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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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Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.
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Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Israel


Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared [Video]Calm skies over Gaza as truce declared

Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad declared a truce on Thursday, after 48 hours of bloodshed that has killed dozens of people. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Items from Israeli settlements to be labelled as produced in 'territory of origin' [Video]Items from Israeli settlements to be labelled as produced in 'territory of origin'

Items from Israeli settlements to be labelled as produced in 'territory of origin'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:38Published

Palestinian death toll from Israeli air raids rises [Video]Palestinian death toll from Israeli air raids rises

A new wave of Israeli air attacks in Gaza has killed seven people. Air raid sirens are also sounding in southern Israel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Israel-Gaza clashes escalate after Islamic Jihad commander killed [Video]Israel-Gaza clashes escalate after Islamic Jihad commander killed

Islamic Jihad promises to retaliate after Bahaa Abu al-Ata and his wife were killed by an Israeli air attack on Gaza City.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid [Video]Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid

Killing of Bahaa Abu al-Ata in Gaza comes as Palestinian group says its political leader was also targeted in Damascus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Rockets fired at Israel in retaliation for death of senior militant commander in Gaza [Video]Rockets fired at Israel in retaliation for death of senior militant commander in Gaza

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:30Published

Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time' [Video]Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said fighting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants that erupted after Israel killed their top field commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday could prove..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Israeli and Palestinian forces exchange rocket attacks as tensions escalate [Video]Israeli and Palestinian forces exchange rocket attacks as tensions escalate

Israeli and Palestinian forces exchange rocket attacks as tensions escalate

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:30Published

Islamic Jihad commander among four killed in Israeli air raids [Video]Islamic Jihad commander among four killed in Israeli air raids

At least four people, including a commander of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, have been killed in the besieged Gaza Strip in overnight Israeli raids.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 13:18Published

Israel claims killing of Palestinian armed group's commander [Video]Israel claims killing of Palestinian armed group's commander

Israel's military says one of its air attacks has killed a commander of the Palestinian armed group Islamic Jihad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:33Published

Jordan reclaims borderlands as Israel ties under strain [Video]Jordan reclaims borderlands as Israel ties under strain

Amid mounting domestic public pressure last year, Jordan's king said he would not renew land deal with Israel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Israeli farmers in limbo as Jordan-Israel land lease deal expires [Video]Israeli farmers in limbo as Jordan-Israel land lease deal expires

Jordan decides against renewing a 25-year deal over special land access for Israeli farmers and tourists.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza [Video]Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Israel's planned Jerusalem cable car sparks Palestinian anger [Video]Israel's planned Jerusalem cable car sparks Palestinian anger

An Israeli plan to run a cable car over Jerusalem to the walls of the Old City has angered Palestinians who say it would erase their heritage in areas they seek for a future state. Emily Spychal..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:31Published

At the next tomb, turn left: GPS for graveyards [Video]At the next tomb, turn left: GPS for graveyards

Have you ever become lost in a graveyard? Just in time for Halloween, there's an app to help you avoid that in the future. It's called "Gravez." Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Occupied East Jerusalem cancer hospital faces financial crisis, shortages [Video]Occupied East Jerusalem cancer hospital faces financial crisis, shortages

Running out of money and medicine, Palestinian cancer patients suffer after severe cuts by Israel and United States.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Bernie Sanders Gains Endorsement From Freshmen Congresswomen [Video]Bernie Sanders Gains Endorsement From Freshmen Congresswomen

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar all endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. The three cited Sanders’ policy platform and his call for a “political revolution.” Yet Sanders has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Israel's Benny Gantz: Political novice trying to oust Netanyahu [Video]Israel's Benny Gantz: Political novice trying to oust Netanyahu

If former military chief also fails to form a government within the next 28 days, Israel may face another election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Israel's political upheaval continues as new chapter in coalition building begins [Video]Israel's political upheaval continues as new chapter in coalition building begins

Gantz's nomination marked the first time since 2008 that someone other than Netanyahu has been asked by Israel's president to build a ruling coalition.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:54Published

Benny Gantz, Not Benjamin Netanyahu, Asked To Form Israeli Coalition Government [Video]Benny Gantz, Not Benjamin Netanyahu, Asked To Form Israeli Coalition Government

Former military chief Benny Gantz received an official mandate from Israel's president on Wednesday. According to Reuters, he is to try to form Israel’s next government. Elections in April and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Israeli ex-general threatens 'King Bibi's' record reign [Video]Israeli ex-general threatens 'King Bibi's' record reign

Ex-general Benny Gantz is being tasked with trying to form Israel's next government thus threatening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's record reign. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government [Video]Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government

The prime minister has given up trying to form a governing coalition.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:59Published

Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat' [Video]Pompeo to Israel: U.S. focus is still on Iran 'threat'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

 

Cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

Accord would halt two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Iran-linked Islamic Jihad that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel
CBS News - Published

Tenuous calm in Gaza as Islamic Jihad says truce reached with Israel

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, calming the worst surge in fighting in months.
Reuters - Published

Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the..
Reuters - Published

Islamic Jihad says truce agreed with Israel, Gaza quiet

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, in a possible end to the worst surge in fighting in..
Reuters - Published

Israeli strike in Gaza kills six civilians: medics, residents

An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family on Thursday, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory..
Reuters - Published

Islamic Jihad offers Israel truce as Gaza toll hits 26

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes..
Reuters - Published

Gaza death toll reaches 23 in second day of escalation

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to..
Reuters - Published

Deaths mount in Gaza as Israel hits Iran-linked groups "without mercy"

Officials in the Palestinian enclave say at least 21 people have been killed in the violence since a targeted Israeli strike killed an Islamic Jihad commander and his wife
CBS News - Published

