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News: Israel

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: news

Eurodivision

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 0:43

The controversy surrounding Israel's song of peace
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Israel rejects Shalit swap terms

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 20:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Senior Israeli envoys return from indirect talks with Hamas in Cairo without a deal on the release of Gilad Shalit.
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Far right joins Israel coalition

Monday, March 16th 2009, 15:40

Israel's PM-designate signs his first coalition deal, provisionally handing the foreign ministry to a controversial right-winger.
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Israeli police officers shot dead

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 23:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Two Israeli traffic policemen are killed in the first fatal shooting of Israelis in the West Bank in nearly a year.
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Freeman's fall

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 13:09

How criticism of Israel hurt Obama's intelligence choice
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Israel envoys seek Shalit release

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 8:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Two senior Israeli envoys attend talks in Cairo aimed at securing the release of captured soldier, Gilad Shalit.
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Hezbollah chief defiant on Israel

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 2:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The leader of Lebanon's Islamist Hezbollah movement rejects US calls to recognise Israel as a precondition for talks.
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Katsav claims 'lynching' by media

Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:33

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav says he is being "lynched" by the media and politicians over rape and sexual assault charges.
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Hamas threatens rocket militants

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 18:06

Hamas says it will act to stop rocket attacks by militants from Gaza into Israel, which it describes as ill-timed.
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Israel row derails Obama nominee

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

Charles Freeman, a US diplomat who had been named to head the National Intelligence Council, quits after coming under fire for his past criticism of Israel.
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Iran 'has no bomb-grade uranium'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 23:09
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran has no weapons-grade uranium, US officials tell senators after being asked to clarify recent statements.
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Israeli West Bank mines 'illegal'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 17:00

An Israeli human rights group asks the High Court to call a halt to "illegal" mining in the occupied Palestinian West Bank.
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Shalit campaign steps up a gear

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:56

The parents of captured soldier Gilad Shalit spend a first full night in a protest tent to raise pressure on Israeli leaders.
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Ex-Israel head faces rape charge

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 16:48

Israel's ex-President Moshe Katsav is to be charged with sex offences including rape of an ex-employee, justice officials say.
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Pope heading to Holy Land in May

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:15
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Pope Benedict XVI confirms he will visit Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan, from 8-15 May.
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Israel closes Mauritania embassy

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:04
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Israel closes its embassy in Mauritania - one of just three Arab League members to have recognised the Jewish state.
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Gaza homes destruction 'wanton'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 10:55

Amnesty International says Israeli forces wantonly destroyed homes during the Gaza conflict, violating international law.
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Israeli leader faces more charges

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 13:24

Israeli police recommend a third set of charges be brought against the outgoing Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert.
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Air raids kill militants in Gaza

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:15

Separate Israeli air attacks kill a commander and two other Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, reports say.
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Jordan charges two in Israel plot

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 17:50
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A military prosecutor in Jordan charges two suspected militants over a plot to kill an Israeli businessman.
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Israel admiral's go-go bar regret

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 12:34
related places: Tel Aviv

The commander of Israel's navy apologises to the military chief of staff after being spotted in a strip club in Tel Aviv.
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UK-Israel science show hit by protests

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Manchester, More

More than 400 people back protests against Israeli Day of Science events in London and Manchester.
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US Israel support 'unshakeable'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 15:05
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Hillary Clinton declares "unshakeable" US support for Israel during her first visit to the region as secretary of state.
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Israel 'plans big settlement growth'

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 13:46
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli government has plans for 73,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, an anti-settlement group says.
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Israeli warning over Gaza rockets

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 18:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel's prime minister promises an "uncompromising response" if rockets continue to be fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
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'Five rockets' fired into Israel

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 13:49

Palestinian militants in Gaza reportedly fire five rockets into Israel territory but there is no indication of casualties.
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US may boycott racism conference

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 2:20
related countries: United States United States

The US threatens to boycott a UN conference on racism, calling a draft text "unsalvageable" and saying it unfairly criticises Israel.
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No deal in Israel coalition talks

Friday, February 27th 2009, 14:23

Israel's prime minister-designate says talks to include the centrist Kadima party in a coalition have ended without agreement.
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Israeli girl 'youngest divorcee'

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 13:27

A Jerusalem court says a 14-year-old girl's marriage in front of friends was legal and grants a divorce on the parents' wishes.
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Ram happy despite defeat in Dubai

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 18:38

Israeli doubles player Andy Ram says he is pleased to have played in Dubai despite his first-round defeat.
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Israeli right joins coalition bid

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 13:36

Israel's Likud party meets parties of the far right and religious right for talks on forming the next government.
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US to donate '$900m in Gaza aid'

