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Israel hints at peace concessions

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 15:34

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says Israel is ready for "big and painful" concessions to advance the Middle East peace process.
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Israeli union ends general strike

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 17:01

Israel's main trade union ends a general strike that shut banks and disrupted flights and many public services.
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England held by Israel

Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 8:16

England train at the new Wembley Stadium as coach Steve McClaren awaits injury news ahead of the Euro 2008 qualifier in Israel.
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Settlers in Hebron 'unbearable'

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 15:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

Israel's deputy PM says the presence of settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron has created an unbearable situation.
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Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 12:50
related countries: Norway Norway

Israel cancels a meeting with a visiting Norwegian minister after he held talks with a Hamas leader in Gaza.
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Israel shuns Palestinian cabinet

Saturday, March 17th 2007, 21:20

Israel says it will not deal with the new Palestinian coalition government, as its cabinet is sworn into office.
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Egypt protest over 'POW deaths'

Friday, March 16th 2007, 22:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian police end a protest sparked by an Israeli film taken as proof of killings of Egyptian POWs in 1967.
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Israel 'must halt' Jerusalem dig

Wednesday, March 14th 2007, 18:36

A UN report will call for an immediate halt to work by the Israeli authorities at a Jerusalem site, the BBC learns.
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Saudis spurn Israeli talks stance

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 22:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: `Arab

Saudi Arabia dismisses as "ludicrous" Israel's call for changes to an Arab plan for Middle East peace.
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Egypt shows 1967 'killings' films

Monday, March 12th 2007, 20:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian anger as a controversial Israeli film about the treatment of Egyptian troops in 1967 airs.
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'Naked ambassador' recalled

Monday, March 12th 2007, 14:05
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Israel recalls its envoy in El Salvador after he is found outside by police, drunk, wearing only bondage gear.
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Olmert and Abbas meet for talks

Sunday, March 11th 2007, 22:04

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem.
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Sinai war film maker admits error

Friday, March 9th 2007, 11:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A director whose documentary sparked an Israeli-Egyptian row admits wrongly identifying 1967 war dead as Egyptians.
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PM 'says Israel pre-planned war'

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 18:42
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's PM Ehud Olmert said its Lebanon war strategy was drawn up months in advance, a newspaper claims.
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Israeli army 'used human shields'

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 17:42

Israel's human rights group B'Tselem accuses the Israeli army of recently using two Palestinians as human shields.
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Israel probes hospital superbug

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 14:37

Israeli medical officials investigate a superbug outbreak in hospitals that may have killed dozens of people.
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Israelis raid Ramallah military HQ

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 9:32

Israeli forces arrest 18 people in a raid on the Palestinian military headquarters in Ramallah.
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First Israeli report on 2006 war

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 10:21

Israel's public watchdog reports on the Hezbollah war, but refrains from releasing controversial findings.
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Israel, Iran top 'negative list'

Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 1:41
related countries: Iran Iran

A majority of people believe Israel and Iran have a mainly negative influence in the world, a BBC poll suggests.
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Egypt anger over 1967 'massacre'

Monday, March 5th 2007, 14:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Israeli minister postpones a trip to Egypt, amid media reports his army unit killed 250 Egyptian POWs in 1967.
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New Israeli raid targets Nablus

Saturday, March 3rd 2007, 14:58
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces wound two Palestinians in a fresh raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian sources say.
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Israelis in fresh West Bank raids

Thursday, March 1st 2007, 15:57
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops in the West Bank push on with their search for militants, trading fire with Palestinian gunmen.
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Israel's Eurovision 'Armageddon'

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 19:21

Israelis vote overwhelmingly for a song about nuclear annihilation as their entry in the Eurovision song contest.
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'Mossad' trial resumes in Cairo

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 12:23
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The trial has resumed in Cairo of an Egyptian-Canadian dual national accused of spying for Israel.
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Three Palestinians killed in raid

Wednesday, February 28th 2007, 9:35
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops kill three Palestinian militants in the West Bank town of Jenin.
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Israelis start Nablus withdrawal

Tuesday, February 27th 2007, 13:39
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces begin withdrawing from the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian sources say.
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One shot dead in West Bank raid

Monday, February 26th 2007, 15:17

A Palestinian man is shot dead and another wounded in an Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Israelis put Nablus under curfew

Sunday, February 25th 2007, 20:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli forces raid the West Bank town of the Nablus in search of Palestinian militants, military officials say.
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UN envoy hits Israel 'apartheid'

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 18:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A UN human rights envoy says Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories is like South African apartheid.
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Merkel urges Israel recognition

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 13:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Palestinian leader Abbas meets the German chancellor to press for support for a unity government.
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Israeli minister in vision gaffe

Friday, February 23rd 2007, 5:46

Photos emerge of the Israeli defence minister inspecting troops with binoculars with the lens caps on.
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Quartet warning to Palestinians

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 20:30

The Quartet of Mid-East peace negotiators says the new Palestinian government must recognise Israel.
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Lebanese fire at Israeli aircraft

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 15:21
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's military says it has fired anti-aircraft rounds against Israeli jet fighters violating its airspace.
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Militant dies in Israeli ambush

Wednesday, February 21st 2007, 8:49
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli undercover agents kill a commander of the militant Islamic Jihad group in the northern West Bank.
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US holds rare Middle East summit

Monday, February 19th 2007, 12:18
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice holds her first joint summit with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Israel's chief of police resigns

