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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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Dane held for 'shooting Israelis'

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 10:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Danish man of Palestinian origin is arrested on suspicion of shooting and wounding two Israeli salesmen in Denmark.
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Hamas leader killed in air strike

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 22:51
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A top Hamas leader has died in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, the most senior figure to be killed for nearly five years.
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Gaza violence goes into sixth day

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 12:52

Israeli jets attack a parliament building in Gaza, as Hamas rockets land deep in Israel, after calls for a ceasefire founder.
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Israel rejects Gaza truce calls

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 20:53
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

International proposals for a 48-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza are dismissed by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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Brown warns of 'crisis' in Gaza

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 18:28

Gordon Brown calls for an urgent ceasefire in Gaza amid a "humanitarian crisis" after days of Israeli bombing.
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Gaza air campaign 'a first stage'

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 19:11

Israel's Gaza assault is the first stage to end militant rocket fire, its PM says, though media reports later talk of a possible truce.
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Gaza aid boat 'rammed by Israel'

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 17:28

A boat taking medical supplies to Gaza has been rammed by the Israeli navy in international waters, activists say.
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Israel pounds Gaza for fourth day

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 7:02
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli jets pound the Gaza Strip for a fourth day, with strikes on Hamas government buildings and security installations.
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Israel vows war on Hamas in Gaza

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 0:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Top Israeli officials promise further attacks on militant group Hamas, as Israeli air strikes continue to pound the Gaza Strip.
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Renewed protests at Israeli raids

Monday, December 29th 2008, 15:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Thousands in the Arab world rally against Israeli air raids in Gaza, while Hezbollah puts its fighters in southern Lebanon on alert.
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Israel strikes key Hamas offices

Monday, December 29th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel declares the area around Gaza a closed military zone as its jets attack for a third day, hitting symbols of Hamas rule.
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London protest over raids on Gaza

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ten people are arrested after clashes at a protest near the Israeli embassy in London against air raids on Gaza.
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Arabs rally against Israeli raids

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 20:33
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Thousands rally across the Arab world to condemn Israel's air raids in the Gaza Strip, while Hezbollah puts its fighters on alert.
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Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 20:10

Israel bombs supply tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip and vows to continue air raids until Hamas militants stop firing rockets.
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Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 21:00

Air strikes kill at least 225 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, medics say, as Israel targets Hamas militants with the heaviest raids on Gaza for decades.
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Israelis reopen Gaza's crossings

Friday, December 26th 2008, 15:12
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel reopens cargo crossings with the Gaza Strip to allow in humanitarian supplies, amid heightened tension.
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Israel warns Hamas over rockets

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 12:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israeli leaders issue stern warnings to Palestinian militant group Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel.
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Israeli strike kills Hamas member

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 2:07
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Militants in the Gaza Strip fire mortars and rockets into southern Israel, in retaliation for the killing of three men on Tuesday.
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Tourist revival boosts Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 18:01

Visitors to Bethlehem reach a level not seen since 2000, when an uprising began against Israel, Palestinian officials say.
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Bush pardons Israel bomber seller

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 14:03
related countries: United States United States

US President Bush grants a posthumous pardon to a man who broke the law to supply aircraft to the state of Israel in 1948.
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Pope 'to visit Holy Land in May'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank

Pope Benedict XVI is to make his first visit to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, Jerusalem's Latin patriarch says.
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Hamas 'might renew' truce in Gaza

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 14:09

Hamas could consider renewing the Gaza truce if Israel met its initial conditions, a group spokesman says.
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Olmert Turkey talks tackle Syria

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 9:55
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Outgoing Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has held "intensive and fruitful" talks on Syria and Gaza with Turkey's PM, his office says.
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Gaza factions in 'day-long truce'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 12:22

Armed groups in Gaza agree a 24-hour halt to rocket fire against Israel, Palestinian movement Hamas says.
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Frontline suburb

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 11:23

Major settlement 'unlawful' under Israeli law
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Israeli leaders 'to topple Hamas'

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 0:43

The two leading candidates to become Israel's next prime minister vow to topple Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Ten hurt in West Bank jail clash

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 15:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian prisoners and Israeli warders clash at a West Bank jail, leaving at least 10 people injured.
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Eerie crossing into Gaza

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 12:21
related places: Erez

Jeremy Bowen takes in the eerie atmosphere as one of few people allowed by Israelis through the heavily restricted Erez crossing into Gaza.
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Israeli strike kills Palestinian

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 10:31
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel launches an air strike against the Gaza strip hours after Hamas calls off ceasefire.
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Hamas declares Israel truce over

Friday, December 19th 2008, 11:53

The Palestinian militant Islamist group, Hamas, says it has ended a six-month ceasefire with Israel in Gaza.
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Gaza groups will not renew truce

