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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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Gaza ships 'Turkish provocation'

Monday, October 25th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni accuses Turkey of deliberately provoking Israel by supporting a Gaza-bound aid flotilla earlier this year.
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Pope in new Mid-East peace call

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 15:17

The Pope calls for an end to conflict in the Middle East, as Israel's PM warns the Palestinians not to seek independence without peace talks.
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Israeli presence 'irreversible'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 1:02

A UN human rights rapporteur says continued settlement construction will probably make Israel's occupation of Palestinian land irreversible.
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Israel destroys Iran... on the chess board

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 15:20
related countries: Iran Iran

An Israeli chess grandmaster breaks the world record for simultaneous chess games, taking the title from Iran.
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Jewish settlers 'start 600 homes'

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 3:58
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Jewish settlers have started work on some 600 West Bank homes since an Israeli construction freeze expired - four times the pace of building before then, a pressure group says.
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Attempt to break chess world record

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 16:30

An Israeli grandmaster is hoping to break a world record for playing chess games simultaneously. Alik Gershon would need to win 80% of the 525 games to break the previous record of 500 games.
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Same-sex first for Israeli dancing show

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:35

Israel's version of Dancing With The Stars is to include the show's first same-sex couple.
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Sharon coma sculpture on display

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 11:23
related places: Tel Aviv

A life-size sculpture of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon, which appears to breathe, is to go on display at a Tel Aviv art gallery.
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Israeli PM wants to change oath

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 0:58

Israel's PM says he wants to include Jews in a bill that so far requires only non-Jews to swear loyalty to the country as a Jewish state.
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Israel warns over Hamas missiles

Monday, October 18th 2010, 17:53
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas militants in the Gaza strip have obtained anti-aircraft missiles, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
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Mike Leigh cancels trip to Israel

Monday, October 18th 2010, 16:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director Mike Leigh has cancelled a trip to Israel, in protest against controversial plans to compel non-Jewish new citizens to swear loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state.
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Israel arrests Hamas MP in W Bank

Monday, October 18th 2010, 15:06
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli soldiers detain an MP from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in the West Bank for "security questioning".
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Gilad Shalit release talks resume

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 14:58

Fresh efforts are underway to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Palestinian Gandhi?

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 7:08

Film celebrates peaceful resistance against Israel
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Israel unveils settlement plans

Friday, October 15th 2010, 11:24

Israel unveils preliminary plans for 238 new homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem, sparking an angry Palestinian response.
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South Lebanese cheer Ahmadinejad

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 22:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad receives a hero's welcome in southern Lebanon, close to the border with Israel.
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Lebanon cheers Ahmadinejad's visit

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 21:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a hero's welcome in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli border.
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Palestinians reject Israel offer

Monday, October 11th 2010, 21:58

Palestinian officials reject an offer by the Israeli government to halt settlement construction if the Palestinians recognise Israel as a "Jewish state".
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Israel offers new building freeze

Monday, October 11th 2010, 17:17

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers to renew a partial freeze on settlement building if the Palestinians recognise Israel as "a Jewish state".
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Israeli debate after boys injured

Monday, October 11th 2010, 12:55

An Israeli parliamentary committee debates the issue of children's role in violence after two Palestinian boys were run over and injured by a right-wing activist.
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Fix Europe first, Israeli FM says

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:12
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Israel's foreign minister tells his counterparts from France and Spain to solve Europe's problems before taking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Israeli cabinet backs Jewish oath

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 14:38

The Israeli cabinet backs a controversial bill that would require any non-Jews seeking citizenship to pledge loyalty to the country as a Jewish state.
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Israel army 'kills two' in Hebron

Friday, October 8th 2010, 9:37
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli forces kill two alleged Hamas militants during a shootout at a house in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, local reports say.
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Israeli PM supports Jewish oath

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 10:28

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu re-introduces a controversial proposal to require new citizens to take an oath of loyalty to the Jewish state.
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Israel arrests two Muslim clerics

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 20:13
related places: Nazareth

Israeli police arrest two Muslim clerics in the northern town of Nazareth on suspicion of "supporting terrorism".
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Israel probes soldier dance video

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 13:29

Israel's army says it is investigating a video which appears to show a soldier dancing around a bound and blindfolded Palestinian woman.
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Israel to deport Nobel laureate

Monday, October 4th 2010, 20:29

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire loses her appeal against being deported from Israel.
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Settlers 'burn West Bank mosque'

Monday, October 4th 2010, 17:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli army is investigating Palestinian reports that a mosque in the occupied West Bank has been set on fire by Jewish settlers.
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IDF soldiers guilty of Gaza abuse

