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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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Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 19:00

Israeli voters give their views on the elections
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Israel rivals vie to head cabinet

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 18:03

Israel's two main parties seek partners to form a government after neither emerges a clear winner in the election.
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Israeli press bemoans political stalemate

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 12:59

Israeli papers agonise over the inconclusive results of Tuesday's parliamentary elections.
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Israeli rivals claim election win

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 3:59

The leaders of Israel's two main parties, Likud and Kadima, both say they have won the country's early election.
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Instant news and analysis as it happened on election day

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 0:31

Live coverage of the Israeli general election.
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Turnout up amid tight Israel race

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 18:46

Despite bad weather, turnout in Israel's tightly contested general election is higher than the last vote in 2006.
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Final day of Israeli campaigning

Monday, February 9th 2009, 13:17

Politicians in Israel are making their final campaign appeals to voters a day before the general election on Tuesday.
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Israeli election: Where they stand

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:27

The BBC News website outlines the positions on key issues of the leading candidates for prime minister in Israel's 10 February elections.
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No fanfare

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 0:09

Swing to right as Israel ends lacklustre campaign
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Israel strikes at Gazan tunnels

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 12:10

The Israeli military fired missiles at four smuggling tunnels and a weapons depot in Gaza late on Friday, it said
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Election moves

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 9:25

Israel's Likud says peace is not the preserve of the left
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Israel expels Gaza aid ship team

Friday, February 6th 2009, 14:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel expels those on board a Lebanese ship carrying aid for Gaza that was seized by the Israeli navy on Thursday.
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'Pants politics'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 14:08

Israel's political system 'threaten its existence'
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Israeli elections: Voters' views

Friday, February 6th 2009, 13:45

Eight Israelis tell the BBC who they will vote for in their country's general election on 10 February - and why.
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Israel seizes Gaza-bound aid ship

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 19:42
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Lebanon Lebanon

A Lebanese ship carrying aid for Gaza is seized by the Israeli navy, but Israel denies Lebanese reports it was fired on.
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Channelling anger

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 11:45

Israeli Arabs seek to vent Gaza rage at the ballot box
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Israel shelled Gaza doctor's home

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 22:52

An Israeli probe into the death of the three daughters of a Gaza doctor in the recent offensive concludes they were killed by Israeli fire.
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Israeli planes hit Gaza tunnels

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 18:05
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli planes bomb Palestinian smuggling tunnels on Gaza's border with Egypt after a rocket hits the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
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Israel restrictions on al-Jazeera

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 13:22
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Israeli officials say they are imposing restrictions on Arabic broadcaster al-Jazeera after the network's owners, the state of Qatar, cut trade ties with Israel.
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Israeli air strike on Gaza Strip

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 11:22

An Israeli air strike on a car in southern Gaza kills a Palestinian and wounds at least three others, reports from Gaza say.
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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 22:18

Israeli planes bomb a Hamas target and tunnels used by militants in Gaza, after fresh rocket attacks hit Israel.
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Gaza rocket hits southern Israel

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 10:00
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip lands near the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, the Israeli military says.
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Bowen diary

Friday, January 30th 2009, 18:28

The Gaza deaths that made an impact in Israel
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Israel 'hides settlements data'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 15:43

Israel has concealed key data detailing illegal settlement-building activity, reports Haaretz newspaper.
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US 'actively seeks' Mid-East deal

Friday, January 30th 2009, 15:05
related countries: United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell says Washington is committed to "actively and aggressively" seeking peace in the Middle East.
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Turkish PM storms off in Gaza row

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 23:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan storms off the stage at Davos after a heated debate with Israel's president over Gaza.
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UN launches $613m appeal for Gaza

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 16:57

The UN will launch an appeal for $613m to help people affected by Israel's military offensive in Gaza, the body's top official says.
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Appeal of Israel's Avigdor Lieberman

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 16:02

As the people of Israel prepare to vote on 10 February, Katya Adler finds that defence and security are featuring strongly in the election campaign.
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UN launches $613m appeal for Gaza

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 11:06

The UN will launch an appeal for $613m to help people affected by Israel's military offensive in Gaza, the body's top official says.
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US urges stronger Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 0:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

The new US envoy for the Middle East says it is "critically" important to extend the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire.
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Gaza detainee treatment 'inhuman'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 18:17

Palestinians arrested during the recent Israeli operation in Gaza were held in "appalling" conditions, human rights groups say.
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Israel 'no mercy' officer rebuked

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 15:12

The Israeli army says it has reprimanded an officer who gave a booklet to troops in Gaza advising they show no mercy.
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Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 4:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israeli jets pound targets along Gaza's border with Egypt, after an Israeli patrol came under attack.
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Israel launches attacks in Gaza

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 1:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel carries out an air attack on Gaza and sends tanks across the border, after Palestinian militants kill an Israeli soldier.
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Two dead in Gaza border violence

