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Israel: Country in Western Asia
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 claimed sovereignty over Jerusalem is contested.

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Israel and UAE agree to normalise diplomatic relations [Video]

Israel and UAE agree to normalise diplomatic relations

US President Donald Trump has announced that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalise diplomatic relations.

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Israel develops fast saliva test for COVID-19 [Video]

Israel develops fast saliva test for COVID-19

Israel's largest hospital says it has developed a coronavirus test which takes less than a second to deliver a result. Joe Davies reports.

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The 'world's most expensive' face mask [Video]

The 'world's most expensive' face mask

Israeli jewelry brand Yvel crafted the world's most expensive face mask, worth $1.5 million, for an unnamed U.S.-based client.

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'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger [Video]

'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar held off a well-funded challenger Tuesday and won the Democratic primary in her congressional district, putting her on track for re-election in November along with other..

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Israel begins bulldozing villagers' homes in West Bank [Video]

Israel begins bulldozing villagers' homes in West Bank

One family's house has already been demolished, and the same is expected to happen to more than 30 other buildings.

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Squeegees and selfies for window-washing TikToker [Video]

Squeegees and selfies for window-washing TikToker

Noa Toledo is an Israeli social-media star who hopes to encourage other women to rise to the challenge of male-dominated jobs.

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Israel Embassy contributes AI-based technologies to the AIIMS Delhi [Video]

Israel Embassy contributes AI-based technologies to the AIIMS Delhi

Embassy of Israel on August 11 contributed state-of-the-art artificial intelligence based technologies and high-end equipment to the AIIMS, Delhi. Contribution was made as a part of Israel-India..

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Thousands protest across Israel [Video]

Thousands protest across Israel

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday night (August 1) to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and against his government's handling of the coronavirus..

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Thousands demand Netanyahu quit over coronavirus, corruption [Video]

Thousands demand Netanyahu quit over coronavirus, corruption

Rallies against Israeli prime minister the largest seen since 2011 protests against the country's high cost of living.

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COVID-19: Israeli Ambassador visits RML Hospital to witness rapid testing trials [Video]

COVID-19: Israeli Ambassador visits RML Hospital to witness rapid testing trials

Ambassador of Israel to India Ron Malka on July 31 visited special testing site created at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital today to witness ongoing trials since last three days of rapid COVID-19..

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Tel Aviv artist depicts Netanyahu at 'Last Supper' table [Video]

Tel Aviv artist depicts Netanyahu at 'Last Supper' table

Artist Itay Zalait said the piece in Rabin Square, which features an image of Netanyahu perched at a long dining table with his hand in a cake, represents "the last meal of Israeli democracy".View on..

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Gaza grape farmers suffer amid Israeli blockade, pandemic [Video]

Gaza grape farmers suffer amid Israeli blockade, pandemic

Despite a good rainfall and fertile soil, the business has left a sour taste for Gaza grape farmers.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses Israel of fabricating border clash [Video]

Lebanon's Hezbollah accuses Israel of fabricating border clash

Tensions high in northern Israel, days after Hezbollah fighter killed in apparent Israeli air strike in Syria.

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Hezbollah fighters battle Israeli troops on northern frontier [Video]

Hezbollah fighters battle Israeli troops on northern frontier

Tensions high in northern Israel, days after Hezbollah fighter killed in apparent Israeli air strike in Syria.

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Exchange of fire near Israel-Lebanon border [Video]

Exchange of fire near Israel-Lebanon border

Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli military on Monday at the Lebanon-Israel border, Lebanese sources familiar with the operation said. Francis Maguire reports.

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Thousands of Israelis protest government handling of pandemic [Video]

Thousands of Israelis protest government handling of pandemic

Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on Saturday against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and alleged corruption.

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Israel's protests continue as thousands march against Netanyahu's handling of coronavirus [Video]

Israel's protests continue as thousands march against Netanyahu's handling of coronavirus

The country had initially managed to keep the epidemic at bay but infections surged after the economy reopened in May.View on euronews

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Toddler returns to Israel after accidental exile [Video]

Toddler returns to Israel after accidental exile

Melaniya Petrushanska spent almost a sixth of her life in accidental exile after Israel sealed its borders while she was abroad on what was meant to be a short holiday.

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Israel: Many protest PM handling of pandemic, economic crisis [Video]

Israel: Many protest PM handling of pandemic, economic crisis

Violence in West Jerusalem as thousands of protesters call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over corruption charges and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Celebrity group invests in women's soccer [Video]

Celebrity group invests in women's soccer

Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman and more than a dozen former U.S. women's national team players have formed an ownership group to set up a professional women's soccer team in Los Angeles from..

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu, gov't handling of COVID-19 [Video]

Israelis protest against Netanyahu, gov't handling of COVID-19

Police fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators who gathered around the prime minister's residence.

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Blue jellyfish swarm power station [Video]

Blue jellyfish swarm power station

Swarms of blue jellyfish washed up from the Mediterranean Sea, threatening to clog one of Israel's power stations on Thursday (July 9). A turtle was also caught amongst the throng, and was later..

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