Israel is a country in the Middle East and a member of the United Nations. It was granted statehood in 1948 by the US Government (following a Declaration of Independence from the surrounding Arab countries). Its Statehood, however, is currently disputed by the United Arab Emirates, who claim that Jerusalem (Israel's capital) is a Holy city belonging to followers of Islam.
In the Bible, the Antichrist unites ten nations of Europe who start a war with Israel. (MM: "Marantha")