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 12:41

There is an explosion along Israel's border with Gaza and a report of clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants.
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Israeli dig finds rare Roman bust

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 12:17

Israeli archaeologists say they have unearthed a rare Roman marble statuette in East Jerusalem near the walls of the Old City.
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Israel 'must sack' military rabbi

Monday, January 26th 2009, 17:12

A rights group in Israel calls for the military's chief rabbi to be dismissed over allegations of incitement.
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Likud allow settlement expansion

Monday, January 26th 2009, 13:16

Israel's right-wing Likud party leader Binyamin Netanyahu says he will allow expansion of Jewish settlements but not build new ones.
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Israeli PM in war crimes pledge

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 22:21

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says Israel will protect from prosecution any of its soldiers accused of war crimes in Gaza.
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UN reopens schools in Gaza Strip

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 15:49

UN schools in Gaza, used to shelter Palestinians during the recent Israeli offensive, reopen for classes.
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UN 'shocked' by Gaza destruction

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 21:29

The UN's humanitarian chief says the scale of the destruction in Gaza wrought by Israel's assault on Hamas was "shocking".
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Saudi warns US over Middle East

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 16:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: `Arab

A senior member of Saudi Arabia's ruling family warns the US it needs to change attitudes over the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Israel defends use of phosphorus

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 11:59

An Israeli official insists that there is no evidence its use of white phosphorus shells in Gaza was illegal.
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Gaza smugglers get back to work

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 17:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel warns of fresh military strikes on Gaza, as Palestinians start work on tunnels used for smuggling.
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Cairo talks on ceasefire in Gaza

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 5:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Israeli envoy is to hold talks in Egypt on how to achieve a lasting truce in Gaza, following Israel's offensive there.
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Hamas leader urges West to talk

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 20:50
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says the time has come for the West to lift its boycott on his Palestinian Islamist movement.
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Israel to probe phosphorus claims

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 12:19

The Israeli army is to investigate claims it used white phosphorus illegally during its three-week offensive in Gaza.
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Israel to probe phosphorus claims

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 10:56

The Israeli army is to investigate claims it used white phosphorus illegally during its three-week offensive in Gaza.
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Last Israeli troops 'leave Gaza'

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 10:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel says it has pulled its last soldiers out of the Gaza Strip, following its three-week offensive in the territory.
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UN demands flow of goods to Gaza

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 7:08

The UN humanitarian chief urges Israel to fully open all crossings with Gaza, as Israel completes its troop pull-out.
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Ban 'appalled' by Gaza's damage

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 16:00

The UN chief says he is appalled by Israeli attacks on a UN compound in Gaza after seeing the destruction for himself.
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Gaza rebuild 'to cost billions'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 10:50
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Rebuilding the Gaza Strip after Israel's devastating offensive will cost billions of dollars, the United Nations warns.
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Gaza 'looks like earthquake zone'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 2:16

Parts of Gaza are said to look like a quake zone as the number of people made homeless by the war is put at at least 50,000.
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Wide rifts on show at Arab summit

Monday, January 19th 2009, 18:05
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Syria Syria

Divisions among Arab countries re-emerge at a summit in Kuwait that has been dominated by the crisis in Gaza.
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Scale of Gaza destruction emerges

Monday, January 19th 2009, 14:11

The full scale of damage in Gaza is becoming clear as a tense calm follows three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.
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Israel 'wants rapid Gaza pullout'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 5:38

Israel's PM says he wants Israeli troops to leave Gaza "as quickly as possible" after Hamas and Israel declare ceasefires.
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Hamas announces ceasefire in Gaza

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 20:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Palestinian militant group Hamas declares a one-week ceasefire to allow Israeli soldiers to withdraw from Gaza.
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Rockets threaten Gaza ceasefire

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 12:19

A unilateral Israeli ceasefire takes effect in Gaza but a fresh volley of rockets fired by militants triggers an Israeli air strike.
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Israel 'to announce Gaza truce'

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 20:34

Israel is about to announce an end to offensive military operations in its campaign against Gaza militants, the BBC learns.
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Gaza strikes ahead of truce vote

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 15:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

Israel's military carries out 50 air strikes in Gaza overnight, as its cabinet prepares to vote on a proposal for a unilateral ceasefire.
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Allies at odds

Friday, January 16th 2009, 6:43
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Turkey Turkey

Turkey outraged by Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip
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Key Hamas leader killed in Gaza

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 22:50

One of the top Hamas leaders in Gaza, interior minister Said Siyam, is killed in an air strike, Hamas and Israeli officials say.
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Gaza pounded amid push for truce

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 17:39
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The UN's Gaza City HQ is shelled as Israeli troops push further into the city amid fierce battles with Palestinian fighters.
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