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Israeli textbooks to drop 'Nakba'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 19:12

Israeli officials are to excise a term from a history book for Arabs that describes Israel's founding as a "catastrophe".
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Israel to use Hitler shot for PR

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 13:04

Israeli embassies are told to use for public relations purposes a picture of Hitler meeting a Palestinian cleric, officials say.
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Israel settlers burn olive trees

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 10:38

Ten people are arrested as Israeli settlers stone Palestinian cars and burn trees in protest at the removal of an illegal caravan.
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Palestinian killed on Gaza border

Monday, July 20th 2009, 14:01

A Palestinian is killed and two are injured in incidents on the border between Israel and Gaza, Israeli and Palestinian sources say.
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Israel condemns Iran-PA meeting

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel accuses the a senior Palestinian official of meeting with "enemies of peace" after he holds talks with Iran's foreign minister.
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Israeli PM defiant on Jerusalem

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 14:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects a reported US request to halt a building project in East Jerusalem.
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Ultra-orthodox Jews visit Hamas

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:17
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four members of a group of ultra-orthodox Jews opposed to the existence of Israel visit Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Orthodox strife grips Jerusalem

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 22:51

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem clash with police in protest at what they see as interference by the authorities.
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Message to Iran

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 15:30
related countries: Iran Iran

The reasons behind Israel's latest naval manoeuvres
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Israel soldiers speak out on Gaza

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 15:00

A group of soldiers who took part in Israel's offensive in Gaza say widespread abuses were committed against civilians.
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Broken silence

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 10:09

Israeli army voices back war crimes claims in Gaza
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UK advert 'implied Gaza in Israel'

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Complaints that a tourism advert showed the Palestinian territories as an undisputed part of Israel are upheld by an advertising watchdog.
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US fugitive is arrested in Israel

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:45
related countries: United States United States

An alleged white supremacist on the run from US police, Micky Louis Mayon, is arrested in Israel after an international manhunt.
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Israel to replace Arabic and English road signs with Hebrew

Monday, July 13th 2009, 14:07

Israeli transport chiefs spark Arab anger with a plan to replace traditional Arabic names on signposts with Hebrew versions.
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UK cuts Israel weapons contracts

Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK revokes five export licences to Israel's navy because of the country's actions during its recent operation in Gaza.
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Israel FM queries Abbas authority

Monday, July 13th 2009, 10:45

An Israeli-Palestinian war of words heats up, with Israel's foreign minister casting doubt on the Palestinian leader's authority.
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Israel must stay 'deep in Golan'

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:24
related countries: Syria Syria

An aide to Israel's PM says the country must retain a large part of the Golan Heights, rejecting Syria's major peace demand.
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'Law must thwart' Israeli barrier

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 15:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

International aid group Oxfam demands the "triumph of the rule of law" over Israel's barrier inside the West Bank.
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'No green light' for Iran attack

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 0:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US has "absolutely not" given Israel the go-ahead to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
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Egypt reassures Israel on Shalit

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:26

Egypt's President Hosni Murbarak tells Israel's Shimon Peres that a captured soldier in Gaza is in good health.
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Israel deports Gaza campaigners

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 7:22

Israel has deported eight pro-Palestinian activists detained at sea while trying to bring relief aid to Gaza last week.
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Biden strikes tough note on Iran

Monday, July 6th 2009, 4:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden indicates the administration will not restrain Israel if it decides on military action against Iran.
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Gaza girl killed in border clash

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 11:23

A 17-year-old Palestinian girl has been killed in Gaza by Israeli fire in a clash with Palestinian militants near the border.
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Amnesty details Gaza 'war crimes'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 8:50

Amnesty International accuses both Israel and Hamas of war crimes in a detailed report on the January conflict in Gaza.
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Israel to raise foot shot charges

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 14:00

Israel's top court orders stronger charges against two soldiers over the shooting of a bound Palestinian in the West Bank.
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Rocket zone

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 10:42

Uncertain recovery in southern Israel after Gaza conflict
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Israel downplays settlement rift

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 9:14
related countries: United States United States

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak denies an impasse over settlements as talks with the US envoy end without agreement.
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Israelis intercept Gaza aid ship

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 21:34

Israeli forces board a ship trying to carry aid and pro-Palestinian activists to Gaza in defiance of Israel's blockade of the territory.
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Gaza civilians 'killed by drones'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 15:58

Israeli drones unlawfully killed at least 29 Palestinian civilians during the recent Gaza conflict, Human Rights Watch says.
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French-Israeli spat over comments

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 13:06
related countries: France France

Israel's foreign ministry accuses France of "unacceptable" meddling over a reported comment by President Sarkozy.
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Israel approves 50 settler homes

Monday, June 29th 2009, 11:37
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel approves construction of 50 new housing units in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
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Israel urged to halt settlements

Friday, June 26th 2009, 15:38

The Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators calls on Israel to halt the building of settlements and open its borders.
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US hails Israeli checkpoint steps

Friday, June 26th 2009, 11:52
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem

The US welcomes Israeli steps to ease movement in the West Bank as Palestinian forces are given greater autonomy.
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Hamas rejects Israel peace vision

Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:23

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal dismisses the terms for a demilitarised Palestinian state laid out by the Israeli PM.
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US-Israel talks in Paris aborted

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 14:10
related countries: France France, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Paris

A meeting between Israel's PM and a top US envoy is cancelled amid sharp differences over West Bank settlements.
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Israeli court jails ex-minister

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 11:12

Former Israeli Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson is sentenced to five years in jail for stealing from a trade union.
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Hamas parliament Speaker released

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 16:17

Israel releases Hamas parliamentary Speaker Aziz Dweik at the end of a three-year prison sentence.
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West Bank 'collaborator hanged'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 9:21
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Police in the West Bank say a boy has been found hanged by family members alleging he collaborated with the Israeli army.
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Egyptian u-turn on Israeli books

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 14:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt agrees to publish Arabic translations of two Israeli novels after a row involving Egypt's candidate for a senior UN job.
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US envoy meets Palestinian leaders

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell holds talks with Palestinian leaders after stressing US backing for two states in talks in Israel.
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Israeli woman chucks mattress - holding mother's $1m savings

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:52

An Israeli woman says she accidentally threw away a mattress containing her mother's $1m life savings.
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US urges quick Mid-East talks return

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 18:03
related countries: United States United States

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell urges a swift return to peace talks as he begins meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Israelis 'thwarted horse bomb attack'

Monday, June 8th 2009, 14:21

Four Palestinians are killed on Gaza's border as Israeli forces open fire on what they say were several horses and men loaded with explosives.
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US seeks immediate Mid-East talks

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama wants immediate talks between the Palestinians and Israel, according to the US special envoy to the region.
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'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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