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.
Father Nikodemus Schnabel is a German Benedictine monk who lives and works in Jerusalem. In the 15 years he’s been there, he’s witnessed clashes between Israelis and Palestinians and the results of repeated failed attempts at peace. His monastery has also been the target of attacks. His faith has been challenged frequently but he’s never given up on his mission.
Oil shipments were halted 10 days ago after two Saudi tankers came under attack by Houthi rebels. This week, Israel jumped into the fray, warning Iran that it was prepared to defend a key route — militarily if necessary.