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PLO backs new 'talks' with Israel

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 20:21

Palestinian leaders in the West Bank back indirect negotiations with Israel, more than a year since peace talks broke off.
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US envoy in Mid-East talks push

Friday, May 7th 2010, 17:15
related countries: United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli and Palestinian officials, attempting to restart peace talks.
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Author to sue over Shalit story

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 12:14

An author is suing the family of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, saying he plagiarised one of her books as a child.
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West Bank mosque fire 'was arson'

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 10:42
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A West Bank mosque gutted by fire on Monday was most probably attacked by arsonists, Israeli firefighters say.
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US envoy Mitchell meets Israel PM

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mitchell

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before "proximity talks".
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Israel yet to replace UK diplomat

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel is yet to replace a diplomat expelled after forged British passports were allegedly used in the killing of a Hamas leader.
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US envoy returns to Middle East

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell returns to the region, attempting to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
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Netanyahu and Mubarak hold talks

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 19:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel's PM meets the Egyptian president to discuss plans for the launch of so-called proximity talks with the Palestinians.
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Details of Gaza blockade revealed

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 7:36

BBC News has seen documents which give more detail than ever before about how and why Israel maintains its Gaza blockade.
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Mid-East talks 'set for launch'

Friday, April 30th 2010, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks are expected to start next week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Israel army disciplines soldiers

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 10:58
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's top military commander disciplines four officers involved in the deaths of four Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
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Israel jails 'holy semen' abuser

Monday, April 26th 2010, 16:05

An Israeli court imprisons a man for 10 years for tricking women into sexual acts by claiming his semen was holy and had healing powers.
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Envoy's Mid-East talks 'positive'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell says talks were "positive" as he ends a visit aiming to break the deadlock over Israeli-Palestinian talks.
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Israel troops kill Hamas militant

Monday, April 26th 2010, 8:50
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops surround a house in the West Bank and kill a Hamas militant wanted for the alleged killing of an Israeli soldier.
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Israel blasts new Shalit cartoon

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 19:42

Hamas releases another animated cartoon depicting captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in an move condemned by Israel's PM.
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Hamas chief's ill girl flown out

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 15:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Jordan Jordan

Israel allows the daughter of a senior Hamas official to leave the blockaded Gaza Strip for urgent medical treatment in Jordan.
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US push to renew Mid-East talks

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

US Mid-East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to end a row over Israeli settlements.
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Netanyahu says no freeze in Jerusalem

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 8:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu again rejects US calls to halt construction in East Jerusalem, as the US envoy arrives.
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Gazan 'deported under new rules'

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 16:13
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian prisoner blames a new Israeli military order on deportations for his release to Gaza, not the West Bank.
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Lebanese PM denies missile claim

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 15:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese PM Saad Hariri denies Israel's allegation that militant group Hezbollah has been supplied with Scud missiles.
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Anger over Israel settler 'riot'

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:44
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's military dubs as "intolerable" what it described as a riot by settlers in the north of the West Bank.
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Abbas to fight W Bank removals

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 9:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will oppose Israeli orders allowing Palestinians to be deported from the West Bank.
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Israel rejects E Jerusalem demand

Monday, April 19th 2010, 16:15

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects again demands for a freeze on building in East Jerusalem.
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Barak: Palestinian state certain

Monday, April 19th 2010, 10:04

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says Israel must eventually give Palestinians their independence.
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Clinton presses Israel on talks

Friday, April 16th 2010, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls again on Israel to do more to pursue peace with the Palestinians.
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Ex-Israel PM named in bribe case

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 21:44

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is named as a prime suspect in major corruption scandal.
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'Collaborators' executed by Hamas

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 11:28

Hamas authorities in Gaza confirm they have executed two Palestinian men convicted of collaborating with Israel.
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Ex-Jerusalem mayor held for graft

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 21:31

Israeli police arrest the former mayor of Jerusalem in connection with a bribery scandal linked to associates of ex-PM Ehud Olmert.
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Israel Western Wall advert banned

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 15:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK watchdog bans an Israeli tourism advert showing a picture of the Western Wall, saying it is 'misleading' to say it is in Israel.
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Vandals attack West Bank mosque

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 11:49
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An investigation has been launched by Israeli authorities into a vandalism attack on a West Bank mosque.
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Arab-Israeli row thwarts Med deal

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 8:59

A row about how to name the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories scuppers a 43-nation scheme for managing Mediterranean water resources.
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Militants killed in Gaza clashes

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 18:07
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least two Palestinian militants are killed in a strike by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says.
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Israeli couple claims jackpot after finding lost lottery ticket

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 17:08

A couple who won Israel's biggest-ever lottery prize claims the $20m (£13m) payout after a four-month delay.
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Fears of West Bank deportations

Monday, April 12th 2010, 23:51
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel imposes a military order which some fear could see tens of thousands of Palestinians deported from the West Bank.
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Israelis remember Holocaust dead

