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US President Donald Trump leaves a note at the Western Wall in Jerusalem May 22, 2017.

Trump jokingly told Jewish donors that he could one day be Israel’s prime minister

Trump claimed, inaccurately, to have a 98% approval rating in Israel and said he could become the country's prime minister if he wanted to.
Israeli missile launched from the Iron Dome defence missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, is seen above Gaza city on November 12, 2019.

At least 67 people were reported injured in clashes between Israel and Gaza. This conflict could work to embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu’s po...

Some Israeli politicians believe that Netanyahu ordered airstrikes in Gaza in a "desperate" attempt to hold onto power and avoid criminal charges.

Russia may have taken Israel’s most advanced missile from Syria — and could figure out how to defeat it

Experts worry that the Russian military could learn how to defeat the missile system or refine its air defense systems.

Microsoft funded an Israeli facial recognition startup whose tech is reportedly being used to secretly surveil Palestinians

Microsoft funded an Israeli startup that makes facial recognition reportedly used to secretly watch Palestinians living in the West Bank.
A busy canal in Venice, Italy.

An Israeli tourist in Venice took a currency exchange worker hostage after complaining he got a bad rate, police say

The 46-year-old man was trying to exchange $100 into euros but didn't like the amount of money he got back, multiple reports cited police as saying.
Jerusalem bagels are softer and sweeter than those found in the US.

10 foods you can’t leave Israel without trying

From street foods to fresh dishes and sweet pastries, here are the must-try foods you need to eat during your next trip to Israel.
A Facebook group called #WeWantNaama has rallied over 1,700 supporters for Issachar.

Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuana

Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to 7.5 years of prison in Moscow, and negotiating her release is part of a bigger diplomatic dispute.
President Donald Trump

Nearly half of American Jews believe Israel is used as a political tool by US lawmakers

The data underscores Trump's misunderstanding of Jewish voters' political behavior heading into 2020 as single-issue voters on Israel.
The mushroom cloud from Ivy Mike rises above the Pacific Ocean over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, during the world's first test of a full scale thermonuclear device, on November 1, 1952.

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they’ve vowed to defend

There are about 13,885 nuclear weapons in the world. Here's an overview of the world's nuclear states and their arsenal.
Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu has been chosen to form Israel’s new government, but time is running out for the long-standing leader who is facing a possible crimina...

Though challenger Benny Gantz has won slightly more seats in Israel’s parliament, Netanyahu has been endorsed by more parties to form a government.