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Israel

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area.

Articles About Israel

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Replacement Battery on Samsung Galaxy S4 Catches Fire on Bed

By IBTimes AU

The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone of Ariel Tollfree, a 13-year-old from North Texas, burned while it was on her bed. Tollfree, who sleeps with her devices near her pillow, didn't notice it slip underneath the pillow when she slept. (7:25 pm)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, FLORIDA, SMARTPHONE

Israeli UFC Fighter Noad Lahat to Brawl Saturday Night, Fly Back to Defend Country Next Day

By IBTimes AU

Noad Lahat, UFC's second Israeli born fighter, is scheduled to face Steven Siler this Saturday at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose. Right after the fight, he is on a plane back home to his war torn motherland. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Palestinian woman sits in a debris-strewn street as she looks at houses which witnesses said were damaged in an Israeli air strike that killed two children, in the northern Gaza Strip
West is 'losing sympathy' for Israel: Britain warns

By IBTimes AU

Britain has warned Israel that the West is getting less sympathetic to the Jewish state and its offensive in Gaza. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares near the border with the northern Gaza Strip
Canada Seeks Probe into Weapons Seized at UN Schools in Gaza

By IBTimes AU

The Canadian Government has called for a UN investigation into the reported discoveries of weapons caches at the UN-run schools in the Gaza Strip, reported Global Post. According to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird it was shocking that st... (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL LAW

An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers July 24, 2014.  An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation officia
End of Times Signs: 3 Aviation Accidents in 1 Wk, 500 Total Deaths; Air Algerie AH5017 Latest

By IBTimes AU

Has the world reached the purging stage as precursor to the prophesied end of times? In just a span of seven days, some 500 lives were lost from around the world due to three aviation accidents, the latest of which is the Air Algerie flight AH5017. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE, ALGERIA

A woman carries a baby with shirt that reads, "Israel don't kill me", during a demonstration supporting Palestine, in Berlin
Air Canada Suspends Flights to Israel Again, John Kerry ‘Hints’ Ceasefire Possibilities

By IBTimes AU

Air Canada suspended flights to Tel Aviv due to the on-going violence in the Middle-Eastern region. Earlier major American airlines like US Airlines and Delta Air Lines cancelled scheduled flights for the same reason. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: AMERICAN AIRLINES, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Passengers and airline staff stand near a check-in desk of an airline that cancelled its flight out of Tel Aviv at Ben Gurion International airport July 22, 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from Ben Gu
U.S. Flights to Israel Now Lifted, Flights To and From Tel Aviv Resume – FAA

By IBTimes AU

The U.S.' Federal Aviation Administration has lifted a ban that barred U.S. airlines from traveling to and from Ben Gurion International Airport. The new directive took effect as of 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, AMERICAN AIRLINES, UNITED AIRLINES, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

San Antonio Spurs Patty Mills of Australia (L) celebrates with Boris Diaw of France (C) and Tim Duncan against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game 5 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, June 15, 2014.
Australia Basketball News: Dante Exum, Boomers Ready for FIBA World Cup 2014 in Spain

By IBTimes AU

Dante Exum, one of the promising players in the NBA, has declared that the Australian basketball national team this year is one of the best in Aussie basketball history. Exum, along with the rest of the Boomers, is back in the country to prepare for ... (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, ANGOLA

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares near the border with the northern Gaza Strip
Gaza Crisis: 695 Dead & 4,500 Injured, UN Accuses Israel of War Crimes

By IBTimes AU

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights indicated that Israel might have committed "war crimes" during its offensives in the Gaza Strip. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Australia Names 32-Man Squad for Rugby Championship Next Month

By IBTimes AU

Australia Rugby News - Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has named the 32 players that will play for the Wallabies in the 2014 Rugby Championship (TRC) set to start in August. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, SOUTH AFRICA