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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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Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Israel to attend U.S.-led Palestinian conference

Israelis will attend a U.S-led conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for the Palestinian economy as part of a coming peace plan, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel

Sara Netanyahu Pleads Guilty On Home-Delivered Meal Charges [Video]Sara Netanyahu Pleads Guilty On Home-Delivered Meal Charges

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a plea deal on Wednesday morning. According to CNN, the case concerned illegally ordered meals at the Prime Minister's residence. Sara..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Buttigieg Criticizes All Of Trump's Foreign Policy In A Speech [Video]Buttigieg Criticizes All Of Trump's Foreign Policy In A Speech

Politico reports Pete Buttigieg criticized President Donald Trump for his foreign policy in a speech Tuesday morning. In an address at Indiana University, the South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Qatar On Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan: If Palestinians Aren't Happy, Nobody's Happy [Video]Qatar On Kushner's Middle East Peace Plan: If Palestinians Aren't Happy, Nobody's Happy

Qatar says there's a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Reuters, Qatar's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Reportedly Rejects Embassies' Requests To Fly Pride Flag [Video]Trump Reportedly Rejects Embassies' Requests To Fly Pride Flag

Business Insider reports the Trump administration is reportedly denying requests from several United States embassies to fly the rainbow flag as a symbol for Pride Month. US President Donald Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Watch: Gay pride march takes place amid tensions in Jerusalem [Video]Watch: Gay pride march takes place amid tensions in Jerusalem

Newly appointed Justice Minister Ofir Ohana, Israel's first openly gay cabinet minister, also took part.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

After A Decade Of Work, Jerusalem's Old City Now Wheelchair Accessible [Video]After A Decade Of Work, Jerusalem's Old City Now Wheelchair Accessible

According to a report by CNN, after a decade of work that involved multiple private and public organizations in Israel, Jerusalem's Old City is now wheelchair accessible. The city reportedly unveiled a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Israeli thriller series Israeli thriller series "Fauda" digs in for darker third season

The series has become a Netflix hit for its unsparing portrayal of undercover commandos who pose as Palestinians to pursue Hamas guerrillas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump urges Israel to 'get their act together' amid election turmoil [Video]Trump urges Israel to 'get their act together' amid election turmoil

U.S. President Donald Trump voices impatience with close ally Israel and proposes a swift post-Brexit trade deal with the UK as he departs for Britain. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Pompeo questions reception of US plan 'loved only by Israelis' [Video]Pompeo questions reception of US plan 'loved only by Israelis'

In tape obtained by Washington Post, secretary of state says US's Israel-Palestine peace plan may not 'gain traction'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound [Video]Israeli forces and settlers enter Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Hundreds of Jews enter the holy site on Israel's Jerusalem Day as Israeli police allow access during the end of Ramadan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan [Video]Israel strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan

The Israeli military said its aircraft struck Syrian army targets on Sunday (June 2) after rockets were fired at the Golan Heights, and Syria's state media said three soldiers were killed in the second..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Palestinian school children living with stress and danger [Video]Palestinian school children living with stress and danger

In the occupied West Bank last year, more than 45 pupils were killed by Israeli fire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan [Video]Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed his Iran-backed group would confront President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Israel's Political Chaos [Video]Israel's Political Chaos

According to Business Insider, Israel has been plunged into political chaos after Netanyahu failed to form a government — and experts say this could be the end of the line for him Israeli Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat [Video]Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat

Business Insider reports White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a gift from US President Donald Trump after Netanyahu suffered a major..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition [Video]Israel to hold new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and hold a new election, which is likely to take place in September.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

Israel faces new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition [Video]Israel faces new election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers voted early Thursday to dissolve parliament and set the country on the path to a second election within months after right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to put..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Netanyahu Nearing Deadline To Form Government [Video]Netanyahu Nearing Deadline To Form Government

Reuters reports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a recalcitrant ally or face the possible end of a decade of leadership of Israel. As the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Saudi accused of targeting UK-based critic with Israeli spyware [Video]Saudi accused of targeting UK-based critic with Israeli spyware

He has lived in the UK for 16 years in self-imposed exile and has been under police protection since Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Netanyahu Hours Away From Deadline For Forming Coalition Govt [Video]Netanyahu Hours Away From Deadline For Forming Coalition Govt

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a recalcitrant ally or face the possible end of a decade of combative leadership of Israel. Israeli Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan [Video]Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan

According to Reuters, a White House official on Tuesday said senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a U.S. delegation to the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June workshop..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

White House Aide Kushner To Travel To Middle East [Video]White House Aide Kushner To Travel To Middle East

Trump administration officials Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook are visiting in Morocco, Jordan and Israel this week. White House officials say, the trio will discuss the economic portion..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Supports Netanyahu Ahead Of Israeli Parliamentary Vote [Video]Trump Supports Netanyahu Ahead Of Israeli Parliamentary Vote

Business Insider reports U.S. President Donald Trump offered public support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a tense time for Israel. Trump said via Twitter on Monday that he hopes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Closer To A New Vote: Netanyahu Struggles To Form A Government [Video]Closer To A New Vote: Netanyahu Struggles To Form A Government

According to Reuters, Israel moved closer toward a new election on Monday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to form a government after last month’s national ballot remained deadlocked...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Netanyahu Struggles To Form Government Amid Talk Of New Election [Video]Netanyahu Struggles To Form Government Amid Talk Of New Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a “final effort” to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no..
Reuters - Published

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a U.S. deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians.
Reuters - Published

How India-Israel ties moved from hate to clandestine relations to love


IndiaTimes - Published

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu thanks PM Narendra Modi for UN vote

In a first, India votes in country's favour on a resolution
DNA - Published

Netanyahu thanks India for backing Israel at UN

"Thank you @NarendraModi, thank you India, for your support and for standing with Israel at the UN,'' tweeted Netanyahu, almost a week after the June 6 vote.
IndiaTimes - Published

Israeli PM thanks Modi for India's vote against Palestinian group

In a rare move, India on Tuesday voted in favour of Israel in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny the Palestinian non-governmental organisation 'Shahed' the observer status, after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Israel warplanes bomb bunkers at Hamas base in Gaza in first rocket fire since early May, says military

Israel's warplanes bombed bunkers at a Hamas base in Gaza early Thursday following the first rocket fire from the territory since early May, the military said.
Firstpost - Published

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza, calling attack response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas target in Gaza on Thursday after a Palestinian rocket strike, the Israeli military said, in the first serious cross-border flare-up since a surge in fighting last..
Reuters - Published

Syrian air defenses thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria: SANA

attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Syrian state news agency SANA said early on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons after Benjamin Netanyahu caricature causes anti-Semitism row

The New York Times has announced it will no longer include daily political cartoons in its international edition, weeks after apologising for publishing a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin..
Firstpost - Published

Palestinians say U.S. ambassador helps Israel to annex part of West Bank

The Palestinian foreign minister said on Monday that comments by the U.S. ambassador to Israel were intended to help Israel annex parts of the occupied West Bank, underscoring the Palestinians'..
Reuters - Published

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan

Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy, in interview, does not rule out Israeli annexation in West Bank

The U.S. ambassador to Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians seek for a state, in an interview with the New York Times published..
Reuters - Published

India signs Rs 300 crore deal with Israel to procure 100 Spice bombs

The bombs to be procured are an advanced version of the Spice-2000 bomb, which can be used to reduce enemy buildings and bunkers to rubbles in no time. Spice-2000 bombs were used by IAF's Mirage-2000..
IndiaTimes - Published

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