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Police back Katsav rape charges

Monday, October 16th 2006, 1:52

Israeli police say there is evidence to charge President Katsav with rape, as he prepares to open parliament.
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Israel kills six Hamas militants

Saturday, October 14th 2006, 14:37

Six Palestinian militants from Hamas are killed in clashes overnight during an Israeli incursion into Gaza.
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Four killed in new Gaza strikes

Friday, October 13th 2006, 10:36
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Four people are killed in fresh Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian witnesses say.
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Hamas leader sticks to hard line

Friday, October 13th 2006, 7:24

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal again rules out recognising Israel but says a Palestinian unity government is possible.
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Nine die in air strikes on Gaza

Friday, October 13th 2006, 0:42
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill nine people, including four Hamas militants and two children, reports say.
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Bets off at first Israeli horse race

Thursday, October 12th 2006, 10:37

Israel opens its first licensed horse-racing track, but protests disrupt betting at the opening meeting.
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Israel to help India arms probe

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 16:32
related countries: India India

Israeli firms implicated in India's investigation into a series of arms deals will co-operate in the case, the Israeli Defence Ministry says.
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Syria welcome in Israel - Peres

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel's Shimon Peres responds warmly to a suggestion by Syria that the two countries could hold peace talks.
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Two Palestinians killed by Israel

Monday, October 9th 2006, 16:23
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in separate incidents in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
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Syria: US lacks Mid-East vision

Monday, October 9th 2006, 13:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the US lacks the will or vision to pursue peace in the Middle East.
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Israel 'must explain' war probes

Friday, October 6th 2006, 11:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's Supreme Court orders ministers to explain a decision to hold no state commission over the Lebanon war.
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Rice seeks to curb Iraq violence

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

The US secretary of state holds talks with Israeli ministers in Jerusalem, on the latest leg of her regional tour.
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Israel sacks war critic general

Thursday, October 5th 2006, 8:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A top Israeli army general is sacked over his criticism of the war in Lebanon in a series of media interviews.
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World figures urge Mid-East talks

Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 18:38

More than 130 former world leaders, politicians and Nobel laureates call for urgent efforts to find Arab-Israeli peace.
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Israeli strike on Gaza militants

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 20:15
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are injured after their vehicles are attacked by Israeli war planes.
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Rice on new Mid-East tour

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state begins a regional tour to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace moves.
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UN hails Israel's Lebanon pullout

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 14:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN says Israeli troops are out of Lebanon, except for a small contingent in a divided border town.
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Most Israeli troops leave Lebanon

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 9:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli troops complete the bulk of their withdrawal from Lebanon, six weeks after the ceasefire with Hezbollah.
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Israeli strikes target Gaza Strip

Sunday, October 1st 2006, 0:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Two people are killed in an Israeli missile strike in northern Gaza, Palestinian security officials say.
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One dead in blast near Tel Aviv

Friday, September 29th 2006, 11:47
related places: Tel Aviv

At least one person is killed and several injured in a blast in an Israeli town south of Tel Aviv, rescue workers say.
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Israeli strike kills two in Gaza

Friday, September 29th 2006, 10:34

Two people are killed in an Israeli missile strike in northern Gaza, Palestinian security officials say.
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Middle East summit 'within days'

Thursday, September 28th 2006, 9:42

Israel's prime minister says he hopes to meet the Palestinian leader for a summit in the coming days.
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Life sentences for W Bank killer

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 16:12
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel hands a Jewish settler four life sentences for killing four Palestinians in the West Bank last year.
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Israel frees Hamas deputy premier

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 12:41

An Israeli military court orders the release of Palestinian deputy PM Nasser al-Shaer, his lawyer says.
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'Million bomblets' in S Lebanon

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 16:09
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Up to a million Israeli cluster bomblets remain unexploded in southern Lebanon, the United Nations says.
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Hamas MPs denied release on bail

Monday, September 25th 2006, 16:14

An Israeli military court orders the detention of a group of Palestinian legislators from Hamas until the end of judicial proceedings against them.
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Israel 'holds secret Saudi talks'

Monday, September 25th 2006, 11:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

PM Ehud Olmert holds Israel's first talks with a senior member of the Saudi royal family, Israeli officials say.
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Lebanese troops deploy on border

Saturday, September 23rd 2006, 14:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese government forces have been deployed along the border with Israel for the first time in decades.
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Hezbollah head praises 'victory'

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 20:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Hezbollah's leader hails a self-proclaimed "victory" over Israel and insists the militant group is stronger than ever.
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Norway foils 'embassy bomb plot'

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 15:40
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Four men held in Norway over a synagogue attack are accused of targeting the US and Israeli embassies, prosecutors say.
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Hamas rejects Abbas unity pledge

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 11:54

Palestinian militant group Hamas says it will not join a unity government if it means recognising Israel.
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Palestinians split on unity plan

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 7:21

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says a new government will recognise Israel, but Hamas rejects the plan.
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Lebanese president lambasts UN

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 23:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's President Emile Lahoud berates the UN for not stopping "barbarous aggression" by Israel.
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Iranian leader 'not anti-Semite'

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 17:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he is not an anti-Semite - months after urging Israel's destruction.
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Israeli PM hits back at critics

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 12:19

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dismisses critics of his war leadership as embittered and inexperienced.
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Israeli fire kills five in Gaza

