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‫לֵאָרְׂשִי תַניִדְמ‬‎ Medīnat Yisrā’el State of Israel ‫َليِئاَرْسِإ ُةَلْوَد‬‎ Dawlat Isrā’īl Total Per capita $200.630 billion[3] $28, 206[3] 2008 estimate $201.761 billion[3] $28, 365[3] 38.6[2] ▲ 0.930 (high) (24th) Israeli new sheqel (₪‎) (ILS or NIS) IST (UTC+2) IDT (UTC+3) right .il 972

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Excluding / Including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem; see below. Includes all permanent residents in Israel proper, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. Also includes Israeli population in the West Bank. Excludes non-Israeli population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217

Hebrew, Arabic[2] 75.5% Jewish, 20.1% Arab, 4.4% minority groups Israeli Parliamentary democracy[2] Shimon Peres Benjamin Netanyahu Reuven Rivlin Dorit Beinisch from British Mandate of Palestine May 14, 1948 20, 770 / 22, 072 km2 (151st) 8, 019 / 8, 522 sq mi ~2% 7, 411, 0002 (96th) 5, 548, 523 324/km2 (34th) 839/sq mi 2008 estimate

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(Hebrew: ‫לֵאָרְׂשִי‬‎, Yisra’el; Arabic: ????????????‎, Isrā’īl) officially the State of Israel ( ‫ , לֵאָרְׂשִי תַניִדְמ‬Medinat Yisra’el; Arabic: ???????? ????????????‎, Dawlat Isrā’īl), is a country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area.[4] Also adjacent are the West Bank to the east and Gaza Strip to the southwest. Israel is the world’s only predominantly Jewish state[5] with a population of about 7.4 million people, of which approximately 5.57 million are Jewish.[6][7] The largest ethnic minority group is the segment denominated as Arab citizens of Israel, while minority religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Druze, Samaritans and others, most of which are found within the Arab segment. The modern state of Israel has its religious roots in the Biblical Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), a concept central to Judaism since ancient times,[8][9] and the heartland of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah.[10] Following the birth of political Zionism in 1897 and the Balfour Declaration, the League of Nations granted Britain the British Mandate of Palestine after World War I, with responsibility for establishing "...such political, Israel

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administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion..."[11] In November 1947 United Nations decided on partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a UN-administered Jerusalem.[12] Partition was accepted by Zionist leaders but rejected by Arab leaders leading to the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 and neighboring Arab states attacked the next day. Since then, Israel has fought a series of wars with neighboring Arab states,[13] and in consequence, Israel controls territories beyond those delineated in the 1949 Armistice Agreements. Some international borders remain in dispute, however Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, though efforts to resolve conflict with the Palestinians have so far only met with limited success. Israel is a representative democracy with a parliamentary system and universal suffrage.[14][15] The Prime Minister serves as head of government and the Knesset serves as Israel’s legislative body. In terms of nominal gross domestic product, the nation’s economy is estimated as being the 44th-largest in the world.[16] Israel ranks highest among Middle Eastern countries on the bases of human development,[17] freedom of the press,[18][19] and economic competitiveness.[20] Jerusalem is the country’s capital, seat of government, and largest city, while Israel’s main financial and cultural center is Tel Aviv.[1]

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Early roots
Further information: History of ancient Israel and Judah

Masada The Land of Israel, known in Hebrew as Eretz Yisrael, has been sacred to the Jewish people since Biblical times. According to the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the three Patriarchs of the Jewish people, by God, as their homeland;[26][27] scholars have placed this period in the early 2nd millennium BCE.[28] According to the traditional view, around the 11th century BCE, the first of a series of Israelite kingdoms and states established rule over the region; these Israelite kingdoms and states ruled intermittently for the following one thousand years.[29] The sites holiest to Judaism are located within Israel. Between the time of the Israelite kingdoms and the 7th-century Muslim conquests, the Land of Israel fell under Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Sassanian, and Byzantine rule.[30] Jewish presence in the region dwindled after the failure of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE and the resultant large-scale expulsion of Jews. In 628/9, the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius conducted a massacre and expulsion of the Jews, at which point the Jewish population probably reached its lowest point. Nevertheless, a continuous Jewish presence in the Land of Israel remained. Although the main Jewish population shifted from the Judea region to the Galilee,[31] the Mishnah and part of the Talmud, among Judaism’s most important religious texts, were composed in Israel during this period.[32] The Land of Israel was captured from the Byzantine Empire around 636 CE during the initial Muslim conquests. Control of the region transferred between the Umayyads,[33] Abbasids,[34] and Crusaders over the next six centuries, before falling in the hands of the Mamluk Sultanate, in 1260. In 1516, the Land of Israel became a part of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled the region until the 20th century.[35]

Etymology
Over the past three thousand years, the name "Israel" has meant in common and religious usage both the Land of Israel and the entire Jewish nation.[21] According to the Bible, Jacob is renamed Israel after successfully wrestling with an angel of God.[22] The earliest archaeological artifact to mention "Israel" (other than as a personal name) is the Merneptah Stele of ancient Egypt (dated the late 13th century BCE) where it refers to the people of the land.[23] The modern country was named Medinat Yisrael, or the State of Israel, after other proposed names, including Eretz Israel ("the Land of Israel"), Zion, and Judea, were rejected.[24] In the early weeks of independence, the government chose the term "Israeli" to denote a citizen of Israel, with the formal announcement made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett.[25]

History

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Zionism and the British Mandate
Aliyah to Israel and settlement

