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Israel: Country in the Middle East
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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Bibi vs. Tibi: Israel's Netanyahu fires up base by targeting Arab lawmaker

"Bibi or Tibi" is the election slogan hammered home at nearly every opportunity on the campaign trail by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Reuters - Published

Sudan stumbles through transition without fresh donor help

Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and said it will fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court on cases..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel


Egypt holds funeral for former president Mubarak [Video]Egypt holds funeral for former president Mubarak

Egypt held a military funeral in Cairo on Wednesday to bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a 2011 popular uprising against corruption.

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Dead At 91 [Video]Egypt's Hosni Mubarak Dead At 91

Ousted Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak ruled his country with an iron fist for nearly three decades. Now, CNN reports Mubarak is dead at age 91. During his 29 years in power, Mubarak survived..

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Mubarak, the 'Pharaoh' toppled by the Arab Spring, dies at 91 [Video]Mubarak, the 'Pharaoh' toppled by the Arab Spring, dies at 91

The Egyptian Presidency has announced three days of mourning starting Wednesday following death of the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, who has died at the age of 91. Adam Reed reports.

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Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election [Video]Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reveling in the campaign for next Monday's election - just don't mention the corruption trial that looms soon afterward. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza [Video]Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza

An Israeli air strike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group said on Monday. Libby Hogan reports.

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Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan [Video]Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan

Pope Francis has warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal. Ciara Lee reports.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Israel blocks arrivals from Seoul [Video]Coronavirus outbreak: Israel blocks arrivals from Seoul

South Korea has lodged a complaint with Israel after a planeload of South Koreans was denied entry.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:03Published

Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites [Video]Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites

Israeli and Palestinian authorities are trying to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus. South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land’s most popular sites were..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Philip Morris' campaign to "normalize" IQOS [Video]Philip Morris' campaign to "normalize" IQOS

A Stanford study found that Philip Morris' marketing of its IQOS tobacco device continues to stray substantially from its corporate standards on youth-oriented marketing. Fred Katayama reports.

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Netanyahu's corruption trial date set [Video]Netanyahu's corruption trial date set

The corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry has said...

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Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears [Video]Coronavirus curfews and looming recession fears

With no end in sight of the outbreak, the economic repercussions from the shutdown of Chinese industry could trigger recessions in Japan and in Singapore. Libby Hogan reports.

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UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:37Published

UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, tech giant Motorola and consumer food maker General Mills among the companies.

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Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements [Video]Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements

In a statement, the UN said it had identified 112 business entities with reasonable grounds to conclude they have ties with Israeli settlements.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:55Published

Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum [Video]Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum

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Iranian-Israeli play explores human connections in wartime [Video]Iranian-Israeli play explores human connections in wartime

Iranian-Israeli play explores human connections in wartime

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Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan [Video]Israel blocks Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan

Israel escalates trade war with the Palestinians by stopping their agricultural exports amid fears of renewed violence.

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Analysis: Facebook takes Israeli cyber surveillance firm to court [Video]Analysis: Facebook takes Israeli cyber surveillance firm to court

NSO Group accused of hacking WhatsApp in phones of nearly 1,400 users, including activists, dissidents and journalists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:58Published

Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers [Video]Israeli blockade sours income for Gaza strawberry farmers

Israeli blockade presents challenges in transporting Gaza strawberries to consumers in the occupied West Bank.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in a day as tensions heighten [Video]Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in a day as tensions heighten

The escalation comes days after US President Donald Trump released his controversial Middle East plan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Deadly spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence as unrest flares [Video]Deadly spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence as unrest flares

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Palestinian government bans some Israeli products [Video]Palestinian government bans some Israeli products

Move follows Israeli authorities stopping Palestinian agricultural produce from being sold in Israel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Twitter: State-backed actors may have accessed users' phone numbers [Video]Twitter: State-backed actors may have accessed users' phone numbers

Twitter said on Monday that it had discovered attempts by possible state-backed actors to access the phone numbers associated with user accounts, after a security researcher unearthed a flaw in the..