Thursday, September 21st 2006, 10:08
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Five Palestinians are killed, and several injured, by Israeli fire in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.
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Israelis seize Palestinian funds

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 13:50
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli army raids target West Bank money changers, taking funds it says are intended for militant groups.
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Israel pressed on cluster targets

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 13:00

The UN urges Israel to say exactly where it fired cluster bombs during the recent conflict with Hezbollah.
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Israeli 'push for Palestinian talks'

Tuesday, September 19th 2006, 8:57

Israel's foreign minister calls for permanent channels of dialogue with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
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Israel charges Hezbollah fighters

Monday, September 18th 2006, 13:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli prosecutors file criminal charges against three Hezbollah fighters captured during the Lebanon conflict.
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Israel plans Lebanon inquiry

Sunday, September 17th 2006, 11:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel's cabinet approves plans for a government inquiry into the planning and conduct of its war with Hezbollah.
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UN Lebanon deaths 'tragic error'

Friday, September 15th 2006, 10:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel says the bombing of a UN post in southern Lebanon that killed four peacekeepers was a "tragic error".
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Israel army fights Hamas ruling

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 11:53
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel's army appeals against a court decision to release senior Hamas members, held since June.
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Hezbollah accused of war crimes

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 10:13

Amnesty International accuses Hezbollah of war crimes for targeting Israeli civilians in the recent conflict.
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Rice demands Israel recognition

Thursday, September 14th 2006, 5:41
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says a Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel's right to exist.
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Israel general quits over Lebanon

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 10:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Udi Adam, an Israeli general who had a key commanding role during the conflict in Lebanon, resigns.
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Israeli withdrawal 'progressing'

Wednesday, September 13th 2006, 0:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel is making good progress removing its troops from southern Lebanon, UN chief Kofi Annan says.
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Nasrallah demands militant freed

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 20:00
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah's leader says two Israeli soldiers will only be freed in return for a Lebanese militant jailed since 1979.
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Hamas releases ordered by court

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 16:20

An Israeli military court orders the release of a number of detained Hamas officials and members of parliament.
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Israel soldier dies in Gaza clash

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 13:27
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Palestinian militants say they have killed an Israeli soldier and injured others in an ambush in the Gaza Strip.
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Israeli 'killed in Gaza clashes'

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 8:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Reports say that Israeli soldier has been killed in clashes in the central Gaza Strip with Israeli forces.
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Israel wary on Palestinian deal

Tuesday, September 12th 2006, 5:16

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni says any new Palestinian unity government must meet conditions set by the West.
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Abbas 'ready for Olmert meeting'

Sunday, September 10th 2006, 19:21

The Palestinian president says he is ready for talks with his Israeli counterpart, after meeting the UK's Tony Blair.
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Saturday, September 9th 2006, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Tony Blair says he will work to resolve Mid-East issues including Lebanon and the Palestinian question.
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Beirut's anger over lasting damage

Saturday, September 9th 2006, 10:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The lifting of Israel's embargo on Lebanon is a significant step, but the repercussions of the conflict are still keenly felt, as the BBC's Chris Morris reports.
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Israel ends Lebanon blockade

Friday, September 8th 2006, 14:38
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel confirms it has ended its blockade of Lebanon, as UN vessels take over naval patrols on the coastline.
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Israel eases blockade of Lebanon

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 21:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel lifts its air blockade of Lebanon, three weeks after fighting ended, but a naval blockade remains.
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Israel to lift Lebanon blockade

Thursday, September 7th 2006, 4:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israel will lift its sea and air blockade of Lebanon on Thursday evening, with German ships due to patrol.
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Two die in Lebanon clear-up

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 14:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Two Lebanese soldiers die while trying to defuse unexploded Israeli munitions in southern Lebanon.
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Gaza strikes kill Hamas militants

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 12:12

Five Hamas militants and a teenager are killed in a series of Israeli strikes in southern Gaza, Palestinian officials say.
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'Revenge' motive for Amman attack

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 10:39

A gunman who attacked tourists in Amman is said to have wanted to avenge two brothers killed by Israel.
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Israel president in new grilling

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 9:39

Israeli police question President Moshe Katsav for a third time over allegations of sexual harassment.
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Abbas guard commander 'held'

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 19:43

Israeli troops reportedly detain the commander of the Palestinian presidential guard, Force 17.
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Israeli MPs urge full war inquiry

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 13:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A committee of Israeli MPs calls for a full state inquiry into official failures during the recent Lebanon war.
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Israel PM 'to seek Abbas talks'

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 11:27

Israel's PM wants to meet the Palestinian president as soon as possible after militants free a captured Israeli soldier.
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UN 'to mediate in soldiers row'

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 3:15

The UN says Hezbollah and Israel have accepted its offer to mediate in the row over two captured Israeli soldiers.
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Israel begins new settlement push

Monday, September 4th 2006, 11:23
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel invites tenders to build 700 new homes in two settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank.
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Qatar airline to fly into Beirut

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 16:43
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Qatar Airways says it will resume direct flights to Beirut on Monday despite a blockade by Israel.
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UK Tel Aviv embassy stormed

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tel Aviv

Israeli police commandos storm the British embassy in Tel Aviv to capture a man who demanded asylum.
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