Israel

Country in the Middle East

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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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Benjamin Netanyahu breaks the record set by Israel's founding father, but he faces an uncertain future.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun / File. Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving..
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Researchers say the mosque, dating from the 7th or 8th century, would be a rare find anywhere.
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(PARALIMNI, Cyprus) — A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days..
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A court in Cyprus on Thursday remanded 12 Israeli youths in custody on suspicion of an alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort on the..
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The group of Israeli teenagers, aged from 15 to 18, have been remanded in custody.
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Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem have drawn international criticism, amid Palestinian fears that..
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Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing a record held by the country's founding father..
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A huge ancient city from the Neolithic period has been discovered just outside Jerusalem, and officials say it is the largest city of this period ever found in..
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JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political..
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President Trump continued to defend his tweet that congresswomen of color should "go back" to where they came from. On Tuesday, he said the Democratic..
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An Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred on Tuesday, remarks likely to fuel..
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Last summer, Israel shot down yet another military drone near the line that separates the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from the rest of Syria. The..
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Tools, jewels, figurines, seeds and other objects are discovered at the site near Jerusalem.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a European Union response on Monday to Iran's breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed..
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The president demanded that the representatives apologize to him and “the people of Israel” after he used a racist trope in urging the four Americans to..
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The president demanded that the representatives apologize to him and “the people of Israel” after he used a racist trope in urging the four Americans to..
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Social Finance Israel (SFI) has launched a social impact bond to improve maths performance for high school students in the country's Bedouin community.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem May 5, 2019. Photo: Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS. JNS.org..
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A court on Sunday ordered a predominantly Jewish town in northern Israel to lift a ban on non-resident visitors to its parks, a prohibition that a rights group..
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Rafi Peretz says he believes the controversial practice can work, triggering widespread condemnation.
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Israel's education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay "conversion therapy", drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose..
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Israel's education minister voiced support on Saturday for so-called gay "conversion therapy", drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose..
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BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be “neutral” if a war broke out between the United States..
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