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 17:29

Palestinian factions in Gaza say a six-month ceasefire with Israel is unlikely to be renewed after it expires on Friday.
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Israeli police riot drill leaves dozens injured

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 16:48

About 50 Israeli police officers are hurt in a riot control exercise which simulated clashes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians.
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New rocket fire on south Israel

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 10:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Violence flares between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, a day before a six-month truce is due to expire.
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Israel probes horrific bus crash

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:14

Israeli officials investigate how a tour bus ploughed off a desert road and plummeted down a ravine, killing 24 people.
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Russian bereaved head for Israel

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 4:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia is sending a plane to Israel carrying doctors and relatives of victims of a bus crash which killed 24 people.
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Israel jails Hamas speaker Dweik

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 23:01

An Israeli military court sentences the speaker of the Palestinian parliament to three years in prison for belonging to Hamas.
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Israel tourism bus crash kills 24

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 20:38

A bus carrying Russian visitors plunges into a ravine near the Israeli resort of Eilat, killing at least 24 people, rescuers say.
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Militant shot dead in West Bank

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian militant from Islamic Jihad is killed by Israeli troops during a raid near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
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Brown holds talks with Israeli PM

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 9:03

Gordon Brown holds talks with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, a day after meeting his Palestinian counterpart Salam Fayyad.
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Brown meets Palestinian PM

Monday, December 15th 2008, 9:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Gordon Brown says he hopes Israel and the Palestinians will "overcome" the issue of settlements in the West Bank.
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Livni sparks Arab 'transfer' row

Friday, December 12th 2008, 14:04

Israeli FM Tzipi Livni sparks a row by saying a Palestinian state would provide 'a national solution' for Israel's Arabs.
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Israel allows Gaza cash delivery

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 16:14

Israel eases its blockade of Gaza to allow an armoured truck carrying the equivalent of $25m (£16m) to enter.
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UN official slams Israel 'crimes'

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 12:29

The UN special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights says Israeli policies in Gaza amount to a crime against humanity.
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Israel briefly opens Gaza borders

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 16:38
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel temporarily reopens some border crossings with the Gaza Strip to allow in essential aid supplies.
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Anger as Egypt sheikh meets Peres

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 11:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's top Muslim cleric is under pressure to resign for shaking the hand of the Israeli President, Shimon Peres.
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Hawks dominate Likud party vote

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:53

Israel's right-of-centre Likud party elects a list of candidates dominated by hardliners for next February's election.
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Israel delays detainee releases

Monday, December 8th 2008, 13:52

Israel is to hold 230 Palestinian prisoners due for release for another week, as each side disputes the cause of the delay.
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Olmert condemns settler 'pogrom'

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 20:50

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert likens violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians in Hebron to European anti-Semitism.
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Israeli West Bank forces on alert

Friday, December 5th 2008, 11:26
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli forces are on high alert following the eviction of Jewish settlers from a building in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Hebron settlers evicted by force

Friday, December 5th 2008, 7:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli forces evict Jewish settlers from a disputed building in the mainly Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israel eases Gaza Strip blockade

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel allows some humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, easing the blockade of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory.
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Barak meets settlers over Hebron

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 11:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak meets settler leaders over a disputed building s in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Stakes raised in Hebron stand-off

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 21:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Tensions rise after Israel declares a building in the West Bank city of Hebron occupied by settlers to be a "closed military area".
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Israel buries Mumbai attack dead

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 15:44
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Thousands of people attend funerals in Israel for Jewish and Israeli victims of the Mumbai attacks.
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Israel awaits Mumbai attack dead

Monday, December 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Israeli and Jewish victims of the attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai are to be flown to Israel for burial, officials say.
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Israel approves prisoner release

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 15:22

Israel approves the release of 250 prisoners after an earlier promise from outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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Livni urges Olmert to step down

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 13:06

The leader of Israel's governing Party, Tzipi Livni, calls on Ehud Olmert to quit after the attorney-general says he may charge him.
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Gaza power cut blamed on blockade

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The only power plant in the Gaza Strip is shut by energy authorities who say Israel will not allow the urgent delivery of spare parts.
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Gaza crossing resealed by Israel

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 7:13
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel is closing border crossings with the Gaza Strip that it had temporarily opened to allow in food and fuel.
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Hezbollah missile stock 'tripled'

Monday, November 24th 2008, 17:01

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says Hezbollah has three times as many missiles as it had before the 2006 Lebanon war.
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Blockaded Gaza gets some supplies

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:19
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel temporarily reopens border crossings with the Gaza Strip to allow in essential supplies of food and fuel.
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Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 18:35
related places: Tel Aviv

Eight Israeli teenagers who carried out neo-Nazi attacks and ran a far-right cell are convicted and sentenced in Tel Aviv.
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