Pre-Zionist Aliyah The Return to Zion • The Old Yishuv Prior to the founding of Israel First Aliyah • Second Aliyah • During WWI • Third Aliyah • Fourth Aliyah • Fifth Aliyah • During and after WWII • Berihah After the founding of Israel Operation Magic Carpet • Operation Ezra and Nehemiah • Jewish exodus from Arab lands • Polish aliyah in 1968 • Aliyah from the Soviet Union in the 1970s • Aliyah from Ethiopia • Aliyah from the Commonwealth of Independent States in the 1990s • Aliyah from Latin America in the 2000s Concepts Judaism • Zionism • Law of Return • Jewish homeland • Yerida • Galut • Jewish Messianism Persons and organizations Theodor Herzl • World Zionist Organization • Knesset • Nefesh B’Nefesh • Oleh • El Al Related topics Jewish history • Jewish diaspora • History of the Jews in the Land of Israel • Yishuv • History of Zionism • History of Israel • Timeline of Zionism • Revival of Hebrew language • Religious Zionism • Haredim and Zionism • Anti-Zionism

Theodor Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State, in 1901. credited with founding political Zionism,[41] a movement which sought to establish a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, by elevating the Jewish Question to the international plane.[42] In 1896, Herzl published Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State), offering his vision of a future state; the following year he presided over the first World Zionist Congress.[43] The Second Aliyah (1904–1914), began after the Kishinev pogrom. Some 40, 000 Jews settled in Palestine.[40] Both the first and second waves of migrants were mainly Orthodox Jews,[44] but those in the Second Aliyah included socialist pioneers who established the kibbutz movement.[45] During World War I, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued what became known as the Balfour Declaration, which "view[ed] with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people". At the request of Edwin Samuel Montagu and Lord Curzon, a line was also inserted stating "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".[46] The Jewish Legion, a group of battalions composed primarily of Zionist volunteers, assisted in the British conquest of Palestine. Arab opposition to the plan led to the 1920 Palestine riots and the formation of the Jewish organization known as the Haganah (meaning "The Defense" in Hebrew), from which the Irgun and Lehi split off.[47]

Jews living in the Diaspora have long aspired to return to Zion and the Land of Israel.[36] That hope and yearning was articulated in the Bible,[37] and is a central theme in the Jewish prayer book. Beginning in the 12th century, Catholic persecution of Jews led to a steady stream leaving Europe to settle in the Holy Land, increasing in numbers after Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492.[38] During the 16th century large communities struck roots in the Four Holy Cities, and in the second half of the 18th century, entire Hasidic communities from eastern Europe settled in the Holy Land.[39] The first large wave of modern immigration, known as the First Aliyah (Hebrew: ‫ ,)היילע‬began in 1881, as Jews fled pogroms in Eastern Europe.[40] While the Zionist movement already existed in theory, Theodor Herzl is

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In 1922, the League of Nations granted the United Kingdom a mandate over Palestine under terms similar to the Balfour Declaration.[48] The population of the area at this time was predominantly Muslim Arab, while the largest urban area in the region, Jerusalem, was predominantly Jewish.[49] The third (1919–1923) and Fourth Aliyah (1924–1929) brought 100, 000 Jews to Palestine.[40] From 1921 the British subjected Jewish immigration to quotas and most of the territory slated for the Jewish state was allocated to Transjordan.[50] The rise of Nazism in the 1930s led to the Fifth Aliyah, with an influx of a quarter of a million Jews. This caused the Arab revolt of 1936–1939 and led the British to cap immigration with the White Paper of 1939. With countries around the world turning away Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust, a clandestine movement known as Aliyah Bet was organized to bring Jews to Palestine.[40] By the end of World War II, Jews accounted for 33% of the population of Palestine, up from 11% in 1922.[51][52]

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initially on the defensive but gradually moving into offence. The Palestinian-Arab economy collapsed and 250, 000 Palestinian-Arabs fled or were expelled.[58] On May 14, 1948, the day before the end of the British Mandate, the Jewish Agency proclaimed independence, naming the country Israel. The following day the armies of five Arab countries — Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq — attacked Israel, launching the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.[59] Morocco, Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia also sent troops to assist the invaders. After a year of fighting, a ceasefire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line, were established. Jordan annexed what became known as the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and Egypt took control of the Gaza Strip. Israel was admitted as a member of the United Nations on May 11, 1949.[60] During the conflict 711, 000 Arabs, according to UN estimates, or about 80% of the previous Arab population, fled the country.[61] The fate of the Palestinian refugees today is a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.[62][63] In the early years of the state, the Labor Zionist movement led by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion dominated Israeli politics.[64][65] These years were marked by mass immigration of Holocaust survivors and an influx of Jews persecuted in Arab lands. The population of Israel rose from 800, 000 to two million between 1948 and 1958.[66] Most arrived as refugees with no possessions and were housed in temporary camps known as ma’abarot. By 1952, over 200, 000 immigrants were living in these tent cities. The need to solve the crisis led BenGurion to sign a reparations agreement with West Germany that triggered mass protests by Jews angered at the idea of Israel "doing business" with Germany.[67] During the 1950s, Israel was frequently attacked by Palestinian fedayeen, mainly from the Egyptian-occupied Gaza Strip.[68] In 1956, Israel joined a secret alliance with The United Kingdom and France aimed at recapturing the Suez Canal, which the Egyptians had nationalized (see the Suez Crisis). Despite capturing the Sinai Peninsula, Israel was forced to retreat due to pressure from the United States and the Soviet Union in return for guarantees of Israeli shipping rights in the Red Sea and the Canal.[69] At the start of the following decade, Israel captured Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Final Solution hiding in Argentina, and brought him to trial.[70] The trial had a major impact on public awareness of the Holocaust,[71] and to date Eichmann remains the only person executed by Israel.[72]

