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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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UN official slams Israel 'crimes'

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 12:29

The UN special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights says Israeli policies in Gaza amount to a crime against humanity.
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Israel briefly opens Gaza borders

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 16:38
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel temporarily reopens some border crossings with the Gaza Strip to allow in essential aid supplies.
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Anger as Egypt sheikh meets Peres

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 11:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's top Muslim cleric is under pressure to resign for shaking the hand of the Israeli President, Shimon Peres.
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Hawks dominate Likud party vote

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:53

Israel's right-of-centre Likud party elects a list of candidates dominated by hardliners for next February's election.
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Israel delays detainee releases

Monday, December 8th 2008, 13:52

Israel is to hold 230 Palestinian prisoners due for release for another week, as each side disputes the cause of the delay.
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Olmert condemns settler 'pogrom'

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 20:50

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert likens violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians in Hebron to European anti-Semitism.
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Israeli West Bank forces on alert

Friday, December 5th 2008, 11:26
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli forces are on high alert following the eviction of Jewish settlers from a building in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Hebron settlers evicted by force

Friday, December 5th 2008, 7:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli forces evict Jewish settlers from a disputed building in the mainly Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron.
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Israel eases Gaza Strip blockade

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel allows some humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, easing the blockade of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory.
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Barak meets settlers over Hebron

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 11:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak meets settler leaders over a disputed building s in the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Stakes raised in Hebron stand-off

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 21:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Tensions rise after Israel declares a building in the West Bank city of Hebron occupied by settlers to be a "closed military area".
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Israel buries Mumbai attack dead

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 15:44
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Thousands of people attend funerals in Israel for Jewish and Israeli victims of the Mumbai attacks.
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Israel awaits Mumbai attack dead

Monday, December 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Israeli and Jewish victims of the attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai are to be flown to Israel for burial, officials say.
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Israel approves prisoner release

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 15:22

Israel approves the release of 250 prisoners after an earlier promise from outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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Livni urges Olmert to step down

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 13:06

The leader of Israel's governing Party, Tzipi Livni, calls on Ehud Olmert to quit after the attorney-general says he may charge him.
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Gaza power cut blamed on blockade

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The only power plant in the Gaza Strip is shut by energy authorities who say Israel will not allow the urgent delivery of spare parts.
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Gaza crossing resealed by Israel

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 7:13
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel is closing border crossings with the Gaza Strip that it had temporarily opened to allow in food and fuel.
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Hezbollah missile stock 'tripled'

Monday, November 24th 2008, 17:01

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says Hezbollah has three times as many missiles as it had before the 2006 Lebanon war.
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Blockaded Gaza gets some supplies

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:19
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel temporarily reopens border crossings with the Gaza Strip to allow in essential supplies of food and fuel.
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Jail terms for Israeli neo-Nazis

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 18:35
related places: Tel Aviv

Eight Israeli teenagers who carried out neo-Nazi attacks and ran a far-right cell are convicted and sentenced in Tel Aviv.
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'Israel spy' put to death in Iran

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 13:05
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A 45-year-old Iranian man convicted of spying for Iran's arch foe Israel is hanged, reports from Tehran say.
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Arab plan explained in Hebrew ads

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 15:59

The Palestinian Authority has placed a full-page advert in Israel's Hebrew newspapers to promote an Arab peace plan.
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Gaza voices

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:46

Palestinians describe life under the Israeli blockade
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Syrian site 'resembled reactor'

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:07
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian site bombed by Israel last year had features resembling those of a nuclear reactor site, a UN atomic watchdog report says.
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Israel police remove protest tent

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 16:01

Israeli police removed a protest tent set up by a Palestinian family evicted from their home of 52 years in East Jerusalem.
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UN head fears over Gaza blockade

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 11:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert he is deeply concerned over conditions in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
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UN envoy urges Gaza blockade end

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 16:15

The Israeli blockade of Gaza deprives Palestinians "basic human rights", and must end immediately, the UN's human rights chief says.
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Israeli incursion into south Gaza

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli military launches an incursion into the southern Gaza Strip, clashing with Palestinian gunmen.
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Egypt 'must halt' Israel gas deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 14:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Cairo court orders the suspension of gas exports to Israel, although it is not clear if the ruling will be heeded.
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Israel allows aid into Gaza Strip

Monday, November 17th 2008, 17:51

Israel has briefly reopened the border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow in a convoy of humanitarian aid.
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Israeli 'mafia' boss assassinated

Monday, November 17th 2008, 15:24
related places: Tel Aviv

The head of one of Israel's most notorious crime families is blown up in his car in Tel Aviv, raising fears of a bloody mob conflict.
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Air strike kills Gaza militants

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 10:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills four Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip, further straining a five-month ceasefire.
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Questioning the ceasefire in Gaza

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 12:00

Paul Martin recently visited Gaza, where he found opinions divided and some people keen for hostilities to resume.
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Blockaded Gaza 'faces disaster'

