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Israel: Country in Western Asia
Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.

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Israel launches new spy satellite [Video]

Israel launches new spy satellite

Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence.

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Israel says 'not necessarily' behind Iran nuclear site incident [Video]

Israel says 'not necessarily' behind Iran nuclear site incident

Israel's defence minister said on Sunday it is not "necessarily" behind every mysterious incident in Iran, after a fire at the Natanz nuclear site prompted some Iranian officials to say it was the..

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East Jerusalem: Israel accused of ploy to increase control [Video]

East Jerusalem: Israel accused of ploy to increase control

The municipality says the intention with Silicon Wadi is to improve employment and living standards.

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Norway FM speaks to Al Jazeera about Israel-Palestine conflict [Video]

Norway FM speaks to Al Jazeera about Israel-Palestine conflict

Norwegian politicians say the prospect of any peace deal is bleak, as Israel pushes ahead with plans to annex parts of the Occupied West Bank.

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Campaigners call for ruins to be included in annexation [Video]

Campaigners call for ruins to be included in annexation

The Israeli government faces calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in the occupied West Bank that Israel does not plan to annex under U.S. President Donald..

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Israel’s annexation plans 'illegal', says UN human rights chief [Video]

Israel’s annexation plans 'illegal', says UN human rights chief

The consequences are likely to be "disastrous for the Palestinians, for Israel itself, and for the wider region," warns UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.View on euronews

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ICC to launch investigation into war crimes by Israel [Video]

ICC to launch investigation into war crimes by Israel

Human rights organisations say that Israeli military courts give an illusion of justice when the victims are Palestinians.

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UN, Arab League call on Israel to drop annexation plans [Video]

UN, Arab League call on Israel to drop annexation plans

At Security Council meeting, leaders warn Israel's unilateral action in occupied West Bank threatens peace prospects.

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More than 1,000 European MPs call for Israel annexation to be halted and warn of 'consequences' [Video]

More than 1,000 European MPs call for Israel annexation to be halted and warn of 'consequences'

More than 1,000 European MPs call for Israel annexation to be halted and warn of 'consequences'

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Israel set to annex one-third of occupied West Bank [Video]

Israel set to annex one-third of occupied West Bank

As the July 1 start date set by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approaches, a workable plan remains unclear.

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Self-cleaning mask kills virus, say scientists [Video]

Self-cleaning mask kills virus, say scientists

Israeli researchers say they have invented a reusable face mask that can disinfect itself and kill viruses using an internal heat source. Francis Maguire reports.

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Israel drives new ring road through East Jerusalem [Video]

Israel drives new ring road through East Jerusalem

A new Israeli ring road is being built that will go through East Jerusalem and link settlement blocks. Palestinian and Israeli critics say it is part of a long-term strategy to consolidate Israel's..

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With visitors away, zoo sees animal baby boom [Video]

With visitors away, zoo sees animal baby boom

Peacocks, ostriches and baboons experienced an animal baby boom at the Qalqilya Zoo, a Palestinian business in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, while humans stayed away during the coronavirus outbreak...

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Germany warns Israel against West Bank annexation plans [Video]

Germany warns Israel against West Bank annexation plans

Germany warns Israel against West Bank annexation plans

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Bar Refaeli handed community service for Israeli tax evasion case [Video]

Bar Refaeli handed community service for Israeli tax evasion case

Model Bar Refaeli has agreed to serve nine months of community service in Israel as part of a plea deal over tax evasion charges.

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Israeli settler sentencing for arson 'won't bring my family back' [Video]

Israeli settler sentencing for arson 'won't bring my family back'

Al Jazeera speaks to Ahmed Dawabsheh, sole survivor of a 2015 Israeli arson attack that killed his parents and brother.

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Intel Sources Say Protests, Pandemic Makes It Easier For Foreign Spies To Operate In US [Video]

Intel Sources Say Protests, Pandemic Makes It Easier For Foreign Spies To Operate In US

The nationwide George Floyd protests are driving a wedge between President Donald Trump and the Pentagon. According to Business Insider, officials from four countries say the dissent between the two is..

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India next to US, Israel in protecting its borders: Amit Shah at Bihar Jan Samvad rally [Video]

India next to US, Israel in protecting its borders: Amit Shah at Bihar Jan Samvad rally

Home Minister Amit Shah said that after United States of America and Israel, if there is any other country that is able to protect its borders, it is India. "India's defence policy has gained global..

