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Tourism near the Gaza border

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 22:43

At the Zikim Kibbutz, near Ashkelon in southern Israel, tourists come in to see what life is like living just a short distance from the Gaza border.
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Behind the scenes

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 6:28

Israeli and Palestinian talks as seen from the inside
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Castro warns of nuclear war

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 2:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Fidel Castro warned of nuclear war arising from the dispute that has pitted the United States and Israel against Iran.
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Iran says Mid-East talks doomed

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 13:58
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are doomed to fail, in the first regional reaction to the talks.
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Irish delay EU-Israel data deal

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 12:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Dublin delays a deal to allow transfers of EU citizens' data to Israel, which is accused of forging passports.
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Middle East talks 'constructive'

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 7:12

Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet in Washington for the first direct peace talks in nearly two years and agree a framework for negotiations.
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Israeli novelist on Middle East conflict

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 19:13

The Israeli novelist David Grossman on how the Middle East conflict tore his family apart.
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Obama condemns W Bank 'slaughter'

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 21:59

President Barack Obama condemns the "senseless slaughter" of four Israeli settlers, as he opens a new round of Mid-East diplomacy.
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Attack overshadows Mid-East talks

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 16:19

Palestinian security forces mount a huge operation after four Israeli settlers are killed, as leaders gather in Washington to revive peace talks.
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Helicopter tour of West Bank and Israel

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 6:45
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes takes a helicopter flight over the West Bank and Israel to understand the geography of the disputed land.
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Israel academics shun settlements

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 13:51
related countries: West Bank West Bank

More than 150 Israeli academics say they will no longer lecture or work in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
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Rabbi calls for Abbas to 'vanish'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 6:59
related countries: United States United States

An Israeli rabbi says the world would be better without Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, prompting strong criticism from US officials.
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EU rebukes Israel over conviction

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 14:10
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The European Union criticises Israel for convicting an organiser of the weekly Palestinian protests against the West Bank separation barrier.
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Israeli children to study Arabic

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 14:51

The authorities in Israel are introducing a new scheme to make Arabic-language classes compulsory in state schools.
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Police want ex-Israeli PM charged

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 10:25

Israeli police recommend that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stand trial on corruption charges over his alleged role in the Holyland real estate scandal.
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'No talks' if settlement ban ends

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 16:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Palestinian government warns that it will pull out of peace talks if Israel renews the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Netanyahu predicts tough talks

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 14:18

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu say reaching agreement in planned talks with Palestinians will be difficult, but a deal is achievable.
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Israelis cash in on Kosher wine

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 17:22

When you think of the world's great wine producers Israel is not a name that often crops up, but there are signs that this may change.
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Middle East peace talks to resume

Friday, August 20th 2010, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

Israel and the Palestinians agree to resume direct negotiations for the first time in 20 months, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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US Mid-East talks plans 'ready'

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 14:46
related countries: United States United States

The US is preparing to release a statement establishing details for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the BBC has learned.
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Turkish embassy man stays in jail

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tel Aviv

An Israeli court approves the detention of a man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, while the man's lawyer says this client was an Israeli informer.
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Man handed to Israel after stand-off

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 2:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Palestinian man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Israel, in an apparent bid for asylum, has been turned over to the Israeli authorities.
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Hostage drama at Turkish embassy

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tel Aviv

A man who broke into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv and briefly took two people hostage is arrested and taken to hospital with gun shot wounds.
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Hariri murder 'evidence' handover

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 21:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah hands a tribunal what it claims is evidence of Israeli involvement in the murder of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Gaza anniversary

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 17:33

Settlers and Palestinians recall Israeli withdrawal in 2005
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Israeli denies Facebook mistake

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 13:36

A former Israeli soldier says she did nothing wrong by posting pictures of her and Palestinian prisoners onto Facebook.
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Anger at Israel Facebook photos

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 0:39

A former Israeli soldier is criticised for posting images of herself on Facebook posing with bound Palestinian prisoners.
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Israel 'to blame' for child death

Monday, August 16th 2010, 22:48

The state of Israel is responsible for the death of a Palestinian girl hit by a rubber bullet in 2007 and must pay compensation, a court rules.
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Israel demolishes barrier at Gilo

Monday, August 16th 2010, 5:32

Israel begins to tear down a concrete wall erected nine years ago to protect the Jewish settlement of Gilo on the southern outskirts of Jerusalem.
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African migrants killed in Egypt

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Six migrants trying to enter Israel from Egypt are killed; four in a gunfight with people smugglers and two by Egyptian border guards.
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Israeli 'agent' freed in Germany

Friday, August 13th 2010, 13:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany frees on bail a suspected Israeli agent arrested in connection with the killing of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
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Man held over US serial stabbings

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 19:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

Atlanta police arrest a man as he tries to board a flight to Israel, after some 20 stabbings leave five people dead across three states.
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Israeli 'agent' sent to Germany

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Poland extradites to Germany a suspected Israeli agent wanted in connection with the killing in Dubai of a Hamas commander, officials say.
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Lebanon rejects US aid with ties

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 19:07
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Lebanon's defence minister says he will reject US military aid if it comes with a condition that any weapons are not used against Israel.
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Israeli army chief defends raid

