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Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a parliamentary democracy in the Middle East, on the south-eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south. In its Basic Laws Israel defines itself as a Jewish and Democratic State.

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Is this map of Israel-occupied territory accurate?

There's an image going around Facebook, showing Israel's occupied territory over the last few decades: I have seen at least two people (both Christian Zionists) criticize this map as "very biased" ...
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Were babies found with their heads decapitated in Israel after the Hamas attack?

According to this tweet by CNN, The Israel Prime Minister spokesman just confirmed babies and toddlers were found with their "heads decapitated" in Kfar Aza in southern Israel after Hamas ...
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Did Israel replace a puppy with burned babies in a photo?

This is a more direct claim than what's been asked in another Q about "murdered babies". A (Singaporean, I think) website called "Defense Politics Asia" claims (also on their ...
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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

I found an article by Matt Giwer saying that the cause of the Israeli-Arab war is that The Jews, [...] did in fact steal the land from the Palestinians. They actually bought and paid for at most 9% ...
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Did Netanyahu express support of Hamas in 2019?

When discussing the ongoing Israel/Hamas war, the following quotes occasionally come up. Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and ...
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Did early Hamas receive some support from Israel?

I often encounter the claim that in its early years, Hamas received some support from Israel (Mossad, Shin Bet, or some other part of the Israeli state), supposedly to prop up a competitor to Fatah ...
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Does Israel have nuclear weapons?

According to Wikipedia's page on Israel and weapons of mass destructioni: Israel is widely believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, and to be one of four nuclear-armed countries not ...
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Did Hitler support zionism?

According to Ken Livingstone (UK Labour politician, former Mayor of London), Hitler supported Zionism: Evening Standard: Mr Livingstone told BBC Radio London he had never heard anyone in the party ...
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Is the the "civilian casualty ratio" in modern day warfare about 3-4:1?

This site claims that, in modern warfare, about 3 civilians are killed for every combatant killed. This concept can be scientifically proven by understand (sic) the basic concept of “civilian ...
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Does this clip show Israeli Apache helicopters shooting their own citizens on Oct 7?

A Tweet in French with some 200K+ views (and some thousands of likes/retweets) claims Des images inédites ont fuité où ont voit des hélicoptères israéliens Apache bombarder ces propres concitoyens ...
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Are Pathans the lost tribe of the Israel?

The Pathan people (also known as the Pasthun) is an ethnic group of around 50 million living scattered across the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and also Iran and India. Wikipedia explains:...
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Did Hamas kill Israeli babies during the October 7 2023 attacks on Israel?

In another question, the topic of whether babies were beheaded in the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel is addressed. Putting aside the specific claims of beheadings, allegedly some accounts are ...
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Are there discriminatory laws against Israelis marrying Palestianians?

I saw this on Facebook today in the wake of the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage. While the world celebrates gay marriage victory: In Israel, you can marry anyone as long as he/she not Palestinian. : ...
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Is Israel's Air Defense System, Iron Dome, 90% successful?

According to New York Times, March 20 about Israel's Air Defense System, Iron Dome: Israeli officials initially claimed success rates of up to 90 percent. ... But a growing chorus of weapons ...
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Were some of the hostages taken by Hamas killed in cross-fire by Israeli forces?

In this widely watched interview with Middle East Eye, Yasmin Porat describes being kidnapped from a kibbutz by Hamas (translation provided by Middle East Eye): Yasmin Porat: We shouted at that point ...
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Has Israel broken over 60 UN resolutions?

The following meme claims: Israel has broken 65 UN resolutions with no consequences. Iraq broke two, got invaded, bombed and destroyed. Has Israel broken over 60 UN resolutions?
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Did Palestinians from the PA with family reunification based IDs engage in terror activities, pre-2003?

While answering this Q, I ran into the following claim by Israeli government, cited by a Haaretz article "Gov't seeks to extend order that can curb Arab family reunification" ... on the grounds of "...
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Was Theodor Herzl a self-confessed atheist? [closed]

I'm watching a Youtube video that explains the Israel-Palestine situation, and at this point the journalist/narrator says that Theodor Herzl, known as the father of Zionism or at least a chief ...
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Did Ariel Sharon say that the Jewish people control America?

Kevin Barrett claims: I remember it like it happened yesterday. It was early October, 2001. I was driving through the Shorewood neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin, listening to BBC News on ...
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Did Theodor Herzl adhere to Spinozism?

The following are found among a list of Theodor Herzl quotes on the Web site of the World Zionist Organisation: When I say God I do not mean to offend the freethinkers. For my part they can say ...
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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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