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.
Germany was the manifestation of hell when Israeli writer Lizzie Doron was growing up in the 1950s. Now the winds of tolerance make it a desirable place, she writes describing her complex relationship with the country.
On his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the UN leader has to balance the demands of both sides of the conflict to make any significant advances toward peace. DW examines the historic trip.