Independence and first years

David Ben-Gurion proclaiming Israeli independence from the United Kingdom on May 14, 1948 below a portrait of Theodor Herzl After 1945 the United Kingdom became embroiled in an increasingly violent conflict with the Jews.[53] In 1947, the British government withdrew from commitment to the Mandate of Palestine, stating it was unable to arrive at a solution acceptable to both Arabs and Jews.[54] The newly created United Nations approved the UN Partition Plan (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181) on November 29, 1947, dividing the country into two states, one Arab and one Jewish. Jerusalem was to be designated an international city — a corpus separatum — administered by the UN to avoid conflict over its status.[55] The Jewish community accepted the plan,[56] but the Arab League and Arab Higher Committee rejected it.[57] On December 1, 1947 the Arab Higher Committee proclaimed a three-day strike, and Arab bands began attacking Jewish targets. Civil war began with the Jews

Conflicts and peace treaties
See also: List of United Nations resolutions concerning Israel Arab nationalists led by Nasser refused to recognize Israel or its right to exist, calling for its destruction.[73] In

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The failure of the Arab states in the 1967 war led to the rise of Arab non-state actors in the conflict, most importantly the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which was committed to what it called "armed struggle as the only way to liberate the homeland".[75][76] In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Palestinian groups launched a wave of attacks[77] against Israeli targets around the world,[78] including a massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Israel responded with Operation Wrath of God, in which those responsible for the Munich massacre were tracked down and assassinated.[79] From 1969 to 1970, Israel fought the War of Attrition against Egypt.[80] On October 6, 1973, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the Egyptian and Syrian armies launched a surprise attack against Israel. The war ended on October 26 with Israel successfully repelling Egyptian and Syrian forces but suffering great losses.[81] An internal inquiry exonerated the government of responsibility for the war, but public anger forced Prime Minister Golda Meir to resign. The 1977 Knesset elections marked a major turning point in Israeli political history as Menachem Begin’s Likud party took control from the Labor Party.[82] Later that year, Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat made a trip to Israel and spoke before the Knesset in what was the first recognition of Israel by an Arab head of state.[83] In the two years that followed, Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords and the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.[84] Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula and agreed to enter negotiations over an autonomy for Palestinians across the Green Line, a plan which was never implemented. Begin’s government encouraged Israelis to settle in the West Bank, leading to friction with the Palestinians in those areas. On June 7, 1981, Israel heavily bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in Operation Opera, disabling it. Israeli intelligence had suspected Iraq was intending to use it for weapons development. In 1982, Israel intervened in the Lebanese Civil War to destroy the bases from which the Palestine Liberation Organization launched attacks and missiles at northern Israel. That move developed into the First Lebanon War.[85] Israel withdrew from most of Lebanon in 1986, but maintained a borderland buffer zone until 2000. The First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule,[86] broke out in 1987 with waves of violence occurring in the occupied territories. Over the following six years, more than a thousand people were killed in the ensuing violence, much of which was internal Palestinian violence.[87] During the 1991 Gulf War, the PLO and many Palestinians supported Saddam Hussein and Iraqi missile attacks against Israel.[88][89] In 1992, Yitzhak Rabin became Prime Minister following an election in which his party promoted compromise with Israel’s neighbors.[90][91] The following year, Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, on behalf of

Play video Daily Life in Southern Israel under rockets fired from Gaza 1967, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan massed troops close to Israeli borders, expelled UN peacekeepers and blocked Israel’s access to the Red Sea. Israel saw these actions as a casus belli for a pre-emptive strike that launched the SixDay War, Israel achieved a decisive victory in which it captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights.[74] The 1949 Green Line became the administrative boundary between Israel and the occupied territories. Jerusalem’s boundaries were enlarged, incorporating East Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Law, passed in 1980, reaffirmed this measure and reignited international controversy over the status of Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Golda Meir, who resigned following the Yom Kippur War

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Ariel Sharon became the new prime minister in a 2001 special election. During his tenure, Sharon carried out his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and also spearheaded the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier.[99] In January 2006, after Ariel Sharon suffered a severe stroke which left him in a coma, the powers of office were transferred to Ehud Olmert. In July 2006, a Hezbollah artillery assault on Israel’s northern border communities and a cross border abduction of two Israeli soldiers sparked the Second Lebanon War.[100][101] The clashes were brought to an end a month later by a ceasefire (United Nations Resolution 1701) brokered by the United Nations Security Council. On November 27, 2007, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to negotiate on all issues and strive for an agreement by the end of 2008. On September 6, 2007, the Israeli Air Force launched Operation Orchard in Syria, bombing what it suspected to be a nuclear site.[102] In April 2008, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad told a Qatari newspaper that Syria and Israel had been discussing a peace treaty for a year, with Turkey as a gobetween. This was confirmed by Israel in May 2008.[103] In December 2008, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel collapsed.[104] Israel responded by launching Operation Cast Lead with a series of airstrikes.[105] On 3 January 2009, Israeli Troops entered Gaza marking the start of a ground offensive.[106] On Saturday, January 17, Israel announced a unilateral ceasefire, conditional on elimination of further rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza, and began withdrawing over the next several days.[107] Hamas later announced its own ceasefire, with its own conditions of complete withdrawal and opening of border crossings. Despite neither the Qassam launchings nor Israeli retaliatory strikes having completely stopped, the fragile ceasefire remained in order. [108]

Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shake hands, presided over by Bill Clinton, at the signing of the Oslo Accords, September 13, 1993 Israel and the PLO, signed the Oslo Accords, which gave the Palestinian National Authority the right to self-govern parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.[92] A declared intent was recognition of Israel’s right to exist and an end to terrorism.[93] In 1994, the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace was signed, making Jordan the second Arab country to normalize relations with Israel. [94] Arab public support for the Accords was damaged by the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, continuation of settlements,[95] and checkpoints, and the deterioration of economic conditions. Israeli public support for the Accords waned as Israel was struck by Palestinian suicide attacks. While leaving a peace rally in November 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a far-right-wing Jew who opposed the Accords. The country was shocked. At the end of the 1990s, Israel, under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, withdrew from Hebron,[96] and signed the Wye River Memorandum, giving greater control to the Palestinian National Authority.[97]

Geography and climate

Rocket and mortar shells from Gaza into Israel, February 2009 Ehud Barak, elected Prime Minister in 1999, began the new millennium by withdrawing forces from Southern Lebanon and conducting negotiations with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and U.S. President Bill Clinton at the July 2000 Camp David Summit. During the summit, Barak offered a plan for the establishment of a Palestinian state, but Yasser Arafat rejected it.[98] After the collapse of the talks, the Second Intifada began.

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Israel is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest. The sovereign territory of Israel, excluding all territories captured by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, is approximately 20, 770 square kilometers (8, 019 sq mi) in area, of which two percent is water.[2] The total area under Israeli law, including East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, is 22, 072 square kilometers (8, 522 sq mi).[109] The total area under Israeli control, including the military-controlled and partially Palestinian-governed territory of the West Bank, is 27, 799 square kilometers (10, 733 sq mi).[110] View from the Israeli coast of the Dead Sea

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The Sea of Galilee, as seen from the Galilee Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel, and the Golan in the north. The Israeli Coastal Plain on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to seventy percent of the nation’s population. East of the central highlands lies the Jordan Rift Valley, which forms a small part of the 6, 500-kilometer (4, 040-mi) Great Rift Valley. The Jordan River runs along the Jordan Rift Valley, from Mount Hermon through the Hulah Valley and the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.[111] Further south is the Arabah, ending with the Gulf of Eilat, part of the Red Sea. Unique to Israel and the Sinai Peninsula are makhteshim, or erosion cirques.[112] The largest makhtesh in the world is Ramon Crater in the Negev,[113] which measures 40 kilometers by 8 kilometers (25 mi by 5 mi).[114] A report on the environmental status of the Mediterranean basin states that Israel has the largest number of plant species per square meter of all the countries in the basin.[115] Temperatures in Israel vary widely, especially during the winter. The more mountainous regions can be windy, cold, and sometimes snowy; Mount Hermon’s peak is covered with snow most of the year and Jerusalem usually receives at least one snowfall each

year.[116] Meanwhile, coastal cities, such as Tel Aviv and Haifa, have a typical Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters and long, hot summers. The highest temperature in the continent of Asia (53.7 °C or 129 °F) was recorded in 1942 at Tirat Zvi kibbutz in the northern parts of the Jordan-valley.[117] From May to September, rain in Israel is rare.[118][119] With scarce water resources, Israel has developed various water-saving technologies, including drip irrigation.[120] Israelis also take advantage of the considerable sunlight available for solar energy, making Israel the leading nation in solar energy use per capita.[121]

Government and politics

The Knesset building, home of the Israeli parliament Israel operates under a parliamentary system as a democratic country with universal suffrage.[2] The President of Israel is the head of state, but his duties are largely ceremonial.[122] A Parliament Member supported by a majority in parliament becomes the Prime Minister, usually the chairman of the largest party. The Prime Minister is the head of government and head of the Cabinet.[122][123] Israel is governed by a 120-member parliament, known as the Knesset. Membership in the Knesset is based on proportional representation of political parties,[124] with a 2% electoral threshold, which commonly results in coalition governments. Parliamentary elections are scheduled every four years, but unstable coalitions or a no-confidence vote by the Knesset often dissolves governments earlier. "The average life span of

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an Israeli government is 22 months. The peace process, the role of religion in the state, and political scandals have caused coalitions to break apart or produced early elections."[125] The Basic Laws of Israel function as an unwritten constitution. In 2003, the Knesset began to draft an official constitution based on these laws.[2][126]

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Office of the President of Israel in 2007. Israel has a three-tier court system. At the lowest level are magistrate courts, situated in most cities across the country. Above them are district courts, serving both as appellate courts and courts of first instance; they are situated in five of Israel’s six districts. The third and highest tier in Israel is the Supreme Court, seated in Jerusalem. It serves a dual role as the highest court of appeals and the High Court of Justice. In the latter role, the Supreme Court rules as a court of first instance, allowing individuals, both citizens and non-citizens, to petition against decisions of state authorities.[127][128] Israel is not a member of the International Criminal Court as it fears the court would be biased against it due to political pressure.[129] Israel’s legal system combines English common law, civil law, and Jewish law.[2] It is based on the principle of stare decisis (precedent) and is an adversarial system, where the parties in the suit bring evidence before the court. Court cases are decided by professional judges rather than juries.[127] Marriage and divorce are under the jurisdiction of the religious courts: Jewish, Muslim, Druze, and Christian. A committee of Knesset members, Supreme Court justices, and Israeli Bar members carries out the election of judges.[130] Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty seeks to defend human rights and liberties in Israel. Israel is the only country in the region ranked "Free" by Freedom House based on the level of civil and political rights; the "Israeli Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority" was ranked "Not Free."[131] Similarly, Reporters Without Borders rated Israel 50th out of 168 countries in terms of freedom of the press and highest among Southwest Asian countries.[132] Nevertheless, groups such as Amnesty International[133] and Human Rights Watch[134] have often disapproved of Israel’s human rights record in

