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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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In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu tells Trump he has 'made history' with Golan move

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that he had "made history" after Trump said it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights [Video]Trump: US To Recognize Israel Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

The disputed territory was seized in 1967 and annexed in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Mike Pompeo Praises Trump's Recognition Of 'Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights' During Jerusalem Visit [Video]Mike Pompeo Praises Trump's Recognition Of 'Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights' During Jerusalem Visit

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that he would recognize and support Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights territory on the border of Syria. The decision immediately..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:46Published

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Thanks Trump For Golan Heights Recognition [Video]Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Thanks Trump For Golan Heights Recognition

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s time for the United States to recognize Israel’s control over the disputed Golan Heights

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:23Published

Trump Says Time For U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan [Video]Trump Says Time For U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said that it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Pompeo confers with Israel on Hezbollah before Lebanon trip [Video]Pompeo confers with Israel on Hezbollah before Lebanon trip

The U.S. Secretary of State described Hezbollah as a risk to Middle East stability ahead of his visit to Beirut. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank [Video]Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank

Palestinians strike in Nablus after deaths of two men in West Bank, and another Palestinian Israeli army shot dead near Ramallah.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Israeli campaign ad 'smells like democracy' [Video]Israeli campaign ad 'smells like democracy'

An election campaign video starring Israel's far-right justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong whiff of muddled message given the fragrance is labelled..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Watch: Israeli Justice Minister Stars In Sultry Spoof Ad For 'Fascism' Perfume [Video]Watch: Israeli Justice Minister Stars In Sultry Spoof Ad For 'Fascism' Perfume

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has released an unusual campaign video, casting herself as a model advertising a new perfume named "Fascism."

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:44Published

Tel Aviv rocket attack may have been accidental [Video]Tel Aviv rocket attack may have been accidental

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in Gaza early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched toward the city of Tel Aviv. Hamas denies it was involved in the opening salvo. Saskia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Israeli Warplanes Bomb Gaza After Claiming Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv [Video]Israeli Warplanes Bomb Gaza After Claiming Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaze, after claiming that militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv [Video]Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in Gaza early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since the 2014 war. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Israel launches Gaza air attacks after rockets fired at Tel Aviv [Video]Israel launches Gaza air attacks after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Israeli military attacks 'terror sites' in Gaza hours after it said two rockets were fired at its cultural capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Air strikes destroy buildings in Gaza, after two rockets launched at Tel Aviv [Video]Air strikes destroy buildings in Gaza, after two rockets launched at Tel Aviv

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Israel Strikes Militants in Gaza Strip in Retaliation for Tel Aviv Attack [Video]Israel Strikes Militants in Gaza Strip in Retaliation for Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:24Published

Israel Says Rockets Were Fired at Tel Aviv From Gaza [Video]Israel Says Rockets Were Fired at Tel Aviv From Gaza

​Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system detected incoming rockets Thursday, but it didn't shoot them down.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Red Sea corals flourish at previously-restricted Israeli beach [Video]Red Sea corals flourish at previously-restricted Israeli beach

For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers off a prime Red Sea beach. But it couldn’t stop sea life: a spectacular coral reef blossomed over time. Now, scientists have discovered a magical..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Israel moves corals after secret beach reopens [Video]Israel moves corals after secret beach reopens

For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers and scuba divers away from a prime strip of beach in the Red Sea resort of Eilat. But it couldn't stop the sea life. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Israel moves pristine corals after restricted beach reopens [Video]Israel moves pristine corals after restricted beach reopens

For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers and scuba divers away from a prime strip of beach in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, but a diverse seabed developed with colorful coral and fish.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year [Video]CDC: Measles Cases Hit 12 States This Year

The CDC says at least 228 measles cases have been reported since the beginning of 2019.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Freedom farm: disabled animals get refuge in Israel [Video]Freedom farm: disabled animals get refuge in Israel

An Israeli sanctuary is giving disabled animals a new lease of life. From blind goats to cows with prosthetic legs, the sanctuary's owners hope not only to give the animals refuge, but also visitors to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Disabled animals get new lease on life at Israeli sanctuary [Video]Disabled animals get new lease on life at Israeli sanctuary

Founded by animal rights activists Adit Romano and Meital Ben Ari, Freedom Farm serves as a refuge for mostly disabled animals and as an educational center for visitors.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Frenchman jailed for life in Jewish museum attack [Video]Frenchman jailed for life in Jewish museum attack

French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche was sentenced to life in jail on Tuesday for shooting dead four people in a Jewish museum in 2014, after an eight-hour long deliberation of the jury on the length of his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Wall Street snaps five-day losing streak [Video]Wall Street snaps five-day losing streak

U.S. stocks jumped on Monday as the technology sector led a broad-based rebound. But the Dow's gain was limited by a fall in Boeing shares following a fatal airline crash in Ethiopia. Fred Katayama..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Sarah Sanders Won't Answer If Donald Trump Thinks Democrats Hate Jews: 'Ask The Democrats' [Video]Sarah Sanders Won't Answer If Donald Trump Thinks Democrats Hate Jews: 'Ask The Democrats'

President Trump alledegly told Republican donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort, “The Democrats hate Jewish people," according to Axios in reference to anti-Israel comments made by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Israel's Netanyahu thanks Trump for Golan announcement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday after he said it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from..
Reuters - Published

Golan Heights: US to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Syrian territory

Israel captured the strategically important plateau from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo, in first, accompanies Israeli PM to Jerusalem's Western Wall

