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Israel

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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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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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President Trump upended more than five decades of U.S. policy with his call on Twitter Thursday to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed territory of..
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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..
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President Trump upended more than five decades of U.S. policy with his call on Twitter Thursday declaring Israel's permanent ownership of the disputed Golan..
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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..
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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian..
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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..
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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian..
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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..
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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..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's statement in favor of recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights is unacceptable, an Iranian foreign..
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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..
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The president said the U.S. should recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights, one of the world’s most disputed areas, reversing long-held American..
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On Thursday, President Trump tweeted about a hilly plateau beside the Sea of Galilee that has been one of Israel’s quieter frontiers for 52 years.
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President Trump upended decades of U.S. policy with a single tweet, declaring it's time to recognize Israeli control over the Golan Heights. It's one of the..
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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.
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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..
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Israel seized the territory from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it in 1981 in a move that has never been recognized internationally.
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Israel's Prime Minister has thanked President Donald Trump for recognizing Israel's control over the Golan Heights. Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking alongside..
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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..
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Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War
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Trump's controversial move is sure to inflame tension in the Middle East. He said in a Tweet that the territory is critical to Israel's security.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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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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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showcased his close relationship with the Trump administration on Wednesday, hosting U.S. Secretary of State Mike..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed their commitment to applying continued pressure on the Iranian regime and..
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged on Wednesday that Iran could blackmail his main election rival, Benny Gantz, after hacking the former armed..
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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..
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Pompeo's visit comes just weeks before Netanyahu seeks re-election.
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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..
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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..
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest election rival, former army general Benny Gantz, said on Tuesday he would seek peace with the Palestinians..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel this week as the country gears up for major elections next month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is running..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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",..
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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..
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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 disqualified on Sunday a far-right Jewish politician from next month's national election and approved the candidacy of a disputed Arab party,..
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Israel's top court disqualified on Sunday a far-right candidate from next month's national ballot and approved the candidacy of an Arab party, overturning March..
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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..
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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 was wounded in a suspected Palestinian shooting attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli ambulance service and Israel Radio..
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Second-division German club Ingolstadt will wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response to anti-Semitic abuse targeting its Israeli captain, Almog..
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Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest rival in Israel's upcoming parliamentary election, dismissed as "political gossip" on Friday media..
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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..
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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..
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Here's the latest for Friday March 15th: Dozens shot dead in New Zealand mosques; Israeli airstrikes in Gaza after Palestinian rocket fire; Senate votes against..
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Here's the latest for Friday March 15th: Dozens shot dead in New Zealand mosques; Israeli airstrikes in Gaza after Palestinian rocket fire; Senate votes against..
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Airstrikes targeted Hamas locations, Israel says, after Jewish state confirmed Hamas carried out rocket attacks Hamas denied being behind
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The late-night attack on Tel Aviv, Israel’s densely populated commercial and cultural capital, marked a dramatic escalation in hostilities.
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