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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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Flight of faith: rabbis take to the skies to fight swine flu

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 10:58

A group of rabbis and Jewish mystics take to the skies over Israel, praying and blowing ceremonial horns to ward off swine flu.
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Israeli jets strike Gaza tunnel

Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:10

Israeli planes bomb a smuggling tunnel into Gaza after a Palestinian mortar attack, the first air strike in two months.
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Israel recalls envoy over memo

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 3:01
related countries: United States United States

Israel's foreign ministry recalls a senior diplomat after he criticised his own government for harming ties with the US.
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Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 11:46

The firing of rockets in Israel by Hamas militants in Gaza amounts to a war crime, a human rights group argues.
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'Kids ill-treated'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:40

Israeli soldier says Palestinian minors beaten in custody
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Hackers attack Israeli party site

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 8:20

Israel's Kadima party shuts its website Wednesday after an attack by Palestinian hackers, reports say.
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US terror suspects refused bail

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 19:34
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

A judge rules that six US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Jordan and Israel must stay in jail until their trial.
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US terror suspects hearing begins

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 17:09
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

A detention hearing begins in North Carolina for seven US men charged with plotting terror attacks in Israel and Jordan.
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Hamas-funded film opens in Gaza

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 15:58

Palestinian militant group Hamas funds its first film, the story of a young militant who led several attacks on Israel.
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Lieberman vows to quit if charged

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 10:07

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman says he will stand down if the attorney general charges him over corruption allegations.
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Gay Israelis rally after shooting

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 0:14

Hundreds of people join a rally organised by Israel's gay community after a fatal shooting at a gay support centre.
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Israel condemned over evictions

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 23:12
related countries: United States United States

The US leads international condemnation of Israel after it evicts nine Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem.
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Palestinians evicted in Jerusalem

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 18:25

Israeli police evict more than 50 Palestinians from houses in occupied East Jerusalem, prompting widespread criticism.
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Police 'to pursue' Lieberman case

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 15:02

Police have recommended corruption charges against Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, sources say.
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Police hunt killer of Israel gays

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 6:37

Israeli police search for the killer of two people at a gay support centre, in what is thought to be the country's worst such crime.
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Gunman attacks Israeli gay centre

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 5:10
related places: Tel Aviv

A lone gunman kills two people and wounds 10 at a gay support centre in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv before escaping.
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Israel says Gaza war 'necessary'

Friday, July 31st 2009, 9:16

An Israeli government report says that the Israeli military campaign in Gaza earlier this year was necessary and proportionate.
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US-Israeli talks make 'progress'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

A top US envoy and Israel's prime minister speak of progress after talks, but make no mention of a row over settlements.
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US charges seven with terrorism

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 3:57
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

Seven men in the US state of North Carolina are charged with plotting to carry out terror attacks in Israel and Jordan.
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Iran accused of 'Zionist' tactics

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 21:25
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A top Iranian moderate says police are using worse methods than Israel, as global protests are held against Tehran's crackdown.
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Land struggle

Friday, July 24th 2009, 5:12

Israeli Arabs say discrimination chokes their towns
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Israel sees Brazil help with Iran

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 10:32
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Iran Iran

Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Brazil can play a key role in talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Israeli textbooks to drop 'Nakba'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 19:12

Israeli officials are to excise a term from a history book for Arabs that describes Israel's founding as a "catastrophe".
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Israel to use Hitler shot for PR

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 13:04

Israeli embassies are told to use for public relations purposes a picture of Hitler meeting a Palestinian cleric, officials say.
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Israel settlers burn olive trees

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 10:38

Ten people are arrested as Israeli settlers stone Palestinian cars and burn trees in protest at the removal of an illegal caravan.
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Palestinian killed on Gaza border

Monday, July 20th 2009, 14:01

A Palestinian is killed and two are injured in incidents on the border between Israel and Gaza, Israeli and Palestinian sources say.
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Israel condemns Iran-PA meeting

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel accuses the a senior Palestinian official of meeting with "enemies of peace" after he holds talks with Iran's foreign minister.
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Israeli PM defiant on Jerusalem

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 14:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a reported US request to halt a building project in East Jerusalem.
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