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.
Benny Gantz has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu's call to join him and form a unity government, saying he alone should be Israel's next prime minister. Gantz's party holds a two-seat advantage after most.. CBS News - Published
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced disappointment at his election challenger's rejection on Thursday of his offer to discuss forming an Israeli unity government but said he remained opened to.. Reuters - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise unity government offer to his rival Benny Gantz after failing to win a majority in Tuesday's election. But the answer was 'no thanks', leaving..
U.S. evangelicals have been a core support base for President Donald Trump since the 2016 election. Many are also staunch supporters of Israel, seeing a biblical connection with the Jewish people and..
The European Union said any "settlement plan" would be considered "illegal" under international law after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he planned to annex parts of the occupied..
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Hezbollah attacked an Israeli army base and a nearby military vehicle on Sunday. According to CNN, tensions remain high along the border between Israel and Lebanon. Israel says there were no casualties..
Israeli election challenger Benny Gantz will deliver a statement on 1100 GMT on Thursday, his office said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the centrist rival to join him in a broad.. Reuters - Published
Israel's government appears to be heading toward uncertainty after an unprecedented repeat election. Partial results from yesterday's voting show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and.. CBS News - Published
Israel's election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz. Reuters - Published
Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her.. Reuters - Published
Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to create a governing coalition in April and elections were held again. The Washington.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Israelis went to the polls on Tuesday for the second time in five months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to create a governing coalition in April and elections were held again. i24 News' Dan.. CBS News - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party on Wednesday after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main election challenger, centrist party chief Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from exit polls that the Israeli leader was defeated but that only official.. Reuters - Published
The main election rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centrist Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday that he would work toward a national unity government in a speech that lauded his party's.. Reuters - Published
In an apparent setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fall short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies in national elections, initial exit polls showed, putting.. USATODAY.com - Published
A senior Palestinian official says he hopes the next Israeli government "will focus on how to make peace." Saeb Erakat spoke as initial exit polls from Tuesday's vote showed Prime Minister Benjamin.. CBS News - Published
The election in Israel could have a profound effect on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. For the second time in five months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking for a majority parliament to keep.. CBS News - Published
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and Israel's longest-serving.. Reuters - Published
Israel's former defense chief Avigdor Lieberman, a possible kingmaker in the parliamentary election held on Tuesday, called for a national unity government after exit polls showed no clear winner at.. Reuters - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules. Reuters - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster". Reuters - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement last week that he intended to annex the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank, saying it.. Reuters - Published
A Dutch Palestinian who lost six relatives during a 2014 bombing of Gaza sought compensation on Tuesday from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is contesting a tight election against.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Tuesday September 17th: Israel holds election; Trump says it looks like Iran is behind Saudi Arabia attack; Elizabeth Warren campaigns in NYC, talks about corruption; GM-UAW.. USATODAY.com - Published
Israelis voted Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election. It's the second showdown this year for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz. Netayahu is seeking a fifth term and.. USATODAY.com - Published
Highlights of this day in history: The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America's Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt's leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer.. USATODAY.com - Published
A Dutch court will consider on Tuesday a request to hear a civil suit seeking damages from former Israeli armed forces chief Benny Gantz, who is standing against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a.. Reuters - Published
French president Emmanuel Macron and Jordan's King Abdallah expressed their shared concern on Monday over Israeli comments on the annexation of Palestinian territories, the French presidency said in a.. Reuters - Published
Israelis vote on Tuesday for the second time in less than six months in an election that could see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a record fifth term - or end his decade-long dominance of.. Reuters - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bid for far-right votes two days before a closely-contested election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal.. Reuters - Published
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week's elections shows Israel is becoming a "racist, apartheid regime", Turkey's.. Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster.. Reuters - Published
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday to discuss Israel's announcement of its intention to annex areas of the West Bank, the Turkish foreign.. Reuters - Published
Benjamin Netanyahu, who is seeking a fifth term as Israel's prime minister, has played up his conservative, security-first credentials in the face of inexperienced rivals in the run-up to Tuesday's.. Reuters - Published
Twenty years after Benjamin Netanyahu's first term as Israel's prime minister ended, the man hailed by supporters as "King Bibi" is again fighting for his political survival in a rerun election. Reuters - Published