The modern state of Israel is a country in the Middle East that borders on the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in 1948.
Israel is the only country in the world with a Jewish majority, and it defines itself as a "Jewish and democratic state." Its self-designated capital is Jerusalem, but this is unrecognized by the UN. Tel Aviv is Israel's financial and technology center. This page collates DW's latest content related to Israel.
According to US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the United States is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council. The US is also accusing the Council of a bias against Israel. The Trump administration announced its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has undertaken a three-day visit to Israel. Israel's government won't currently deal with Kurz's new coalition partners from Austria's far-right FPÖ, given their historic Nazi links.
Gaza medics have said four people have been killed and some 600 wounded during rallies along the border fence. The demonstrations coincided with Al-Quds Day, an anti-Israeli day of protests held across the Middle East.
Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But the game has been called off after a top Palestinian soccer official called on Arabs to burn Messi posters if Saturday's match went ahead.