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 22:32

Israel's police chief resigns after a government commission says he should go over alleged misconduct.
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US and Israel 'back boycott plan'

Sunday, February 18th 2007, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

The US and Israel will shun a Palestinian unity government unless it recognises Israel, Ehud Olmert says.
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Israeli PM holds talks in Turkey

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 12:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert discusses Middle East tensions with Turkey, Israel's main regional ally.
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Webcast for Jerusalem dig

Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:43

Israeli authorities install cameras to film excavation work being carried out near the holiest site in Jerusalem.
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Israel to film holy site dig

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 18:44

Israel is installing webcams to film its controversial dig near Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque - Islam's third holiest site.
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MPs debate Katsav impeachment

Wednesday, February 14th 2007, 11:11

Israeli MPs debate whether to take the unprecedented step of ousting the country's president, Moshe Katsav.
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Israeli missile test 'successful'

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 23:11

Israel carries out a successful test of its Arrow anti-ballistic missile system, the defence minister says.
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Israel to continue holy site work

Sunday, February 11th 2007, 14:55

The Israeli cabinet orders construction work near a contested Jerusalem holy site to proceed.
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Israeli PM's aide in graft probe

Saturday, February 10th 2007, 22:51

A top aide to Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is suspended for six months as part of a growing corruption scandal.
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Jerusalem 'tense' after clashes

Friday, February 9th 2007, 17:26

A tense calm is reported in Jerusalem after protests over excavation work near a holy site erupt in violence.
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Muted response to Mecca deal

Friday, February 9th 2007, 9:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mecca

Israel and the US react with caution to an agreement by Fatah and Hamas to form a national unity government.
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Israeli PM backs holy site dig

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 18:38

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert rejects calls to halt excavations at a contentious Jerusalem holy site, Israeli media reports.
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Clash on Israel-Lebanese border

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 7:44
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli and Lebanese forces clash on their common border as Israeli troops search for bombs, Israeli officials say.
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Arrest in Jerusalem site protest

Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 13:33

Israeli police arrest Islamic movement head Raed Salah protesting against work at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque.
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Israelis 'find bombs on border'

Monday, February 5th 2007, 21:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli forces find four explosive devices on the border with Lebanon, military officials say.
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Israel confirms new forces chief

Sunday, February 4th 2007, 15:12

Israel's cabinet approves the appointment of Maj Gen Gabi Ashkenazi as the new head of its armed forces.
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Three Palestinians shot in W Bank

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 14:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops shoot dead three Palestinians in the West Bank, two of them known militants.
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Israel checks WWII Arab 'saviour'

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 17:42

Israel's Holocaust memorial centre proposes the first Arab for recognition as a "righteous gentile" who saved Jews.
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Israel ponders barrier extension

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 13:55
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it is considering plans to include two small settlements within the route of the West Bank barrier.
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Olmert ally loses harassment case

Wednesday, January 31st 2007, 12:32

An Israeli court finds former Justice Minister Haim Ramon guilty of sexually harassing a female soldier.
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Hezbollah leader hits out at Bush

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 17:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah accuses the US of ordering Israel to start last year's conflict.
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Israel launches Gaza tunnel raid

Tuesday, January 30th 2007, 4:14
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft launch a raid in the Gaza Strip, a day after a Palestinian suicide bombing in the resort of Eilat.
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Israel 'broke US arms deal terms'

Monday, January 29th 2007, 20:22
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Israel's use of cluster bombs in Lebanon last year probably broke terms of arms deals with the US, a report says.
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Three dead in Israel suicide bomb

Monday, January 29th 2007, 17:16

A suicide bombing at a bakery kills three people in the first such attack within Israel for nine months.
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First Arab joins Israeli cabinet

Sunday, January 28th 2007, 14:33

Israel's government appoints the country's first Arab Muslim minister - in what is being hailed as an historic move.
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Israel MPs allow Katsav absence

Thursday, January 25th 2007, 14:21

Israeli MPs narrowly approve a request by President Katsav to step down temporarily to fight rape allegations.
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Israeli PM urges president to go

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 18:49

Israel's PM calls on President Moshe Katsav to resign over rape allegations but the president says he is innocent.
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Palestinian killed at Gaza border

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 11:18
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says its forces have shot dead one Palestinian in the Gaza Strip and detained two others.
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Israel's Katsav faces rape charge

Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 17:18

Israeli President Moshe Katsav is to be charged with rape and abuse of power, the justice ministry announces.
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Israel names new military chief

Monday, January 22nd 2007, 19:54

Maj Gen Gabi Ashkenazi is named Israel's new military chief, after the resignation last week of Gen Dan Halutz.
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Hezbollah head hails resignation

Saturday, January 20th 2007, 2:06

Hezbollah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah welcomes the resignation of Israeli army chief Lt-Gen Dan Halutz.
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Hamas demands cash release

Friday, January 19th 2007, 15:48

The Palestinian PM, Hamas's Ismail Haniya, calls for the release of all Palestinian funds held by Israel.
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Mother wins dead son sperm case

Friday, January 19th 2007, 14:16

A court ruling allowing a dead Israeli's sperm to impregnate a woman he never met is hailed as a boost for family rights.
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Palestinian girl dies of injuries

Friday, January 19th 2007, 13:01

A 10-year-old Palestinian girl has died, three days after being injured in an incident involving Israeli police.
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