Districts of Israel: (1) Northern, (2) Haifa, (3) Center, (4) Tel Aviv, (5) Jerusalem, (6) Southern regards to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel’s civil liberties also allow for self-criticism, from groups such as B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization.[135]

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Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip are seen by the Palestinians and most of the international community as the site of a future Palestinian state. The status of East Jerusalem in any future peace settlement has at times been a difficult hurdle in negotiations between Israeli governments and representatives of the Palestinians. Most negotiations relating to the territories have been on the basis of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, which calls on Israel to withdraw from occupied territories in return for normalization of relations with Arab states, a principle known as "Land for peace".[140][141][142] The West Bank was annexed by Jordan in 1948, following the Arab rejection of the UN decision to create two states in Palestine. Only Britain recognized this annexation and Jordan has since renounced its claim to the territory. The West Bank was occupied by Israel in 1967. The population are mainly Arab Palestinians, including refugees of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.[143] From their occupation in 1967 until 1993, the Palestinians living in these territories were under Israeli military administration. Since the Israel-PLO letters of recognition, most of the Palestinian population and cities have been under the internal jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, and only partial Israeli military control, although Israel has on several occasions redeployed its troops and reinstated full military administration during periods of unrest. In response to increasing attacks as part of the Second Intifada, the Israeli government started to construct the Israeli West Bank barrier,[144] which is partially built within the West Bank.[145] The Gaza strip was occupied by Egypt from 1948-1967 and then by Israel from 1967-2005. In 2005, as part of Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan, Israel removed all of its residents and forces from the territory. However, Israel still controls Gaza’s airspace and sea access and has on occasion sent troops into the area.[146] Gaza has a border with Egypt and an agreement between Israel, the EU, the PA and Egypt governed how border crossing would take place (it was monitored by European observers),[147] However the election of a Hamas government has led to problems in implementing it resulting in the border crossing being closed much of the time.[148] Inner control of Gaza is in the hands of the Hamas government.

Administrative districts
The State of Israel is divided into six main administrative districts, known as mehozot (‫ ;תוזוחמ‬singular: mahoz) – Center, Haifa, Jerusalem, North, Southern, and Tel Aviv Districts. Districts are further divided into fifteen subdistricts known as nafot (‫ ;תופנ‬singular: nafa), which are themselves partitioned into fifty natural regions.[136] For statistical purposes, the country is divided into three metropolitan areas: Tel Aviv and Gush Dan (population 3, 150, 000), Haifa (population 996, 000), and Beersheba (population 531, 600).[137] Israel’s largest city, both in population and area,[138] is Jerusalem with 732, 100 residents in an area of 126 square kilometers (49 sq mi). Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Rishon LeZion rank as Israel’s next most populous cities, with populations of 384, 600, 267, 000, and 222, 300 respectively.[139]

Occupied territories

Map of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 2007 In 1967, as a result of the Six-Day War, Israel gained control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza strip and the Golan Heights. Israel also took control of the Sinai Peninsula, but returned it to Egypt as part of the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. Following Israel’s capture of these territories, settlements consisting of Israeli citizens were established within each of them. Israel has applied civilian law to the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, incorporating them into its territory and offering their inhabitants Israeli citizenship. In contrast, the West Bank has remained under military occupation, and it, East

Foreign relations
Israel maintains diplomatic relations with 161 countries and has 94 diplomatic missions around the world.[149] Only three members of the Arab League have normalized relations with Israel; Egypt and Jordan signed peace treaties in 1979 and 1994, respectively, and Mauritania opted for full diplomatic relations with Israel in 1999. Two other members of the Arab League, Morocco and Tunisia, which had some diplomatic relations with

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cultural partnership with the country since then.[162] The UK has kept full diplomatic relations with Israel since its formation having had two visits from heads of state in 2007. It also has a strong trade relationship, Israel being the 23rd largest market. Relations between the two countries were also made stronger by former prime minister Tony Blair’s efforts for a two state resolution. The UK is seen as having a "natural" relationship with Israel on account of the British Mandate of Palestine.[163] Iran had diplomatic relations with Israel under the Pahlavi dynasty[164] but withdrew its recognition of Israel during the Iranian Revolution.[165]

Military
Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, presenting U.S. President Harry S. Truman with a Torah scroll in 1948 Israel, severed them at the start of the Second Intifada in 2000.[150] Since 2003, ties with Morocco have been improved, and Israel’s foreign minister has visited the country.[151] As a result of the 2009 Gaza War, Mauritania, Qatar, Bolivia, and Venezuela suspended political and economical ties with Israel.[152][153] Under Israeli law, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Yemen are enemy countries[154] and Israeli citizens may not visit them without permission from the Ministry of the Interior.[155] Since 1995, Israel has been a member of the Mediterranean Dialogue, which fosters cooperation between seven countries in the Mediterranean Basin and the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.[156] Foreign relations with United States, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom and India are among Israel’s strongest. The United States was the first country to recognize the State of Israel, followed by the Soviet Union. The United States may regard Israel as its primary ally in the Middle East, based on "common democratic values, religious affinities, and security interests". Their bilateral relations are multidimensional and the United States is the principal proponent of the Arab-Israeli peace process. U.S. and Israeli views differ on some issues, such as the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, and settlements.[157] Although Turkey and Israel did not establish full diplomatic relations until 1991,[158] Turkey has cooperated with the State since its recognition of Israel in 1949. Turkey’s ties to the other Muslim-majority nations in the region have at times resulted in pressure from Arab states to temper its relationship with Israel.[159] Relations between Turkey and Israel took a downturn, however, after the former’s condemnation of Israel after the 2009 Gaza War.[152] Germany’s strong ties with Israel include cooperation on scientific and educational endeavors and the two states remain strong economic and military partners.[160][161] India established full diplomatic ties with Israel in 1992 and has fostered a strong military and

