Israel is a country located in the Middle East in Asia. It's capital is Jerusalem. Israel gained its independence from the British Empire on May 14th 1948. It considers itself a successor to the ancient Kingdom of Israel (930s - 720s BC) and Kingdom of Judah (930s - 586 BC). Archaeological discoveries have included remains of Homo erectus and Neaderthals, indicating humans have inhabited the area for 1, 5 million years.
Israel borders Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
In relation to the term Palestine, it can refer to the entire area as in Biblical times or it can refer to the name of the region up until the establishment of the country of Israel. In modern times Palestine can refer to the Palestinian Territories, a point of contention for geopolitics.
Israeli Comic Book Characters