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Israel: Jewish-Arab protest against plans to annex parts of West Bank [Video]

Israel: Jewish-Arab protest against plans to annex parts of West Bank

Israel: Jewish-Arab protest against plans to annex parts of West Bank

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The British prime minister says the move would be illegal and contrary to Israel's interests.
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'There is another way': Boris Johnson pleads with Israel not to illegally annex more of West Bank

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'Palestinian lives matter': Killing of autistic man by Israeli police draws George Floyd parallels

The killing of an autistic Palestinian by Israeli police has sparked protests by both Palestinians and Israelis, drawing comparisons with the death of African-American George Floyd in the United..
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Israel set to have record number of openly gay MPs

A sixth MP from the LGBTQ community will take his seat following a number of resignations.
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Israel's Netanyahu mulls two-phase West Bank annexation, newspaper says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing a limited initial annexation in the occupied West Bank, hoping to quell international opposition to his pledge of wide territorial moves, an Israeli..
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UAE can work with Israel, despite political differences: senior official

The United Arab Emirates can work with Israel on some areas, including fighting the new coronavirus and on technology, while still having political differences with the state, a senior official said on..
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Jordan's king says regional stability put at risk by Israeli annexation

Jordan's King Abdulllah warned on Tuesday that Israel's planned move to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank next month would threaten stability in the Middle East.
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Israel's West Bank annexation plan condemned by UN experts

The rights experts say the plan amounts to a "vision of a 21st Century apartheid".
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U.N. rights experts condemn Israel's annexation plan and U.S. support

U.N. human rights experts said on Tuesday that Israel's plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning the taking of territory by force, and urged..
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Greek PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.
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Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to..
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In rare appeal to Israeli public, UAE warns against annexation

Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, a United Arab Emirates envoy wrote in Israel's top newspaper on Friday.
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Israeli minister says still no consensus with U.S. on West Bank annexations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to bridge gaps with the United States and his main coalition partner over his pledged annexation of parts of the West Bank, a cabinet minister said on..
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European court rules against France in Israel boycott activist case

The European Human Rights Court (EHCR) ruled on Thursday that a French criminal conviction against activists involved in a campaign to boycott products imported from Israel had no sufficient grounds..
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Germany voices concern over Israeli annexation plan but does not mention sanctions

Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday expressed serious concern to Israel about its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, but he stopped short of threatening sanctions.
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Palestinian PM says not informed of new UAE aid flight via Israel

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday he was unaware that a plane from the United Arab Emirates was to fly to Israel carrying medical aid for the Palestinians.
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Israel's top court strikes down law legalising settlements on private Palestinian land

Israel's Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that had retroactively legalised about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned land in the occupied West Bank.
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Palestinian PM: Israel must face consequences over planned West Bank annexations

Israel must face consequences if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Tuesday, pointing to possible European sanctions.
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Israel's main coastal city has returned to work - and play - but the coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges that will weigh heavily on Tel Aviv's restaurants, bars and other businesses..
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Iran says it will execute man convicted of spying on Soleimani for CIA

An Iranian who spied for U.S. and Israeli intelligence on slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran said on Tuesday, adding the case was not linked to..
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Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is to operate a rare, second flight to Israel on Wednesday carrying medical aid to be delivered to the Palestinians, an airline spokeswoman said.
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Iran says it will execute informant who led CIA to Soleimani

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Iran will execute CIA agent involved in commander Soleimani's killing: official

An Iranian citizen who provided information to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts of Iran's slain top commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran's judiciary said on..
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Israel's NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

Israel's NSO Group showcased a new anti-drone defence on Monday, giving the public a rare look at its technology as it seeks to counter allegations that another of its products has aided privacy..
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Palestinian autistic man's killing a 'tragedy' says Israeli PM

It was Benjamin Netanyahu's first public remarks about the incident, which has inflamed tensions.
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Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

More than a week after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed and autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing a tragedy and offered his condolences to..
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Syria says Israeli jets flying over Lebanon raid military base in Hama province

Syria state media said Thursday Israeli jets flying over Lebanon hit military targets in northwestern Hama province causing only material damage, in Israel's latest escalation of raids in the last few..
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Some Israeli settlers hit out at Trump-backed annexation plan

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Israeli parliament sessions suspended after lawmaker gets coronavirus

Israel's parliament suspended sessions scheduled for Thursday after a lawmaker tested positive for the coronavirus, while some schools shut down anew amid worries about fresh outbreaks.
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Palestinians snub tax handover by Israel over annexation plan

The Palestinians said on Wednesday they were rejecting taxes collected on their behalf by Israel, an escalation of measures in protest of Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
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Worker in Netanyahu's office diagnosed with COVID-19

An employee in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday, without saying whether the 70-year-old leader had been exposed.
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Israeli defence chief says he's preparing for consequences of West Bank annexations

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel's pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian..
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Autistic Palestinian shot by Israeli police buried amid revenge call

Hundreds attend the funeral of Iyad Halaq, who was shot dead while walking in Jerusalem's Old City.
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UAE says Israel should back off threat to annex West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would be a serious setback for the Middle East peace process.
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Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli police

Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Sunday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by Israeli police in an incident for which Israel's new defense minister later apologized.
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Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem -spokesman

Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed,..
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Israel says it could reimpose restrictions after coronavirus cases rise

Coronavirus infection rates have risen in Israel, particularly in schools, since the government began easing restrictions and it may reimpose them if the trend continues, the health ministry said on..
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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian attacker: army

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who tried to run them over with a car in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the military said.
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