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Israel approves prisoner exchange

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 15:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's cabinet backs a controversial prisoner swap with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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Israel opens Gaza crossing point

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 14:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel reopens a key commercial crossing point to the Gaza Strip because of a lull in cross-border attacks.
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Gaza truce 'violated repeatedly'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 16:24
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A fragile truce in the Gaza Strip appears to have been violated by both Israeli forces and Palestinian militant groups.
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Israel allows Gaza fuel supplies

Friday, June 27th 2008, 11:02
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel has allowed fuel into the Gaza Strip, but kept border crossings closed to all other goods.
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Israel hit by fresh rocket attack

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:53

Palestinians fire a rocket over the border from Gaza in violation of a week-old ceasefire between the two sides, Israel says.
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Under pressure

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 17:39

The staying power of Israel's PM faces toughest test yet
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Israel closes Gaza after rockets

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 11:04

Israel closes its border crossings with Gaza in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that breached a ceasefire.
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Israel's Olmert averts early poll

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 8:00

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert strikes a last-minute deal with his Labour party coalition partner to avert early elections.
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Rockets 'violated Gaza ceasefire'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 22:27
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern town of Sderot is a "gross violation" of a six-day-old truce.
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Scare as Sarkozy departs Israel

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 15:55
related countries: France France

Confusion mars the French president's departure from Israel as a policeman guarding the airport shoots himself dead.
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UN visits Syrian 'nuclear site'

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 14:37
related countries: Syria Syria

UN nuclear watchdog inspectors reportedly examine an alleged nuclear site in Syria which was bombed by Israel last year.
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Sarkozy urges settlement freeze

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 11:30
related countries: France France

French President Sarkozy, addressing Israeli MPs, calls for an end to settlement building in the West Bank.
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Sarkozy urges Palestinian state

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 18:42
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for the creation of a Palestinian state, on the first such visit to Israel for 12 years.
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Israeli troops accused of abuse

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 11:08

Israeli soldiers routinely abuse shackled Palestinian prisoners, a report by an Israeli human rights group alleges.
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Nuclear inspectors in Syria probe

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 9:50
related countries: Syria Syria

UN nuclear watchdog inspectors arrive in Syria to examine an alleged nuclear site bombed by Israel.
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Iran says attack by Israel 'impossible'

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 13:34

Iran says it considers an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities as "impossible", after reports of an Israeli military rehearsal.
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Israelis 'rehearse Iran attack'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 21:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Israel carries out an exercise that appears to be a rehearsal for an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, US officials tell the New York Times.
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Israelis hurt in W Bank shooting

Friday, June 20th 2008, 15:45
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Thee Israelis are wounded after coming under fire near a settlement in the West Bank, the Israeli military says.
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Settler fires rocket in West Bank

Friday, June 20th 2008, 10:27
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A rocket is fired by an Israeli student at a Palestinian village in the West Bank, Israeli security officials say.
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Cautious truce

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 22:26

Ceasefire provides degree of hope for people of Gaza
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Fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 19:01

A truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza is holding, despite widespread scepticism.
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Israel and Hamas ceasefire begins

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 15:52

A truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza begins, despite a last minute flurry of cross-border attacks.
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Lebanon spurns Israeli overture

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 12:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's PM-designate again rejects the idea of bilateral talks with Israel, saying withdrawing from occupied land is the key.
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Israel 'detained' French diplomat

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 17:10
related countries: France France

France complains to Israel about the treatment of one of its diplomats, who it says was detained at a Gaza crossing.
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Israel agrees to Gaza ceasefire

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 15:05
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel's government approves a ceasefire with militant group Hamas following months of bitter clashes in the Gaza Strip.
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Timely truce

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 13:04

What impact will Israel-Hamas deal have?
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Israel and Hamas 'agree truce'

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 4:43
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel and Hamas agree a truce starting this Thursday, Palestinian officials tell the BBC after Egyptian-brokered talks.
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West Bank 'attackers' arrested

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 11:15

Israeli police arrest two Jewish settlers over an apparent assault of Palestinians that was captured on film.
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Israel-Syria talks 'constructive'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 16:36
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Officials on both sides hail progress in indirect peace talks between Syrian and Israeli envoys in Turkey.
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Israel prisoners 'may be swapped'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 16:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah might be close to releasing two captured Israeli soldiers, the father of one soldier has said.
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'Three dead' in fresh Gaza clash

Monday, June 16th 2008, 7:46
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel's military says it has killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip as they were trying to plant a bomb near the border.
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Israeli air strike targets Hamas

Friday, June 13th 2008, 0:14
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike on a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip killes three militants following a day of violence in the territory.
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Barak ups pressure on Israeli PM

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 15:04

Israel's defence minister warns Ehud Olmert he will support moves to dissolve parliament if he does not stand aside.
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Gaddafi attacks Obama on Israel

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The Libyan leader suggests Barack Obama's support for Israel stems from an "inferiority complex" over his African origins.
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Israel's Olmert orders party vote

