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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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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 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..
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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.

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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 landโ€™s most popular sites were..

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Franco-Israeli men accused of impersonating French minister go on trial for fraud [Video]Franco-Israeli men accused of impersonating French minister go on trial for fraud

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Kushner: Palestine Doesn't Want To Meet Our Conditions? Fine. [Video]Kushner: Palestine Doesn't Want To Meet Our Conditions? Fine.

President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner told spoke with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. Zakaria challenged him to explain conditions that the Trump administration plan sets for..

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Gaza residents call for solutions amid blockade [Video]Gaza residents call for solutions amid blockade

Israel has stopped the delivery of cement into the Gaza Strip and put 500 business permits on hold, adding to the plight of 13 years of blockade.

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'Enemy Invasion': Jordanians slam $10bn deal with Israel [Video]'Enemy Invasion': Jordanians slam $10bn deal with Israel

Protesters in Jordan are calling a deal that will see Israel pump $10bn worth of gas into the country, an "enemy invasion".

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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..
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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.
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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.
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Pope appears to give thumbs down to 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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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'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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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Netanyahu says Israeli planes have started overflying Sudan

Israeli commercial planes have started overflying Sudan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the new air corridor as the result of a breakthrough meeting with the African Muslim..
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Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian investigation

Israel's prime minister on Sunday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into alleged war crimes against Palestinians.
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Israeli mayor orders Palestinian 'surrender' billboards removed

The mayor of Tel Aviv ordered the removal on Friday of highway billboards that appeared to call for the surrender at gunpoint of Palestinian leaders for the sake of peace.
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Syrian air defenses down several missiles from Israel: Syrian state TV

Syrian air defenses downed several missiles coming across the occupied Golan Heights in Israel before they hit their targets in the capital Damascus, Syrian state television said on Thursday.
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Iran says it will strike U.S. and Israel if they make the 'slightest error'

Iran is ready to strike the United States and Israel if they give it any reason to do so, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said in a live broadcast on state television on Thursday.
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Saudi minister denies any plans for crown prince to meet Israeli PM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid speculation about..
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U.S. rejects U.N. database of companies in Israeli-controlled territories: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the U.S. government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories that the United..
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U.N. report names 112 companies doing business with Israeli settlements

The United Nations' human rights office on Wednesday named 112 companies it said have business ties to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, angering Israel and prompting a Palestinian threat of legal..
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Palestinian PM threatens legal action against firms in U.N. settlements report

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Wednesday threatened to take international legal action against companies named in a United Nations Report on businesses said to have ties to Israeli..
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Netanyahu rejects U.N. report on companies involved with settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies that have business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Iran vows 'crushing response' to any Israeli action against regional interests

Iran will respond forcefully to any Israeli action against its interests in the region, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.
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U.N. rights office lists companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements

The United Nations human rights office issued a report on Wednesday on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, drawing ire from Israel but winning praise from..
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Israel's El Al Airlines suspends Hong Kong flights over coronavirus

El Al Israel Airlines is suspending its Hong Kong flights and will be reducing flights on its Bangkok route in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Wednesday.
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Palestinians hail U.N. report on companies with Israeli settlement ties

The Palestinian foreign minister hailed the release on Wednesday of a U.N. Rights office report on companies with Israeli settlement ties and urged the international community to press the businesses..
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Israel attacks 'shameful' U.N. report on companies active in West Bank settlements

Israel denounced on Wednesday a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Palestinians' Abbas, at U.N., says U.S. offers Palestinians 'Swiss cheese' state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, appearing before the United Nations Security Council, angrily rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal on Tuesday as a gift to Israel and..
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EU's Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.
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Palestinians' Abbas denounces U.S. peace proposal as gift to Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, appearing before the United Nations Security Council, angrily rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal on Tuesday as a gift to Israel and..
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Liberal and Labor MPs unite to call for Malka Leifer to be extradited

A pair of Liberal and Labor backbenchers will move a motion calling for Israel to immediately extradite alleged paedophile Malka Leifer to Australia.
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U.S. warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves

A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington's consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime..
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Unilateral Israeli annexations would endanger U.S. support: envoy

Unilateral Israeli steps to annex West Bank land would endanger U.S. support for such plans, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Sunday.
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Israel drawing up map for West Bank annexations: Netanyahu

Israel has begun to draw up maps of land in the occupied West Bank that will be annexed in accordance with U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed peace plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on..
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Palestinian and U.S. leaders blame each other for violence

Palestinian and U.S. leaders blamed each other for a surge of violence, as mourners gathered in the occupied West Bank for the funeral of a Palestinian police officer shot dead during unrest, and..
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UK PM Johnson backs U.S. peace plan in call with Netanyahu

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his support for a U.S. Middle East peace plan and a two-state solution in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Johnson's spokesman said..
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Israeli-Palestinian violence rises after Trump peace plan

At least two Palestinians were killed and 15 Israelis were hurt on Thursday in a string of incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, where violence has risen after the U.S. announcement of its..
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Palestinian and Israeli farmers pay the price as politicians bicker

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have opened a new front in their decades-long conflict by getting locked in a trade dispute - and farmers on both sides of the border are paying the price.
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Palestinian killed in West Bank; Israeli troops hurt in Jerusalem ramming

A car ran down a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem early on Thursday in a suspected Palestinian attack and, in a separate incident, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the..
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Syrian air defenses intercept Israeli missiles: state media

Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Damascus early on Thursday that were fired at military targets in southern Syria including near the capital Damascus, the defense..
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Fourteen people, mostly soldiers, hurt in Jerusalem car-ramming: Israeli officials

A car ran down and injured 12 Israeli soldiers and two other people in Jerusalem early on Thursday, Israeli military and medical officials said, in an incident police described as a suspected..
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Sudan gives Israel initial okay for overflights: official

Sudan has agreed to allow flights heading to Israel to cross its airspace, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, two days after Sudan's military head of state held a surprise meeting with Israel's..
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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank protest: medics

Israeli troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who was taking part in a violent protest on Wednesday against U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan, witnesses and medical officials said.
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