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establishment of the state.[166] The IDF also draws upon the resources of the Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman), which works with the Mossad and Shabak.[167] The involvement of the Israel Defense Forces in major wars and border conflicts has made it one of the most battle-trained armed forces in the world.[168][169] The majority of Israelis are drafted into the military at the age of eighteen. Men serve three years and women serve two years.[170] Following compulsory service, Israeli men join the reserve forces and do several weeks of reserve duty every year until their forties. Most women are exempt from reserve duty. Arab citizens of Israel (except the Druze) and those engaged in full-time religious studies are exempt from military service, although the exemption of yeshiva students has been a source of contention in Israeli society for many years.[171][172] An alternative for those who receive exemptions on various grounds is Sherut Leumi, or national service, which involves a program of service in hospitals, schools and other social welfare frameworks.[173] As a result of its conscription program, the IDF maintains approximately 168, 000 active troops and an additional 408, 000 reservists.[174] The nation’s military relies heavily on high-tech weapons systems designed and manufactured in Israel as well as some foreign imports. The United States is a particularly notable foreign contributor; they are expected to provide the country with $30 billion in military aid between 2008 and 2017.[175] The Israeli- and U.S.-designed Arrow missile is one of the world’s only operational anti-ballistic missile systems.[176] Since the Yom Kippur War, Israel has developed a network of reconnaissance satellites.[177] The success of the Ofeq program has made Israel one of seven countries capable of launching such satellites.[178] The country has also developed its own main battle tank, the Merkava. Since its establishment, Israel has spent a significant portion of its gross domestic product on defense. In 1984, for example, the country spent 24%[179] of its GDP on defense. Today, that figure has dropped to 7.3%.[2] Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity toward its nuclear capabilities, though it is widely regarded as possessing nuclear weapons.[180] After the Gulf War in 1991, when Israel was attacked by Iraqi Scud missiles, a law was passed requiring all apartments and homes in Israel to have a mamad, a reinforced security room impermeable to chemical and biological substances.[181]

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A main business district in Ramat Gan, where the diamond stock exchange is located in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.[20] It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.[183] In 2007, Israel had the 44th-highest gross domestic product and 22nd-highest gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity) at US$232.7 billion and US$33, 299, respectively.[184] In 2007, Israel was invited to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,[185] which promotes cooperation between countries that adhere to democratic principles and operate free market economies.[186] Despite limited natural resources, intensive development of the agricultural and industrial sectors over the past decades has made Israel largely self-sufficient in food production, apart from grains and beef. Other major imports to Israel, totaling US$47.8 billion in 2006, include fossil fuels, raw materials, and military equipment.[2] Leading exports include fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, software, chemicals, military technology, and diamonds; in 2006, Israeli exports reached US$42.86 billion.[2] Israel is a global leader in water conservation and geothermal energy,[187] and its development of cutting-edge technologies in software, communications and the life sciences have evoked comparisons with Silicon Valley.[188][189] Intel[190] and Microsoft[191] built their first overseas research and development centers in Israel, and other high-tech multi-national corporations, such as IBM, Cisco Systems, and Motorola, have opened facilities in the country. In July 2007, U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought an Israeli company Iscar, its first non-U.S. acquisition, for $4 billion.[192] Since the 1970s, Israel has received economic aid from the United States, whose loans account for the bulk of Israel’s external debt.[2] In 2007, the United States approved another $30 billion in aid to Israel over the next ten years.[175]

Economy
Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia in economic and industrial development. The country is ranked 3rd in the region on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index[182] as well as

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Tourism, especially religious tourism, is another important industry in Israel, with the country’s temperate climate, beaches, archaeological and historical sites, and unique geography also drawing tourists. Israel’s security problems have taken their toll on the industry, but the number of incoming tourists is on the rebound.[193] Three million tourists visited Israel in 2008.[194]

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Education is compulsory in Israel for children between the ages of three and eighteen.[198][199] Schooling is divided into three tiers – primary school (grades 1–6), middle school (grades 7–9), and high school (grades 10–12) – culminating with Bagrut matriculation exams. Proficiency in core subjects such as mathematics, Bible, Hebrew language, Hebrew and general literature, English, history, and civics is necessary to receive a Bagrut certificate.[200] In Arab, Christian and Druze schools, the exam on Biblical studies is replaced by an exam in Islam, Christianity or Druze heritage.[201] In 2003, over half of all Israeli twelfth graders earned a matriculation certificate.[202]

