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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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and Marcos Maidana of Argentina hold a media conference following their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Marcos Maidana Heavily Praised By Mexican Boxing Legends

By IBTimes AU

Marcos Maidana has obviously made a good impression with his boxing skills because he was heavily praised by Mexican boxing legends. (Aug 29)

Kurtley Beale of Australia's Wallabies kicks a penalty goal during their Rugby Championship match against the New Zealand's All Blacks in Sydney August 16, 2014.
Australian Rugby Union Changes Contract Rules To Avoid Star Loss

By IBTimes AU

The Australian Rugby Union announced changes to its contract protocols in an attempt to retain stars in Australian Rugby. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, QANTAS

Glasses of wine are displayed at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona April 3, 2009.
The World's Oldest Wine Cellar Found in Israel Could Have Been Used For Large Parties

By IBTimes AU

The world's oldest known wine cellar was found by archaelogists in the Upper Galilee in Israel. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Team Preview: Australia

By IBTimes AU

The Boomers enter the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain ranked ninth overall and second in its group. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, ANGOLA

A morning commuter passes behind a machine gun mounted on a military vehicle after Thai army took positions in central Bangkok May 20, 2014.
No Charges Against 9-Year-Old Uzi Girl Who Accidentally Shoots to Death Arizona Gun Instructor (VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

On Wednesday, another news of a bloody death was reported by media. However, it didn't happen in the Middle East but in Arizona where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot to death her shooting instructor with an Uzi. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, STORM, ARIZONA, NEW JERSEY

Gas tanks are pictured at Austria's largest natural gas import and distribution station in Baumgarten May 2, 2014.
EU Nations Importing Russian Gas Now Searching for Alternative Sources

By IBTimes AU

Russia's might on energy makes it adorable even among rivals (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Smoke and sand are seen following an Israeli air strike in Gaza August 25, 2014.
Gaza Gets Long Ceasefire: Hamas Sidelined, Abbas to the Fore

By IBTimes AU

The disenchantment in Gaza over Hamas, for dragging the protracted war has allowed the dramatic entry of Mahmoud Abbas into the scene (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at a News Conference in Jerusalem
ISIS And Hamas Linked Says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

By IBTimes AU

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has regarded Hamas and ISIS to be one and the same since they both came from a "poisonous tree." Israel's allies and enemies are not so sure of his statement. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, UNITED NATIONS, AIDS

An Israeli soldier stands at a staging area after crossing back into Israel from Gaza
Gaza Raids Continue Even As Netanyahu Courts Trouble In Twitter

By IBTimes AU

Israeli and Palestinian residents long for peace and security from their respective leaderships. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip
Israeli Air Raids Kill Three Hamas Commanders: US Urges More Dialogue

By IBTimes AU

The cease fire in Gaza is getting broken with renewed violence. (Aug 22)