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.
This week, Hungary welcomed the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit the country since the collapse of communism in 1989. Prime Minister Victor Orban stood alongside Benjamin Netanyahu as he said that his country's collaboration with Nazi Germany during World War II was a "mistake" and a "sin" as it failed to protect its Jewish community. Correspondent Stefan Bos has more about the visit.
Netanyahu has been caught by journalists imploring central European leaders to campaign for Israel in the EU. Conference organizers quickly cut his microphone when they realized his closed-door comments were broadcast.
MP and campaigner Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned over her links to a group that Israel considers a terrorist organization. Ten other Palestinian politicians are currently being detained under a controversial law.