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Israel

Israel is a 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. On December 31, 2020, Israel's population is estimated at 9,291,000 residents. 6,870,000 are Jews (73.9% of the total population), 1,956,000 - Arabs (21.1%) and 456,000 "other" (5.0%). The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Israel was worth 395.10 billion US dollars in 2019, according to official data from the World Bank and projections from Trading Economics.

The official language is Hebrew; the two languages in widest use are Hebrew and Arabic. Arabic is the daily language and language of instruction for Israel's Arabic citizens. But for Jewish Israelis the day-to-day language is Hebrew.

Political structure and election process

The Israeli government is a Parliamentary system, consisting of the legislative, executive, and judicial systems. Its institutions are the presidency, the Knesset (parliament), the government (cabinet of ministers) and the judiciary.

The political structure of Israel

During elections, 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. To date, all governments have been based on coalitions of several parties, since no party has received enough Knesset seats to be able to form a government by itself.

Timeline

May 10, 2021
Gaza militants fire rockets at Jerusalem, and Israel responds with airstrikes; this follows a morning police raid on the Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, that left hundreds of Palestinians and a score of police officers wounded, capping weeks of unrest in the city.
April 1, 2021
Israel’s first fully digital bank selects Bloomberg as their primary data provider.
February 11, 2021
Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine was 93% effective at protecting against COVID-19, a leading Israeli healthcare provider announced Thursday.
August 13, 2020
A peace agreement, known as the Abraham Accord, is reached between Israel and United Arab Emirates.
July 6, 2006
The second Lebanon War breaks out, after the 2006 Hezbollah cross-boarder raid.
June 6, 1982
The Lebanon War takes place, when an estimated 60,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon, launching "Operation Peace for Galilee."
June 5, 1967
The Six-Day War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, takes place, during which Israel captures the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem, and Golan Heights.
May 15, 1948
The Arab-Israeli war takes place, when five Arab nations invade territory in the former Palestinian mandate immediately following the announcement of the independence of the state of Israel.
May 14, 1948
David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimes the establishment of the state of Israel.

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ariel Sharon

Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister

David Ben-Gurion

Prime Minister

Golda Meir

Prime Minister

Itzhak Rabin

Prime Minister

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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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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July 27, 2021
DNA India
COVID-19 Delta variant 'most formidable' version, capable of infecting fully vaccinated people: Experts - Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies.
JD Alois
July 27, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ iAngels Raises $55.5 Million for First Institutional Fund Supported by EIF. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Jordan Crook
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
iAngels, the private investment platform founded and helmed by Mor Assia and Shelly Hod Moyal, has today announced the close of its first institutional fund. The firm has raised $55.5 million, which was anchored by the European Investment Fund, which put in $25 million. This brings iAngels' total assets under management to $300 million. Until [...]
July 26, 2021
mint
Evidence is also mounting that it is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people at a greater rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that they may even spread the virus
BBC News
July 25, 2021
BBC News
PM Naftali Bennett says the decision will help the country gradually shift to a low-carbon economy.
July 25, 2021
news.google.com
New data from Israel and the UK is showing a contradictory picture on the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in fighting off the Delta variant, the media reported.
July 25, 2021
Social News XYZ
Jerusalem, July 25 (SocialNews.XYZ) New data from Israel and the UK is showing a contradictory picture on the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in fighting off the Delta variant, the media reported. A new Health... - Social News XYZ
July 25, 2021
mint
Governments must decide whether to boost vulnerable people with extra dose, head of German vaccine inventor says
July 25, 2021
news.google.com
Jerusalem, Jul 25 (IANS): New data from Israel and the UK is showing a contradictory picture on the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in fighting off the Delta variant, the media reported. A new Health Ministry statistics from Israel indicated that, on average, the Pfizer-BioNTech shot is now just 39.....
IANSLive
July 25, 2021
IANS Live
A new Health Ministry statistics from Israel indicated that, on average, the Pfizer-BioNTech shot is now just 39 per cent effective against infection, while being only 41 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19.Prev
Tribune News Service
July 25, 2021
Tribuneindia News Service
Jerusalem, July 25 New data from Israel and the UK is showing a contradictory picture on the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in fighting off the Delta variant, the media reported.
IANS
July 25, 2021
LatestLY
Previously, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was well over 90 per cent effective against infection, reports The Times of Israel. Meanwhile, a new UK study published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine found the same vaccine to be 88 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 -- more than twice the rate found in the Israeli data.
Sam Fazeli | Bloomberg
July 25, 2021
@bsindia
The delta variant has some characteristics that give it a better chance of causing an infection, which means it escapes initial shield provided by antibodies, but vaccinated people are at a lower risk
Divya Kala Bhavani
July 24, 2021
The Hindu
Now that Netflix is making a play for the gaming industry, we examine emerging patents and technologies, potential business models, and more. Plus, does this mark an OTT-to-gaming race in the entertainment industry?
News Desk
July 24, 2021
News18
China, Bhutan, Sweden, Hungary and New Zealand have told citizens they can remove their masks. Israel did so on June 15, but brought them back days later amid a rise in cases.
July 23, 2021
Hindustan Times
While the data shows that vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe cases, it also underscores the risk that even those inoculated could be contagious. | World News
Ishan Patra
July 24, 2021
The Hindu
Here's our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size.
Abhishek Chatterjee
July 24, 2021
The Hindu
The new touch-screen film is created and coated onto glass using plasma technology. The entire process takes only a few minutes, produces minimal waste, is cheaper than using indium, and can be used for any glass surface such as a phone screen or window.
Julian Almeida
July 24, 2021
The Hindu
The Witcher world finally takes on Augmented Reality mobile gaming, with a dash of Pokémon GO's formula. However the experience is hindered by some questionable gameplay decisions
Sweta Akundi
July 24, 2021
The Hindu
Palakkad-based artist Vimal Chandran reimagines characters from Kerala folklore in a sci-fi setting for his new digital series, drawn from a child's perspective
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