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Israel: Country in the Middle East
Israel, also 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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Jordan parliament passes draft law to ban gas imports from Israel

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of..
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Israel to build anti-tunnel sensor network along Lebanon border

Israel's military announced on Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier to detect any cross-border tunnel building.
Reuters - Published

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Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians [Video]Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour has described the situation for Palestinians as "appalling" and "indescribable".

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti [Video]Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti

The Labour leadership candidates have clashed over their personal records on antisemitism as they went head to head in the first hustings. Jess Phillips appeared to suggest other candidates had..

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U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it [Video]U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Israeli army spokesman denies Israel Defense Forces' involvement in Soleimani killing [Video]Israeli army spokesman denies Israel Defense Forces' involvement in Soleimani killing

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Iranian students avoid stepping on U.S. flag [Video]Iranian students avoid stepping on U.S. flag

Students in Iran avoided walking over an image of the US and Israeli flag on Sunday, in videos circulating online.

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Alert raised at Philippines volcano [Video]Alert raised at Philippines volcano

Experts have warned that the Taal volcano in the south of the Philippines could erupt and have called for evacuations. Libby Hogan reports.

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Is Ilhan Omar Lying Again? [Video]Is Ilhan Omar Lying Again?

Ilhan Omar is being accused of lying about Israel and the BDS movement. Omar lashed out at President Trump's policy of applying "maximum pressure" on Iran through tightened sanctions. Omar says that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Israel frees two prisoners following return of soldier's remains from Syria [Video]Israel frees two prisoners following return of soldier's remains from Syria

Israel on Friday released two prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation of the body of a long-missing Israeli..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Israel frees two prisoners in return for soldier's remains from Syria [Video]Israel frees two prisoners in return for soldier's remains from Syria

Israel on Friday released two prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation of the body of a long-missing Israeli..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats [Video]Israel introduces laser that can intercept missiles and aerial threats

Israel's Defense Ministry said in a news release that it made a technological breakthrough in a defensive laser weapon that intercepts aerial threats.

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Israel frees two as 'goodwill' for return of soldier's remains from Syria [Video]Israel frees two as 'goodwill' for return of soldier's remains from Syria

Israel on Friday released two prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation of the body of a long-missing Israeli..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Lebanon slaps travel ban on Ghosn [Video]Lebanon slaps travel ban on Ghosn

Public prosecutor reportedly also to keep investigating whether Ghosn helped normalise economic relations with Israel.

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Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

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"Why do people raise this question now?" Carlos Ghosn defends trips to Israel [Video]"Why do people raise this question now?" Carlos Ghosn defends trips to Israel

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Anyone attacking Israel will be dealt 'strongest blow': Netanyahu [Video]Anyone attacking Israel will be dealt 'strongest blow': Netanyahu

As the crisis between Iran and the U.S. rapidly unfurls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would hit back hard against anyone who attacked his country.. Zachary..

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In a dazzling dance, starlings sweep southern Israel sky [Video]In a dazzling dance, starlings sweep southern Israel sky

VIDEO SHOWS: STARLINGS FORM PATTERNS IN THE SKY OF SOUTHERN ISRAEL, PEOPLE OBSERVING MURMURATIONS AT DUSK RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: SOUTHERN ISRAEL (RECENT - JANUARY 2020) (REUTERS -

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Iran announces rocket strikes at Soleimani burial [Video]Iran announces rocket strikes at Soleimani burial

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Wednesday (January 8) announced the attacks on US bases in Iraq at the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the country's elite Quds Force.

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Ilhan Omar Voted Anti-Semite Of 2019 [Video]Ilhan Omar Voted Anti-Semite Of 2019

StopAntiSemitism.com has voted Ilhan Omar is 2019's biggest antisemite. The NGO announced that Omar would be awarded the contested title of biggest antisemite of the year on Monday. She has accused..

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British teen in rape trial gets suspended jail term in Cyprus [Video]British teen in rape trial gets suspended jail term in Cyprus

A British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation was given a suspended sentence by a court in Cyprus on Tuesday (January 7) in a case which has prompted a rare rebuke from Britain and..

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Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East [Video]Pentagon deploys additional troops to Middle East

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepared for deployment on Sunday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina after the Pentagon announced it was sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle..

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Netanyahu stumbles, calls Israel a 'nuclear power' [Video]Netanyahu stumbles, calls Israel a 'nuclear power'

In an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as a nuclear power before correcting himself with a nod and a smile. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Whoops! Netanyahu Calls Israel 'Nuclear Power' [Video]Whoops! Netanyahu Calls Israel 'Nuclear Power'

Reuters reports Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday. Netanyahu stumbled at the weekly cabinet meeting while reading prepared remarks about a subsea..

