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Kadima secures extra seat in poll

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 20:56

The party of acting Israeli PM Ehud Olmert wins 29 seats in elections, one more than first thought, final results say.
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Quartet warns Hamas on funding

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 16:53

Mediators tell the Hamas-led Palestinian government that aid could be affected if it does not recognise Israel.
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US 'open' to Israel borders plan

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

Condoleezza Rice says the US may be ready to back the Kadima party in its plan to define Israel's final borders.
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Israel vote winners seek allies

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 14:47

Informal talks begin in Israel to form a new coalition government after Kadima's election victory.
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Israel result boosts border plan

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 11:03

Acting PM Ehud Olmert vows to define Israel's final borders after his Kadima party declares victory in elections.
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Israeli shares slide after poll

Wednesday, March 29th 2006, 8:37

Israeli shares fall after Ehud Olmert claims victory in the country's general election.
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Israel votes for new government

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 18:36

Israelis go to the polls in a general election that is being called one of the most important in their history.
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Three die during Israeli voting

Tuesday, March 28th 2006, 13:13

Two Israeli Arabs and a Palestinian are killed in violence as Israelis go to the polls for a general election.
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Hamas 'seeks dialogue with West'

Monday, March 27th 2006, 16:24

Hamas' nominee for prime minister, Ismail Haniya, says the militant group wants talks with Western powers.
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Israel election contest tightens

Monday, March 27th 2006, 14:42

Israel's Kadima party remains on course to win Tuesday's election but its lead is weakening, opinion polls say.
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Israel 'to consult US on borders'

Sunday, March 26th 2006, 12:24
related countries: United States United States

Acting Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says he will seek US backing for his plans to establish permanent borders.
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Israeli elections without Sharon

Saturday, March 25th 2006, 12:35

As Israel prepares to go to the polls, James Reynolds looks at the people hoping to fill the void left by Ariel Sharon.
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Abbas 'moots secret peace talks'

Friday, March 24th 2006, 13:33

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has proposed secret peace talks with Israel, a paper quotes him as saying.
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Clashes during Israeli campaign

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 17:50

Israeli Arabs clash with right-wingersw in Jaffa after they launch a campaign to encourage emigration.
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Bird flu confirmed in West Bank

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 10:51
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus is found in poultry in a settlement the West Bank, Israeli officials say.
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Two killed near Gaza border fence

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 9:03

At least two Palestinian militants are killed by Israeli troops near the border between Gaza and Israel.
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Bird flu discovered in Gaza Strip

Wednesday, March 22nd 2006, 16:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Initial tests show that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in the Gaza Strip, officials say.
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Palestinians 'in al-Qaeda plot'

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 23:52

An Israeli military tribunal charges two Palestinians with planning bomb attacks for the al-Qaeda network.
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Israel barrier 'hurting farmers'

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 19:03
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A UN humanitarian report on Israel's West Bank barrier says it causes a severe damage to farmers.
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Israel opens Gaza goods terminal

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 11:27
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel reopens the main cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip, amid concerns about a looming food crisis.
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Rabbi calls for 'UN of religions'

Monday, March 20th 2006, 3:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Israel's chief rabbi uses a Jewish-Islamic meeting in Spain to call for a world body of religious groups.
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Hamas submits names for cabinet

Sunday, March 19th 2006, 20:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

Hamas submits its list of nominees for the new cabinet to the Palestinian Authority president for approval.
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Israel confirms bird flu outbreak

Friday, March 17th 2006, 12:23

Israel confirms thousands of poultry found dead in the south of the country had the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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EU threatens Palestinian aid cut

Friday, March 10th 2006, 13:29

The EU says it will cut funding to a Palestinian government led by Hamas if it fails to renounce violence.
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Hamas attacks Israel border plan

Friday, March 10th 2006, 13:15

A senior Hamas leader describes Israeli plans to set new borders unilaterally as a declaration of war.
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Israeli PM sets borders deadline

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 19:27

Acting PM Olmert says he will set Israel's permanent frontiers within four years if there is no negotiated peace.
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Israel reopens key crossing

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 13:29

Israel partially reopens the main goods crossing into Gaza after closing it for more than two weeks.
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Israel: Hamas leaders not immune

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 12:06

Hamas leaders will not be immune from assassination, Israel says, should Hamas resume attacks.
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Four killed in Israel air strike

Monday, March 6th 2006, 17:08

Four Palestinians are killed and seven wounded in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City, witnesses say.
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Hamas rejects al-Qaeda's support

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 20:30

Hamas rejects a message by al-Qaeda urging the Palestinian militant group not to recognise peace deals with Israel.
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Israel 'to make more withdrawals'

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 16:46
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel's acting Prime Minister plans more unilateral withdrawals from the West Bank, a key aide says.
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Zawahiri urges Hamas to fight on

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 14:50

Al-Qaeda's deputy says Palestinian poll victors Hamas must not recognise peace deals with Israel.
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Israel church attackers 'sorry'

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 11:27

An Israeli couple who triggered riots after discharging fireworks in a church express remorse.
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Director defends bomber movie

Sunday, March 5th 2006, 5:13

The director of an Oscar-nominated film about suicide bombers hits back at Israeli criticism.
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Protest over Israel church attack

Saturday, March 4th 2006, 16:22
related places: Nazareth

Protesters march through Nazareth after an Israeli family target a biblical church there with firecrackers.
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Unrest after Israel church attack

