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Israel: Country in the Middle East
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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Here's the latest for Friday February 22nd: Jussie Smollett denies charges; New election ordered for NC congressional district; Strike talks for Oakland, California teachers; Israeli spacecraft heading..
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Israel aims for the moon with Genesis lunar lander

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. (Feb. 22)
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Videos for Israel

Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protests [Video]Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protests

Gaza health officials say the 15-year-old boy was shot by Israeli troops during a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Heads To The Moon [Video]Elon Musk's SpaceX Heads To The Moon

On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first-ever private moon mission. SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization based in Israel, designed and built the 1,322-pound lunar lander..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Spray-on nanofiber 'skin' treats burns and wounds [Video]Spray-on nanofiber 'skin' treats burns and wounds

The SpinCare is a medical spray-gun that shoots a see-through, skin-like dressing onto burns and wounds to aid healing. Roselle Chen reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

SpaceX Launches Israel's First Mission To The Moon [Video]SpaceX Launches Israel's First Mission To The Moon

Israel has taken an important first step to the Moon following the launch of its privately-built Beresheet lunar lander, which entered space late yesterday aboard a SpaceX rocket. The SpaceX Falcon 9..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

SpaceX Launches First Private Mission to Moon [Video]SpaceX Launches First Private Mission to Moon

SpaceX's rocket was carrying a spacecraft built by an Israel nonprofit group called SpaceIL.

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An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch on Thursday night by SpaceX. The Beresheet lander, which is about the size of a..

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Israel launches its first moon lander [Video]Israel launches its first moon lander

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that, if successful, will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation ever to achieve a controlled..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

SpaceX rocket launches with Israel's first lunar lander [Video]SpaceX rocket launches with Israel's first lunar lander

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Israeli Prime Minister Unites With Ultranationalist Right-Wing Parties [Video]Israeli Prime Minister Unites With Ultranationalist Right-Wing Parties

Business Insider reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an ally of US President Donald Trump, is facing criticism after embracing a far-right political party. Netanyahu on Wednesday..

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Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea [Video]Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

Israeli researchers are using rubbery sea creatures, which filter microplastics from sea water, to measure plastic pollution in the ocean. George Sargent reports.

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Poland Gets Out Of Israel Summit [Video]Poland Gets Out Of Israel Summit

According to Reuters.com, "Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki branded the remarks “racist and unacceptable”. He had previously said he would not join Tuesday’s gathering of central European..

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Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role [Video]Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

V4 Summit In Israel Is Scrapped [Video]V4 Summit In Israel Is Scrapped

According to Reuters, A meeting of the central European Visegrad group countries scheduled to start in Israel in Monday has been canceled after Poland pulled out, news agency CTK said, citing Czech..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Europe briefing: Labour split, Poland-Israel spat, and Venezuela denies MEPs entry [Video]Europe briefing: Labour split, Poland-Israel spat, and Venezuela denies MEPs entry

Euronews brought you the latest news and updates as they happened this morning.

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Poland Pulls Out Of Israel Summit Over Holocaust Statement [Video]Poland Pulls Out Of Israel Summit Over Holocaust Statement

Reuters reports Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel on Monday, after Israel’s acting foreign minister said “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Israel to withhold millions of dollars in Palestinian funds [Video]Israel to withhold millions of dollars in Palestinian funds

Israel shrinks tax payments to Palestinian Authority equivalent to stipends paid to families of Palestinian attackers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Iranian FM Zarif says Israel 'looking for war' [Video]Iranian FM Zarif says Israel 'looking for war'

Zarif addresses Israeli actions in the region, the US 'obsession' with Iran and EU efforts to save the nuclear deal.

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Iran's Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War [Video]Iran's Zarif Accuses Israel, U.S. of Seeking War

According to Reuters, Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday accused Israel of looking for war and warned that its actions and those of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the..

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Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Improve Ties With Gulf States [Video]Rouhani Says Iran Ready to Improve Ties With Gulf States

According to Reuters, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression. In a public..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

NY Measles Outbreak Fueled By Low Vaccination Rates [Video]NY Measles Outbreak Fueled By Low Vaccination Rates

According to Reuters, since October 2018, a measles outbreak affected 225 people in Rockland County, located in New York state. They say that the outbreak began with a traveler who visited Israel..

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Pence calls on EU to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal [Video]Pence calls on EU to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Washington's European allies of trying to break U.S. sanctions against Tehran and called on them to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Rough cut (No reporter..

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Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss 'common threat' Iran [Video]Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss 'common threat' Iran

The Israeli Prime Minister and US Secretary of State have spoken together outside the Mideast peace conference in Poland. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Teva slides on forecast, drags other generic drugmakers [Video]Teva slides on forecast, drags other generic drugmakers

U.S.-listed shares of Teva Pharmaceutical fell after the company reported Q4 results and gave poor 2019 outlook. Fred Katayama reports.

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Notable no-shows at U.S.-hosted Mid East summit [Video]Notable no-shows at U.S.-hosted Mid East summit

Who's attending the U.S.-hosted summit on the Middle East in Poland? The question, more to the point, may be who isn't. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying privately funded Israeli moon lander

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket streaked away from Cape Canaveral on Thursday night, boosting an Indonesian communications satellite into orbit and -- along with it -- a small Israeli spacecraft that will..
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Sharks in Israel's warm winter waters attract divers

Every winter, as sea temperatures drop, sharks seeking warmer waters head to a northern Israeli shore, drawing enthusiasts who take the plunge in hopes of catching a glimpse of the enigmatic predators...
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SpaceX is set to launch Israel's first lunar lander. Here's what you need to know

The spacecraft launched by SpaceX will not only be Israel's first lunar mission, but the country's first privately funded one as well.
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Poland accuses Israeli official of "racist" remarks, bails on summit

Jerusalem summit collapses after acting foreign minister says Poles "collaborated" with Nazis, "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk"
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Israeli photographer revives archaic art form in border series

Edward Kaprov makes a final adjustment to the oversized, traditional-style camera perched on a heavy tripod aimed at an Israeli military jeep near the Gaza border. Kaprov, a professional photographer,..
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Minnesotans debate Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweets

Many Jews in Minnesota are upset by her recent tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they’ve been bought off. But an official of a Minnesota Muslim advocacy group calls..
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Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?

Progressives see Israel as an occupying power, an apartheid state, illegitimate. You don’t have to be anti-Semite to be anti-Zionist — but it helps.
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