Country in western Asia

Israel is a country established by a United Nations (UN) resolution in 1948, in a partitioning of the Palestine territory previously occupied by the United Kingdom.

The Israeli government is a Parliamentary system, where people vote for parties, and parties receive seats based on what percent of the popular vote they receive. As of 2019, the cutoff for a party to receive seats in the government was 3.25%. After an election, the parties negotiate with each other to form a coalition of parties with a majority of the seats. Once a coalition is formed, the parties in the coalition choose a prime minister.

The 2019 population estimate is 9,025,000, and the GDP is $390.7 billion ($43,199 per capita).

The official language is Hebrew. English, Arabic, Russian, French, Amharic, and German are also each spoken by 100,000 or more people in the country.

By ethnicity, 74.5% of the population is Jewish and 20.9% is Arab.


July 6, 2006

Second Lebanon War

June 6, 1982

Lebanon War

June 5, 1967

Six-Day War

May 15, 1948

1948 Arab-Israeli War



Ariel Sharon

Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister

David Ben-Gurion

Prime Minister

Gal Gadot


Golda Meir

Prime Minister

Itzhak Rabin

Prime Minister

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Ziv Aviram

Jerusalem, Israel

Collision Detection for cars


Ehud Shabtai

Ra'anana, Israel

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Avishai Abrahami

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Patrick Wintour and Oliver Holmes
July 10, 2020
the Guardian
A satellite image showing a damaged building at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. The Iranian foreign ministry rejected claims that it was the work of Israel. Photograph: AP
July 6, 2020
Friends of the Earth International condemns Israel's move to forcefully annex significant parts of the occupied Palestinian territories. The forced annexation plan would control Palestinian lands and natural resources, and isolate Palestinian communities in the governorates of the occupied West Bank. It would also undermine and violate most importantly the Geneva Conventions and other international laws. This annexation plan would mean that Israel would illegally acquire more than 34...
July 5, 2020
Israels Ministry of Health has reported 977 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 29,032.
July 3, 2020
Analysts say the fire damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Irans underground Natanz nuclear site
Omar Faridi
July 1, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Israel is reportedly preparing to finally launch its Fintech regulatory sandbox program, which is part of proposals in new Arrangements Law.
Omar Faridi
June 30, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Russian blockchain based e-voting system suffers attack, locals claim they've been able to vote multiple times due to faults in the platform.
Mindy Weisberger
June 29, 2020
Fox News
People who lived 15,000 years ago in what is now Israel feasted on snakes and lizards, archaeologists have discovered.
June 25, 2020
The Times of India
Middle East News: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates would cooperate in the fight against the coronavirus - a p
Al Jazeera
June 23, 2020
Secretary-general says such a move will be 'devastating' for hopes of fresh talks and an eventual two-state solution.
Omar Faridi
June 18, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Fintech firms in Israel received $1.8 billion in total investments in 2019, with OurCrowd, Sequoia making substantial contributions.
June 17, 2020
The Indian Express
Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez had shot the song "Makhna" from Netflix film Drive in Israel as part of its ongoing efforts to bring Bollywood to the country.
Reuters Editorial
June 16, 2020
Israel approved on Tuesday the use of Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 infection.
June 10, 2020
Hindustan Times
PM Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu discussed potential areas in which India and Israel could expand cooperation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
June 10, 2020
The multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled Phase 2/3 clinical study of opaganib for severe COVID-19 patients is planned to be conducted in Russia and additional European and other countries -- In parallel, a Phase 2a clinical study of opaganib for severe COVID-19 patients is being initiated in the U.S. TEL-AVIV, Israel and RALEIGH, N.C., June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL ) ("RedHill" or the "Company"), a s
Steven Scheer
June 9, 2020
Israel's main coastal city has returned to work - and play - but the coronavirus pandemic has brought new challenges that will weigh heavily on Tel Aviv's restaurants, bars and other businesses emerging from lockdown.
June 4, 2020
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Nick Givas
June 3, 2020
Fox News
Researchers out of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv have discovered disinfectant technology that is now being used for a sanitation tunnel, which sprays visitors with disinfecting liquid before they enter large venues to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a report.
Al Jazeera
June 1, 2020
UAE FM Anwar Gargash said any unilateral move by Israel to annex occupied West Bank will be 'serious setback' for peace.
James Rogers
May 29, 2020
Fox News
Two altars in an ancient shrine in Israel have been revealing their secrets.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
May 28, 2020
Mail Online
Worshippers at a Jewish temple dating back more than 2,700 years likely smoked cannabis during cultic ceremonies, ancient Israeli limestone reveals.
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