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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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Netanyahu visits U.S. ally ahead of close Israeli election

With Israel's election only two weeks away, Benjamin Netanyahu will get to showcase his close ties with Donald Trump in a U.S. visit days after the president backed Israel's hold over the occupied..
Reuters - Published

Israel says Trump to sign Golan sovereignty decree on Monday

U.S. President Donald Trump will on Monday sign a decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights while hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Israel's acting..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser [Video]Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser

Sen. Lindsey Graham delivered a rousing speech at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. With President Donald Trump looking on, Graham lavished him with praise, ticking off a list of Trump's..

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Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria [Video]Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria

Syria still maintains it's the rightful owner of the Golan Heights, despite the fact that Israel annexed the territory in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Arab World Appears Largely Unfazed By Trump's Golan Heights Announcement [Video]Arab World Appears Largely Unfazed By Trump's Golan Heights Announcement

According to a report by CNN, on Friday, when Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut he was greeted by just a handful of demonstrators despite President Donald Trump's announcement of the United States'..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights [Video]U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

France Says Israel's Claim Over Golan Breaks International Law [Video]France Says Israel's Claim Over Golan Breaks International Law

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, France's foreign ministry said that France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and that the United States recognition of Israel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights [Video]U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a senior administration official said that the United States is preparing an official document to recognize Israel's sovereignty of the Golan Heights that..

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US Prepping Document on Israeli Sovereignty of Golan Heights [Video]US Prepping Document on Israeli Sovereignty of Golan Heights

An official told Reuters the U.S. is preparing a document "to codify recognition by the United States of Israeli sovereignty of the Golan Heights."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights [Video]What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights

Trump’s decision to support Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria is a major policy shift. How it affects the situation for people on the ground is less clear. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights [Video]Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump says it's time for the United States to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a territory captured from Syria in the 1967 war. Such a move would..

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Democrats are 'anti-Jewish': Trump [Video]Democrats are 'anti-Jewish': Trump

President Trump called Democrats 'anti-Jewish' on Friday after a reporter asked him about 2020 Democratic presidential candidates skipping the pro-Israel lobbying group meeting, AIPAC, next week. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli [Video]Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The comment, Reuters reports, was in response to President Donald Trump’s call to recognize..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Turkey: US's Recognition Of Golan Heights As Israel's Will Trigger Regional Crisis [Video]Turkey: US's Recognition Of Golan Heights As Israel's Will Trigger Regional Crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights has brought the region to the edge..

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EU Confirms It Does Not Recognize Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights [Video]EU Confirms It Does Not Recognize Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights

EU Confirms It Does Not Recognize Israel's Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Lebanon [Video]U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Lebanon

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut after visting Israel on Friday. He is expected to pile pressure on the government to curb the influence of the Iran-backed Hezbollah. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan [Video]Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

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

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Trump Says Time To Recognize Israel's Annexation Of Golan Heights [Video]Trump Says Time To Recognize Israel's Annexation Of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump on Thursday said it's time for the US to recognize the Golan Heights, one of the globe's most disputed territories, as part of Israel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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..

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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."

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Israel's Netanyahu, in close election race, visits U.S. ally

With Israel's election just two weeks away, Benjamin Netanyahu will get to showcase his close ties with Donald Trump in a U.S. visit just days after the president backed Israel's hold over the occupied..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision: Iceland embraces Hatari's bleak message for Israel contest

eurovision: iceland embraces hatari's bleak message for israel contest
The band are called Hater. Their lyrics are dark and political and they want to cause a stir at Eurovision.
BBC News - Published

Druze protest Trump's backing of Israeli sovereignty on Golan

Dozens of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags and pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, gathered on the Golan Heights on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for..
Reuters - Published

Where they stand: 2020 candidates face tough questions over Israel

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan has an early look at the 2020 candidates, and where they stand, on these issues.
CBS News - Published