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied Israel's prime minister on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday in the first such gesture since Washington recognized..
Reuters - Published

Israel says U.N. Gaza war crimes report biased against it

Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclave's dominant Hamas..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank: Palestinian medics; Israel reviewing

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said, and the military announced on Thursday that a soldier had discharged his weapon and it was reviewing the..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo pays pre-election visit to Israel, cites close Trump-Netanyahu ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showcased his close relationship with the Trump administration on Wednesday, hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo three weeks before an Israeli..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu says Iran has 'sensitive information' on rival, Tehran denies hack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged on Wednesday that Iran could blackmail his main election rival, Benny Gantz, after hacking the former armed forces chief's phone, even as Tehran denied..
Reuters - Published

Iran denies hacking phone of Israeli election frontrunner

Iran on Wednesday denied an Israeli media report that its intelligence service had hacked the mobile phone of Benny Gantz, the main challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next month's..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of deadly attack in West Bank

Israeli forces on Tuesday killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier, the Israeli Shin Bet security service said.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu's main election rival sidesteps Palestinian statehood

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest election rival, former army general Benny Gantz, said on Tuesday he would seek peace with the Palestinians but stopped short of endorsing their..
Reuters - Published

Israel elections: 'Fascism' perfume ad sparks online debate

israel elections: 'fascism' perfume ad sparks online debate
A mock ad features the country's right-wing justice minister spraying a bottle of "Fascism" perfume.
BBC News - Published

Israeli campaign ad seeks to make political point with 'Fascism' perfume

An election campaign video starring Israel's far-right justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong whiff of muddled message given the fragrance is labeled..
Reuters - Published

Gaza border protests provide artist with inspiration, and raw materials

One year on from the start of Gaza's border protests, the weekly clashes with Israeli soldiers have become part of the texture of life in the Palestinian enclave, providing inspiration and even raw..
Reuters - Published

U.N. experts urge Israel to rein in security forces

U.N. war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of demonstrations..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage", a United Nations human rights..
Reuters - Published

Israeli rabbi, wounded in Palestinian attack, dies: hospital

An Israeli rabbi died on Monday of wounds from a Palestinian attack a day earlier in the occupied West Bank in which a soldier was killed - an incident that played into Israeli politics three weeks..
Reuters - Published

Holocaust: How Spanish 'Angel of Budapest' Sanz Briz saved Jews

holocaust: how spanish 'angel of budapest' sanz briz saved jews
Angel Sanz Briz is honoured by Israel for rescuing Jews in WW2, but not well known in his native Spain.
BBC News - Published

Israel elections: Court bans far-right candidate Ben-Ari

israel elections: court bans far-right candidate ben-ari
The supreme court backs appellants who argue that Michael Ben-Ari has displayed anti-Arab racism.
BBC News - Published

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman visited Israel in 2016

The main suspect in New Zealand's mosque attacks made a brief visit to Israel in late 2016, Israeli officials said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Israel's top court disqualifies far-rightist, approves Arab party for ballot

Israel's top court disqualified on Sunday a far-right Jewish politician from next month's national election and approved the candidacy of a disputed Arab party, overturning March 6 decisions by the..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping, Israeli officials said.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian attacker kills Israeli in West Bank: military

At least one Israeli was killed and two others were wounded in a Palestinian attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, a military spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

At least one person critically wounded in West Bank shooting: ambulance service

At least one person was wounded in a suspected Palestinian shooting attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli ambulance service and Israel Radio said.
Reuters - Published

Israel election frontrunner Gantz dismisses report that Iran hacked his phone

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as "political gossip" on Friday media reports of allegations that his mobile phone..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to travel to Kuwait, Lebanon, Israel next week: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel, Lebanon and Kuwait next week, including talks with Cypriot and Greek leaders in Jerusalem on energy security in the Mediterranean, the State..
Reuters - Published

Israel strikes militant sites in Gaza after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

israel strikes militant sites in gaza after rockets fired at tel aviv
The rockets launched from Gaza were the first to target the Israeli city of Tel Aviv since 2014.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Gaza rockets rattle Tel Aviv, but hurt none; Hamas denies responsibility

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack there since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave.
Reuters - Published

Israeli military sounds rocket alarms in communities near Gaza

The Israeli military said its rocket sirens were activated in communities near the Gaza Strip border on Friday soon after it carried out air strikes against Hamas targets in the enclave.
Reuters - Published

Rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, no casualties: Israeli military

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack there since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave.
Reuters - Published

Hamas denies responsibility for rockets fired into Israel

The Gaza Strip's dominant Hamas Islamists denied responsibility on Thursday for rockets fired into Israel, saying the attack took place as it held truce talks with Egyptian mediators.
Reuters - Published

Israel says it does not know who fired Gaza rockets, but Hamas responsible

Israel's military said on Thursday it did not know who fired two rockets from Gaza at Tel Aviv but it held Hamas responsible.
Reuters - Published

Explosions heard in Tel Aviv area: Israeli TV

Rocket sirens sounded in the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, as Israeli television reported explosions were heard.
Reuters - Published

Israel suspects Iran of hacking election frontrunner Gantz's phone: TV

Israel's Shin Bet security service suspects Iran of hacking the mobile phone of Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in the April 9 election, an Israeli television station..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to visit Israel with embassy move still undecided

Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Israel at the end of the month but he may not be able to deliver on a promise to move Brazil's embassy to Jerusalem, a move opposed by military..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still..
Reuters - Published

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