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 18:18

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert authorises his Kadima party to hold leadership elections that could see him replaced.
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Israeli fire kills girl in Gaza

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 11:10
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A young Palestinian girl is killed by tank fire in the Gaza Strip as Israeli forces target militants firing rockets over the border.
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Israel leaders discuss Gaza plan

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 12:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meets top ministers and military strategists to discuss a possible wider offensive in the Gaza Strip.
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Shalit family 'receives letter'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:50

The family of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit receives a letter from him, two years after he was seized by militants.
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Mofaz criticised over Iran threat

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 10:54
related countries: Iran Iran

A key defence official accuses an Israeli deputy PM of threatening Iran with attack to further his own political ambitions.
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Israeli minister threatens Iran

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:54
related countries: Iran Iran

A top Israeli official says Israel will attack Iran if it continues with its alleged nuclear arms programme.
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Hamas militant dies in Gaza raid

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:22
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces kill a militant during a raid in Gaza, as the Israeli PM warns of a major military campaign in the strip.
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Two dead in Gaza-Israel attacks

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 12:48

A Palestinian girl is killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza launched after militants killed a civilian on an Israeli farm, medics say.
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Gaza missile kills one at kibbutz

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 10:49

Hamas militants fire a barrage of mortars at Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing one person at a communal farm and injuring two.
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Obama pledges support for Israel

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 18:56

Barack Obama gives Israel strong backing in his first foreign policy speech since declaring victory in Democratic campaign.
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Former Israeli minister indicted

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 9:25
related places: Tel Aviv

Former Israeli Finance Minister and Olmert stalwart Avraham Hirchson is charged with embezzlement in Tel Aviv.
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Israeli warning over nuclear Iran

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 8:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says "drastic measures" must be used to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
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Remains 'were from five Israelis'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 12:25

Israel says remains handed over by Hezbollah on Sunday were of five Israeli soldiers killed in the 2006 war.
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Israel court condemns student ban

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 8:45

The Israeli Supreme Court calls for an end to the almost total ban on students in Gaza from studying abroad.
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Abbas-Olmert in new peace talks

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:26

Israeli and Palestinian leaders hold further talks as they continue to try to advance peace negotiations.
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Israel plans more settler homes

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 15:18

Israel announces plans to build almost 900 houses on occupied land in East Jerusalem.
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Israel sends back Hezbollah spy

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 11:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An Israeli citizen convicted of spying for Hezbollah is deported to Lebanon after six years in prison.
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Pressure grows on Israel's Olmert

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 16:47

The party of scandal-hit Israeli PM Ehud Olmert should prepare for possible polls, his foreign minister says.
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Tutu fury at blockade in Gaza

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 10:27
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu calls the Israeli blockade of Gaza an "abomination" during a visit.
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Defiant Israeli PM vows to stay

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 22:59

Israel's PM Ehud Olmert says he will stay in office despite a call by a key ally to step down over corruption claims.
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Israel's PM urged to stand down

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 18:05

Israel's defence minister urges Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to take a leave of absence or resign over corruption claims.
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Olmert 'took cash in envelopes'

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

A US businessman says he gave cash-stuffed envelopes to Israel's prime minister but denies corruption.
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Israel 'has 150 nuclear weapons'

Monday, May 26th 2008, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says Israel has 150 nuclear weapons, in off-the-cuff remarks at a literary festival.
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Israel charges Iran spy suspect

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 17:14
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian-born Israeli is arrested and charged by Israeli authorities with spying for Iran, police say.
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Olmert questioned on 'corruption'

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 12:07

Police in Israel question Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for a second time in an ongoing corruption investigation.
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Five killed in Gaza incursions

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 11:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants have been killed during Israeli incursions into the Gaza Strip, reports say.
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Blair jet faced Israeli warplanes

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 22:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israeli fighter planes are scrambled to intercept a jet carrying former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Gazan shot dead at blockade demo

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 14:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip
related places: Erez

Israeli soldiers fire on protesters at a Gaza border crossing, killing one and injuring others, say medics.
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Olmert warns of Golan concession

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 19:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says that newly revealed peace talks with Syria might involve "painful concessions".
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Two dead in Israeli air strikes

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 11:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinians, one a boy of 13, are killed in separate Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians say.
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Egypt discusses Hamas with Israel

Monday, May 19th 2008, 17:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian president meets Israel's defence minister amid Egyptian efforts to broker a truce in Gaza with Hamas.
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'Bin Laden' call targets Israel

Friday, May 16th 2008, 9:41

A message attributed to Osama Bin Laden calls for the continuation of 'holy war against Israel'.
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Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vows to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.
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Israel warns of Gaza rocket range

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 10:55

Israel's intelligence chief says Palestinian militants will soon double the range of rockets they fire from Gaza.
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Bush praises close US-Israel ties

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 20:21
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush praises close US-Israeli ties on a visit to the country on its 60th anniversary.
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