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.
A summit of Islamic nations has issued a unified response to counter the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "not impressed" by the declaration.
The Israeli premier has claimed that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "makes peace possible." The EU has criticized Washington's unilateral recognition, saying it undermines a political solution to the conflict.