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Israel's Netanyahu seeks settlers' votes with annexation pledge

An election in Israel next week could bring many settlers in the occupied West Bank closer to a long-held goal - annexation of the settlements where they live.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu revives settlement plan opponents say cuts off East Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday he was reviving Israel's most contentious settlement plan, a proposal that opponents say would split the West Bank, cut off East Jerusalem and..
Reuters - Published

Israeli, Palestinian leaders salute Mubarak’s role as Mideast mediator

Middle East leaders have paid tribute to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, hailing his record as a man who brought stability to Egypt and acted as a regional mediator, most notably in the..
France 24 - Published

Mubarak: Egyptian statesman of war and peace

Hosni Mubarak was a leader who upheld peace with Israel but was finally toppled by his own people.
BBC News - Published

Netanyahu says will press ahead with E-1 settlement project in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was moving forward with a plan to build some 3,500 homes for Jewish settlers in one the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, a..
Reuters - Published

Israel-Gaza ceasefire takes hold after two-day flare-up

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations took hold on the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday after two days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
Reuters - Published

Gaza-Israel hostilities flare through second day with rocket attacks, air strikes

Gaza militants on Monday fired rockets toward Israel, which responded with air strikes, in the second day of an escalation that ebbed but did not come to an end despite the Palestinian militant group..
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Islamic Jihad says it has ended rocket fire after two days of Gaza-Israel hostilities

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Monday it had ended its "military response" to Israel after two days of firing rockets from Gaza at its neighbour, which responded in turn with air..
Reuters - Published

Olmert’s Joke: Abbas Is a Man of Peace

olmert’s joke: abbas is a man of peace
Opinion Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to the media after a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, December 29, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Debbie Hill/Pool. In one of the more bizarre..
WorldNews - Published

Netanyahu banks on Trump plan to drive up pro-settler votes

netanyahu banks on trump plan to drive up pro-settler votes
ATERET, West Bank (AP) — With Israel's prime minister eager to court the votes of the country's influential West Bank settlers, President Donald Trump's Mideast plan seemed to be the key to ramping..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli strike in Damascus killed two Islamic Jihad members - group

An Israeli air strike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group said on Monday.
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Israeli strikes kill two in Syria after Palestinian rocket barrage

israeli strikes kill two in syria after palestinian rocket barrage
Israeli aircraft struck the Islamic Jihad militant group in both the Gaza Strip and Syria, killing two fighters after the group fired a barrage of rockets at Israel. In the latest tit-for-tat violence..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Israel says it struck Islamic Jihad sites in Gaza and Syria

The Israeli military says it launched the air strikes in response to rocket fire from Gaza.
BBC News - Published

Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria and Gaza: Israeli military

Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian rockets strike Israel after Gaza border clash

palestinian rockets strike israel after gaza border clash
JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants fired some 20 rockets toward southern Israel on Sunday hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who tried to place a bomb along the Israel-Gaza..
WorldNews - Published

Belgian carnival defies calls to cancel parade with Jewish caricatures

A satirical Belgian carnival parade decried by Israel's foreign minister as "hateful" went ahead on Sunday despite being withdrawn from the United Nation's list of recognized cultural events over..
Reuters - Published

Pascal Ackermann takes opening stage of UAE Tour 2020

pascal ackermann takes opening stage of uae tour 2020
Stage result 1. Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 3:29.09 2. Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto-Soudal 3. Rudy Barbier (FRA) Israel Start-Up Nation 4. Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Jumbo-Visma 5. Luka Mezgec..
WorldNews - Published

Israel readies for third election in less than a year

israel readies for third election in less than a year
JERUSALEM: Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli fire kills Palestinian trying to plant bomb at Gaza border: Israeli military

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian trying to plant explosives near Israel's border security fence with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli military said.
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces shoot dead two Palestinians near Gaza fence

israeli forces shoot dead two palestinians near gaza fence
Israeli forces have shot dead two Palestinians along a fence separating the besieged Gaza Strip from the occupied territories and injured several others who rushed to confront an armored bulldozer. The..
WorldNews - Published

