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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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Israel hands Abbas frozen funds

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 18:06

Israel transfers $100m of frozen tax to the Palestinian president, bypassing the Hamas-led government.
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'Militant' shot dead in West Bank

Thursday, January 18th 2007, 8:28
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian militant in the West Bank town of Nablus, hospital sources say.
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Israeli PM faces calls to resign

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 15:20
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli opposition figures call on the PM to quit after the country's military chief resigns over the Lebanon conflict.
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Israel's military chief resigns

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 7:43

Israel's chief of staff, Gen Dan Halutz, resigns over the handling of last year's conflict in southern Lebanon.
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Olmert probed over banking sale

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 16:42

Israeli police open an investigation into the prime minister's role in a 2005 bank privatisation.
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Syrians and Israelis 'held talks'

Tuesday, January 16th 2007, 12:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A former Israeli diplomat says secret talks were held with rival Syria between 2004 and 2006.
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Militants killed on Gaza border

Monday, January 15th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two Palestinian militants are killed by Israeli gunfire near the barrier dividing the Gaza Strip from Israel.
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Rice makes bid for Mid-East peace

Monday, January 15th 2007, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state, Israel's PM and the Palestinian leader agree to hold a three-way summit soon.
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Israel names first Arab minister

Friday, January 12th 2007, 10:56

Israel's first Arab cabinet minister is appointed by Labour party leader and defence minister Amir Peretz.
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Israeli PM buoyed by China visit

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 23:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says talks with China's president were "beyond expectation", at the end of his trip to Beijing.
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China 'reassures' Olmert on Iran

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 23:48
related countries: China China, Iran Iran

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says China has made it clear that it is against Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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Olmert 'to discuss Iran' in China

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 5:36
related countries: China China, Iran Iran
related places: Beijing

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is likely to discuss Iran's nuclear programme during talks in Beijing.
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Captured Israeli 'in good health'

Tuesday, January 9th 2007, 12:23

Palestinian militants who captured an Israeli soldier near Gaza in June say he is "in good health".
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Israel's PM ready for China talks

Monday, January 8th 2007, 23:31
related countries: China China

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert visits China on an official visit to the country where his parents fled to in the early 1900s.
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Kenya rejects Israel row athlete

Monday, January 8th 2007, 17:15
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Kenya Kenya

Kenya says it will not take back an athlete who defected to Bahrain and was then stripped of his new citizenship.
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Faction tensions in W Bank

Monday, January 8th 2007, 12:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Shooting and arson attacks shake Ramallah in the West Bank as Israeli troops seize 21 Palestinian in raids.
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Barak returns to Israeli politics

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 18:44

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak announces his return to politics after an absence of six years.
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Bahrain athlete loses citizenship

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 10:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Authorities in Bahrain revoke the citizenship of an athlete who took part in - and won - a marathon in Israel.
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Mubarak and Olmert meet

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 19:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak meets Israeli PM Ehud Olmert in Egypt in a bid to re-launch the Mid-East peace process.
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Israeli military raids Ramallah

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 17:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

At least four Palestinians are killed and 20 injured in an Israeli raid on the West Bank town of Ramallah.
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Olmert aide in corruption inquiry

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 16:42

A senior aide to Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is placed under house arrest as part of a growing corruption scandal.
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Israel 'collaborator' freed early

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 10:26

An Israeli woman jailed for three years for aiding Palestinian militants is freed nearly a year early.
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Veteran Jerusalem ex-mayor dies

Tuesday, January 2nd 2007, 10:58

Israeli media report the death of Teddy Kollek, who served as the mayor of Jerusalem for nearly 30 years.
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Abbas forces get weapons

Friday, December 29th 2006, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Forces loyal to PA President Mahmoud Abbas receive an arms shipment from Egypt with Israeli approval.
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Palestinian deaths rose in 2006

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 23:06

An Israeli rights group says three times more Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army this year than last.
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Israel settlement plan angers US

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 9:50
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US criticises Israel's decision to approve the construction of a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank.
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EU bank ends Israel loans freeze

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 22:21

Israel is to get 275m euros from the EU's investment arm, the first such loans in more than a decade.
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Israel to resume militant strikes

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 12:28
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel moves to resume strikes against Palestinian militants firing rockets, after an attack injures two boys.
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Israel backs W Bank settlement

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 20:01
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel sanctions the building of a new settlement in the West Bank - a move condemned by the Palestinians.
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Israel to ease West Bank passage

