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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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Israel cabinet backs inmate release

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 14:37

The Israeli cabinet approves the release of dozens of Palestinian prisoners, as part of efforts to resume the peace process.
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Netanyahu pledges referendum on deal

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 20:31

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to put any future peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum.
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Israel backs 'vital' Mid-East talks

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 19:08

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians is a "vital and strategic interest" for Israel.
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Israel to free Palestinian prisoners

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Israel says it will release a number of Palestinian prisoners as part of an agreement made with US Secretary of State John Kerry to resume peace talks.
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Israel-Palestinian talks 'to resume'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

Israel and the Palestinians have reached an agreement on the basis for resuming peace talks, the US Secretary of State John Kerry announces.
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Kerry to meet Palestinian president

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah to try to revive peace talks with Israel.
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Palestinians undecided on peace plan

Friday, July 19th 2013, 4:27
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

Palestinian leaders end a meeting to discuss a possible revival in peace talks with Israel without reaching a decision.
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Arab League backs Kerry peace plan

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States
related places: Kerry

The Arab League endorses John Kerry's efforts to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, as the US secretary of state visits Jordan.
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Israel condemns EU settlements rule

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:03

Israel condemns as a "mistake" new European Union guidelines banning EU funding of projects in territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 war.
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Israel overhauling military to face new threats

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 3:32

Israel overhauls its armed forces to face new kinds of threats
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Israel 'secretly holds Prisoner X 2'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:03

The existence of a second "Prisoner X" being held in secret conditions in jail prompts comments in the Israeli parliament and media.
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Israel accused over boy's detention

Friday, July 12th 2013, 10:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli army is accused of illegally detaining a five-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing stones in the West Bank - a claim the military disputes.
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VIDEO: Why is Lebanese film banned at home?

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 15:08
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tel Aviv

A new Lebanese film which tells the story of the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv cannot be shown in Lebanon because some of a 58-year-old law which bans all contact with Israel.
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Lebanese film falls foul of Israel ban

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 0:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The Lebanese film banned at home for being filmed in Israel
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Samsung buys TV firm Boxee

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 17:55

Samsung is taking over the Israeli firm Boxee, a start-up which makes set-top boxes that let users stream recorded TV shows from the cloud.
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Palestinian dies in West Bank clash

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian teenager has been killed during clashes between stone-throwing youths and Israeli troops in the West Bank.
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Activist convicted over Dura film

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 23:02
related countries: France France

A French media activist is found guilty of defamation for accusing France 2 of staging a film that accused Israel of killing a Palestinian boy in 2000.
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Israel hits back after Gaza rockets

Monday, June 24th 2013, 8:45
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes attack targets in the Gaza Strip after missiles are fired into southern Israel late on Sunday night.
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Israeli top rabbi under house arrest

Friday, June 21st 2013, 13:37

One of Israel's two chief rabbis, Yona Metzger, is placed under house arrest on suspicion of corruption.
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Jewish man killed near Western Wall

Friday, June 21st 2013, 7:20

An Israeli Jew is shot dead near Jerusalem's Western Wall after a guard mistook him for a Palestinian militant, police say.
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Two held in US 'X-ray terror plot'

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

Two US men have appeared in court accused of plotting to build an X-ray weapon to kill enemies of Israel and the US with lethal rays of radiation.
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Australia give three players debuts

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 20:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Israel Folau among three debutants for Saturday's first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane.
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Israel starts celebrating Peres 90th

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 8:50

Celebrations begin for the 90th birthday of Israel's President Shimon Peres, in the presence of celebrities and world leaders.
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Italy U21 2-4 Spain U21

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 18:19
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Thiago Alcantara grabs a first-half hat-trick as Spain outclass Italy to retain the European Under-21 Championship in Israel.
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VIDEO: Israel's warning after Iran election

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel has warned there should be no let-up in pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear programme following the election of reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani as president.
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Iran poll prompts Israeli warning

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 19:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns against "wishful thinking" after reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani is elected Iran's president.
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VIDEO: Israel's extreme beach bat and ball

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 23:11
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel's extreme bat and ball beach craze
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VIDEO: Netanyahu opens Holocaust display

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 16:20
related countries: Poland Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has opened a Holocaust exhibition at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp site in southern Poland.
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Netanyahu opens Auschwitz display

