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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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Palestinians to shun U.S.-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan

Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as first part of peace plan

The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

Palestinians Won't Attend U.S.-Led Conference In Bahrain [Video]Palestinians Won't Attend U.S.-Led Conference In Bahrain

According to Reuters, a Palestinian cabinet minister on Monday said that Palestinian officials will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to draw investment to the West Bank..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Palestinians: not consulted about U.S.-led economic push [Video]Palestinians: not consulted about U.S.-led economic push

The Palestinians have not been consulted about a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month designed to encourage international investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian Prime Minister..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Eurovision goes ahead in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests [Video]Eurovision goes ahead in Israel despite pro-Palestinian protests

Contest has been focus of pro-Palestinian calls for boycott to protest Israeli policies in occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Eurovision fans gather, boycott calls continue [Video]Eurovision fans gather, boycott calls continue

Tourists and concert-goers gather in Tel Aviv ahead of the final of the Eurovision song contest on Saturday. But Palestinian calls for boycotts continue. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Ramadan in Gaza: Families stranded by Israeli rules [Video]Ramadan in Gaza: Families stranded by Israeli rules

Many people can’t leave the Gaza Strip to visit their families because of restrictions Israel has put in place.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post [Video]Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post

Rugby Australia terminates Israel Folau's contract following his controversial posting on social media

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel [Video]Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel

According to Reuters, Facebook said that it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called “inauthentic behavior” targeting users..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Electric flying taxi takes to the skies [Video]Electric flying taxi takes to the skies

German startup Lilium has conducted the maiden flight of its electric flying taxi, and it could just be one example of a new wave of zero-emission flying machines. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast [Video]Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast

A senior Iranian MP says Israel may be behind the attack, as a false flag operation to turn up the heat on Iran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks [Video]Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks

Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline has been hit by bomb-carrying drones, just days after four tankers were attacked at anchor off the UAE. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Israel Deploys Iron Dome Missile-Interceptor Ahead Of Eurovision [Video]Israel Deploys Iron Dome Missile-Interceptor Ahead Of Eurovision

Business Insider reports Fearing the Eurovision Song Contest could be targeted by Hamas, Israel has reportedly armed its Iron Dome defense system. Israel and Hamas signed a rushed ceasefire on May 6..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Cabinet Member Warns Iran Could Attack Israel If U.S. Standoff Continues [Video]Cabinet Member Warns Iran Could Attack Israel If U.S. Standoff Continues

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, an Israeli cabinet minister warned of potential direct or proxy attacks by Iran on Israel if the stand-off between Tehran and Washington should escalate...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

In Israel, members of Arab minority embrace Palestinian identity [Video]In Israel, members of Arab minority embrace Palestinian identity

Many of Israel's Arab minority are now rejecting the label Israeli-Arabs identifying instead as "Palestinian with Israeli citizenship," or simply "Palestinian". Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Israel counters Eurovision boycott with Google ads [Video]Israel counters Eurovision boycott with Google ads

Israel has launched a PR campaign to counter calls for a boycott of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest final in Tel Aviv, using Google ads which refer to the boycott but lead to a glossy website..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

World reacts to Iran's decision to abandon parts of nuclear deal [Video]World reacts to Iran's decision to abandon parts of nuclear deal

China, Russia and Israel among first countries to react to Tehran's decision to lift cap on uranium enrichment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

A Life Displaced: Palestinian refugees overcrowd Lebanon's camps [Video]A Life Displaced: Palestinian refugees overcrowd Lebanon's camps

It's been more than 70 years since the Palestinians who fled or were forced from their homes in 1948, after the creation of Israel, arrived in Lebanon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Let Iran Become Nuclear [Video]Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Let Iran Become Nuclear

Reuters reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weaponry. He was reiterating a long-held Israeli position after Tehran announced it..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Israel comes to standstill as sirens sound to mark Memorial Day [Video]Israel comes to standstill as sirens sound to mark Memorial Day

Israelis came to a two-minute halt to honor the memories of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Israel's Iron Dome Stops 86% Of Hamas Rocket Barrage [Video]Israel's Iron Dome Stops 86% Of Hamas Rocket Barrage

According to a report by Business Insider, on Saturday, Israel's missile-defense system, the Iron Dome, has blocked 86 percent of a Hamas rocket attack. Israel's Defense Forces reportedly said that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Israelis Living Near Gaza Border Angry About Ceasefire [Video]Israelis Living Near Gaza Border Angry About Ceasefire

According to Reuters, there was anger and dismay on the Israeli side of the Gaza border on Monday after two days of rocket blasts and air-raid sirens that ended with a ceasefire. The dawn deal restored..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Israel and Gaza reach ceasefire agreement amid tense calm [Video]Israel and Gaza reach ceasefire agreement amid tense calm

