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Peretz calls for March election

Friday, November 11th 2005, 11:36

New Israeli Labour leader Amir Peretz wants PM Ariel Sharon to call elections as early as March, an adviser says.
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Israel marks Rabin assassination

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally at the spot where Yitzhak Rabin was killed 10 years ago.
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Mid-East talks continue overnight

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 6:33

The US secretary of state extends talks with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators over border crossings.
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Israeli PM's son to plead guilty

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 9:25

The son of Israel's prime minister has agreed to plead guilty to campaign fraud charges, prosecutors say.
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Gaza girl death officer acquitted

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 18:56

An Israeli soldier charged with illegal use of his weapon in relation to the killing of a Palestinian girl is acquitted.
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Diplomats hail Gaza border deal

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 23:55

A last-minute deal to reopen Gaza's borders with Israel and Egypt wins praise from Europe and the UN.
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Israeli polls 'early next year'

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 8:46

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Labour leader Amir Peretz agree to hold elections early next year.
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Israeli president visits Vatican

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 12:32

Israeli President Moshe Katsav makes the first official visit of any Israeli head of state to the Vatican.
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Palestinians 'shot by Israelis'

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 12:59
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Two Palestinian militants die in a suspected Israeli ambush near the West Bank city of Jenin, say witnesses.
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Vanunu held after West Bank visit

Friday, November 18th 2005, 16:02
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel detains nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu for allegedly violating the terms of his release from jail.
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Labour agrees to end Sharon deal

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 17:47

Israel's Labour Party backs its new leader and agrees to leave PM Ariel Sharon's coalition government.
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Fake kosher food caught in Gaza

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 19:44
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Customs officials discover a batch of fake kosher sweets being exported to Israel from the Gaza Strip.
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Sharon 'set to quit Likud party'

Monday, November 21st 2005, 6:19

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is to quit the ruling Likud party and start a new party, reports say.
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Sharon calls for early election

Monday, November 21st 2005, 10:15

Israel's PM is seeking an early general election which aides say he will contest as the head of a new political party.
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Deadly clash on Lebanese border

Monday, November 21st 2005, 17:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli troops kill at least three Hezbollah fighters during a guerrilla attack close to the Lebanese border.
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Israel's Sharon quits Likud party

Monday, November 21st 2005, 18:49

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon leaves the governing Likud and asks the president to call an early election.
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New Sharon party 'aims for peace'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 1:58

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon says he is starting a new party in order to lay the foundations for a peace deal.
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Israel's Likud discusses leader

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 10:15

Israel's Likud party is to meet to discuss choosing a new leader, after Ariel Sharon left the party to form a new one.
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Israel sets date for early poll

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 13:05

Israel's president signs an order dissolving parliament and calling early elections on 28 March.
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Paraglider prompts Lebanon clash

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 15:09
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Israeli troops clash with Hezbollah guerrillas after an Israeli paraglider crosses the Lebanese border.
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Palestinian man killed in Jenin

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 15:50
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian has been shot dead by Israeli troops during a military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin.
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Sharon names his party 'Forward'

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 11:54

After days of indecision, Israeli PM Ariel Sharon chooses Kadima, Hebrew for forward, as his party's name.
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Top West Bank militant surrenders

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 14:06

A senior Palestinian militant surrenders to Israeli troops following a day-long siege in the city of Jenin.
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EU accuses Israel over Jerusalem

Friday, November 25th 2005, 12:57

A confidential report written for EU foreign ministers criticises Israel's policy on East Jerusalem, reports say.
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Sharon party seeks permanent deal

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 15:40

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon's new political party, Kadima, will strive to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinians, an ally says.
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Israeli admits helping militant

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 14:40

An Israeli woman facing charges of aiding a wanted Palestinian has agrees a plea bargain deal.
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Peres quits Labour to back Sharon

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 0:34

Veteran Israeli politician Shimon Peres quits his Labour Party to support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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Palestinian brothers meet their fate

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 14:54

Orla Guerin revisits the home of two young Palestinians five years after they said they were willing to kill in the struggle against Israel.
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Israel missile test 'successful'

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 13:29

Israel carries out a successful test of its Arrow missile defence system, military officials say.
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Israel strikes Gaza after rockets

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 10:40

Israeli helicopters carry out missile strikes on targets in Gaza city, the first such raids for over a month.
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Israel scorns Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Israel's military chief says he doubts diplomatic efforts will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
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Five die in Israel suicide blast

Monday, December 5th 2005, 17:00
related places: Netanya

Five people are killed and dozens are hurt in a suicide bombing at a shopping centre in the Israeli town of Netanya.
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Israel raids follow suicide blast

Tuesday, December 6th 2005, 11:57
related places: Netanya

Israeli forces make arrests at the house of a Palestinian suicide bomber who killed five people in Netanya on Monday.
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Likud right-winger joins Kadima

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 13:53

The acting chairman of Israel's right-wing Likud party has left to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist party.
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Golan dispute halts 'Red Crystal'

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 14:39
related countries: Syria Syria

A deal on a new "Red Crystal" emblem for the Red Cross is delayed by a dispute between Syria and Israel.
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Israel air strike kills militant

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 18:05

A Palestinian militant is killed in a missile strike by Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Rafah.
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Crystal joins Cross and Crescent

