants from a radical group, the Army of Islam.
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Israel backs Lebanon border move

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 15:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel approves plans to withdraw its troops from the northern half of a village deemed by the UN to be inside Lebanon, Israeli officials say.
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Split decision

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 13:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli withdrawal could split village on shared border with Lebanon
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Israeli retreat could split village

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 7:52

Israeli plans to withdraw troops from the northern half of a villlage
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Israel 'risks chaos if no peace'

Monday, November 15th 2010, 10:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Palestinian leadership could fall apart in the West Bank if there is not significant progress towards a peace deal, a senior Israeli intelligence official warns.
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Israel mulls US settlement offer

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 20:27
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israel's cabinet considers a package of incentives the US has proposed in exchange for a partial freeze on settlement construction.
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Comatose Ariel Sharon moved home

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:22

Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who has been in a coma since 2006, is moved from a hospital to his home.
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US and Israel agree to seek talks

Friday, November 12th 2010, 0:26
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu commit themselves to seeking the resumption of direct Middle East peace talks.
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'No change in Gaza' says UN

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 22:14

The UN says there has been "no material change" for people in Gaza since Israel announced it was "easing" its economic blockade of the Palestinian territory.
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Israel's Ariel Sharon 'home soon'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 16:36

The family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is preparing to bring him home from hospital 'within days', Israeli sources say.
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Easing blockade 'no help' to Gaza

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 0:25

The UN says there has been no material change for people in Gaza since Israel eased its blockade of the Palestinian territory.
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Obama raps Israel building plans

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 18:00

President Barack Obama criticises Israeli plans to build 1,300 settler homes in East Jerusalem, amid protests from the Palestinians.
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Israel suspends senior lawmaker

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:16

Senior Israeli lawmaker Tzahi Hanegbi is suspended from parliament after being found guilty of "moral turpitude" following a four-year corruption trial.
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Israel plans 1,300 settler homes

Monday, November 8th 2010, 22:19

Israel reveals plans to build nearly 1,300 housing units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Illegal mosque razed by Israelis

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 14:01

Israeli police clash with residents in the southern city of Rahat as an illegally built mosque is demolished.
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UK warning about Mid-East talks

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns that "the window is closing" on a Middle East peace deal and expresses frustration over a diplomatic row with Israel.
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Car explosion kills Gaza militant

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 15:24

A suspected Palestinian militant is killed and two others wounded in a car explosion in Gaza City that Hamas blames on Israel.
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Israel halts 'dialogue' with UK

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 11:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel is postponing "strategic dialogue" with Britain over defence and security issues, as William Hague arrives in Israel for an official visit.
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Same-sex couple on dance show

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 0:06

The Israeli version of Dancing With The Stars has become the first to feature a same-sex couple, with the inclusion of a female-only pair in the new series.
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Israel accused of prisoner abuse

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 13:11

Israel's internal security service subjected Palestinians to abuse and torture while in custody, says a report by two Israeli rights groups.
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Boxed in

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 5:33

Gaza business owners hit by Israeli export ban
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Israeli soldier jailed over photo

Monday, November 1st 2010, 11:55

An Israeli soldier is sentenced to five months in jail after photos emerged of him posing next to a Palestinian prisoner, media report.
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Israeli film wins Tokyo prize

Monday, November 1st 2010, 10:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Israeli director Nir Bergman picks up the top prize at the Tokyo Film Festival for the second time.
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Herod archaeologist dies in fall

Friday, October 29th 2010, 17:18

Ehud Netzer, 76, the Israeli archaeologist credited with discovering the tomb of the biblical King Herod, has died after falling during a dig.
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Opera snubs Tutu Israel tour plea

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 17:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Cape Town Opera turns down an appeal from Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu to call off a tour of Israel.
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Israeli Arab convicted of spying

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Israeli court convicts a leading Israeli Arab activist of spying for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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Israel clash over anti-Arab march

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 14:42

Israeli police clash with Arab protesters in the northern town of Umm al-Fahm, as Israeli far-right activists stage a demonstration.
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