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We have started to collect the most important news related to Israel in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Israel PM 'may back two states'

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 21:11

PM Benjamin Netanyahu could endorse a peace process leading to a Palestinian state, Israel's defence minister says.
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Pope ends trip with Mid-East plea

Friday, May 15th 2009, 12:32

Pope Benedict ends his pilgrimage to the Middle East, calling for an end to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Pope 'is asked to condemn Iran'

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 19:36
related places: Nazareth

Israel's new PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he asked Pope Benedict to condemn Iranian threats when they met.
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Israel PM Netanyahu visits Jordan

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 12:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Israeli leader Netanyahu travels to Jordan for unannounced talks with King Abdullah in Aqaba.
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Israel's Katsav rape trial opens

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 8:15
related places: Tel Aviv

The trial of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, charged with rape and sexual offences, opens in Tel Aviv.
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Pope calls for Palestinian state

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 19:09

Pope Benedict XVI offers support for the Palestinians' right to a homeland during his trip to Israel and the West Bank.
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UN gets Israeli cluster bomb maps

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 16:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

UN says Israel has handed over maps on where it dropped cluster bombs in Lebanon during the 2006 war.
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Pope condemns denial of Holocaust

Monday, May 11th 2009, 22:58

Pope Benedict says the suffering of Holocaust victims must never be denied as he visits the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem.
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In pictures

Monday, May 11th 2009, 17:11

Pope Benedict begins his five-day visit to Israel
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Israel's Netanyahu in Egypt talks

Monday, May 11th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and prosperity after talks in Egypt.
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Lebanon arrests two more 'spies'

Friday, May 8th 2009, 13:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese authorities arrest two brothers and accuse them of spying for Mossad, the Israeli secret service.
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Israeli killed in West Bank raid

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 9:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli soldier is killed during a clash in the West Bank village of Bir Zeit, possibly in an incident of friendly fire.
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UN laments choking of Bethlehem

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 9:45

The UN accuses Israel of strangling development of the Bethlehem region in the occupied West Bank.
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'Ancient text' seized in Israel

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 19:31

Israeli authorities say they have recovered a papyrus document which appears to be nearly 2,000 years old, in a sting operation.
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UN seeks $11m for Israeli raids

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 14:26

The UN chief says Israel should pay millions in compensation for its bombed Gaza base but rules out a war crimes inquiry.
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UN rebukes Israel over Gaza raids

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 23:53

A UN inquiry into attacks by Israeli forces on its property in the Gaza conflict this year is heavily critical of Israel's military.
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US presses Israel over two states

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 15:44
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Israel to back a two-state solution to achieve a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians.
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Israel PM moots 'fresh' approach

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 12:29

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he is willing to resume peace talks with the Palestinians without delay or conditions.
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Italy urges better EU-Israel ties

Monday, May 4th 2009, 15:19

Italy says EU-Israeli ties should be strengthened, after talks in Rome with Israel's controversial new foreign minister.
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Jerusalem diary

Monday, May 4th 2009, 11:57

The complicated position of Israel's Hebrew Catholics
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'Two dead' in Israeli air strikes

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 18:25

Palestinian medics say two people have died in Israeli air strikes on smuggling tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt border.
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US dismisses Israel lobbyist case

Friday, May 1st 2009, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

The US drops espionage-related charges against two pro-Israel lobbyists, saying it was unlikely to win.
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Saudi Arabia rebuke over US claim

Friday, May 1st 2009, 15:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabia says the US must retract a claim that King Abdullah met Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2008.
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British airline apologises as Israel is left off its maps

Friday, May 1st 2009, 13:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A British airline apologises after maps on its London-Tel Aviv flights were in Arabic and did not show Israel.
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Israel demolitions freeze urged

Friday, May 1st 2009, 13:34

The UN has asked Israel to freeze all demolition orders in East Jerusalem and to provide more housing for Palestinians.
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Israeli Arabs held on 'bomb plot'

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 14:51

Israeli police have arrested seven Arab Israelis suspected of planning to carry out bomb attacks and kidnap Israelis.
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Israel warns European critics

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 12:57

Israel tells European envoys the EU must stop criticising the new government or risk being excluded from peace talks.
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Ugly clash?

