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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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Israeli forces fire tear gas, rubber-coated bullets to disperse protesters blocking illegal Jewish settlers in Beita.

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Israel to Require Quarantine for All Entering the Country

The 14-day quarantine was announced by the country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Passengers entering Israel prepare for 14-day self-quarantine

With 42 confirmed cases of the virus, Israel has already taken some tough counter-measures, forcing visitors from many countries in Asia and Europe into home isolation. The virus has hit travel and..

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All of Italy on lockdown as coronavirus spreads [Video]

All of Italy on lockdown as coronavirus spreads

All of Italy under lockdown and tougher self-quarantine measures in Israel made clear on Monday how the global coronavirus epidemic was extending its reach. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Israel election: Party representing Palestinians sees huge gains [Video]

Israel election: Party representing Palestinians sees huge gains

The Joint Arab List made history in Israel's election by winning more seats than ever before, but what does it plan to do with its newfound power?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
Palestine declares state of emergency over coronavirus [Video]

Palestine declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The move comes after seven people in the occupied West Bank test positive, prompting the Israeli army to seal off Bethlehem.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published
Bethlehem: Birthplace of Jesus under coronavirus quarantine [Video]

Bethlehem: Birthplace of Jesus under coronavirus quarantine

The coronavirus has also spread to Bethlehem, and now the Israeli military is not allowing people in or out.

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