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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: news

'Militants die' in Israel-Gaza clash

Monday, June 8th 2009, 9:40

Four Palestinian militants die in a clash with Israeli troops along the Israel-Gaza border, Palestinians say.
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'No Israeli plan' to bomb Iran

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Israel is not planning unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear sites.
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Israel TV star 'ordered attacks'

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:33

One of Israel's most famous TV entertainers has been accused of ordering attacks on TV executives who turned down his ideas for new shows.
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Settler attack hurts Palestinians

Monday, June 1st 2009, 8:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Several Palestinian workers have been hurt in an attack by a group of Israeli settlers in the northern West Bank.
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Israeli government rejects loyalty oath

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 16:16

The Israeli cabinet rejects a controversial proposal to require Israeli citizens to take an oath of loyalty to the Jewish state.
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Loyal to whom?

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 8:06

Israeli Arabs' angered by 'loyalty laws' proposal
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US man fined in Israeli spy case

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 8:51
related countries: United States United States

An elderly former employee of the US army is fined, but spared jail, for passing classified documents to Israel in the 1980s.
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Israeli police shut Palestinian theatre

Friday, May 29th 2009, 13:39

Israeli police shut down a Palestinian theatre in East Jerusalem preventing the closing event of a literature festival.
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Obama hopes for Mid-East progress

Friday, May 29th 2009, 4:43

President Obama says he is confident Israel will back a two-state solution, in talks with the Palestinian leader.
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Indian air force gets Awacs plane

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 14:15
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

India boosts its defence capability with the delivery of an Awacs plane under a deal with Israel and Russia.
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Israel kills Hamas commander

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 13:04
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

The Palestinian militant Hamas movement says Israeli forces shot dead a leader of its military wing near Hebron in the West Bank.
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UN cultural hopeful in book burning row

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 12:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's candidate to head the UN cultural organisation, Farouk Hosny, apologises for anti-Israeli remarks in May 2008.
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Israel rebuffs US settlement call

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:46
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israel says construction work in the West Bank settlements will go on, despite unusually strong words from the US on the issue.
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US call to Israel on settlements

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 6:44
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes an unusually strongly-worded call to Israel to stop all settlement expansion.
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Lebanon arrests 'Israeli spy' colonel

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 14:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese police say an army colonel is the latest person detained on suspicion of spying for Israel, making 30 arrests.
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Anger over Israeli Nakba ban proposal

Monday, May 25th 2009, 11:49

Israeli MPs and campaigners condemn moves to ban Israeli-Arabs from mourning Israel's creation in 1948.
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Israeli settlements 'can expand'

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 18:44
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israel's prime minister says settlements in the occupied West Bank will be allowed to expand despite US objections.
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Israel admits advert map 'mistake'

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israeli officials say tourism adverts in London showing an enlarged map of the country were not properly checked.
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Israeli troops 'kill two Gaza attackers'

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 9:18

Israeli forces cross into Gaza and shoot dead two Palestinians trying to plant a bomb on the border, the Israeli military says.
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Israeli leader in Jerusalem vow

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 21:23

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Jerusalem will never again be divided, as he marks 42 years of annexation.
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The Egyptian-Israeli relationship

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 13:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Paul Martin remembers the events of May 1979, the first time that Egyptians and Israelis were allowed to cross between the two countries by land.
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Israel removes settlement outpost

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 13:24
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Israeli police destroy an unauthorised outpost in the West Bank, amid rising US pressure to halt settlement activity.
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Israel PM 'ready for peace talks'

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Israel can "immediately begin" talks with the Palestinians and Syria, PM Benjamin Netanyahu says after returning from the US.
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UN to probe Gaza war without Israel

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 10:37

A UN inquiry into war crimes in Gaza will go ahead even if Israel withholds co-operation, says team leader Richard Goldstone.
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Israel's Netanyahu seeks US support

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Capitol Hill

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hails US lawmakers as "great friends of Israel" as he ends his visit.
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Israel: 'No need to finish' barrier

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 21:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The head of Israel's security service says there is no security reason to continue building the barrier through the West Bank.
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Collision course?

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 18:23
related countries: United States United States

Differences may lead to friction in US-Israeli ties
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'Demolitions rising' in Jerusalem

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 14:57

Home demolitions in Arab East Jerusalem appear to be on the rise under Jerusalem's new mayor, an Israeli rights group says.
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US pressures Israel on two-state plan

Monday, May 18th 2009, 22:42
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama urges Benjamin Netanyahu to commit to a Palestinian state, but Israel's PM refrains from backing the plan.
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Israelis targeted on Facebook, says Shin Bet

Monday, May 18th 2009, 15:37

Israeli officials warn their citizens to beware attempts by Arab enemies to harm or recruit them on websites such as Facebook.
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Battle of wills

Monday, May 18th 2009, 6:28
related countries: United States United States

Tough talks ahead when Israeli and US leaders meet
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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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