Monday, December 25th 2006, 14:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will ease travel restrictions on Palestinians, including removing roadblocks in the West Bank.
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Israel releases Palestinian cash

Sunday, December 24th 2006, 10:51

Israeli leader Ehud Olmert agrees to release $100m in frozen Palestinian funds, at talks with Mahmoud Abbas.
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Abbas and Olmert in formal talks

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 22:31

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem.
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Abbas firm on Palestinian polls

Monday, December 18th 2006, 11:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas tells British PM Tony Blair he will push ahead with early elections.
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Israel PM strives for Abbas talks

Friday, December 15th 2006, 20:28

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he is making "extraordinary efforts" to start peace talks with the Palestinian leader.
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Palestinian PM allowed to return

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 22:56

Israel allows Palestinian PM Ismail Haniya to return to Gaza, but without millions of dollars in donations.
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Palestinian PM denied Gaza entry

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 19:07

Israel blocks the Palestinian prime minister from returning to the Gaza Strip carrying millions of dollars in donations.
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Israel blocks PM's return to Gaza

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 16:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel orders the closure of Gaza's border with Egypt to prevent Palestinian PM Ismail Haniya's return.
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Israel court backs targeted kills

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 9:53

Israel's Supreme Court rules out a blanket ban on the targeted killings of suspected Palestinian militants.
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Palestinian killed on Gaza border

Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 20:27

Israeli troops shoot dead a Palestinian on the Gaza border - a first death since a recent truce there.
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Iran: Israel 'will end like USSR'

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 19:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's president tells a forum in Tehran questioning the Holocaust that Israel's days are numbered.
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PM dismisses Israel nuclear row

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 18:07

Israel's PM reiterates his country's position of nuclear weapons ambiguity amid a row over an apparent slip-up.
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Israeli PM in nuclear arms hint

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 1:42

Israel's PM appears to come close to admitting it has nuclear arms, but officials deny a change of policy.
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Carter: Israeli apartheid 'worse'

Monday, December 11th 2006, 13:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States, West Bank West Bank

US ex-president Jimmy Carter says some Israeli curbs in the West Bank are worse than apartheid-era South Africa.
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Israel 'blocks Tutu Gaza mission'

Monday, December 11th 2006, 11:50

Israel blocks a UN mission to Gaza that was to be led by Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, the UN says.
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Manhunt recaptures Israel rapist

Friday, December 8th 2006, 23:47

Israel's biggest-ever manhunt captures a serial rapist who escaped police custody two weeks ago.
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Hamas PM rules out Israel move

Friday, December 8th 2006, 12:34

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya reiterates that his Hamas-led government will not recognise Israel.
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El Al Sabbath ban sought

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 5:26

Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community pressures El Al to sign a legal pledge to not fly on the Sabbath.
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Captured Israelis 'were injured'

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 20:02

Two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah in July had suffered serious injuries, reports say.
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Row erupts over Israeli textbooks

Tuesday, December 5th 2006, 14:51

Israel's education minister says schoolbooks should show the pre-1967 borders, sparking fierce right-wing criticism.
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Israel 'to ease' W Bank friction

Monday, December 4th 2006, 11:14
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel orders troops to avoid "unnecessary friction" in the West Bank, as a truce in Gaza enters a second week.
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Two Palestinians killed in W Bank

Friday, December 1st 2006, 10:11
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli soldiers shoot and kill two Palestinians, one a 16-year-old, in separate incidents in the West Bank.
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Rice holds Mid-East peace talks

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state starts talks with Palestinian and Israeli leaders as part of a new diplomatic effort.
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Tutu to lead Beit Hanoun mission

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 23:07

Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu will lead a UN inquiry to a Gaza town where 19 Palestinians died in Israeli shelling.
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Israeli PM offers 'hand of peace'

Monday, November 27th 2006, 20:56

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert seeks to revive peace efforts with the Palestinians, as a ceasefire takes hold in Gaza.
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Massive hunt for Israeli rapist

Monday, November 27th 2006, 18:27

Israel launches the biggest manhunt of its history to search for a serial rapist who escaped from police custody.
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Mid-East leaders commit to truce

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 15:40

Israeli and Palestinian leaders say they are committed to a Gaza ceasefire, despite Palestinian rocket fire.
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Rocket fire threatens Gaza truce

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 10:47
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel says it will show patience and restraint after Palestinians fire rockets, threatening a ceasefire.
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