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Israel: Country in Western Asia
Israel, officially 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 recognition of the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem is limited.

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Israel says UAE visit "making history' [Video]

Israel says UAE visit "making history'

In a historic first visit by a Gulf Arab nation, a United Arab Emirates delegation arrived in Israel on Tuesday, accompanied by top U.S. officials, to cement a normalization deal signed last month...

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Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging ties [Video]

Emirati officials pay first Israel visit after forging ties

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UAE government delegation arrives in Israel on first official visit [Video]

UAE government delegation arrives in Israel on first official visit

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Palestinian official Erekat hospitalized with COVID [Video]

Palestinian official Erekat hospitalized with COVID

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Israel on Sunday for treatment of a worsening case of COVID-19, the Palestine Liberation Organization said. Soraya Ali..

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This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets [Video]

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets

"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats..

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Palestinian ventriloquist talks heritage and history [Video]

Palestinian ventriloquist talks heritage and history

Ventriloquist Abed Alsalam Abdo and his nearly life-sized puppet both donned red fez hats as they sang this week in a street festival in the Israeli-occupied West Bank aimed at preserving Palestinian..

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Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute [Video]

Lebanon, Israel launch talks over maritime border dispute

Short session held on Wednesday, with state media reporting second round to take place on October 28.

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Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel hold talks on disputed sea border

Markers out at sea show the maritime border between Lebanon and Israel. The two countries, still formally at war after decades of conflict, have launched talks to address a long-running dispute over

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Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border [Video]

Israel-Lebanon talks: Long-time foes hold indirects talks on maritime border

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Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border [Video]

Lebanon-Israel nagociations: US-mediated talks open over disputed sea border

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Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border [Video]

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

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Israeli company unveils next-gen EV platform [Video]

Israeli company unveils next-gen EV platform

Israel's REE Automotive, developer of a rolling chassis for electric vehicles, sees its platform as the future market-standard for the global auto industry, after a test drive showcasing three of its..

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Once unthinkable, cargo from Dubai arrives in Haifa [Video]

Once unthinkable, cargo from Dubai arrives in Haifa

One of the first cargo ships to arrive from the UAE to Israel docked in Haifa's port on Monday. Eight containers filled with electronics, cleaning supplies, iron and firefighting equipment were..

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Mothers suffering increasing anxiety and insomnia during Covid-19 pandemic [Video]

Mothers suffering increasing anxiety and insomnia during Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College in Israel focused on the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, and the subsequent restrictions, on..

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Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign [Video]

Israel: Tens of thousands call for PM Benjamin Netanyahu to resign

Protesters say the prime minister is unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis.View on euronews

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E-Vehicle Company Show Off Fully Modular, Next-generation EV Platforms [Video]

E-Vehicle Company Show Off Fully Modular, Next-generation EV Platforms

A cutting-edge e-vehicle company have shown off three prototypes of its next-generation EV Platforms. Israeli firm REE Automotive (REE) say their electric vehicle platforms offer customers the freedom..

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Steve Clarke changes plans after Covid-19 deprives him of three key players [Video]

Steve Clarke changes plans after Covid-19 deprives him of three key players

Steve Clarke turned quickly to plan B after Covid-19 deprived him of three keyplayers for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel at HampdenPark on Thursday night. The national..

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Future sparkles for UAE-Israeli diamond trade [Video]

Future sparkles for UAE-Israeli diamond trade

Diamond traders in Dubai say they have been inundated with enquiries from Israelis, who traditionally do their business in Belgium's Antwerp -- the world's biggest centre for traders of rough and..

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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Israel under diplomatic fire over arms to Azerbaijan [Video]

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Israel under diplomatic fire over arms to Azerbaijan

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Top Israeli rabbis and U.S. envoy pray for Trump [Video]

Top Israeli rabbis and U.S. envoy pray for Trump

Support for Trump is strong in Israel. The announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus coincided with the Jewish high holy days, a time of reflection and penitence..

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Watch: Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations [Video]

Watch: Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Israelis opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protested in Tel Aviv in defiance of a COVID-19 lockdown. View on euronews

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