Israeli ex-spy who helped capture Nazi mastermind Eichmann dies at 92

Rafi Eitan, a former Israeli minister and veteran spy who led the operation to capture fugitive Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday at the age of 92.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says no double standard in Golan Heights decision

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is recognizing "the reality on the ground" about Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights
CBS News - Published

Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension

On the surface, the annual Aipac conference looks relatively unchanged. But recent actions by President Trump and rising criticism of Israel on the left are taking a toll.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. call for Israeli sovereignty on Golan 'contravenes international law': Iraqi foreign ministry tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump's statement recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights "contravenes international law," the Iraqi foreign ministry said on Twitter on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will sue political rivals for libel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would sue two of his main political rivals for libel, claiming that they labeled him a traitor over a graft scandal involving a German..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces kill two Gazans during border protest

Israeli forces killed two Palestinian men on Friday and wounded 55 others taking part in weekly protests along the fortified Israel-Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Britain says it has no plans to change its stance on Golan Heights

Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from..
Reuters - Published

U.S. preparing official document on recognizing Israeli sovereignty of Golan Heights: source

U.S. officials are preparing an official document to codify recognition by the United States of Israeli sovereignty of the Golan Heights and President Donald Trump is likely to sign it next week, a..
Reuters - Published

Trump talks Israel, Mueller report before heading to Mar-a-Lago

President Trump spoke with reporters before heading to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend. He claimed Democrats are anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, and he called the upcoming Mueller report "a continuation of the..
CBS News - Published

U.N. rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says God may have sent Trump to save Israel from Iran

pompeo says god may have sent trump to save israel from iran
The US secretary of state suggested divine intervention delivered Trump for the salvation of Israel.
BBC News - Published

From Israel to Brexit to France: Trump dips into allies' politics

from israel to brexit to france: trump dips into allies' politics
Washington (CNN)He's trashed the British Prime Minister. He's cheered protesters in France. And now he's handed Israel's embattled leader a win days before a re-election. When it comes to other..
WorldNews - Published

Trump statement on Israel and Golan Heights sparks worldwide controversy

President Trump's statement on Israel and the Golan Heights is sparking worldwide controversy. He wants the U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the highly disputed territory. CBS News State..
CBS News - Published

EU holds position on Golan Heights despite Trump: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was holding its line on the Golan Heights despite U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory..
Reuters - Published

India abstains from voting on UN resolution condemning Israel over violence in Gaza


IndiaTimes - Published

Trumplomacy on Golan Heights: What it all means

trumplomacy on golan heights: what it all means
What are the ramifications of the US endorsing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights?
BBC News - Published

France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

France does not recognise the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition – as called for by US President Donald Trump – is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •ReutersCBS News

Gulf Arab regional group regrets Trump call to recognize Israeli rule of Golan Heights

The Gulf Cooperation Council regional group of six Arab monarchies expressed regret on Friday at U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory..
Reuters - Published

Germany rejects Trump's call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the..
Reuters - Published

Egypt says it sees Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land

Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967..
Reuters - Published

Eye Opener: President upends foreign policy with a tweet

President Trump upended more than five decades of U.S. policy with his call on Twitter Thursday declaring Israel's permanent ownership of the disputed Golan Heights territory. Also, two more American..
CBS News - Published

Responding to Trump, EU reaffirms it does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan

The European Union underlined it does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump moved to do so for the territory viewed by European allies as..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for..
Reuters - Published

Trump condemned by Iran, Turkey, Russia and Syria over support for Israel's claim to Golan Heights

trump condemned by iran, turkey, russia and syria over support for israel's claim to golan heights
Iran, Turkey and Russia have sharply criticised Donald Trump after he said it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, as Syria vowed to recover the area using "all..
WorldNews - Published

Kremlin: hope Trump's statement on Golan Heights will remain just 'a call'

The Kremlin said on Friday there was a hope that U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights would remain just a call, and not be enacted.
Reuters - Published

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks

golan heights: syria condemns donald trump's remarks
Syria criticises the US president for saying it is time to recognise the occupied Golan as Israeli.
BBC News - Published

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