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Israel to free 20 for Shalit film

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 11:32

Israel says it will free 20 female Palestinian detainees in return for proof that captured soldier Gilad Shalit is alive.
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Goldstone defends UN Gaza report

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 9:26

UN investigator Richard Goldstone defends his damning report, dubbed "flawed" by US officials, on Israel's conduct in Gaza.
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Israeli envoys head to US talks

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

Israeli envoys head for talks with US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell on restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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'Two teenagers wounded' in Gaza

Monday, September 28th 2009, 13:05
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A boy and a girl are wounded by Israeli tank fire in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian reports say.
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Anger at Jerusalem shrine clash

Monday, September 28th 2009, 9:46

Palestinian leaders blame Israel for raising tensions in Jerusalem after clashes at its most sensitive religious site.
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Israel raid kills Gaza militants

Friday, September 25th 2009, 21:36
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Three Palestinian militants are killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, Israeli and Palestinian officials say.
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Israel ex-PM's graft trial begins

Friday, September 25th 2009, 11:04

The trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert begins, with the prosecution alleging a number of cases of corruption.
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Olmert: I went furthest on peace

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 16:09

Former PM Ehud Olmert tells the BBC he went further than any Israeli government in the deal he offered the Palestinians.
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Obama calls for Mid-East urgency

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 8:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, White House

US President Barack Obama tells Israeli and Palestinian leaders it is time to move with urgency towards restarting peace talks.
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Low US hopes for Mid-East summit

Monday, September 21st 2009, 17:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US has "no grand expectations" from talks President Obama is hosting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the White House says.
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Israel's 'options open' on Iran

Monday, September 21st 2009, 15:38
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel has not ruled out any possibly responses to Iran's nuclear programme, a senior Israeli official says.
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Israel tank shell kills militants

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 17:56
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinian militants are killed in northern Gaza after Israelis say they attacked a group planting a bomb near the border.
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Obama to meet Middle East leaders

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 0:31
related countries: United States United States

President Obama will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday, in an effort to relaunch Middle East peace talks.
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'No agreement' in Mid-East talks

Friday, September 18th 2009, 19:00
related countries: United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell's latest round of diplomacy in the Middle East ends without agreement, US and Palestinian officials say.
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Israel condemns UN's Gaza report

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 12:30

Israel strongly criticises a UN human rights report into alleged war crimes during the Gaza conflict.
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US to extend settlement talks

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 9:29
related countries: United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell is extending his mission to press for a deal on freezing Israeli settlement activity.
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UN condemns 'war crimes' in Gaza

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 7:51

There is evidence that both Israeli and Palestinian forces committed war crimes in the Gaza conflict, the UN report concludes.
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Mitchell urges settlements deal

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 17:17
related countries: United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a bid to set up new peace talks.
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Israel mourns death of hero's son

Monday, September 14th 2009, 10:54

Israel is mourning the death in a plane crash of the pilot son of the country's first and only astronaut.
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Israel cautious on peace 'gaps'

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

Israel's PM says gaps need to be bridged before peace talks with the Palestinians can resume, as the US envoy begins a visit.
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In pictures

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 19:09

Images of the crash which killed Israeli astronaut's son
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Jet crash kills Israel hero's son

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 16:36
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes in the West Bank, killing the pilot, the son of the Israeli astronaut killed in the 2003 shuttle disaster.
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Peres is 'fine despite collapse'

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 6:29

Israeli President Shimon Peres briefly collapses at a ceremony, but is released from hospital hours later in good health, his aides say.
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Top Venice award for Israeli film

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 19:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Israeli war film Lebanon, about the 1982 invasion, wins the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.
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Israel mourns the dying Dead Sea

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 10:47

Edward Stourton in Israel has found that the Dead Sea is now shrinking at a terrifying speed.
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Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon

Friday, September 11th 2009, 20:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Two rockets are fired into northern Israel from Lebanon, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
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Israel honours Entebbe operation

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 21:37
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Entebbe

Israel's foreign minister lays a wreath at Uganda's Entebbe airport, marking a 1976 operation by Israeli commandos.
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Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 17:40

Israel was linked to the interception of the missing ship Arctic Sea, a source close to Israeli intelligence tells the BBC.
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Israel reinstates settlement plan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 13:00

Israel says it is pushing ahead with delayed plans to build almost 500 more homes for Jewish settlers in Jerusalem.
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Israel 'understated' Gaza deaths

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 10:34

An Israeli rights group says many more Palestinian civilians died in the Israeli military's campaign in Gaza than the army admits.
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Israel organs claim row deepens

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 21:17

A Palestinian minister and an Israeli Arab politician enter a row over claims Israel harvested organs from dead Palestinians.
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Anger at Israeli settlement plan

Monday, September 7th 2009, 15:11
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israel approves the building of 455 homes in the occupied West Bank, prompting strong reaction from the Palestinians.
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Army of God?