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 23:24
related places: Nazareth

Angry protests are sparked after Israelis set off firecrackers in a key Christian church in Nazareth.
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Palestinian teen killed in W Bank

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 15:03
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian teenager and wound another during a raid in the northern West Bank, officials say.
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Israel keeps Gaza crossing closed

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 17:24

Israel fails to reopen the main goods crossing into Gaza as it had said it would, despite warnings of food shortages.
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Jihad leader killed in Gaza blast

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 6:45

A top leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group dies in a blast in Gaza, amid a fresh wave of violence.
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Arab party avoids Israel poll ban

Tuesday, February 28th 2006, 17:33

An Israeli Arab party narrowly avoids disqualification from next month's Israeli parliamentary vote.
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Palestinians hail EU aid deal

Monday, February 27th 2006, 22:59
related countries: United States United States

An EU aid package worth 120m euros is hailed by Palestinians and the US but condemned by Israel.
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Blast at Israeli weapons centre

Monday, February 27th 2006, 12:23

Several people are injured in an explosion at a major arms research facility in Israel, police say.
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Israel's stricken Sharon turns 78

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 19:45

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon turns 78 while remaining critically ill in a coma in hospital.
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Israeli troops kill two in Gaza

Friday, February 24th 2006, 6:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli soldeirs shoot dead two Palestinians and wound a third in the southern Gaza Strip, near the border.
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Israelis kill five in W Bank raid

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 16:06
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Five Palestinians are killed by Israeli troops in clashes near the West Bank city of Nablus, medics say.
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Israeli general in Jordan apology

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 12:06
related countries: Jordan Jordan

An Israeli general apologises to Jordan's king for saying he might be the last of the Hashemite ruler.
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Iran leader faces Holocaust case

Wednesday, February 22nd 2006, 21:23
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran

An Israeli lawyer asks Germany to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with denying the Holocaust.
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Carter: Don't punish Palestinians

Monday, February 20th 2006, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

Former US President Carter urges Israel and the US not to "disrupt Palestinian democracy" over the Hamas victory.
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Hamas dismisses Israeli sanctions

Monday, February 20th 2006, 9:51

The newly named Palestinian PM plays down the effects of Israeli financial restrictions and drops in Western aid.
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Abbas warns of financial crisis

Monday, February 20th 2006, 1:27

The Palestinian Authority is in a financial crisis, says its leader Mahmoud Abbas, after Israel announces sanctions.
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Israel to announce Hamas policy

Sunday, February 19th 2006, 6:02

The Israeli cabinet prepares to discuss its policy towards the new Hamas-led Palestinian administration.
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Nowhere to run for Gaza neighbours

Saturday, February 18th 2006, 12:20
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Seven months after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip, Nick Thorpe speaks to those living in fear in the Israeli towns around Gaza.
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EU urges Israel to 'wait and see'

Friday, February 17th 2006, 19:09

The EU's foreign policy chief wants Israel to delay imposing further restrictions on a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority.
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Turkey rejects Israeli criticism

Friday, February 17th 2006, 16:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey rejects further Israeli criticism of its decision to hold talks with the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.
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Israel postpones Hamas decision

Friday, February 17th 2006, 13:12

The Israeli cabinet delays until Sunday a decision on its approach to a Hamas-led Palestinian administration.
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Church's Israel policy criticised

Friday, February 17th 2006, 3:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Church of England is criticised for voting to review investments in firms whose products are used by Israel in the occupied territories.
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Israel 'to up Gaza restrictions'

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 16:49

Israel's Defence Ministry recommends imposing further restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, reports say.
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Israel threatens to cut PA ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 13:51
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Israel ups pressure on the PA by threatening to sever all contact if the next prime minister is a Hamas member.
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Disabled Jenin man shot by troops

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 10:29

A young Palestinian with learning disabilities is shot dead by Israeli troops near Jenin, officials say.
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Sharon son jailed for corruption

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 13:46

The son of Israeli PM Ariel Sharon is sentenced to nine months in jail for his role in a campaign funding scandal.
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Israel arrests 19 in W Bank raids

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 11:18
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israeli troops arrest 19 suspected Palestinian militants in overnight raids in the West Bank, the military says.
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Olmert vows to set final borders

Monday, February 13th 2006, 17:27

Israel's new government will make the setting of permanent borders its top priority, acting PM Ehud Olmert says.
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Sharon stable after emergency op

Sunday, February 12th 2006, 8:25

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon remains critical but stable after emergency surgery to remove an infected area of intestine.
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Sharon emergency op 'a success'

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 15:39

Emergency surgery on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's digestive tract is "a success", his hospital says.
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Doctors struggle to save Sharon

Saturday, February 11th 2006, 11:39

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is undergoing emergency surgery after his condition worsened.
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Russia-Hamas talks anger Israel

Friday, February 10th 2006, 17:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Israel accuses Russia of "stabbing it in the back" after Palestinian militant group Hamas is invited to Moscow.
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Sharon scan reveals no progress

Friday, February 10th 2006, 11:26

A scan on the brain of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon shows no change in his condition.
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Three killed near Gaza frontier

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 12:53
related places: Erez

Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in two separate incidents near the border in the Gaza Strip.
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Israel 'to rue Saddam overthrow'

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 11:22

The head of Israel's domestic security agency says his country may regret the overthrow of Saddam.
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