Transportation
Further information: Transport in Israel

Science and education

The world’s largest solar parabolic dish at the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center.[203] Israel’s eight public universities are subsidized by the state.[200][204] The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s oldest university, houses the Jewish National and University Library, the world’s largest repository of books on Jewish subjects.[205] In 2006, the Hebrew University was ranked 60th[206] and 119th[207] in two surveys of the world’s top universities. Other major universities in the country include the Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, the University of Haifa, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Israel’s seven research universities (excluding the Open University) have been ranked in the top 500 in the world.[208] Israel ranks third in the world in the number of citizens who hold university degrees (20 percent of the population).[209][210] During the 1990s, an influx of a million immigrants from the former Soviet Union (forty percent of whom were university graduates) helped boost Israel’s high-tech sector.[209] Israel has produced four Nobel Prize-winning scientists[211] and publishes among the most scientific papers per capita of any country in the world.[212][213] In 2003, Ilan Ramon became Israel’s first astronaut, serving as payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Israel has embraced solar energy, its engineers are on the cutting edge of solar energy technology[214] and

The particle accelerator at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel has the highest school life expectancy in Southwest Asia, and is tied with Japan for second-highest school life expectancy on the Asian continent (after South Korea).[195] Israel similarly has the highest literacy rate in Southwest Asia, according to the United Nations.[196] The State Education Law, passed in 1953, established five types of schools: state secular, state religious, ultra orthodox, communal settlement schools, and Arab schools. The public secular is the largest school group, and is attended by the majority of Jewish and non-Arab pupils in Israel. Most Arabs send their children to schools where Arabic is the language of instruction.[197]

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its solar companies work on projects around the world.[215][216] Over 90% of Israeli homes use solar energy for hot water, the highest per capita in the world.[217] [218] According to the Ministry of National Infrastructures, the country saves an estimated 2 million barrels of oil a year because of its solar energy use.[219] The high annual incident solar irradiance at its geographic latitude creates ideal conditions for what is an internationally renowned solar research and development industry in the Negev Desert.[214][215][216]

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Demographics
As of 2008, Israel’s population is 7.28 million.[6] Of those, over 260, 000 Israeli citizens lived in the West Bank settlements[220][221][222] such as Ma’ale Adumim and Ariel, and communities that predated the establishment of the State but were re-established after the Six-Day War, in cities such as Hebron and Gush Etzion. 18, 000 Israelis live in the Golan Heights.[223] In 2006, there were 250, 000 Jews living in East Jerusalem.[224] The total number of Israeli settlers is over 500, 000 (6.5 % of the Israeli population). Approximately 7, 800 Israelis lived in settlements in the Gaza Strip until they were evacuated by the government as part of its 2005 disengagement plan.[225] Israel has two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic.[2] Hebrew is the primary language of the state and spoken by the majority of the population. Arabic is spoken by the Arab minority and Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab lands. Many Israelis can communicate reasonably well in English, as many television programs are in English and many schools teach English at early grades. As a country of immigrants, many languages can be heard on the streets of Israel. A large influx of people from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia have made Russian and Amharic widely spoken in Israel. Between 1990 and 1994, the immigration of Jews from the former Soviet Union increased Israel’s population by twelve percent.[226] Over the last decade, immigration flows have also included significant numbers of workers from countries such as Romania, Thailand, China, and a number of countries in Africa and South America; gauging precise numbers is difficult because of the presence of "undocumented" immigrants, but estimates run in the region of 200, 000.[227] Retention of Israel’s population since 1948 is about even or greater, when compared to other countries with mass immigration.[228] Emigration from Israel (yerida) to other countries, primarily the United States and Canada, is described by demographers as modest[229] but is often cited by Israeli government ministries as a major threat to Israel’s future.[230][231] The Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem Israel was established as a homeland for the Jewish people and is often referred to as the Jewish state. The country’s Law of Return grants all Jews and those of Jewish lineage the right to Israeli citizenship.[232] Just over three quarters, or 75.5%, of the population are Jews from a diversity of Jewish backgrounds. Approximately 68% of Israeli Jews are Israeli-born, 22% are immigrants from Europe and the Americas, and 10% are immigrants from Asia and Africa (including the Arab World).[233] The religious affiliation of Israeli Jews varies widely: 55% say they are "traditional," while 20% consider themselves "secular Jews," 17% define themselves as "Orthodox Jews"; the final 8% define themselves as "Haredi Jews."[234] Making up 16.2% of the population, Muslims constitute Israel’s largest religious minority. About 2% of the population are Christian and 1.5% are Druze.[235] Members of many other religious groups, including Buddhists and Hindus, maintain a presence in Israel, albeit in small numbers.[236] The Christian population includes both Arab Christians and Messianic Jews.[237] The city of Jerusalem is of special importance to Jews, Muslims and Christians as it is the home of sites that are pivotal to their religious beliefs, such as the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Other landmarks of religious importance are located in the West Bank, among them the birthplace of Jesus and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The administrative center of the Bahá’í Faith and the Shrine of the Báb are located at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa and the leader of the faith is buried in Acre. Apart from maintenance staff, there is no Bahá’í community in Israel, although it is a destination for pilgrimages. Bahá’í staff in Israel do not teach their faith to Israelis following strict policy.[238][239]

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Israeli literature is primarily poetry and prose written in Hebrew, as part of the renaissance of Hebrew as a spoken language since the mid-19th century, although a small body of literature is published in other languages, such as Arabic and English. By law, two copies of all printed matter published in Israel must be deposited in the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2001, the law was amended to include audio and video recordings, and other non-print media.[245] In 2006, 85 percent of the 8, 000 books transferred to the library were in Hebrew.[246] The Hebrew Book Week (He: ‫ )רפסה עובש‬is held each June and features book fairs, public readings, and appearances by Israeli authors around the country. During the week, Israel’s top literary award, the Sapir Prize, is presented. In 1966, Shmuel Yosef Agnon shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with German Jewish author Nelly Sachs.[247]

