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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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Imam who asked Tory candidates about 'consequences of words' is suspended over 'antisemitic' tweets

Abdullah Patel previously suggested critics of Jeremy Corbyn were on 'Zionist payroll' and proposed moving Israel to the USA
Independent - Published

Netanyahu welcomes Bahrain meeting, Israeli ex-general to attend

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

After cars, now planes are starting to go electric [Video]After cars, now planes are starting to go electric

Israeli startup Eviation on Tuesday unveiled an electric plane able to take nine people over six hundred miles on a single charge. But big hurdles remain in the way of electric flight. Julian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Netanyahu's Wife Takes Plea Deal, Admitting Criminal Wrongdoing [Video]Netanyahu's Wife Takes Plea Deal, Admitting Criminal Wrongdoing

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared in court to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Trump Mideast peace plan proving unpopular in Jordan [Video]Trump Mideast peace plan proving unpopular in Jordan

U.S. President Donald Trump's long-promised "Deal of the Century" to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is still secret, though leaked details suggest it dumps the idea of a full Palestinian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Sara Netanyahu Convicted Of Misusing Public Funds [Video]Sara Netanyahu Convicted Of Misusing Public Funds

According to a report by CNN, an Israeli judge has convicted Sara Netanyahu of misusing public funds to pay for meals at the Prime Minister's residence. As part of a plea agreement made public on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Paris Air Show opens under cloudy skies for planemakers [Video]Paris Air Show opens under cloudy skies for planemakers

Planemakers gather at the Paris Air Show from Monday, but the industry's outlook isn't as festive as in some past years. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Israel Urges More Sanctions On Iran [Video]Israel Urges More Sanctions On Iran

Reuters reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Monday to step up sanctions against Iran swiftly should it go through with a plan to exceed an enriched uranium limit set..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan [Video]Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan

Israel has unveiled "Trump Heights", a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier with Syria. Emily Withers reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Israel names illegal Golan settlement after Trump [Video]Israel names illegal Golan settlement after Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls US president 'great friend' at inauguration ceremony in Golan Heights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Sara Netanyahu Pleads Guilty On Home-Delivered Meal Charges [Video]Sara Netanyahu Pleads Guilty On Home-Delivered Meal Charges

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning. According to CNN, the case concerned illegally ordered meals at the Prime Minister's residence. Sara..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Buttigieg Criticizes All Of Trump's Foreign Policy In A Speech [Video]Buttigieg Criticizes All Of Trump's Foreign Policy In A Speech

Politico reports Pete Buttigieg criticized President Donald Trump for his foreign policy in a speech Tuesday morning. In an address at Indiana University, the South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Qatar On Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan: If Palestinians Aren't Happy, Nobody's Happy [Video]Qatar On Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan: If Palestinians Aren't Happy, Nobody's Happy

Qatar says there's a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Reuters, Qatar's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Reportedly Rejects Embassies' Requests To Fly Pride Flag [Video]Trump Reportedly Rejects Embassies' Requests To Fly Pride Flag

Business Insider reports the Trump administration is reportedly denying requests from several United States embassies to fly the rainbow flag as a symbol for Pride Month. US President Donald Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Watch: Gay pride march takes place amid tensions in Jerusalem [Video]Watch: Gay pride march takes place amid tensions in Jerusalem

Newly appointed Justice Minister Ofir Ohana, Israel's first openly gay cabinet minister, also took part.

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

After A Decade Of Work, Jerusalem's Old City Now Wheelchair Accessible [Video]After A Decade Of Work, Jerusalem's Old City Now Wheelchair Accessible

According to a report by CNN, after a decade of work that involved multiple private and public organizations in Israel, Jerusalem's Old City is now wheelchair accessible. The city reportedly unveiled a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Israeli thriller series Israeli thriller series "Fauda" digs in for darker third season

The series has become a Netflix hit for its unsparing portrayal of undercover commandos who pose as Palestinians to pursue Hamas guerrillas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump urges Israel to 'get their act together' amid election turmoil [Video]Trump urges Israel to 'get their act together' amid election turmoil

U.S. President Donald Trump voices impatience with close ally Israel and proposes a swift post-Brexit trade deal with the UK as he departs for Britain. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Pompeo questions reception of US plan 'loved only by Israelis' [Video]Pompeo questions reception of US plan 'loved only by Israelis'

In tape obtained by Washington Post, secretary of state says US's Israel-Palestine peace plan may not 'gain traction'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound [Video]Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Hundreds of Jews enter the holy site on Israel's Jerusalem Day as Israeli police allow access during the end of Ramadan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan [Video]Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck Syrian army targets on Sunday (June 2) after rockets were fired at the Golan Heights, and Syria's state media said three soldiers were killed in the second..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Palestinian school children living with stress and danger [Video]Palestinian school children living with stress and danger

In the occupied West Bank last year, more than 45 pupils were killed by Israeli fire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan [Video]Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed his Iran-backed group would confront President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Israel's Political Chaos [Video]Israel's Political Chaos

According to Business Insider, Israel has been plunged into political chaos after Netanyahu failed to form a government — and experts say this could be the end of the line for him Israeli Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat [Video]Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat

Business Insider reports White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a gift from US President Donald Trump after Netanyahu suffered a major..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition [Video]Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and hold a new election, which is likely to take place in September.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

Israel faces new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition [Video]Israel faces new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers voted early Thursday to dissolve parliament and set the country on the path to a second election within months after right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Israeli ex-general to attend Bahrain conference: source

A former general who served as Israel's chief liaison officer to the Palestinians will attend next week's U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain in a private capacity, a person..
Reuters - Published

Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a..
Reuters - Published

Israel says sirens near Lebanese border were a false alarm

Sirens were sounded in an Israeli town near the Lebanese border on Tuesday in what the Israel military said was a false alarm.
Reuters - Published

Sirens sound in Israeli town near Lebanese border: military

Sirens sounded in an Israeli town near the Lebanese border on Tuesday in a possible warning of a rocket attack, the Israeli military said.
Reuters - Published

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event: senior U.S. official

The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior..
Reuters - Published

Arab League head warns no Mideast peace deal without Palestinian state

The head of the Arab League warned on Monday that attempts to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be in vain without the establishment of a Palestinian state on all territories occupied by..
Reuters - Published

Israel urges snapback sanctions on Iran if it breaches uranium limit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers on Monday to step up sanctions against Iran swiftly should it go through with a plan to exceed an enriched uranium limit set by a 2015..
Reuters - Published

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Golan Heights: Israel unveils 'Trump Heights' settlement

golan heights: israel unveils 'trump heights' settlement
Mr Netanyahu said the move honoured the US President for recognising Israel's sovereignty over Golan.
BBC News - Published

Israel to attend U.S.-led Palestinian conference

Israelis will attend a U.S-led conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no..
Reuters - Published

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a U.S. deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians.
Reuters - Published

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza, calling attack response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas target in Gaza on Thursday after a Palestinian rocket strike, the Israeli military said, in the first serious cross-border flare-up since a surge in fighting last..
Reuters - Published

Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria: SANA

attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Syrian state news agency SANA said early on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Palestinians say U.S. ambassador helps Israel to annex part of West Bank

The Palestinian foreign minister said on Monday that comments by the U.S. ambassador to Israel were intended to help Israel annex parts of the occupied West Bank, underscoring the Palestinians'..
Reuters - Published

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