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Iran could retaliate with proxy forces, cyberattacks after assassination [Video]Iran could retaliate with proxy forces, cyberattacks after assassination

Tehran has an array of options to hit back at U.S. targets and allies after an American airstrike killed a top Iranian commander in Baghdad. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Acting head of U.N. Palestinian agency says 'difficult' year ahead, amid funding cuts and Israeli pressure

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing..
Reuters - Published

Israeli surveillance software lawsuit goes behind closed doors

An Israeli court on Thursday ordered closed-door hearings in Amnesty International's legal bid to stop NSO Group exporting surveillance software, which rights groups say is used to spy on journalists..
Reuters - Published

Acting head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..
Reuters - Published

Israeli court orders closed-door hearings in NSO surveillance firm case

Amnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be heard behind closed doors, an Israeli court ruled on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Israel carries out Gaza air strikes after Palestinian rocket fire

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and it responded with air strikes against facilities belonging to the enclave's ruling Hamas militant..
Reuters - Published

Four Gaza rockets fired at Israel, military says, no casualties or damage reported

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, and there were no reports of casualties or damage.
Reuters - Published

Israel's Nissany named as Williams test driver

Israeli Roy Nissany is named as Williams' test driver in Formula 1 in 2020.
BBC News - Published

Incoming Guatemalan president to keep country's embassy in Jerusalem

Incoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country's embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, confirming the move made by his predecessor..
Reuters - Published

Syrian army says Israeli jets attack air base in Homs

The Syrian army said on Tuesday Israeli jets attacked the main T4 air base in Homs province and that its air defences downed several missiles in strikes that caused only material damage.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu: Israel will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weapons

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons and called on Western countries to impose "snapback sanctions" on Tehran.
Reuters - Published

Israeli court to hear Amnesty bid to revoke NSO export license

Amnesty International will ask an Israeli court on Thursday to order Israel to revoke the export license of NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used by governments to spy on journalists..
Reuters - Published

Israeli Finance Minister Kahlon will not seek reelection

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will not run in a March parliamentary election but will keep his post until a successor is chosen, his spokesman said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Israel's weakened left-wing parties merge ahead of March election

Israel's left-wing parties said on Monday they would join forces ahead of a March 2 national election to regain dwindling influence in parliament and pose a fresh challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin..
Reuters - Published

Israeli education minister implies homosexuality is unnatural

Several Israeli school districts held impromptu tolerance classes on Sunday after the country's education minister, an Orthodox rabbi, angered LGBT campaigners by implying homosexuality was unnatural.
Reuters - Published

Israel foreign minister postpones Dubai visit over security concern: diplomats

Israel's foreign minister has postponed a visit to Dubai this month due to security concerns, diplomats said on Sunday, linking the decision to spiralling Iran-U.S. tensions.
Reuters - Published

Israel releases Syrian prisoners in 'goodwill gesture'

Two Syrians are released as part of a swap, after the body of an Israeli soldier was handed over.
BBC News - Published

Israel frees two as 'goodwill' for return of soldier's remains from Syria

Israel on Friday released two prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation of the body of a long-missing Israeli..
Reuters - Published

U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in..
Reuters - Published

Hungary wants to see EU stance on Iran to align closer with Israeli/US stance: PM Orban

Hungary would like the European stance on the U.S.-Iran conflict to be closer that held by Israel and the Unites States, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Trump, Israel's Netanyahu discuss regional issues in call: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "discussed critical bilateral and regional issues" in a call on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement, without giving..
Reuters - Published

Emily Thornberry 'battled' Corbyn aides to condemn attacks on Israel in Labour manifesto

Leadership contender says party should 'get on our knees and ask forgiveness' from Jewish community for handling of antisemitism
Independent - Published

France advises its citizens in Israel's Haifa to exercise caution

French citizens in the Israeli city of Haifa should exercise caution in light of the tensions in the Middle East, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. support for Israeli settlements advances peace with Palestinians

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington's backing for Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank will advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, angering Palestinian leaders..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu says anyone attacking Israel will be dealt 'strongest blow'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after an Iranian missile strike on U.S.-led forces in Iraq, that Israel would hit back hard against anyone who attacked his country.
Reuters - Published

Ayia Napa false rape claim protesters: 'We believe you'

Women's rights groups from Cyprus and Israel gathered outside the Supreme Court that sentenced the British teenager.
BBC News - Published

Poland's president says he won't attend Holocaust event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday he had declined an Israeli invitation to attend a Holocaust memorial event this month as organizers would not allow him to speak there, even though others..
Reuters - Published

Israel tries to stand aside from U.S.-Iranian conflict

Israel sought on Tuesday to stand aside from the conflict between its close ally the United States and Iran, and said it was unclear whether Tehran's abandonment of uranium enrichment limits meant it..
Reuters - Published

Israeli minister says too early to say if Iran on path toward nuclear weapon

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday it is too early to determine whether Iran is on the path towards building a nuclear weapon after it announced it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium.
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns citizens in Israel of rocket fire risk

The United States on Monday warned its citizens in Israel and Palestinian territories to be vigilant, citing the risk of rocket fire days after a U.S. drone strike killed an Iranian military commander..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Embassy in Israel issues alert warning of heightened Mideast tensions

The U.S. Embassy in Israel on Monday issued a security alert warning U.S. citizens of "heightened tensions" in the Middle East, and highlighting the risk of rocket attacks.
Reuters - Published

Israel worried over tourism growth after reaching record 4.55 million in 2019

Israel received a record number of tourist visits in 2019 but growth could be slowed this year due to cuts in spending on advertising to promote the country as a destination, the tourism ministry said..
Reuters - Published

Britain's Prince Charles to visit Israel and Palestinian Territories

Britain's Prince Charles will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz becoming the most senior British royal to visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories later this month.
Reuters - Published

Slain Iranian commander's daughter says U.S. faces 'dark day'

The daughter of the slain commander of Iran's Quds Force told a huge crowd on Monday at his funeral ceremony in Tehran that the United States and its ally Israel faced a "dark day" for his death.
Reuters - Published

Iran's retaliation for Soleimani death to include Haifa, Israeli military centers: ex-commander

A former chief of Iranโ€™s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the Israeli city of Haifa and Israeli military centers would be included in Tehran's retaliation over the killing of Iran's..
Reuters - Published

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