Israel may quarantine 200 South Korean visitors in army base: report

Israel may quarantine some 200 visitors from South Korea in a military base south of Jerusalem over coronavirus worries, Israel's Ynet news site reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Palestinian killed, others injured by Israeli forces in southern Gaza

palestinian killed, others injured by israeli forces in southern gaza
A Palestinian was killed and others were injured Sunday by Israeli forces' gunfire in southern Gaza Strip, according to medical sources. Local sources said...
WorldNews - Published

Pope Francis appears to give thumbs down to Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan

pope francis appears to give thumbs down to donald trump's mideast peace plan
Pope Francis on Sunday warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only be a prelude to new crises, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Alarm in the holy land after visit by pilgrims with coronavirus

Israeli and Palestinian authorities sought to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus after learning that South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land's most popular..
Reuters - Published

Israeli police say killed man who attempted Jerusalem stabbing attack

Israeli police shot and killed a man who tried to carry out a stabbing attack in the old city of Jerusalem on Saturday, a spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus now hackers’ bait to spread their own viruses

The most latest Global Threat Index published by Check Point Software Technologies — a cyber threat intelligence provider headquartered in Israel — shows that cyber-criminals are exploiting..
IndiaTimes - Published

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

china virus cases drop as foreign fears rise
Fears mounted on Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the World Health Organisation warned of a shrinking window to stem the spread of..
WorldNews - Published

Kuwait Airways under scrutiny after refusal to fly Israeli from London Heathrow

kuwait airways under scrutiny after refusal to fly israeli from london heathrow
The Lawfare Project has filed a new complaint again Kuwait Airways for continued discrimination after Orna Schneider, an Israeli woman, was barred from traveling from London Heathrow to Bangkok..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli on coronavirus-hit cruise ship tested positive upon return to Israel

An Israeli woman who was aboard the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess tested positive for the illness after returning to Israel on Friday but was in good condition and not showing any..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu announces plans for 3,000 new settler homes near East Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was reviving a plan for the construction of 3,000 new settler homes near East Jerusalem, a project effectively frozen after international..
Reuters - Published

Israel halts ban on Palestinian exports after trade crisis

israel halts ban on palestinian exports after trade crisis
TEL AVIV - Israel's Defence Minister said Thursday that the country would allow Palestinian agricultural exports, seemingly putting an end to an escalating trade crisis that had heightened..
WorldNews - Published

'Feels like prison': Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

Omar Hajajla may have a private gateway to his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but it is hardly a sign of luxury: it runs beneath an Israeli barrier that cuts him and his family off from the..
Reuters - Published

Israel, Palestinian Authority agree to end trade dispute: officials

Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have reached an agreement to end a five-month long trade dispute, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

A Tel Aviv court ordered Facebook Inc to unblock the private account of a worker at Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, and similar rulings are expected for other employees in the coming days, an..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu corruption trial to begin weeks after March 2 vote

netanyahu corruption trial to begin weeks after march 2 vote
JERUSALEM — The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement..
WorldNews - Published

Netanyahu must be present for start of corruption trial set for March 17, Justice Ministry says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday.
France 24 - Published

Netanyahu's trial to begin on March 17: Israeli Justice Ministry

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start on March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Jerusalem: Jordan condemns Israeli Western Wall railway plan

It says Israel's plan to extend a high-speed line to the Western Wall violates international law.
BBC News - Published

Palestinians channel protests through dawn prayers

Before sunrise, thousands of Palestinians streamed toward the mosque in Nablus's Victory Square, swelling the usual crowds of morning worshippers to launch a new front in their protests against Israel..
Reuters - Published

Israeli soldiers’ phones hacked by Hamas ‘women’

israeli soldiers’ phones hacked by hamas ‘women’
London: Dozens of Israeli soldiers have had their smartphones hacked by Hamas’ hackers posing as women, the Israeli military admitted but asserted that there had not been any “significant breach of..
WorldNews - Published

Hamas hackers 'seduce' Israeli soldiers

Israel's military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers' mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women. 
France 24 - Published

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