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Israel: Country in Western Asia
Israel, officially 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 recognition of the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem is limited.

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Drones deliver supplies to Israeli hospital in new pilot scheme [Video]

Drones deliver supplies to Israeli hospital in new pilot scheme

As many countries grapple with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the drones mean items can be moved without the need for humans to expose themselves to the risk of travelling.View on euronews

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Sudan will be the third Arab country to normalise ties with Israel [Video]

Sudan will be the third Arab country to normalise ties with Israel

US President Donald Trump announces Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalisation of relations.

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Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal [Video]

Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States. President Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called the start of a “new..

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Sudan joins UAE and Bahrain in recognising Israel, Donald Trump announces [Video]

Sudan joins UAE and Bahrain in recognising Israel, Donald Trump announces

Part of the brokered deal includes a payment of €282.5 million from Sudan as compensation to US victims of terrorism.View on euronews

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Netanyahu dodges Trump question on 'Sleepy Joe' [Video]

Netanyahu dodges Trump question on 'Sleepy Joe'

After Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin..

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Sudan agrees to normalise relations with Israel, Trump says | BREAKING NEWS [Video]

Sudan agrees to normalise relations with Israel, Trump says | BREAKING NEWS

US President Donald Trump announces that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalisation of relations.

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Israel says UAE visit "making history' [Video]

Israel says UAE visit "making history'

In a historic first visit by a Gulf Arab nation, a United Arab Emirates delegation arrived in Israel on Tuesday, accompanied by top U.S. officials, to cement a normalization deal signed last month...

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Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging ties [Video]

Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging ties

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UAE government delegation arrives in Israel on first official visit [Video]

UAE government delegation arrives in Israel on first official visit

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Palestinian official Erekat hospitalized with COVID [Video]

Palestinian official Erekat hospitalized with COVID

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Israel on Sunday for treatment of a worsening case of COVID-19, the Palestine Liberation Organization said. Soraya Ali..

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This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets [Video]

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets

"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats..

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Palestinian ventriloquist talks heritage and history [Video]

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Ventriloquist Abed Alsalam Abdo and his nearly life-sized puppet both donned red fez hats as they sang this week in a street festival in the Israeli-occupied West Bank aimed at preserving Palestinian..

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Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute [Video]

Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute

Short session held on Wednesday, with state media reporting second round to take place on October 28.

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Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border

Markers out at sea show the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel. The two countries, still formally at war after decades of conflict, have launched talks to address a long-running dispute over

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Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border [Video]

Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border

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Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border

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Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

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Israeli company unveils next-gen EV platform [Video]

Israeli company unveils next-gen EV platform

Israel's REE Automotive, developer of a rolling chassis for electric vehicles, sees its platform as the future market-standard for the global auto industry, after a test drive showcasing three of its..

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Once unthinkable, cargo from Dubai arrives in Haifa [Video]

Once unthinkable, cargo from Dubai arrives in Haifa

One of the first cargo ships to arrive from the UAE to Israel docked in Haifa's port on Monday. Eight containers filled with electronics, cleaning supplies, iron and firefighting equipment were..

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Mothers suffering increasing anxiety and insomnia during Covid-19 pandemic [Video]

Mothers suffering increasing anxiety and insomnia during Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College in Israel focused on the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, and the subsequent restrictions, on..

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Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign [Video]

Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign

Protesters say the prime minister is unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis.View on euronews

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