Officials tell Al Jazeera a ceasefire came into force at 1:30 GMT after three days of air raids and rocket attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Ceasefire Appears To Take Hold, Rockets From Gaza Stop [Video]Ceasefire Appears To Take Hold, Rockets From Gaza Stop

CNN reports Israel and militant factions in Gaza appear to have reached a ceasefire after a violent weekend in which over 600 missiles were launched at Israeli civilians from Gaza . Four Israeli..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Ceasefire Takes Hold, Gaza Ends Barrage Of Missiles To Israel [Video]Ceasefire Takes Hold, Gaza Ends Barrage Of Missiles To Israel

Reuters reports A surge in deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel petered out overnight with Palestinian officials reporting that Egypt had mediated a ceasefire on Monday ending the most..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Palestinians claim ceasefire reached with Israel [Video]Palestinians claim ceasefire reached with Israel

As Ramadan begins Palestinians say truce agreed in first step to lower tensions

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

 

Israeli host expecting Eurovision 'punishment' for Iceland's Palestinian flag display

The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest said on Sunday that an unauthorized display of Palestinian flags by Iceland's band could draw "punishment" from the event's organizers.
Reuters - Published

Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election

Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott..
Reuters - Published

Syrian state media: projectiles fired from Israeli territory

Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

On Eurovision final day, Israelis cheer as Palestinians protest

As singers made last-minute preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Israeli police threw a high-security cordon around the venue to head off attacks, or protests by..
Reuters - Published

'Israel left us with no choice': Folau sacked by Rugby Australia

The fundamentalist Christian has been awaiting a verdict after being found guilty of a 'high-level' breach of Rugby Australia's code of conduct for a post on social media.
SBS - Published

Syrian TV says Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel

Loud blasts echoed across Damascus late on Friday, residents said, as Syrian state media reported "enemy targets" coming from the direction of Israel, which has previously acknowledged conducting..
Reuters - Published

Germany designates BDS Israel boycott movement as anti-Semitic

The German parliament voted on Friday to condemn as anti-Semitic a movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and..
Reuters - Published

Israeli charged with assault for spitting on Polish ambassador

Israeli prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against a man accused of spitting on Poland's ambassador, an incident that drew strong condemnation from Warsaw and underscored tensions between the..
Reuters - Published

Israel should take action against firm linked to WhatsApp breach: Amnesty

Amnesty International called on Thursday for Israel's government to ensure that an Israeli company, whose spyware has been linked to a WhatsApp breach that may have targeted human rights groups, be..
Reuters - Published

Iran will defeat U.S.-Israeli alliance, says defense minister

Iran's military commanders said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic was on the verge of an all-out confrontation with its enemies and was ready to counter any threat.
Reuters - Published

Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan

The Eurovision Song Contest has found few fans in a famous mosque in the Israeli host city, where worshippers have complained that the gaudy festivities are disrupting their observances of the Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Nearly 50 Palestinians wounded in 'Catastrophe' anniversary protests on Gaza-Israel border

Israeli troops wounded nearly 50 Palestinians at the Gaza border on Wednesday during protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the "Nakba", or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the..
Reuters - Published

Eurovision webcast hacked with blast image

Israel's national broadcaster has blamed Hamas for the hacking of the webcast of the European Song Contest with images of explosions in Tel Aviv.
SBS - Published

Polish ambassador spat at in Israel amid rising tensions

Poland's ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said, and the Polish government condemned the incident, which coincided with rising tensions between the..
Reuters - Published

Iranian lawmaker blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE coast

The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were "Israeli mischief," an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Reuters - Published

Madonna, on Eurovision, says she won't bow 'to suit someone's political agenda'

Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday explained her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights and hopes to see "a..
Reuters - Published

Veteran Palestinian negotiator says she was denied U.S. visa for first time

A veteran Palestinian negotiator said on Monday she had been denied a U.S. travel visa for the first time, and viewed it as retaliation for her criticism of the Trump administration and Israel.
Reuters - Published

Eurovision host accused of dodging taxes

Israeli supermodel Bar Refael, one of the Eurovision hosts, has been accused of not paying her taxes, with an Israeli court saying she owes 2 million euros.
SBS - Published

Woman attacked after getting off Melb tram

A woman was sexually assaulted after getting off a tram in Melbourne's north, just a day before an Israeli student was raped and murdered in the same area.
SBS - Published

Iran may attack Israel if U.S. standoff escalates: Israeli minister

An Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday of possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel should the stand-off between Tehran and Washington escalate.
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu to ask for more time to form government: spokesman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask Israel's president for more time to form a new government, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

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