Israel

Israel

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.

Timeline

August 13, 2020

The overnight visit, after the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between Israel and the UAE, marked the apex of an accelerating warming relationship that had been mostly clandestine before the surprise Aug. 13 White House announcement establishing Israeli-Emirati ties.

July 6, 2006

Second Lebanon War

June 6, 1982

Lebanon War

June 5, 1967

Six-Day War

May 15, 1948

1948 Arab-Israeli War

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ariel Sharon

Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister

David Ben-Gurion

Prime Minister

Gal Gadot

Actress

Golda Meir

Prime Minister

Itzhak Rabin

Prime Minister

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Companies

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Mobileye

Ziv Aviram

Jerusalem, Israel

Collision Detection for cars

Waze

Ehud Shabtai

Ra'anana, Israel

Driving directions, GPS

Wix

Avishai Abrahami

Tel Aviv, Israel

Website Hosting/Creation

News

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Helen Sullivan
September 14, 2020
the Guardian
Medical staff wearing Personal Protective Equipment carry nasal swab samples during coronavirus screening outside a quarantine centre, in Nashik, India on 13 September 2020. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images
DNA Web Team
September 8, 2020
DNA India
Setback for China as US, Israel, India to collaborate in developing 5G technology - This trilateral initiative in the development and technological arena is a result of the people-to-people collaboration, in particular those by the Indian diaspora in the US and Israel, that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his historic visit to Israel three years ago in July 2017, community leaders said.
Helen Sullivan
September 4, 2020
the Guardian
A city health worker takes a rest during a coronavirus test program that aims to administer 20,000 tests in Rio de Janeiro's poor neighbourhoods, at Morro da Providencia favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3 September, 2020. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP
The Associated Press
September 2, 2020
CTVNews
Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that flights to and from the United Arab Emirates "from all countries" will now be able to use its airspace -- a statement apparently allowing flyovers by Israel following a deal to normalize U.A.E.-Israel relations.
AP
September 2, 2020
@bsindia
In less than 24 hours on the ground, Israels first-of-its-kind delegation to the United Arab Emirates received a royal welcome that would have been nearly unthinkable just a few weeks ago
IANS
September 2, 2020
@bsindia
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Israel reached 118,538 on Tuesday, with 1,942 new cases, the states Health Ministry said
ANI
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
In the joint statement, the UAE, Israel and the US have urged Palestinian leaders to reengage with their Israeli counterparts in discussions aimed at achieving peace
ANI
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
The UAE has become the third Arab country to fully recognize Israel after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994
AP
September 1, 2020
@bsindia
It was not clear what the targets were but state TV said the strikes were carried by warplanes flying in the Golan Heights
Ivan Levingston | Bloomberg
August 31, 2020
@bsindia
Israels Finance Ministry sees potential for annual bilateral trade starting at $2 billion and building up to $6.5 billion once cooperation matures
The Associated Press
August 31, 2020
CTVNews
A Star of David-adorned El Al plane flew from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between the two countries.
Press Trust of India
August 31, 2020
@bsindia
Mukherjee, a veteran politician, died on Monday evening following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84
IANS
August 31, 2020
@bsindia
Israel has had secret talks with several Arab countries to normalize relations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said
IANS
August 31, 2020
@bsindia
The Israeli Ministry of Health reported 555 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 114,020
AP
August 30, 2020
@bsindia
Today obviously we celebrate a historic breakthrough for peace, Kushner said, adding that the Israel-UAE deal will create previously unthinkable economic, security and religious cooperation
AP
August 30, 2020
@bsindia
Smaller protests also took part in other parts in Israel, including overpasses and outside Netanyahus private house in the upscale town of Caesaria
IANS
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
Based on the decree, it will be permissible to enter, exchange or possess Israeli goods and products of all kinds in the UAE and trade in them
AP
August 29, 2020
@bsindia
The French-drafted resolution reduced the troop ceiling for the force, known as UNIFIL, from 15,000 to 13,000 under US pressure
Phoebe Southworth
August 28, 2020
The Telegraph
Greater exposure to the screens of light-emitting devices before bed is associated with a decline in sperm quality, according to scientists
The Associated Press
August 28, 2020
CTVNews
Israel has listed an El Al flight taking off Monday for Abu Dhabi, which would be Israel's first commercial passenger flight to the United Arab Emirates after the two countries agreed to a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations.
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