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:31
related countries: United States United States

Signs that Israel may be on collision course with the US
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More countries confirm swine flu

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Cases of the deadly swine flu virus are confirmed as far afield as New Zealand and Israel as the UN warns it cannot be contained.
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Second swine flu case in Israel

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A second man is confirmed as infected with swine flu in Israel, two days after he returned from a trip to Mexico.
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Israelis jailed for Hebron death

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 12:10

Two former Israeli border policemen are given prison terms for throwing a Palestinian to his death from a speeding jeep.
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Barak: Peace deal still possible

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 11:01

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says Israel can reach a peace deal with the Palestinians within three years.
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Israel renames unkosher swine flu

Monday, April 27th 2009, 16:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Israel's health minister updates a nervous public about the swine flu epidemic - and starts by renaming it Mexican flu.
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Jerusalem settlement 'extended'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 13:02

Construction has begun on 60 new homes in a Jewish settlement in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, a campaign says.
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New twist in story of 'Israeli' oranges found in Iran

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 15:05
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

"Jaffa" oranges which caused outrage when they appeared on sale in Iran were not Israeli but Chinese counterfeit fruit, it emerges.
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Batting for change

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 1:01

Israel desert cricket breaks down Arab-Jewish boundaries
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'Quiet transfer'

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 13:47

East Jerusalem anger as Israel demolishes homes
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Scare reported in Iran as forbidden fruit surfaces at markets

Friday, April 24th 2009, 21:34
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

A ban on Israeli imports to Iran was flouted by the sale of Jaffa oranges marked as Chinese, local reports say.
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Israel 'risking support on Iran'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: `Arab

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Israel it risks losing Arab support on Iran over its stance on the Palestinian issue.
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Yad Vashem removes 'rogue guide'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 20:11

Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem fires a guide for making political statements about the Palestinians on his tours.
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Lebanon general 'was Israeli spy'

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 17:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A former Lebanese general and three other people, including two of his family members, are charged with spying for Israel.
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Netanyahu invited to visit Egypt

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 2:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A top Egyptian envoy in Jerusalem for talks invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Cairo.
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Israelis 'followed law in Gaza'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 16:16

Israeli military inquiries conclude that troops fought lawfully in Gaza, but rights groups call for a wider probe.
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UN 'regrets' Iran leader's speech

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 21:38
related countries: Iran Iran

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "misused" an anti-racism meeting at which he denounced Israel.
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Obama invites Middle East heads

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 19:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US invites Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders for separate talks in a new push for Middle East peace.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day marked

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 16:41

A two-minute silence for victims of the Holocaust brings Israel to a standstill, as ceremonies are held across the world.
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Walkout at Iran leader's speech

Monday, April 20th 2009, 21:58
related countries: Iran Iran

French and British diplomats walk out as Iran's president tells a UN conference on racism that Israel is a "racist government".
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Palestinian water crisis deepens

Monday, April 20th 2009, 11:07

Bad management by the Palestinian Authority and restrictions by Israel have led to severe water shortages, says a World Bank report.
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India launches key spy satellite

Monday, April 20th 2009, 7:50
related countries: India India

India says it has successfully launched an Israeli-built spy satellite that will be able to track movement along its borders.
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US boycotts UN racism conference

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 21:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington confirms it will boycott a UN forum on racism next week because of differences over Israel and free speech.
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Netanyahu 'no partner for peace'

Friday, April 17th 2009, 15:05
related countries: United States United States

Israel's PM must back Palestinian statehood if peace talks are to resume, the Palestinian Authority says as a US envoy visits.
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Palestinian 'knife man' shot dead

Friday, April 17th 2009, 8:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead after he tries to stab residents of a West Bank settlement, the Israeli military says.
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Barenboim gets ovation in Cairo

Friday, April 17th 2009, 1:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Egypt Egypt

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim receives a warm reception as he gives his first concert in Egypt.
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Netanyahu calls for recognition

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

Israel's new PM says he will discuss a Palestinian state if Palestinians first recognise Israel as a Jewish state.
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Boat explodes off coast of Gaza

Monday, April 13th 2009, 9:25

A fishing boat blows up off the coast of Gaza in an apparent attempt to attack the Israeli navy, the Israeli military says.
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Netanyahu 'ready for peace talks'

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 14:19

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he intends to resume talks and promote peace.
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Russia 'will buy Israeli drones'

Friday, April 10th 2009, 15:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia signs a deal to buy Israeli unmanned spy planes to help the country improve its own drones, reports say.
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Villagers hurt in West Bank clash

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 14:19
related countries: West Bank West Bank

At least 10 Palestinians are injured in clashes near an Israeli settlement where a Palestinian killed a teenager last week.
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Palestinian 'attacker' shot dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 14:17

Israeli police shoot dead a Palestinian in Jerusalem who they say drove at them while they were demolishing a house.
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Israelis shoot dead armed woman

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 13:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian woman is killed after firing on an Israeli police base, in the second fatal clash within hours.
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Israeli cabinet picture doctored to remove women

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 17:05

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers remove two women from a photo of Israel's cabinet, so as not to offend readers.
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Israeli FM quizzed over 'fraud'

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 17:11

Israel's new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is questioned by police for seven hours over fraud accusations.
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Israeli child killed in West Bank

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 14:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian wielding an axe kills an Israeli child and wounds another in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
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Musician ordered out of West Bank

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 11:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The director of a Palestinian youth orchestra is ordered out of a West Bank refugee camp by security officials amid a row over a Holocaust concert in Israel.
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