Shrine of the Báb in Haifa

Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv Israeli music contains musical influences from all over the world; Yemenite music, Hasidic melodies, Arabic music, Greek music, jazz, and pop rock are all part of the music scene.[248][249] The nation’s canonical folk songs, known as "Songs of the Land of Israel," deal with the experiences of the pioneers in building the Jewish homeland.[250] Among Israel’s world-renowned[251] orchestras is the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been in operation for over seventy years and today performs more than two hundred concerts each year.[252] Israel has also produced many musicians of note, some achieving international stardom. Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Ofra Haza are among the internationally acclaimed musicians born in Israel. Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nearly every year since 1973, winning the competition three times and hosting it twice.[253] Eilat has hosted its own international music festival, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, every summer since 1987.[254]

Hebrew Book Week 2005 in Jerusalem Israel’s diverse culture stems from the diversity of the population: Jews from around the world have brought their cultural and religious traditions with them, creating a melting pot of Jewish customs and beliefs.[240] Israel is the only country in the world where life revolves around the Hebrew calendar. Work and school holidays are determined by the Jewish holidays, and the official day of rest is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.[241] Israel’s substantial Arab minority has also left its imprint on Israeli culture in such spheres as architecture,[242] music,[243] and cuisine.[244]

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Continuing the strong theatrical traditions of the Yiddish theater in Eastern Europe, Israel maintains a vibrant theatre scene. Founded in 1918, Habima Theatre in Tel Aviv is Israel’s oldest repertory theater company and national theater.[255] The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is one of Israel’s most important cultural institutions[256] and houses the Dead Sea scrolls,[257] along with an extensive collection of Judaica and European art.[256] Israel’s national Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, houses the world’s largest archive of Holocaust-related information.[258] Beth Hatefutsoth (the Diaspora Museum), on the campus of Tel Aviv University, is an interactive museum devoted to the history of Jewish communities around the world.[259] Apart from the major museums in large cities, there are high-quality artspaces in many towns and kibbutzim. Mishkan Le’Omanut on Kibbutz Ein Harod Meuhad is the largest art museum in the north of the country.[260]

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In the Seventies Israel was excluded from the 1978 Asian Games following the organizers’ refusal to invite the country as a result of pressure by participating middle eastern countries. The exclusion led Israel to shift from Asia to Europe and cease competing in Asian competitions.[263] In 1994, UEFA agreed to admit Israel and all Israeli sporting organizations now compete in Europe. Ligat ha’Al is the country’s premier soccer league, and Ligat HaAl is the premier basketball league.[264] Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. has won the European championship in basketball five times.[265] Beersheba has become a national chess center and home to many chess champions from the former Soviet Union. The city hosted the World Team Chess Championship in 2005, and chess is taught in the city’s kindergartens.[266] In 2007, an Israeli tied for second place in the World Chess Championship.[267] To date, Israel has won seven Olympic medals since its first win in 1992, including a gold medal in windsurfing at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[268] Israel has won over 100 gold medals in the Paralympic Games and is ranked about 15th in the all time medal count. The 1968 Summer Paralympics were hosted by Israel.[269]

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See also
• Outline of Israel

Gallery of Israel
Tel Aviv Beach Dome of the Rock Haifa

Ramat Gan Stadium, Israel’s largest stadium Sports and physical fitness have not always been paramount in Jewish culture. Athletic prowess, which was prized by the ancient Greeks, was looked down upon as an unwelcome intrusion of Hellenistic values. Maimonides, who was both a rabbi and a physician, emphasized the importance of physical activity and keeping the body in shape. This approach received a boost in the 19th century from the physical culture campaign of Max Nordau, and in the early 20th century when the Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook, declared that "the body serves the soul, and only a healthy body can ensure a healthy soul".[261] The Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style event for Jewish athletes, was inaugurated in the 1930s, and has been held every four years since then. The most popular spectator sports in Israel today are association football and basketball.[262] In 1964 Israel hosted and won the Asian Nations Cup.

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Natural arch in Lemon Orchard the Galilee in the Galilee

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• (Hebrew) The Supreme Court, official site (with links to English, Arabic versions) • Ministry of Construction and Housing • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, official site • Ministry of Industry Trade & Labor Official Site • Ministry of Religion • Ministry of Tourism, official site • Chief of State and Cabinet Members • (Hebrew) Central Bureau of Statistics, official site (with links to English, Arabic versions) • Official political blog of Israel General reference • Country Profile from BBC News • Israel from the Encyclopædia Britannica • Israel entry at The World Factbook • Israel resources from Columbia University Libraries • Israel at the Jewish Virtual Library • Israel (1988) from Library of Congress Country Studies • Israel at the Open Directory Project • Israel at UCB Libraries GovPubs • The State of Israel fact file at Ynetnews Maps • Wikimedia Atlas of Israel • Israel-Palestine in Maps from hWeb Media • Ynet News, based in Tel Aviv • The Jerusalem Post • HaAretz • Israel Broadcasting Authority, state broadcasting network (Hebrew) (with link to English version) • Israel National News • Kol Israel Voice of Israel Other • Israel travel guide from Wikitravel • 31°37′31″N 35°08′43″E / 31.625321°N 35.145264°E / 31.625321; 35.145264 Israel

External links
Government • (Hebrew) Israel Government Portal (with links to English, Arabic versions) • (Hebrew) Prime Minister’s Office, official site (with links to English, Arabic versions) • (Hebrew) President of the State of Israel, official site (with links to English, Arabic versions) • The Knesset, official site of Israel’s parliament

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