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 0:55

The Red Cross and Red Crescent movements adopt a red crystal as a third emblem to allow Israel to join.
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Thursday, December 8th 2005, 11:42
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel suspends talks with the Palestinians about setting up a bus service between Gaza and the West Bank.
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Israeli killed in W Bank stabbing

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 14:40

An Israeli was stabbed to death by a Palestinian at an Israeli army checkpoint outside Jerusalem, emergency officials say.
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Israeli missile strike kills two

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 15:40

Two Palestinians are reported killed and at least three injured in an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza.
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Iran's president says move Israel

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 21:00
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany

Iran's hardline President Ahmadinejad says that Germany and Austria should give up land to host Israel.
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Israel rounds up 19 'militants'

Friday, December 9th 2005, 11:48
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Raids by Israel in the West Bank lead to 19 arrests, as funerals are held for two Palestinians and an Israeli.
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Hamas to end truce with Israel

Friday, December 9th 2005, 16:55

Hamas' political leader says it will not renew its informal ceasefire with Israel that expires at the end of year.
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Palestinians sue over air strike

Friday, December 9th 2005, 19:26

The relatives of Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike in 2002 sue the former head of the Israeli security service.
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UK 'covered up' Israeli nuke deal

Saturday, December 10th 2005, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government has been accused of covering up the sale of 20 tonnes of heavy water to Israel for its nuclear programme in the early 1950s.
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Mofaz leaves Likud to join Sharon

Sunday, December 11th 2005, 16:21

Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz leaves Likud to join Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new Kadima party.
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Israel backs settlement expansion

Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 12:20
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel has approved the building of about 300 new homes for settlers in the West Bank, the government says.
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Wednesday, December 14th 2005, 18:00
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Gaza

US and European officials are pressing Israel to allow bus convoys between Gaza and the West Bank to begin.
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Israeli strike kills four in Gaza

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 1:48
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least four people have been killed in an Israeli air strike on militant targets in the Gaza Strip.
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Hamas chief vows to support Iran

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran

Hamas' political leader says the militant group will increase attacks on Israel if it attacks Iran.
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Thursday, December 15th 2005, 19:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, West Bank West Bank

Israel decides to postpone the start of Palestinian bus links between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
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Israeli settler killed in Hebron

Friday, December 16th 2005, 15:45
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Hebron

An Israeli settler is killed and two others are wounded when gunmen opened fire on their car in the West Bank.
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Two die in Gaza border incidents

Sunday, December 18th 2005, 7:52

Israeli troops kill a suspected militant in the north of the Gaza Strip, while a militant dies in a blast in the south.
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Israel's Sharon suffers a stroke

Sunday, December 18th 2005, 21:51

Israel's Ariel Sharon is taken to hospital after suffering a minor stroke, but his life is not reported to be in danger.
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Sharon aide promotes Munich film

Monday, December 19th 2005, 9:59

Steven Spielberg hires one of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's aides to marke the film Munich in the country.
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Sharon health scare hits shares

Monday, December 19th 2005, 18:05

Israeli shares fall from record levels following news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has suffered a mild stroke.
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Netanyahu wins Likud leader poll

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 2:59

Former PM Binyamin Netanyahu is named as the new leader of Israel's right-wing Likud party.
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Israeli PM Sharon leaves hospital

Tuesday, December 20th 2005, 11:57

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon leaves hospital in Jerusalem two days after suffering a minor stroke.
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Sharon urged to curb his appetite

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 15:11

Concerns over the health of Ariel Sharon have opened up a fevered debate in Israel on a highly sensitive topic - the prime minister's weight.
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Senior Hamas militant shot dead

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 15:17

The commander of Hamas' military wing in Jenin is killed in a shootout with Israeli troops, officials say.
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Palestinian elections threatened

Wednesday, December 21st 2005, 16:04

Israel says Palestinians in Jerusalem cannot vote in forthcoming polls - triggering a threat to call them off.
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Israeli jailed over militant help

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 12:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

An Israeli woman is sentenced to three years in jail for aiding a wanted Palestinian militant in the West Bank.
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Palestinians shot dead in Nablus

Thursday, December 22nd 2005, 13:31
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Three Palestinians are shot and killed as they try to flee from Israeli troops in Nablus, sources say.
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Israel plans Gaza 'aerial siege'

Friday, December 23rd 2005, 17:54

Israel says it will impose an "aerial siege" along its border with Gaza to stop militants firing rockets into Israel.
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Bethlehem a 'prison' - patriarch

Saturday, December 24th 2005, 23:53

Israel's top Roman Catholic says Bethlehem has become a prison since the erection of Israel's West Bank barrier.
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Israel reconsiders Jerusalem vote

Sunday, December 25th 2005, 15:39

Israel reconsiders its decision to prevent Palestinians in East Jerusalem voting in next month's election, officials say.
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Sharon orders Gaza security zone

Sunday, December 25th 2005, 23:36

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tells the army to enforce a no-go zone in Gaza to counter rocket attacks.
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Israeli PM to have minor heart op

Monday, December 26th 2005, 14:34

Israeli PM Ariel Sharon is to undergo a procedure to close a small hole in his heart, his doctors say.
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Israel to build new settler homes

Monday, December 26th 2005, 14:54
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Israel announces plans to build 228 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, just outside Jerusalem.
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