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Israel: Country in the Middle East
Israel, officially 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 president tasks Netanyahu with forming new government

Israel's president on Wednesday nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to head the next government, after he won the backing of a majority of members of parliament following an April 9 election.
Reuters - Published

Israeli court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch official

The director of the Israeli office of Human Rights Watch on Tuesday lost his appeal against deportation, having been accused of promoting pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel, the Justice Ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone [Video]FDA Approves Generic Equivalent To Opioid Overdose Med Naloxone

One of the most important tools for saving lives caught up in the opioid crisis may soon be far more readily available. According to Gizmodo, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday it has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

You Won't Believe What These World Leaders Love To Do In Their Free Time [Video]You Won't Believe What These World Leaders Love To Do In Their Free Time

The top figures in international politics and religion are among the most closely watched people in the world. Nevertheless, their private lives still contain some tightly-held details. For example,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:00Published

Israeli Scientists Have Created The First 3D-Printed Heart With Blood Vessels [Video]Israeli Scientists Have Created The First 3D-Printed Heart With Blood Vessels

According to a report by Huffpost, scientists at Israel's Tel Aviv University claim to have created the world's first 3D printed heart with human tissue and blood vessels. Despite the organ miniature..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Man Dubbed “Patient Zero” Spread Measles From NY To MI [Video]Man Dubbed “Patient Zero” Spread Measles From NY To MI

A man dubbed "Patient Zero," who spread measles to Oakland County, Michigan, was a traveler from Israel who came via New York, according to state health officials. There have reported 39 measles cases..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Measles Cause Israeli Flight Attendant To Be Comatose [Video]Measles Cause Israeli Flight Attendant To Be Comatose

According to CNN, An Israeli flight attendant has slipped into a coma after contracting measles, according to health officials. The 43-year-old woman has encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Prisoners' day: Palestinians honour those in Israeli jails [Video]Prisoners' day: Palestinians honour those in Israeli jails

Palestinians and their supporters around the word mark April 17 every year as a day of solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Majority of Israeli Knesset Voice Support for PM Netanyahu [Video]Majority of Israeli Knesset Voice Support for PM Netanyahu

Members of the Knesset said Tuesday that they want Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak [Video]Officials Tighten Restrictions On NY County Measles Outbreak

Rockland County, New York, has issued new orders that force anyone with measles to stay home for up to 21 days in order to curb the virus' spread.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

World’s ‘First’ 3D Printed Heart With Human Tissue Created [Video]World’s ‘First’ 3D Printed Heart With Human Tissue Created

According to Geek.com, "In Israel, scientists revealed what they claim is the world’s first 3D print of a heart with human tissues and vessels, stating that it’s a “major medical breakthrough”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Israel is undeterred by its hard moon landing [Video]Israel is undeterred by its hard moon landing

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent, shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface. But..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

The First Private Moon Mission Has Failed [Video]The First Private Moon Mission Has Failed

In February, SpaceX launched the first private moon mission. But the Isreali company SpaceIL launched their own attempt this past week. Isreal's dishwasher-size robot is called Beresheet, a biblical..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Israeli Spacecraft Falls Short of Landing on the Moon [Video]Israeli Spacecraft Falls Short of Landing on the Moon

​Despite successfully orbiting the moon, the team started to run into trouble when attempting to land the craft on the lunar surface.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Israel Attempts First Private Moon Landing With Beresheet Rover [Video]Israel Attempts First Private Moon Landing With Beresheet Rover

According to a report by Business Insider, nearly two months after its commercial launch, a private Israeli spacecraft has entered lunar orbit and will soon attempt a landing on the moon's surface. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Israel's Netanyahu Rides Third-Party Support to Election Win [Video]Israel's Netanyahu Rides Third-Party Support to Election Win

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overcame a strong electoral challenge from Benny Gantz thanks in part to third-party support.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret [Video]Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret

In a White House where no secret is safe for long, one development has remained stubbornly confidential - the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump’s advisers Jared..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Trump Says He Spoke To Netanyahu To Congratulate Him On Election Win [Video]Trump Says He Spoke To Netanyahu To Congratulate Him On Election Win

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory. Trump showed his support on Twitter.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Netanyahu's Winning Strategy [Video]Netanyahu's Winning Strategy

Benjamin Netanyahu’s portrayal of Israel as a success story under his leadership and the showcasing of his rapport with U.S. President Donald Trump were vital ingredients in his triumphant election..

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Surprising Cultural Differences Between USA And Israel [Video]Surprising Cultural Differences Between USA And Israel

I travel between New York City and Israel every six weeks. Four years since I've been going back and forth between the two countries, there are still many things about Israeli culture that take me by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:17Published

Netanyahu Wins Re-election [Video]Netanyahu Wins Re-election

Reuters reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday. The country's religious-rightist parties are set to hand him a parliamentary majority..

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-election [Video]Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Re-election

It was a tight race between the controversial right-wing prime minister and his closest opponent, centrist former general Benny Gantz.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Israel's Netanyahu Says Trump Called Him To Congratulate Him On Election Victory [Video]Israel's Netanyahu Says Trump Called Him To Congratulate Him On Election Victory

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his re-election. Netanyahu tweeted that Trump had..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Israel elections: Netanyahu set for record fifth term as PM [Video]Israel elections: Netanyahu set for record fifth term as PM

With most votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud party seems better placed to form coalition government after a close contest.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published

Israel's Netanyahu Secures 5th Term With Parliamentary Majority [Video]Israel's Netanyahu Secures 5th Term With Parliamentary Majority

Reuters reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured his path to re-election. Despite a close race with main centrist challenger Benny Gantz, religious-right parties are set to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Israel's Netanyahu wins clear path to reelection [Video]Israel's Netanyahu wins clear path to reelection

A vote tally shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Netanyahu victory a good sign for Netanyahu victory a good sign for "peace": Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's winning re-election after parliamentary elections was a good sign for peace. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Explainer - Israeli election: with the final count in, who won and who lost?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the backing of a majority of parliament members on Tuesday to form a new government, after the April 9 election.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu passes threshold for nomination as Israel's premier

Israel's president said on Tuesday a majority of parliament members had advised him to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu form a government after the April 9 election, effectively ensuring his..
Reuters - Published

Israeli scientists ‘print 3D heart using human tissue’

israeli scientists ‘print 3d heart using human tissue’
Israeli scientists say they have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue.
BBC News - Published

Israel's president starts consultations on prime minister nomination

Israel's president began post-election consultations on Monday with political parties that will lead to his appointment of a candidate to form a government.
Reuters - Published

Israeli delegation cancels visit to Bahrain after outcry

A delegation from Israel that was due to attend a conference in Bahrain this week has pulled out due to security concerns, the organizers said on Sunday, after Bahrainis held an extensive campaign..
Reuters - Published

Brazil president raises eyebrows saying Holocaust can be forgiven

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro drew veiled rebukes from Israel on Saturday after saying the Nazi genocide of the Jews during World War Two could be forgiven.
Reuters - Published

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