Monday, September 7th 2009, 12:23

How rabbis are on the rise in Israel's once secular army
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Israeli PM 'to back settlements'

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 19:05
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will stick to plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank, an ally says.
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US renews 'halt settlements' plea

Friday, September 4th 2009, 17:22
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US criticises reported plans by Israel's prime minister to order building in West Bank settlements ahead of any freeze.
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Israel 'to back settlement work'

Friday, September 4th 2009, 9:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's prime minister will approve more building in West Bank settlements ahead of any freeze, officials say.
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Israeli protests close exhibition

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 18:07

An exhibition in Israel showing faces of Palestinian female suicide bombers grafted onto the Virgin Mary is cancelled.
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Gaza sewage 'a threat to Israel'

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 17:12

The UN and aid agencies say Israel must relax its blockade of Gaza to allow urgent repairs to the water and sewage systems.
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Israel frees nine Hamas lawmakers

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 8:48

Israel has released nine Hamas members of the Palestinian parliament after the completion of their prison terms.
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Ancient wall found in Jerusalem

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 22:57

A 3,700-year-old wall has been discovered in east Jerusalem, the region's earliest fortifications, Israeli archaeologists say.
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Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:24

Israeli and Palestinian officials hold their highest level meeting since the Israeli prime minister took office in March.
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Israel rekindles its African ties

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 12:43

An Israeli foreign minister visits sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in 20 years to strengthen political and economic ties.
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Hamas pair killed in Gaza Strip

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 20:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two fighters from militant group Hamas die in the Gaza Strip, although Israel denies any attack in the area.
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Israeli troops kill West Bank boy

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 13:56
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A 15-year-old Palestinian is shot dead by the Israeli military in an incident outside a settlement in the occupied West Bank.
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Israeli accused of Hezbollah plot

Monday, August 31st 2009, 17:04

An Arab man who used the same health club as Israel's armed forces chief is accused assisting in a plot to assassinate him.
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Former Israeli PM Olmert charged

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 15:52

Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is indicted in three cases of corruption, the attorney general's office says.
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Arafat arms smuggler jailed

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 13:20

An Israeli court sentences a former aide of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to 20 years in prison for weapons trafficking.
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Israeli jets bomb Gaza 'tunnel'

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 3:25
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli jets bomb a building in the Gaza Strip which the military says hid a tunnel used by Palestinian militants.
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Merkel warns Iran on sanctions

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 13:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Iran could face new sanctions if it is not willing to negotiate on its nuclear programme, the German chancellor says.
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In pictures

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 12:32

Israel given original blueprint for Auschwitz
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Israel-US deal on settlements 'close'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Israel says it is nearing agreement with the US on curbing settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
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Tough job

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 0:47

The Palestinians who help build Israeli settlements
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Brown 'optimistic' on Middle East

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 15:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown says he is "more optimistic" about Middle East peace after talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Palestinians killed in Gaza raid

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 10:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least three Palestinians are killed in an Israeli air strike on a tunnel between Gaza and Egypt, Palestinian officials say.
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Shots exchanged over Gaza border

Monday, August 24th 2009, 22:43

One Palestinian is killed and an Israeli soldier injured in an exchange of fire over the Gaza border.
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Israeli Arab diplomat curb mooted

Monday, August 24th 2009, 14:02

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman proposes a new regulation that would prevent most Israeli Arabs from becoming career diplomats.
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Netanyahu enters Sweden organ row

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 18:03
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Israel's prime minister calls on Sweden to condemn newspaper claims that Israeli troops killed Palestinians and sold their organs.
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Settler attack investigation ends

Friday, August 21st 2009, 13:30

Israeli police close an investigation into an apparent attack by Jewish settlers on Palestinian shepherds.
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Israel fury at Sweden organ claim

Friday, August 21st 2009, 11:31
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Israel is to complain officially to Sweden over newspaper claims that Israeli soldiers killed Palestinians to sell their organs.
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Israel TV star found dead in cell

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 8:34

Veteran Israeli television personality Dudu Topaz hangs himself in his prison cell, prison officials say.
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New settlements 'on hold' says Israel

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 21:00
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

An Israeli minister says no new housing tenders are being issued for the West Bank, in the hope of relieving pressure from the US.
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Mubarak firm on Arab-Israeli ties

Monday, August 17th 2009, 13:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak insists Arab states will only recognise Israel as part of a comprehensive peace deal.
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Israeli wins Fatah top body seat

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 12:52

Fatah, the political faction of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, elects a Jewish-born Israeli to its governing council.
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Iran Bahais face espionage trial

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 10:28
related countries: Iran Iran

Seven members of the Bahai faith in Iran are to go on trial on Tuesday on charges of spying for Israel, prosecutors say.
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Israel rules out soldier kidnap

Friday, August 14th 2009, 6:16

Israel's military says all its troops are accounted for after reports of kidnapping sparked a big security operation.
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Gaza white flag deaths probe call

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 14:48

Israel must investigate the "unlawful" killing of civilians with white flags during its Gaza operation, a rights group says.
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