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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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Palestinian water crisis deepens

Monday, April 20th 2009, 11:07

Bad management by the Palestinian Authority and restrictions by Israel have led to severe water shortages, says a World Bank report.
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India launches key spy satellite

Monday, April 20th 2009, 7:50
related countries: India India

India says it has successfully launched an Israeli-built spy satellite that will be able to track movement along its borders.
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US boycotts UN racism conference

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 21:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington confirms it will boycott a UN forum on racism next week because of differences over Israel and free speech.
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Netanyahu 'no partner for peace'

Friday, April 17th 2009, 15:05
related countries: United States United States

Israel's PM must back Palestinian statehood if peace talks are to resume, the Palestinian Authority says as a US envoy visits.
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Palestinian 'knife man' shot dead

Friday, April 17th 2009, 8:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead after he tries to stab residents of a West Bank settlement, the Israeli military says.
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Barenboim gets ovation in Cairo

Friday, April 17th 2009, 1:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Egypt Egypt

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim receives a warm reception as he gives his first concert in Egypt.
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Netanyahu calls for recognition

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

Israel's new PM says he will discuss a Palestinian state if Palestinians first recognise Israel as a Jewish state.
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Boat explodes off coast of Gaza

Monday, April 13th 2009, 9:25

A fishing boat blows up off the coast of Gaza in an apparent attempt to attack the Israeli navy, the Israeli military says.
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Netanyahu 'ready for peace talks'

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 14:19

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he intends to resume talks and promote peace.
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Russia 'will buy Israeli drones'

Friday, April 10th 2009, 15:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia signs a deal to buy Israeli unmanned spy planes to help the country improve its own drones, reports say.
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Villagers hurt in West Bank clash

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 14:19
related countries: West Bank West Bank

At least 10 Palestinians are injured in clashes near an Israeli settlement where a Palestinian killed a teenager last week.
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Palestinian 'attacker' shot dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 14:17

Israeli police shoot dead a Palestinian in Jerusalem who they say drove at them while they were demolishing a house.
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Israelis shoot dead armed woman

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 13:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Palestinian woman is killed after firing on an Israeli police base, in the second fatal clash within hours.
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Israeli cabinet picture doctored to remove women

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 17:05

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers remove two women from a photo of Israel's cabinet, so as not to offend readers.
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Israeli FM quizzed over 'fraud'

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 17:11

Israel's new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is questioned by police for seven hours over fraud accusations.
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Israeli child killed in West Bank

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 14:07
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian wielding an axe kills an Israeli child and wounds another in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
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Musician ordered out of West Bank

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 11:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The director of a Palestinian youth orchestra is ordered out of a West Bank refugee camp by security officials amid a row over a Holocaust concert in Israel.
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Livni condemns new Israel leaders

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 10:01

Israel's former chief peace negotiator Tzipi Livni says the new government's behaviour shows it is not a force for peace.
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US stands by two-state solution

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

The Obama administration stands by a two-state solution as a row simmers over Israel's position on the Palestinian issue.
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Israel FM rejects Annapolis deal

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 19:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Annapolis

Israel's new ultra-nationalist foreign minister says his country is not bound by a US-sponsored 2007 peace agreement.
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Big government

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 17:52

Can new Israeli PM manage an oversized cabinet?
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Netanyahu sworn in as Israeli PM

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 9:04

Israel's parliament swears in Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister and approves his right-leaning coalition cabinet.
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Orchestra shut over holocaust row

Monday, March 30th 2009, 15:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Local residents close down a West Bank children's orchestra after it performs for Holocaust survivors in Israel.
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Gaza soldier accounts 'hearsay'

Monday, March 30th 2009, 15:17

Israeli military police close an investigation into soldiers' accounts of abuses committed in Gaza, saying they were hearsay.
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'No halt' to Gaza arms smuggling

Monday, March 30th 2009, 9:16

The flow of explosives and weapons into Gaza has continued since Israel's military operation, Israeli intelligence officials say.
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Israel army punishes soldier

Friday, March 27th 2009, 12:16

An Israeli soldier is removed from combat for shooting a Palestinian woman in the leg "by mistake" during the Gaza offensive.
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Israel disputes Gaza death rates

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 19:43

Israel issues its own figures for deaths in its Gaza offensive, showing a lower ratio of civilians than other published figures.
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Police drop Olmert bribery case

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 15:56

Israeli police close one of the criminal investigations against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's for lack of evidence.
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New support for West Bank outpost

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 11:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Jewish outpost in the West Bank, illegal under Israeli law, appears to benefiting from state funding, the BBC has uncovered.
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Uneven marking of Camp David deal

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel celebrates 30 years since its landmark peace treaty with Egypt, although Egypt sees little public acknowledgement.
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Israel phosphorus use criticised

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 8:53

Israel's firing of white phosphorus over densely populated areas of Gaza could constitute a war crime, a rights group says.
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Netanyahu 'will be peace partner'

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 13:01

Israel's next Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, insists his government will work for peace with the Palestinians.
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Labour backs Netanyahu coalition

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 19:48

Israel's Labour party votes to join a coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu, who leads the right-wing Likud party.
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Clash in tense Israeli-Arab town

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 15:31

Israeli-Arabs clash with police as Jewish Israeli right-wingers march in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm.
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Israel army 'used human shields'

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 11:16

A UN report says Israeli troops used a Palestinian boy, 11, as a human shield during its Gaza offensive, among other violations.
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UN criticises Israelis over Gaza

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 20:37

UN human rights investigators question the legality of Israel's Gaza offensive in a wide-ranging report.
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Israel army rides out T-shirt row

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 18:33

The Israeli army describes a craze of printing violent imagery on T-shirts as "tasteless" and inconsistent with army values.
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Failed Israel bomb attack 'huge'

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 10:08
related places: Haifa

A car bomb defused outside a shopping centre in Haifa contained a "huge quantity" of explosives, Israeli police say.
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Israel's Netanyahu signs up Shas

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 10:00

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish party Shas agrees to join the coalition being formed by Israeli PM-designate Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israel's Netanyahu gets more time

Friday, March 20th 2009, 11:26

Benjamin Netanyahu, the man expected to be Israel's next prime minister, is given another two weeks to form a government.
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Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 13:34

An Israeli college prints soldiers' damning tales of civilian killing and destruction of property during the Gaza offensive.
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Israel ex-president on rape charge

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 13:15

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is formally charged with rape and other sexual offences against three female staff.
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Israel seizes West Bank Hamas men

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 9:46
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel detains 10 top Hamas figures in the West Bank, days after prisoner swap talks collapse between the two sides.
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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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