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 14:14
related countries: Poland Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens a permanent Holocaust exhibition at the site of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in Poland.
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Israel U21 1-0 England U21

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 18:14

England exit the European Under-21 Championship with a third straight defeat after Ofir Kriaf hits the winner for Israel.
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Inquiry call over Israeli 'torture'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 16:26

A UN expert calls for an international inquiry into Israel's treatment of Palestinian prisoners, alleging torture and other abuses.
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Israel settlement building hits high

Monday, June 10th 2013, 10:44
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinians have criticised Israel after official statistics showed a rise in new house building in West Bank settlements.
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Four held over Israel 'gay attack'

Friday, June 7th 2013, 9:35
related places: Tel Aviv

Four men are held in Israel in connection with a shooting at a gay club in Tel Aviv in 2009 which killed two people.
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Assad warns Israel against strikes

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's President Assad warns Israel it will respond in kind to future air strikes and confirms a deal for a new Russian missile system is being implemented.
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'Rocket launched' towards Israel

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 22:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's military says it is investigating reports that a rocket has been fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel, although no launch was detected.
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'Hard decisions' needed for peace

Friday, May 24th 2013, 12:46
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Israeli court considers landmark property law cases

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 2:40

Landmark ruling could halt Israel's seizure of Palestinian property
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Syria and Israel in exchange of fire

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 15:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
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Man kills four in Israeli bank

Monday, May 20th 2013, 16:31

A man shoots four people dead in a bank in southern Israel before turning the gun on himself, reportedly after a dispute over an overdraft.
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'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child

Monday, May 20th 2013, 13:42
related countries: France France

An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000, which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child, was baseless.
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Iran executes two men for spying

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
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Folau named in squad to face Lions

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 8:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Code-switcher Israel Folau is one of three uncapped players in Australia's initial 25-man squad to face the Lions.
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Religious protest over Israel draft

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:10

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem against plans to force members of their community to serve in the Israeli military.
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Israel to authorise new settlements

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 12:28
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli government has started the process of authorising four new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Anger at Syria 'heart-eating video'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
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ICC inquiry into Israel flotilla raid

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:56

The International Criminal Court launches a preliminary inquiry into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010.
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Israeli PM drops costly air bedroom

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will change his sleeping arrangements on flights after criticism over the cost of a special bedroom on a trip to the UK, officials say.
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Filipino UN peacekeepers released

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Four Filipino UN peacekeepers abducted while patrolling between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are released, officials say.
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Syria crisis: Israel prepares for the worst

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel takes action as tensions grow over Syria
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Talks over Israel report controversy

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Church of Scotland holds "useful" discussions with the Jewish community over a controversial report which questioned the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel.
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Israel approves new settler homes

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 13:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel has approved the construction of nearly 300 new Jewish settler homes at Beit El, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
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Hawking boycotts Israel conference

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:44

Prof Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a high-profile Israeli conference, in support of an academic boycott of the country.
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Jerusalem Islamic cleric questioned

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 14:10

Israeli police question Jerusalem's most senior Islamic cleric about clashes between Muslim and Jewish worshippers outside the al-Aqsa mosque.
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Israel 'curbs settlement building'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 22:40
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM issues an unofficial order to stop approval of new plans or tenders for Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank, a pressure group says.
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China hosts Netanyahu and Abbas

Monday, May 6th 2013, 8:56
related countries: China China

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit China for separate talks with top officials.
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Syria condemns Israeli air strikes

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 18:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel's air strikes on military targets in Syria show co-ordination between Israel and "terrorist groups", the Syrian foreign ministry says.
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Damascus 'hit by Israeli strikes'

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 11:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Multiple explosions shake the suburbs of Damascus, with Syria accusing Israel of launching its second attack in two days.
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Israel planes strike inside Syria

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Israel launches an air strike against Syria, targeting weapons heading for Lebanon's Hezbollah, as the US reiterates it is unlikely to send troops.
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Strike on Gaza kills Palestinian

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 10:28

A Palestinian militant has been killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City - the first such incident since a ceasefire in November.
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Israeli settler killed in West Bank

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 9:42
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli settler has been killed by a Palestinian, who stabbed and shot him, at a bus stop in the northern West Bank.
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VIDEO: Trouble brewing in Israel beer industry

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10:33

The growth of micro-breweries in Israel is under threat by the introduction of a new beer tax announced this week.
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