Israel kills top Palestinian militant in Gaza as violence escalates

Gaza officials say new Israel airstrikes have killed a top militant. Iran-backed militants responded with heavy rocket fire. CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi reports from Tel Aviv as violence..
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories November 13 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday November 13th: Public impeachment hearings to begin in house; Israeli airstrikes in Gaza; Wildfires in Australia; 70,000 migrant children held in US custody this..
USATODAY.com - Published

Israel kills nine Gazans, say Palestinians, as Islamic Jihad launches rockets

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes..
Reuters - Published

Moscow accuses U.S. of hunting Russians after Israel extradites suspected hacker

Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of hunting its citizens across the world and said it had made a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian man to the United States where he..
Reuters - Published

Israel kills Gaza gunman, militants fire rockets

An Israeli air-strike killed a Palestinian gunman on Wednesday and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel as a spike in violence edged into a second day.
Reuters - Published

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the second day of a spike in cross-border violence, sending people rushing to shelters as sirens sounded, although there were no reports of..
Reuters - Published

Germany condemns Gaza rocket fire

Germany condemned the bombardment of cities in Israel by rockets launched from the Gaza strip on Tuesday, calling for de-escalation and saying there could be no justification for violence against..
Reuters - Published

EU court rules goods from Israeli settlements must be labeled

The EU's top court ruled on Tuesday that goods from Israeli settlements must be labeled as produced in occupied territory, a decision hailed by Palestinians and condemned by Israel, which said it would..
Reuters - Published

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

The Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv.
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Airstrikes & rocket fire in Israel, Gaza and Syria

An Israeli airstrike killed an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza. Another Islamic Jihad commander in Syria was not harmed by an airstrike. The Israeli military says dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza..
USATODAY.com - Published

Israel, Jimmy Carter, Disney Plus: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said fighting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants that erupted after Israel killed their top field commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday could prove..
Reuters - Published

Iran-backed militants reply to Israeli strike with barrage of rockets

Israeli officials knew their targeted strike on an Islamic Jihad commander would likely draw a response, but insist "there was no other choice"
CBS News - Published

Jordan foils plot against U.S., Israeli diplomats and American soldiers: newspaper

Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the..
Reuters - Published

Israel targets Damascus home of Islamic Jihad official, group says

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Israel targeted the house of one of its officials in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing one of his sons.
Reuters - Published

Sirens sound in central Israel, warning of rockets from Gaza

Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning of possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.
Reuters - Published

Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian, U.N. demands probe

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said, drawing a U.N. demand for the..
Reuters - Published

Jordan's king tours enclave along Israel border after end of lease deal

Jordan's King Abdullah paid his first visit on Monday to an enclave fringing its northern border with Israel a day after the expiry of a 25-year special regime that allowed Israeli farmers access to..
Reuters - Published

Jordan committed to peace treaty with Israel despite ending land deal

Jordan said on Monday it was committed to its landmark peace treaty with Israel despite ending a 25-year deal that allows its neighbor to use two parcels of land along its border under its sovereignty,..
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Israeli gunfire kills a West Bank Palestinian: medics

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian during confrontations with stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian health officials said.
Reuters - Published

Jordan's king arrives in border area after end of lease deal with Israel

Jordan's King Abdullah arrived on Monday in an enclave that straddles its northern border with Israel a day after the end of a 25-year special regime with its neighbour that allowed Israeli farmers..
Reuters - Published

Israeli farmers lament the end of Jordan land deal

It has been a bitter harvest for some Israeli farmers on the border with Jordan. On Sunday, a 25-year-old deal between the two countries that has allowed them to cultivate land there formally expires.
Reuters - Published

Iran rejects reports of IAEA finding traces of uranium at unnamed site

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday rejected as a "trap" reports that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, found traces of uranium at an Iranian site that Israel called a..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu appoints far-right Bennett as defense minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed the head of a far-right political party as defense minister of his caretaker government, a spokesman for the premier's right-wing Likud party said on..
Reuters - Published

Israel's planned Jerusalem cable car irks Palestinians

An Israeli plan to run a cable car over Jerusalem to the walls of the Old City has angered Palestinians who say it would erase their heritage in areas they seek for a future state.
Reuters - Published

Israel aiding Syria's Kurds, advocating for them with U.S.: official

Israel is assisting Syrian Kurds battered by a month-old Turkish incursion, seeing them as a counterweight to Iranian influence and advocating for them in talks with the United States, the deputy..
Reuters - Published

Two Jordanians detained by Israel return home after handover deal

Two Jordanians, whose detention without charge by Israel led Jordan to recall its ambassador, returned home on Wednesday in a handover deal that defused a diplomatic crisis, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Mexican president says his government does not use Pegasus spyware

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that his government does not use spy software known as Pegasus, which Israeli company NSO Group allegedly sold to the country's previous..
Reuters - Published

U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opening Monday amid tense Israeli-Palestinian relations

CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane reports from Jerusalem, where the official opening of the new U.S. embassy threatens to make relations even worse between Israelis and Palestinians.
CBS News - Published

Palestinians step up protests aimed at ending a blockade of Gaza

CBS News correspondent Holly Williams is in Gaza where Palestinians are ratcheting up protests aimed at ending the blockade of the Palestinian territory bordered by Israel.
CBS News - Published

Israel's top court clears way for deportation of Human Rights Watch official

Israel's Supreme Court upheld a government decision to deport a Human Rights Watch (HRW) official accused of backing an international pro-Palestinian boycott campaign, an edict he said was aimed at..
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Jordan says two citizens held in Israel to return 'before end of week'

Israel will soon release two Jordanians whose months-long detention without charge, after crossing into the occupied West Bank, had led Jordan to recall its ambassador, the two countries said on..
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