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

Name
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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Author
Date
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Description
John Haltiwanger
April 13, 2021
Business Insider
Iran, which now plans to enrich uranium to 60% purity, has vowed revenge on Israel over Sunday's act of sabotage on the Natanz nuclear complex.
April 12, 2021
The Economic Times
"The U.S. was not involved in any manner," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in response to questions. "We have nothing to add on speculation about the causes or the impacts." Iran vowed revenge for what it described as an act of "nuclear terrorism" that caused an electricity outage in one of the production halls at the uranium enrichment plant.
Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
April 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCQX: ZNOG) announces its successful drilling of the second section of the Megiddo-Jezreel #2 (MJ-02) well and launches...
April 12, 2021
The Economic Times
Austin's first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon chief in January come as the United States seeks to leverage Middle East diplomatic progress made by the Trump administration, which brokered a deal normalising relations between Israel and several Arab states.
Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy
April 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Experts will speak and take questions at the only annual national conference challenging the Israel lobby's repressive agenda while proposing...
Staff Writer
April 12, 2021
mint
Spark Minda's nation-wide reach will make sure the product is successfully incorporated to the unique Indian market both as integrated into new motorbikes and in the aftermarket, to help fight the two-wheeler accidents, says Ride Vision
Start-Up Nation Central (SNC)
April 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- This morning, the first UAE Ambassador to Israel, His Excellency, Ambassador Mohamed al Khaja, visited Start-Up Nation Central Headquarters in...
BBC News
April 12, 2021
BBC News
Iran's foreign ministry blames Israel for Sunday's incident at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
AP
April 11, 2021
The Hindu
Lloyd Austin met Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Tel Aviv
International Good Deeds Day
April 12, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- On April 11, over 100 countries across the globe participated in Good Deeds Day 2021, including U.S.A., India, Armenia, Mexico, Poland, Italy,...
Alex Nicoll
April 11, 2021
Business Insider
Suspicion for Sunday's attack fall on US ally Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday.
Alex Nicoll
April 11, 2021
Business Insider
The study suggests that the Pfizer vaccine is less effective against two variants, though both were quite rare in Israel. It has yet to be peer reviewed.
April 11, 2021
The Economic Times
Netanyahu has said Israel will not be bound by a renewed deal, which he describes as a temporary cap on Iranian nuclear capabilities that would pave the way to bomb-production in the longer-run. Tehran says its atomic ambitions are purely peaceful.
Clay Risen
April 10, 2021
www.nytimes.com
After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.
Lindsay Muscato
April 9, 2021
MIT Technology Review
Vaccine credentials are in the works in some places, but the technical and ethical complexities create big hurdles for developers and lawmakers.
By ILAN BEN ZION
April 8, 2021
AP NEWS
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest honor after he called on the EU...
Bob Yirka
April 8, 2021
phys.org
Two teams of researchers have independently found that there exists a certain type of graphene system where electrons freeze as the temperature rises. The first team, with members from Israel, the U.S. and Japan, found that placing one layer of graphene atop another and then twisting the one on top resulted in a graphene state in which the electrons would freeze as temperatures rose. And in attempting to explain what they observed, they discovered that the entropy of the near-insulating phase was approximately half of what would be expected from free-electron spins. The second team, with members from the U.S., Japan and Israel, found the same graphene system and in their investigation to understand their observations, they noted that a large magnetic moment arose in the insulator. Both teams have published their results in the journal Nature. Biao Lian with Princeton University has published a News and Views piece outlining the work by both teams in the same journal issue.
AP
April 8, 2021
@bsindia
Syrias state media reported no immediate word on any casualties
Monica Danielle
April 6, 2021
news.yahoo.com
An expedition by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic found the wreck of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston this week below 21,180 feet or 4...
The Economist
March 13, 2021
The Economist
They are likely to make the biggest difference to international travel
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