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 13:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

The Obama administration will give about $900m to help rebuild Gaza after the recent Israeli offensive, a US official said.
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Israel-Hamas arms embargo urged

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 15:07

Human rights group Amnesty International calls for a freeze on arms sales to Israel and Palestinian groups like Hamas.
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Israel apologises for Jesus spoof

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 14:03

Israel issues an official apology for a TV comedy skit that took aim at Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
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Israel rivals agree to more talks

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 2:35

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni of rival party Kadima agree to hold more talks on forming Israel's next government.
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Israel responds to Lebanon rocket

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 11:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A rocket fired from Lebanon wounds three people in northern Israel, triggering an Israeli artillery response.
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Dubai given record fine over Peer

Friday, February 20th 2009, 23:17

The Dubai Championships is fined a record $300,000 after Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer is barred from taking part.
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Netanyahu to form Israel cabinet

Friday, February 20th 2009, 17:36

President Shimon Peres asks right-wing Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel's next government.
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Q&A: Israel's general election

Friday, February 20th 2009, 12:43

The centrist Kadima party narrowly beat Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party in Israeli elections - but it is Mr Netanyahu who has been invited to form a government.
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Peres calls rival Israeli leaders

Friday, February 20th 2009, 10:21

Israeli President Shimon Peres is to meet leaders of the two main political groups to assess who should form the next government.
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Netanyahu PM bid wins key support

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:08

The far-right Israeli Yisrael Beiteinu party says it backs Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next Israeli government.
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Israeli Ram given visa for Dubai

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 15:21

Israel's Andy Ram gets a visa to play in Dubai next week, after compatriot Shahar Peer was denied entry.
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Netanyahu receives key PM support

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 10:18

The far-right Israeli Yisrael Beiteinu party says it backs Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next Israeli government.
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Captive deal 'key to Gaza truce'

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 20:12

Israel's cabinet says there will be no truce in Gaza until an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinians three years ago is freed.
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Beastly fate

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 19:36

Bombed Gaza Zoo faces bleak future after Israeli strikes
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Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 12:39

Who can probe claims of Israeli and Hamas war crimes?
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Israeli jets strike Gaza tunnels

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 8:18
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli jets attack parts of the southern Gaza Strip, shortly after Palestinian militants fired a mortar round into Israel.
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Israeli tennis player refused Dubai visa

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 10:34

The governing body of women's tennis says Dubai could be removed from the 2010 calendar over its refusal to give Israeli Shahar Peer a visa.
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Fresh violence shakes Gaza Strip

Monday, February 16th 2009, 12:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli jets bomb tunnels on Gaza's border with Egypt, after two rockets were fired at southern Israel.
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British MPs granted Gaza access

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 13:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of British MPs has been allowed into Gaza to assess damage caused by the recent Israeli military offensive.
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Israel puts terms on Gaza truce

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 14:49

Israel rules out a truce in Gaza unless an Israeli soldier held by Palestinian militants is freed, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says.
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Hamas 'set for truce with Israel'

Friday, February 13th 2009, 11:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A long-term truce between Hamas and Israel may be announced in days, Hamas officials say in Cairo.
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Results confirm Israeli deadlock

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 18:03

The final results of Israel's election confirm that neither of the two main parties can form a government on its own.
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Gaza blockade relaxed to export Valentine's blooms

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 13:33

Israel is to allow 25,000 flowers to be sent from Gaza to Europe for Valentine's Day, the first export from the territory in a year.
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Jeremy Bowen on the post-election landscape

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 22:28

BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is keeping a diary as Israel votes in a general election.
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Pop-up pictures

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 19:00

Israeli voters give their views on the elections
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Israel rivals vie to head cabinet

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 18:03

Israel's two main parties seek partners to form a government after neither emerges a clear winner in the election.
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Israeli press bemoans political stalemate

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:59

Israeli papers agonise over the inconclusive results of Tuesday's parliamentary elections.
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Israeli rivals claim election win

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 3:59

The leaders of Israel's two main parties, Likud and Kadima, both say they have won the country's early election.
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Instant news and analysis as it happened on election day

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 0:31

Live coverage of the Israeli general election.
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Turnout up amid tight Israel race

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 18:46

Despite bad weather, turnout in Israel's tightly contested general election is higher than the last vote in 2006.
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Final day of Israeli campaigning

Monday, February 9th 2009, 13:17

Politicians in Israel are making their final campaign appeals to voters a day before the general election on Tuesday.
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Israeli election: Where they stand

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:27

The BBC News website outlines the positions on key issues of the leading candidates for prime minister in Israel's 10 February elections.
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