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About Israel

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    Israel in Brief

    ​Israel is a small, narrow, semi-arid country on the southeastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. It entered history some 35 centuries ago when the Jewish people forsook its nomadic way of life, settled in the Land and became a nation.
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    Fast Facts

     
    Population7,933,200
    CapitalJe​rusalem​
    LanguagesHebrew, Arabic (official)​
     
    Dialing Code​+972​
    CurrencyNew Israeli Shekel (NIS)​
    Electricity230V/50Hz​
     
    GovernmentDemocracy​
    Establishment State DateMay 14, 1948
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    National AnthemHatikvah
     
     
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  • Weather in Israel

    12.20.2014
    • Tel Avivpartly14-20°C
    • Jerusalempartly8-14°C
    • Beer Shevapartly10-19°C
    Data By IMS
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