Friday, November 14th 2008, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK-based aid agency Oxfam says a failure to maintain Gaza's truce could be catastrophic for the territory and for parts of Israel.
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Israeli troops face abuse trial

Friday, November 14th 2008, 12:45

The Israeli military says it will try by court martial a number of soldiers over the abuse of a blindfolded Palestinian.
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Hamas barrage as Gaza under fire

Friday, November 14th 2008, 10:02
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft fire missiles at Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip as militants fire rockets into Israel.
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UN 'has run out of Gaza food aid'

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 16:24

The UN has no more food to distribute in the Gaza Strip, the head of relief efforts in the area warns.
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Peres lauds Saudi King peace plan

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Israeli President Shimon Peres praises highly the king of Saudi Arabia for his Middle East peace initiative.
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Deadly fighting on Gazan border

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 14:04

Israeli troops kill four Palestinian militants in a gunbattle on the border with Gaza putting a fragile ceasefire under more strain.
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Peres dines with Arab leaders

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 13:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Saudi King Abdullah attend the same UN dinner, a first for the two leaders.
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Egypt 'must stop' border shooting

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 11:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Human Rights Watch calls on Egypt to stop shooting African migrants as they cross the country's border into Israel.
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Secularist voted Jerusalem mayor

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 8:16

Israeli secular politician Nir Barkat defeats an ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader to become the new mayor of Jerusalem.
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UN warns over Gaza food blockade

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 17:25

The UN refugee agency in the Gaza Strip says it will run out of food aid in two days unless Israel's blockade eases.
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Israel allows some fuel into Gaza

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 12:45
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Defence Minister Ehud Barak agrees to partially lift Israel's suspension of fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip's only power plant.
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Fuel shortages close Gaza plant

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 0:31

Gaza's main power plant shuts down because of a lack of fuel, but Israel says limited supplies will resume.
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Moscow to host Mid-East meeting

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 16:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Quartet mediators says it will hold a major conference next spring in Moscow, after no sign of a peace deal this year.
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Monks brawl in unholy row at one of Christianity's holiest shrines

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 14:37

Israeli police have to restore order at one of Christianity's holiest sites after a brawl breaks out between monks in Jerusalem.
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Israel army studies 'abuse video'

Friday, November 7th 2008, 14:01

The Israeli army is investigating a video in which a Palestinian man appears to be humiliated by a group of soldiers.
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Gaza militants fire more rockets

Friday, November 7th 2008, 10:13

Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad group fire missiles into Israel from Gaza - a third day of rocket fire.
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Israel seeks Gaza truce extension

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 9:53

Israel says it favours an extension of the truce in Gaza, despite an outbreak of violence in the past two days.
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Rockets fired after Gaza clashes

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 8:06
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas fires multiple rockets into Israel hours after six militants die during an Israeli raid in Gaza.
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Israel to end support of outposts

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 18:22
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The Israeli government says it will cut off all public funding and support for illegal settlement outposts in the West Bank.
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Row over Rabin killer interview

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:05

Interviews by two televisions channels with the man who assassinated PM Yitzhak Rabin spark outrage in Israel.
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Olmert 'wants more Syria talks'

Friday, October 31st 2008, 14:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wants to resume indirect peace negotiations with Syria, his spokesman says.
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Israeli escapes Ghana kidnappers

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 22:35
related countries: Ghana Ghana

An Israeli businessman kidnapped in Ghana escapes unharmed after almost a week in captivity.
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Militants fire rocket from Gaza

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:37
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian militants have fired a rocket at Israel from the Gaza Strip, in violation of a four-month-old truce.
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West Bank farmer killed by troops

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 11:36
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian farmer who they said opened fire with a shotgun in the north of the West Bank.
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Activist ship docks in Gaza

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 9:28

A boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists reaches Gaza despite an Israeli blockade, the second such voyage in three months.
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Police arrest Israeli teen 'gunman' who just wanted an A+

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 12:59

Police arrest Israeli teen 'gunman' who wanted an A+
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Israel to probe settler threats

Monday, October 27th 2008, 17:05

Israel's attorney general's office asks police to investigate settlers who called for the deaths of Israeli troops.
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Peres sets Israel polls in train

Monday, October 27th 2008, 16:54

Israeli President Shimon Peres says no government can be formed, setting the country on the road to early elections.
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General election looms for Israel

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 16:46

The leader of Israel's governing Kadima party, Tzipi Livni, recommends elections after failing to form a government.
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Israeli man is kidnapped in Ghana

Friday, October 24th 2008, 23:24
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Kidnappers seize an Israeli businessman in Ghana and are demanding a ransom, according to officials.
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Key Israel party spurns coalition

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:11

The religious Shas party says it will not back Tzipi Livni's bid to form a coalition, in a big setback for the would-be Israeli PM.
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