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Lebanon stops fresh rocket attack

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese troops find four rockets ready to be fired at Israel, a day after a rocket hit an open area in Kiryat Shmona.
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Report: Palestinians denied water

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 8:58

Israel is denying Palestinians access to the basic minimum of clean, safe water, Amnesty International says.
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Israel mulls Gaza probes review

Monday, October 26th 2009, 13:26

Israel considers a review of internal military inquiries clearing troops of alleged war crimes during the Gaza offensive.
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Arrests at holy site in Jerusalem

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 15:55

Israeli police clash with Palestinian stone-throwers at Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site, making arrests.
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Building pressure

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 9:52

Israel debates response to UN's report on Gaza
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Rights group denies Israel bias

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 14:37

Human Rights Watch has rejected accusations by its founder, Robert Bernstein, that it is biased against Israel.
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Israel 'met Iran' at atomic talks

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 11:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iran Iran
related places: Cairo

Israeli and Iranian representatives met in face-to-face talks in Cairo and discussed nuclear arms proliferation, Israeli officials say.
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Israel rejects police abuse probe

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 9:26

An Israeli state prosecutor rules that border police officers who were filmed abusing Palestinian civilians will not face charges.
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Cinematic tension

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 14:00

Jewish-Arab film breaks new ground for Israeli audience
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Israel joins US for defence drill

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

Israel and the US are due to begin a two-week military defence exercise, thought to be the largest of its kind.
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Goldstone rejects Israel protests

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 16:58

UN human rights investigator Richard Goldstone dismisses Israeli claims his Gaza war report could harm the peace process.
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Israel spying devices found by UN

Monday, October 19th 2009, 13:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

UN peacekeepers discover Israeli spying devices in southern Lebanon that were planted during Israel's 2006 war with Hezbollah.
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Thai officials cover up a billboard depicting Adolf Hitler saluting

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 14:35
related countries: Germany Germany, Thailand Thailand

Museum officials in Thailand cover up a billboard depicting Adolf Hitler saluting after complaints from Germany and Israel.
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UN backs Gaza 'war crimes' report

Friday, October 16th 2009, 17:07

The UN Human Rights Council backs a report into Israel's Gaza offensive accusing both Israel and Hamas of war crimes.
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UN body to vote on Gaza report

Friday, October 16th 2009, 10:22

The UN Human Rights Council is to vote on whether to endorse a report critical of Israel's conduct in Gaza.
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UN body debates Gaza war report

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 22:37
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The UN Human Rights Council ends a first day of debate on whether to endorse a report into the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
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Hezbollah disputes 'rocket' video

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 17:16
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese group Hezbollah airs its own footage to dispute an Israeli claim that it removed arms from the site of an explosion.
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Israelis mark Emirates flag debut

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 11:35
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Israel officials are marking a small diplomatic success, their flag's first official appearance in the United Arab Emirates.
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Allies push Israel for Gaza probe

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 9:29

Israel comes under pressure from Western allies to investigate UN war crimes allegations during its Gaza offensive last winter.
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Turkish TV series angers Israel

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 0:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israel is to summon the Turkish ambassador over a TV programme in Turkey depicting Israeli soldiers shooting children.
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Israel 'must answer' for Gaza war

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 21:45

Palestinians call on the UN to act to punish Israel for its offensive in the Gaza Strip last winter, reversing an earlier decision.
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Israel must end 'unfair' jailing

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 11:14

Israeli human rights groups say Israel must release or put on trial hundreds of Palestinians held without trial or charge.
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Israeli air raid on Gaza tunnels

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 11:09
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Four Palestinians have been wounded in an Israeli air raid on tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, medics report.
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Israel warns of Hezbollah threat

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 1:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tyre

Israel's president says Hezbollah has turned Lebanon into a "powder keg", after an explosion at a house near Tyre.
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Israelis flatten Palestinian home

Monday, October 12th 2009, 15:06

Israeli authorities demolish two Palestinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem, in defiance of calls to stop such actions.
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Turkey-Israel in air exercise row

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 11:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey excludes Israel from taking part in an air exercise over Turkish territory, the Israeli army says.
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Fresh clashes mar al-Aqsa prayers

Friday, October 9th 2009, 16:41

Clashes break out in East Jerusalem, but Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque pass mainly peacefully despite high tensions.
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Hair-dyed 'zebra' donkeys delight children at Gaza zoo

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 17:05

A zoo in Gaza gets around Israeli restrictions on the importation of animals by partly dyeing two donkeys so they resemble zebras.
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Peace an illusion, says Israel FM

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 12:48

Israel's foreign minister declares there is no chance of solving the Mid-East conflict and tells people to "learn to live with it".
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Senior Israeli Muslim leader held

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 7:28

A leader of Israel's Islamic Movement, Raed Salah, is briefly arrested for incitement amid rising tension in Jerusalem.
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Israel minister feared UK arrest

Monday, October 5th 2009, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Israel's former military chief, now a government minister, cancels a visit to London fearing arrest for alleged war crimes.
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Fresh clashes at Jerusalem shrine

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 14:40

Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem after a compound with sites sacred to Jews and Muslims is closed.
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Tape shows Shalit 'safe and well'

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 16:32

The first video of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit since his capture in 2006 shows him looking healthy and urging a deal to free him.
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Culture wars

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt still wary of cultural ties with Israel
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Gaza probe 'fatal blow' to peace

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 15:26

Israeli PM Bejamin Netanyahu urges UN members to "come to their senses" and reject a report into Israel's conduct in Gaza.
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Palestinian freed for Shalit film

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 10:49

Israel frees the first of 20 female Palestinian prisoners in return for a "proof of life" video of a captured Israeli soldier.
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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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