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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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Israeli PM Netanyahu 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 over remarks relating to a graft scandal involving a German submarine deal.
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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.
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Videos for Israel

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

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..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:30Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

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."

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:44Published

Tel Aviv rocket attack may have been accidental [Video]Tel Aviv rocket attack may have been accidental

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in Gaza early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched toward the city of Tel Aviv. Hamas denies it was involved in the opening salvo. Saskia..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Israeli Warplanes Bomb Gaza After Claiming Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv [Video]Israeli Warplanes Bomb Gaza After Claiming Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaze, after claiming that militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv [Video]Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in Gaza early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since the 2014 war. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Israel launches Gaza air attacks after rockets fired at Tel Aviv [Video]Israel launches Gaza air attacks after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Israeli military attacks 'terror sites' in Gaza hours after it said two rockets were fired at its cultural capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

 

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

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

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

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Druze Arabs and Israeli settlers on opposite sides of the dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump's support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights agree on one thing - it won't change matters..
Reuters - Published

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..
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Responding to Trump, France says Israeli sovereignty over Golan breaks international law

France does not recognize the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights and its recognition - as called for by U.S. President Donald Trump - is contrary to international law, its foreign ministry said on..
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

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

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

Erdogan says Trump's Golan Heights statement threatens new crisis

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 of a new crisis, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan..
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. recognition of Israel sovereignty over Golan is unacceptable

U.S. President Donald Trump's statement in favor of recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights is unacceptable, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday, cited by..
Reuters - Published

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

The Syrian government condemned on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: What is the significance of the Golan Heights

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States should back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967.
Reuters - Published

In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a..
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu tells Trump he has 'made history' with Golan move

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that he had "made history" after Trump said it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in first, accompanies Israeli PM to Jerusalem's Western Wall

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied Israel's prime minister on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday in the first such gesture since Washington recognized..
Reuters - Published

Israel says U.N. Gaza war crimes report biased against it

Israel said on Thursday a U.N. report critical of its use of lethal force during Palestinian protests on the Gaza border was biased and should have included a demand that the enclave's dominant Hamas..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip..
Reuters - Published

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank: Palestinian medics; Israel reviewing

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said, and the military announced on Thursday that a soldier had discharged his weapon and it was reviewing the..
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Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli gunfire: Palestinian medics

A Palestinian was shot and killed in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday by what a Palestinian ambulance service said was Israeli army gunfire.
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Pompeo pays pre-election visit to Israel, cites close Trump-Netanyahu ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showcased his close relationship with the Trump administration on Wednesday, hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo three weeks before an Israeli..
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Netanyahu says Iran has 'sensitive information' on rival, Tehran denies hack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged on Wednesday that Iran could blackmail his main election rival, Benny Gantz, after hacking the former armed forces chief's phone, even as Tehran denied..
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Iran denies hacking phone of Israeli election frontrunner

Iran on Wednesday denied an Israeli media report that its intelligence service had hacked the mobile phone of Benny Gantz, the main challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next month's..
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of deadly attack in West Bank

Israeli forces on Tuesday killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier, the Israeli Shin Bet security service said.
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Netanyahu's main election rival sidesteps Palestinian statehood

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest election rival, former army general Benny Gantz, said on Tuesday he would seek peace with the Palestinians but stopped short of endorsing their..
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Israeli campaign ad seeks to make political point with 'Fascism' perfume

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 labeled..
Reuters - Published

Gaza border protests provide artist with inspiration, and raw materials

One year on from the start of Gaza's border protests, the weekly clashes with Israeli soldiers have become part of the texture of life in the Palestinian enclave, providing inspiration and even raw..
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U.N. experts urge Israel to rein in security forces

U.N. war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of demonstrations..
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U.N. rights expert: Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water

Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act of pillage", a United Nations human rights..
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Israeli rabbi, wounded in Palestinian attack, dies: hospital

An Israeli rabbi died on Monday of wounds from a Palestinian attack a day earlier in the occupied West Bank in which a soldier was killed - an incident that played into Israeli politics three weeks..
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Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman visited Israel in 2016

The main suspect in New Zealand's mosque attacks made a brief visit to Israel in late 2016, Israeli officials said on Sunday.
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Israel's top court disqualifies far-rightist, approves Arab party for ballot

Israel's top court disqualified on Sunday a far-right Jewish politician from next month's national election and approved the candidacy of a disputed Arab party, overturning March 6 decisions by the..
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Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping, Israeli officials said.
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Palestinian attacker kills Israeli in West Bank: military

At least one Israeli was killed and two others were wounded in a Palestinian attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, a military spokesman said.
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At least one person critically wounded in West Bank shooting: ambulance service

At least one person was wounded in a suspected Palestinian shooting attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli ambulance service and Israel Radio said.
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Israel election frontrunner Gantz dismisses report that Iran hacked his phone

Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as "political gossip" on Friday media reports of allegations that his mobile phone..
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Pompeo to travel to Kuwait, Lebanon, Israel next week: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel, Lebanon and Kuwait next week, including talks with Cypriot and Greek leaders in Jerusalem on energy security in the Mediterranean, the State..
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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rockets fired toward Tel Aviv

Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza early on Friday after Israel's military said militants had fired two rockets toward the city of Tel Aviv.
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Israeli military sounds rocket alarms in communities near Gaza

The Israeli military said its rocket sirens were activated in communities near the Gaza Strip border on Friday soon after it carried out air strikes against Hamas targets in the enclave.
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Gaza rockets rattle Tel Aviv, but hurt none; Hamas denies responsibility

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack there since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave.
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Rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, no casualties: Israeli military

Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack there since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave.
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