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 15:35

An Israeli military court convicts two Israeli soldiers for using a Palestinian child as a human shield during an assault on Gaza in 2009.
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Palestinians issue talks threat

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 18:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinians warn they will not continue peace talks with Israel unless a freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank is reinstated.
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Nobel winner to appeal Israel ban

Friday, October 1st 2010, 17:47

The Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire is to appeal to Israel's supreme court after a ban on her entering the country was upheld.
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Nobel winner to be deported

Friday, October 1st 2010, 10:36

Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire is to be deported from Israel after her appeal to overturn her entry refusal was rejected.
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Israel 'Tasered' Jewish activist

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 20:22

Jewish activists who sought to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza say they were treated harshly when Israeli forces seized their vessel.
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Nobel winner in Israeli custody

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 12:15
related places: Tel Aviv

The Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire faces deportation from Israel after being arrested at an airport in Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening.
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Israel intercepts Gaza aid boat

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 20:44
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says it has taken control of a boat carrying Jewish activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip and is towing it into an Israeli port.
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Israel controversy over UN speech

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 19:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman sets out Mid-East peace proposals at the UN that PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he had not cleared.
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Israel intercepts Gaza aid boat

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:16
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says it has taken control of a boat carrying Jewish activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip and is towing it into an Israeli port.
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US 'disappointed' by Israeli move

Monday, September 27th 2010, 20:41
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US state department expresses disappointment at Israel's decision not to extend its ban on settlement building in the West Bank.
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Palestinians delay talks decision

Monday, September 27th 2010, 16:21

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says there will be no quick decision on whether to continue talks with Israel.
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Israeli settlement building resumes

Monday, September 27th 2010, 11:45
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue talks, despite the end of Israel's ban on West Bank construction.
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Israel seeks talks as freeze ends

Monday, September 27th 2010, 10:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue talks, despite the end of Israel's ban on West Bank construction.
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Settlers urged to show restraint

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 22:26
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's prime minister urges Jewish settlers to show restraint, hours before a 10-month ban on construction in the West Bank expired.
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Jewish settlers prepare to build

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 19:08
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's government has urged Jewish settlers on the occupied West Bank to "show restraint" as the end of a 10-month ban on construction nears.
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Jewish group sets sail for Gaza

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A catamaran carrying Jewish activists sets sail from northern Cyprus aiming to breach Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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'50-50' hope for settlement deal

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 12:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's top negotiator says there is a "50-50" chance of reaching a deal on settlements with Palestinians, hours before a construction freeze is due to expire.
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IAEA rejects resolution on Israel

Friday, September 24th 2010, 15:05

The members of the UN's nuclear agency narrowly reject an Arab-backed resolution calling on Israel to join a global treaty limiting nuclear arms.
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Gaza fisherman 'killed by Israel'

Friday, September 24th 2010, 13:08
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Doctors in the Gaza Strip say a fisherman has been shot and killed by the Israeli navy off the northern coast of the territory.
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Obama urges peace talks support

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges world leaders at the UN General Assembly to support Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations currently under way.
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Israel flotilla raid 'broke law'

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 0:34

Israel's military broke international law and showed "unacceptable" brutality in a raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, a UN human rights team says.
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Jerusalem clashes after man shot

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 18:42

Violent clashes erupt in parts of East Jerusalem after a Palestinian man is shot and killed by an Israeli security guard.
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Palestinian dies in Jerusalem clash

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:39

A Jewish settlement guard kills a Palestinian man in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan after residents pelt his car with stones.
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Quartet urges settlement freeze

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 0:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Quartet of Middle East peace mediators urges Israel to extend its partial freeze on the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
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UN raps probes into Gaza conflict

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 16:02

A United Nations panel says Israel and Hamas have failed to conduct credible investigations into alleged war crimes during the Gaza offensive two years ago.
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Russia to sell missiles to Syria

Friday, September 17th 2010, 14:21
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's defence minister says it will supply Syria with anti-ship cruise missiles despite protests by the US and Israel, Russian media report.
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Divisive case

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:45

Fresh details on the Israeli 'rape by deception' conviction
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West Bank Hamas commander killed

Friday, September 17th 2010, 8:47
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces shoot dead a local Hamas military commander in the northern West Bank.
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Mid-East talks 'making progress'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 21:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have made progress on the issue of Jewish settlements, US envoy George Mitchell says.
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Israeli strikes kill one in Gaza

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:21

Israeli aircraft bomb smuggling tunnels in Gaza, killing one, hours after militants launch rocket and mortar attacks in southern Israel.
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