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


Brian Gallagher
January 19, 2020
There have been many memorable faces and moments at the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Here are some that have stood out.
January 15, 2020
Across a very dynamic energy landscape in Israel, where the electricity sector reform includes the privatization of power stations, the core of the reform is opening the electricity sector to competition. MRC group, which acquired the Alon Tavor power plant from Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) last July, today announced a new 15-year services agreement with GE (NYSE: GE) as a leading example of this country-wide energy transformation. The contract covers parts, repairs, and predictive m...
Press Trust of India
January 16, 2020
Read more about New AI tool can predict gestational diabetes risk before pregnancy: Report on Business Standard. Researchers said the condition occurs in three to nine per cent of all pregnancies, and poses a risk to both the mother and her baby.
Ron DePasquale
January 11, 2020
If a Ukrainian passenger plane was shot down in Iran on Wednesday, as American officials believe, it would join a long list of civilian aircraft brought down by armed forces.
January 4, 2020
Potential targets include manufacturing facilities, oil and gas plants and transit systems.
January 2, 2020
Top scientists, including two Nobel laureates, will be among policy makers, academicians and other delegates to attend the 107th Indian Science Congress, to be inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
January 1, 2020
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the world's leading global business publication
January 1, 2020
The Telegraph
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the three graft cases he faces, a move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months.
December 29, 2019
An intruder stabbed and wounded five people at a rabbi's house in upstate New York during a party to celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah late Saturday, officials said. The victims, all Hasidic members of the Jewish faith, were transported to local hospitals -- two in a critical condition -- the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) tweeted after receiving a call at 9.50 pm.
Ilan Ben Zion
December 26, 2019
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the world's leading global business publication
December 26, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waved goodbye before being hustled from the room with his wife Sarah.
Reuters Editorial
December 22, 2019
Egypt will begin importing natural gas from Israel by mid-January 2020, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio on Sunday.
Telegraph Reporters
December 21, 2019
The Telegraph
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has announced it will open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, sparking a furious reaction from Israel and condemnation from the United States.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
December 19, 2019
Mail Online
The biblical claim was made by researchers from Tel Aviv University who found a 3,100-year-old temple near the modern-day town of Beit Shemesh.
Christopher Intagliata
December 19, 2019
Scientific American
A daily quick take on science.
Dore Gold
December 18, 2019
The Telegraph
The latest reports that Turkey is now permitting senior Hamas commanders to order attacks against Israel from Istanbul is not surprising.
Raf Sanchez
December 18, 2019
The Telegraph
A senior Israeli MP has called on the US to impose sanctions on Turkey after an investigation by The Daily Telegraph revealed he had been the target of a Hamas assassination attempt plotted from Istanbul.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
December 18, 2019
Mail Online
MusashiAI, a joint venture between SixAI of Israel and Musashi Seimitsu of Japan has a completely autonomous forklift and a visual inspection robot on its books.
Raf Sanchez
December 17, 2019
The Telegraph
Turkey is allowing senior Hamas operatives to plot attacks against Israel from Istanbul, The Telegraph can disclose, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plays host to the terrorist group's leaders.
Steven Scheer
December 17, 2019
Israel's securities regulator is banking on U.S. financial services group Jefferies' membership on the Tel Aviv bourse to help boost initial public offerings from the country's high tech companies.



Ariel Sharon

Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister

David Ben-Gurion

Prime Minister

Gal Gadot


Golda Meir

Prime Minister

Itzhak Rabin

Prime Minister

Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





Ziv Aviram

Jerusalem, Israel

Collision Detection for cars


Ehud Shabtai

Ra'anana, Israel

Driving directions, GPS


Avishai Abrahami

Tel Aviv, Israel

Website Hosting/Creation