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 18:08

The head of Israel's military defends its use of live ammunition during a deadly raid on an aid flotilla sailing to Gaza in May.
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Spy charge for Lebanon ex-general

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 15:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A Lebanese military court charges a former general turned Christian party politician with spying for Israel.
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Gaza flotilla 'aimed to provoke'

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 12:45

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says that a flotilla of ships taking aid to Gaza in May was a planned provocation.
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Nasrallah shows Hariri 'evidence'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 23:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah reveals what he says is evidence of Israeli involvement in the murder of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Monday, August 9th 2010, 22:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defends a commando raid on ships bringing aid to Gaza, while giving evidence before a government-appointed commission.
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Israeli jailed in Libya released

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:47
related countries: Libya Libya

An Israeli man, who had been held in Libya since March on suspicion of spying, is released after prolonged, indirect negotiations.
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Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The British historian Tony Judt, known for challenging Israel to accept Arabs as equal citizens, has died in the US
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Being a taxi driver in Jerusalem

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 5:50

The BBC follows two taxi drivers, an Israeli and a Palestinian, and investigates whether the daily experiences of life differ in the divided city of Jerusalem.
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Turkish aid vessels return home

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish aid ship that was raided by Israeli forces in May arrives back in Turkey after its release by Israel.
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Seven die in Israeli rail crash

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 18:23

Seven people die and 20 are injured in a collision between a minibus and a train near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel.
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Israel releases Turkish aid ship

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 16:40
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israel releases an impounded Turkish aid ship on which nine activists were killed as they tried to break the Gaza blockade two months ago.
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Poland to hand over Israeli 'spy'

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 12:47
related countries: Germany Germany, Poland Poland

A Polish appeals court upholds a decision to hand over to Germany an alleged Israeli agent wanted over the murder of a Hamas commander.
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Israel charges three Arab 'spies'

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel charges three Arab men with spying, saying they passed intelligence to Syria and plotted to kidnap a Syrian pilot who had defected to Israel.
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Clashes on Israeli side, UN says

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN peacekeeping force says Israeli soldiers were operating on their own side of the border when fighting broke out with Lebanese troops on Tuesday.
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Holding back

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 15:33

Israel-Lebanon clash suggests neither side wants war
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UN urges Israel-Lebanon restraint

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 3:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN tells Israel and Lebanon to show restraint, after a clash between troops on the border leaves five people dead.
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Israel rape case sentence on hold

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 2:45

An Israeli Arab convicted of rape after consensual sex with a woman who thought he was a Jew has his sentence delayed, pending an appeal.
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Nasrallah accuses Israel on ex-PM

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 23:16
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah accuses Israel of being behind the 2005 assassination of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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Israel endorses UN flotilla probe

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 18:18

Israel announces it will co-operate with a UN panel of investigation into its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May which killed nine Turkish activists.
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Israel endorses UN flotilla probe

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 18:18

Israel announces it will co-operate with a UN panel of investigation into its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May which killed nine Turkish activists.
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'One dead' as missile hits Jordan

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 11:58

One man is killed when a rocket lands in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, one of several apparently fired at the nearby Israeli resort of Eilat, reports say.
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'One dead' as missile hits Jordan

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 11:58

One man is killed when a rocket lands in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, one of several apparently fired at the nearby Israeli resort of Eilat, reports say.
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Gaza blast destroys Hamas house

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 2:49

A large explosion at the Gaza home of a senior Hamas commander injures more than 20 people, but Israel denies involvement.
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Gaza blast destroys Hamas house

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 2:49

A large explosion at the Gaza home of a senior Hamas commander injures more than 20 people, but Israel denies involvement.
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Unwanted children?

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 14:43

Israel's controversial plan to deport migrants
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Unwanted children?

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 14:43

Israel's controversial plan to deport migrants
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Israel compromises in migrant row

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 13:05

Israel's government has modified controversial proposals to expel hundreds of migrant workers and their families, even if their children were born in country.
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Israel compromises in migrant row

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 13:05

Israel's government has modified controversial proposals to expel hundreds of migrant workers and their families, even if their children were born in country.
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Hamas fighter dies in air strikes

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 11:37
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Hamas militant is killed and several people hurt in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, hours after a Palestinian rocket hit the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
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Hamas fighter dies in air strikes

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 11:37
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Hamas militant is killed and several people hurt in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, hours after a Palestinian rocket hit the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
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Bedouin village razed in Israel

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:02

Around 300 Bedouins living in Israel's Negev desert are made homeless after police raid their village and raze their homes.
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Romania air crash: 'No survivors'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 14:09
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's defence ministry confirms six Israelis and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli military helicopter crashed into a mountain.
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'Bodies found' in Romania crash

Monday, July 26th 2010, 21:19
related countries: Romania Romania

At least four bodies have been found after an Israeli helicopter with six Israeli soldiers and one Romanian on board crashed in Romania, reports say.
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Israeli-Arab activist is jailed

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 14:09

An Israeli-Arab leader begins a five-month jail sentence for spitting at a policeman during a protest in Jerusalem more than three years ago.
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Spaniards file Israeli raid case

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Three Spaniards arrested by Israel during a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla are filing a court case against the Israeli prime minister.
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