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20,770 km2
Israeli Group Delays Flotilla Bound for Gaza By SCOTT SAYARE Two of the ships have been held in Greece following a legal complaint by Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center suggesting that some of the ships might be lacking insurance or improperly registered.
flotilla planning to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza risked being barred from the country for up to a decade.
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Also includes Israeli citizens living in the West Bank. Excludes non-Israeli population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Israel is the world's only Jewish-majority state, and is defined as a Jewish and democratic state in its Basic Laws. Following the 1947 United Nations decision to partition Palestine, Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948.
Israel has fought a series of wars with neighboring Arab states, and has occupied territories, including the West Bank, Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights, beyond those delineated in the 1949 Armistice Agreements.
Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, has reportedly been arrested in London Leading Palestinian activist arrested in London 29 Jun 2011: Theresa May says investigation has been launched into how Sheikh Raed Salah
Israeli paratroopers Zion Karasente, Isack Ifat and Haim Oshiri view the Western Wall, following fierce fighting for the Old City during the six-day war in 1967 The Arab-Israeli conflict Gallery (22 pictures): A brief history of
An Israeli trap for Britain 29 Jun 2011: Haneen Zoabi: In arresting Sheikh Raed Salah, the UK authorities support the persecution of Arab citizens of Israel
Israel can be divided into four major regions: the Mediterranean coastal plain in the west; a hill region extending from the northern border into central Israel; the Great Rift Valley, containing the Jordan River, in the east; and the arid
Israel has a mixed economy based largely on services and manufacturing; exports include machinery and electronics, diamonds, chemicals, citrus fruits, vegetables, and textiles. Its population is nine-tenths urban and is concentrated largely in the Mediterranean coastal plain and around Jerusalem.
Israel won that war (see Arab-Israeli wars) as well as the 1967 Six-Day War, in which it occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and east Jerusalem.
59 million Israelis in 2010, about 76% were counted as Jewish, though some of those are not considered Jewish under Orthodox Jewish law.
immigrated to Israel, 14,000 of them during the dramatic May 1991 Operation Solomon airlift; 32.9% of Israelis were born outside of Israel.
Israeli society is rich in cultural diversity and artistic creativity. The arts are actively encouraged and supported by the government. The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra performs throughout the country and frequently tours abroad.
Israel (Hebrew: מדינת ישראל Medinat Yisra-el; Arabic دولَة إِسرائيل Dawlat Isrā'īl) is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country with a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a small window on the Red Sea at the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba).
Government has built many Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as well as in the annexed Golan Heights.
Israel thus contains a vibrant modern history and culture, based in part on the diverse, immigrant origins of its inhabitants returning from the Jewish Diaspora. These aspects make Israel a fascinating destination for many travelers and pilgrims.
Israel gained independence in 1948 to become the world's only Jewish State. It is home to over seven million people, most of whom are Jewish. It lies in the area known historically as the Land of Israel, and is the Middle East's only liberal democracy.
Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides. The territories Israel occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.
Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace. In addition, on 25 May 2000, Israel withdrew unilaterally from southern Lebanon, which it had occupied since 1982.
approximately 296,700 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank (2009 est.); approximately 19,100 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2008 est.); approximately 192,800 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2008 est.
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The State of Israel was formed on May 15 1948 as a Jewish state and a democratic republic. Over time it became one of the only two democracies in the Middle East, the other being Turkey.
oficialmente Estado de Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְרָאֵל, Medinat Yisra'el; árabe:دولة إِسرائيل, Dawlat Isrā'īl), es un país de Oriente Próximo que se encuentra en la ribera sudoriental del mar Mediterráneo.
El moderno Estado de Israel identifica sus raíces con la antigua Tierra de Israel (Eretz Yisrael), un concepto central para el judaísmo desde hace más de 3.000 años.
Israel es una democracia representativa con un sistema parlamentario y sufragio universal. El Primer Ministro actúa como Jefe de Gobierno, y la Knéset como cuerpo legislativo de Israel.
Israel officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel is the world's only predominantly Jewish state with a population of about 7.5 million people, of whom approximately 5.7 million are Jewish.
modern state of Israel has its historical and religious roots in the Biblical Land of Israel, also known as Zion, a concept central to Judaism since ancient times, and the heartland of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah.
For the past 53 years MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, has been sharing its know-how and experience with developing countries around the world in order to make a difference.
by the Bible Valley Society together with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project is a global initiative wherein hundreds of thousands of people unite together to hand-inscribe Bibles in their native languages.
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israel pronunciation /ˈɪz ri əl, -reɪ-/ Show Spelled Show IPA –noun 1.a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 5,534,672; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Capital: Jerusalem.2.
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little map at right gives you an idea of the shape of Israel (in green). The purplish stuff there is Mediterranean. Look at this map to see how small Israel is compared to different countries. Israel is a country of big cities, impressive deserts, ancient ruins, and lush greenery.
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The State of Israel (in Hebrew "Medinat Yisra'el," or in Arabic "Dawlat Isrā'īl") is a country in the Southwest Asian Levant, on the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel declared its independence in 1948.
The land of Israel holds a special place in Jewish religious obligations, encompassing Judaism's most important sites (such as the remains of the First and Second Temples of the Jewish People).
Israel is the only country in the Middle East considered to be a liberal democracy, having a broad array of political rights and civil liberties present.
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6,277,000, including Israelis in occupied Arab territories), 7,992 sq mi (20,700 sq km), SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea. (The area figure used above does not include the Golan Heights or the West Bank, which are occupied by Israel.
Israel was overthrown by the Assyrians in 721.
In Israel's later history, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin formed a southern kingdom called Judah with its capital at Jerusalem, while the 10 northern tribes formed the kingdom of Israel.
Israel and remained part of Jewish folklore and eschatological beliefs. The tribes of Judah and Benjamin survived until Nebuchadrezzar's conquest of Judah in 586 BC, when many from the kingdom were exiled to Babylon.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world.
ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.
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Israelites speaking of themselves to foreigners used the term "Hebrews", commonly explained as denoting those who have come from "the other side" of the river (the Euphrates).
connected with the Israelites to be dealt with in the article on JEWS AND JUDAISM, or in particular articles on the leading personages or events in Israel's history.
It thus appears that the Israelites of old claimed actual kinship with some of the most powerful nations of the East, although the nearness or remoteness of this kinship cannot be determined at the present day.
Israel, according to the BBC country profile, was created as "the culmination of the Zionist movement, whose aim was a homeland for Jews scattered all over the world following the Diaspora.
in 1948 Israel came into being." Contents - * 1 Rebranding Israel * 2 Promoting Israel online * 3 Wooing U.S.
a budget for the program," according to the Israeli Consulate in New York's media and public affairs consul. "A staffer with the London-based global ad firm Saatchi and Saatchi is already working with the Israelis free of charge on the re-branding effort.