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Is Palestine a country or part of Israel?
Much of this land is now considered present-day Israel. Today, Palestine theoretically includes the West Bank (a territory that sits between modern-day Israel and Jordan) and the Gaza Strip (which borders modern-day Israel and Egypt). However, control over this region is a complex and evolving situation.
What country does Israel belong to?
Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent and is part of the Middle East region. In the west, Israel is bound by the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon and Syria border it to the north, Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest and the Red Sea to the south.
Was Palestine a country before Israel?
In 1947, the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was voted. This triggered the 1947–1949 Palestine war and led, in 1948, to the establishment of the state of Israel on a part of Mandate Palestine as the Mandate came to an end.
What is Israel called today?
State of Israel מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) دولة إسرائيل (Arabic)
Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Reuven Rivlin
• Prime Minister
Naftali Bennett
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