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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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Explainer: What do we know about Trump's Mideast peace plan?

More than two years after first proposed a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would reveal details on how he will tackle the long intractable..
Reuters - Published

Trump's peace plan may polarize the Middle East it seeks to calm

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to host Israeli leaders in Washington to reveal details of his long-delayed Middle East peace plan, Palestinians warned on Friday that no deal could work without..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel


'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan [Video]'Come to us': Palestinian leader on Trump's plan

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his long-awaited peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians within days. Trump's history of upending diplomatic norms in the region means that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland [Video]75 years after, Holocaust survivor struggles to recover property in Poland

Lea Evron saw much of her family die during the Holocaust. Now living in New York, she is seeking restitution for the property her family once owned.

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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump [Video]"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has made an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's impeachment troubles, saying the Republican leader was "unstoppable" in a conversation with Israel's prime..

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The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence [Video]The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence

Britain's Prince Charles failure to shake hands with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial centre in Jerusalem on Thursday raised..

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Remembering the Holocaust: Watch the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's full address [Video]Remembering the Holocaust: Watch the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's full address

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Charles meets Israeli President [Video]Charles meets Israeli President

The Prince of Wales has met the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the first day of his visit to the country and the occupied Palestinian territories. Charles will also join world leaders at an..

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Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivlin [Video]Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivlin

Prince Charles has met the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem. The Prince and the President planted a tree in the grounds of the Presidential House, 75..

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Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivin [Video]Prince Charles plants tree with President Reuven Rivin

Prince Charles has met the Israeli President, Reuven Rivin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Jerusalem. The Prince and the President planted a tree in the grounds of the Presidential House, 75 years..

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French President Macron meets Netanyahu, Abbas in Israel [Video]French President Macron meets Netanyahu, Abbas in Israel

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Auschwitz-Birkenau as it's never been seen before [Video]Auschwitz-Birkenau as it's never been seen before

Drone footage captures the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau as the museum on the site prepares to mark 75 years since the camp's liberation by the Soviet Red Army during the closing months..

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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".

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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

 

U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia has not yet sought pardon: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday that the possible release of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, was being held up because she had not yet formally asked to be granted a..
Reuters - Published

Maharashtra government accuses Devendra Fadnavis regime of snooping on opposition leaders' phones

The complaints also state that some officers, during the Fadnavis regime, had allegedly been sent to Israel to study a new snooping software
DNA - Published

Trump to unveil long-awaited Middle East peace plan ahead of Netanyahu and Gantz White House visit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Pelosi keeps a tight grip on impeachment.

Even as she traveled through Poland and Israel, she had her hand firmly on the tiller of the prosecution of the president.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump says will release Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits Washington next week.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu, Gantz invited to White House next week

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival, Benny Gantz, would visit the White House next week to discuss the "prospect..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump to discuss Middle East peace plan with Israeli PM Netanyahu and rival in Washington

President Donald Trump will discuss his still-secret Middle East peace plan next week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benjamin Gantz.
USATODAY.com - Published

Netanyahu, his rival to meet Trump on Mideast peace next week: Pence

U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House Middle East peace plan, Vice..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu, rival Gantz to visit Washington, White House says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement on Thursday, and a source familiar with the situation said U.S. officials would most..
Reuters - Published

The administration’s work goes on, with an invitation to Israel’s leader.

Vice President Mike Pence has invited the prime minister of Israel and an opposition leader to visit Washington next week.
NYTimes.com - Published

Netanyahu, rival to be in Washington next week to discuss Mideast peace plan -U.S. official

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is due to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss a U.S. Middle East peace plan, a U.S...
Reuters - Published

World leaders at Jerusalem conference condemn rising anti-Semitism

World leaders voiced alarm at resurgent anti-Semitism on Thursday as they gathered at Israel's national Holocaust Memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp..
Reuters - Published

UK's Prince Charles, in Jerusalem, honors grandmother's wartime heroism saving Jews

Britain's Prince Charles paid homage on Thursday to his grandmother, Princess Alice, for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece, saying the royal family took great pride in Israel's recognition of her..
Reuters - Published

Charles warns over 'hatred' at Holocaust event

He was speaking an event in Israel marking 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
BBC News - Published

Netanyahu, Pence denounce 'anti-Semitic' Iran at Holocaust memorial ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Iran on Thursday as "the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet", telling world leaders at a Holocaust memorial event that Israel would always defend..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran 'most anti-Semitic regime'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called Iran "the most antisemitic regime on the planet" during an address during a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
Reuters - Published

Macron, in Israel for Holocaust memorial, warns of 'dark shadow' of anti-Semitism

President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France was determined to combat the hatred and intolerance that have fueled a sharp rise in anti-Semitism in his country as he met Holocaust survivors during..
Reuters - Published

World leaders gather in Israel for Holocaust forum

The event marking the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation will focus on fighting anti-Semitism.
BBC News - Published

World leaders set to visit Holocaust memorial on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Israel is to hold one of the largest commemorations of World War II on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz by the Red Army. More than 40 world leaders, including..
France 24 - Published

Putin: 'everything will be okay' for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia

President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia, that "everything will be okay"..
Reuters - Published

France’s Macron rebukes Israeli security forces in altercation at Jerusalem church

"Go outside," French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Yad Vashem: Why Poland won't be attending Holocaust memorial

Poland's president has snubbed an Israeli event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
BBC News - Published

On Israel trip for Auschwitz anniversary, Macron says Iran must never get unclear weapons

President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister..
France 24 - Published

Macron berates Israeli police at Jerusalem church

French President Emmanuel Macron berates the security for not leaving a Jerusalem basilica.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Macron, meeting Netanyahu, says Iran must not acquire nuclear weapons

President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Charles to launch sustainable markets project in visit to World Economic Forum

charles to launch sustainable markets project in visit to world economic forum
The Prince of Wales has pledged to do his “utmost” to spread a message of sustainability and will call for consumers to be given clear information to help them make environmentally-friendly..
WorldNews - Published

Netanyahu, Macron meet ahead of World Holocaust Forum

netanyahu, macron meet ahead of world holocaust forum
Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu has met with French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the 5th World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Thursday. Also present at the meeting were Sarah Netanyahu and..
WorldNews - Published

Israeli electric company ends power cuts to West Bank after Palestinians pay debt

Israel's state-owned electric company said on Wednesday it was ending power cuts to the occupied West Bank after the Palestinians' main power distributor paid off a chunk of debt.
Reuters - Published

Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians in Gaza border attack

israeli soldiers kill three palestinians in gaza border attack
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the fence from neighbouring...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Holocaust row bubbles as leaders gather in Israel

The 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation threatens to be overshadowed by recriminations.
BBC News - Published

Three Gazans shot dead after throwing explosive towards Israeli troops: military

Israeli troops on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the border from neighboring Gaza, Israel's military said.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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

Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza as balloon attacks resume

israel hits hamas target in gaza as balloon attacks resume
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory..
WorldNews - Published

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

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