Monday, April 12th 2010, 16:39

Israel comes to a halt by the sound of sirens for two minutes to remember those who died in the Holocaust.
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Netanyahu cancels US nuclear trip

Friday, April 9th 2010, 8:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Israel's PM pulls out of a summit in the US after learning that the issue of Israel's nuclear status would be raised, officials say.
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Israel lifts espionage gag order

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 16:35

The Israeli authorities lift a gagging order preventing the Israeli media from reporting the case of a former soldier accused of leaking top secret files.
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Israeli gagging order condemned

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 18:10

Campaigners call for an Israeli media ban on the case of an ex-soldier suspected of security offences to be lifted.
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Police smash Israeli organ ring

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 17:18

Police arrest six people in connection with an organ-trafficking ring, including a decorated former army general.
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Israel is a 'threat' says Turkey

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister says Israel is the "main threat to peace" in the Middle East, Israel says it regretted the "attack".
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Jail for Israeli Arab 'gym spy'

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 15:43

A young Israeli Arab is jailed for almost six years for his part in a plot to assassinate the head of the Israeli army.
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Israel blames troops for deaths

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 10:29

The killings of four Palestinian youths by Israeli troops in March were "unnecessary and severe" a report says.
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Spies online?

Monday, April 5th 2010, 8:04

Hamas says Israel is using Facebook to recruit informers
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Hamas 'to rein in Gaza militants'

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 18:34

Hamas leaders in Gaza say they are working to curb rocket attacks against Israel, a day after Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
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Multiple Israeli strikes hit Gaza

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 17:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes carry out air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which the Israeli military says were targeting four weapons factories.
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Conflict resolution

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 12:14

Palestinian views on planned indirect talks with Israel
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Risk worth taking

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 8:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai labourers tilling Israeli land in range of rockets
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Israeli MP wants to make inflated cinema snack prices illegal

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 14:46

An Israeli MP wants to make it illegal for cinemas to charge inflated prices for snacks, but cinemas object.
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'Teenager killed' in Gaza clashes

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 13:30
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A teenager has been shot dead in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip, medical sources say.
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UK MPs: Review Israel arms sales

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government must ensure that military equipment sold to Israel is not used in the occupied territories, MPs say.
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Netanyahu downplays US tensions

Monday, March 29th 2010, 8:41
related countries: United States United States

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses suggestions that US President Barack Obama is a "disaster" for Israel.
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Abbas rules out talks with Israel

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 20:34

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rules out holding indirect talks with Israel unless it halts settlement building.
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Israel defiant amid allies' anger

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 12:05

As relations between Britain and Israel continue to unravel, Tim Franks finds that in Jerusalem, many Israelis feel that the outside world still fails to understand the problems - and threats - their country is facing.
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Israeli tanks 'advance into Gaza'

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 7:53

Israeli tanks move briefly into Gaza after clashes with Palestinians kill four people, including two Israeli soldiers.
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Gaza militants kill Israel troops

Friday, March 26th 2010, 22:55
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Israeli soldiers and two Palestinians are killed in clashes with Hamas on the Gaza Strip border, Israel's army says.
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Inside the bubble

Friday, March 26th 2010, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

A close up view of the Israeli PM's tense US visit
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Israeli PM hopeful on peace talks

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 13:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem, Washington

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says progress has been made on the row over Jerusalem settlements, after US talks.
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US-Israel talks fail to solve row

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 22:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, White House

Differences remain between Israel and the US, following Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington, says the White House.
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New Jerusalem homes plan decried

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 16:42

Palestinians condemn fresh plans for Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, unveiled during the Israeli PM's trip to Washington.
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Netanyahu meets Obama amid row

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

The US and Israeli leaders hold talks at the White House amid fresh controversy over building plans in East Jerusalem.
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Thrown out

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Expulsion from UK sends strong signal to Israel
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Israel 'will build in Jerusalem'

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

PM Benjamin Netanyahu asserts Israel's "right to build" in Jerusalem, following a row with the US over plans for new homes
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Israeli killed by 'friendly fire'

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 20:26

An Israeli soldier is shot dead by 'friendly fire' as three Palestinians are seized trying to cross from Gaza into Israel.
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Row grows over West Bank deaths

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 18:42
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli rights group questions the military's claim that two Palestinians were killed by rubber-coated bullets, not live fire.
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Clinton warns Israel of choices

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 15:15
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state calls on Israel to make "difficult" choices, amid a row over new homes in East Jerusalem.
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Egypt releases Israeli reporter

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 8:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian authorities have released the Israeli reporter arrested in the Sinai desert trying to cross the border.
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'No concession' on Jewish homes

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 22:37

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rules out any concession on building in East Jerusalem, hours before he leaves for Washington.
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Israel to boost Arab towns' funds

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 12:51

The Israeli cabinet backs an investment plan for Israeli Arabs, who have long suffered inequality and discrimination.
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UN chief says settlements illegal

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 7:51

UN chief Ban Ki-moon - beginning a Mid-East trip - reiterates international demands for a halt to Israeli settlement building.
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