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Israel InformationABOUT ISRAEL: FACTS, FIGURES & INFORMATION

ABOUT ISRAEL: FACTS, FIGURES & INFORMATION

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Last Updated on November 12, 2021

All about Israel: Facts, figures & general Israel information at your fingertips


Geographical location

Is Israel on the European or Asian continent?


Airports


Capital of Israel – Jerusalem

15 fascinating and interesting facts


Clothing for Israel

Clothing customs for Israel’s different cultural and religious groups…


Israel currency – The New Israeli Shekel (NIS)

Israel bank notes, coins and currency converter…


Common customs & behavior in Israel

Communication, gestures, etiquette, time and other common practices


Currency exchange and conversion

New Israeli Shekel to US-,Canadian and Australian dollar, Euro, Pound, South African Rand


Daylight saving time for Israel

Summer & winter times – one hour forward and one hour backward


Declaration of Independence

In 1897 Theodore Herzl, at the First Zionist Congress proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.


Distances in Israel

From Kiryat Shmona to Eilat – distances between major cities, towns and settlements


Flag of Israel

Origins of the flag of Israel and its symbolism. Where does the color Tekhelet come from?


Earthquake Emergencies

Israel lies on the Syrian African fault-line. Prepare your home and family for an emergency situation


Does Israel have a national food?

Favorite and popular foods, drinks, snacks and other delicious stuff


Electoral System

Elections and the Israel democratic electoral system and major political parties


Hamsin, Sharav or heat-wave

50 days a year of oppressive heat and desert sand storms in Israel


Innovations & Inventions


The Israel Defense Forces – IDF

Voluntary and compulsory service. What to bring from home. Your first day & other useful tips


Israel Independence Day

Independence Day – Heb: Yom Haatzmaut.  A day of immense sorrow is followed by celebrations and family fun time


Local time


Map of Israel

Find your way…


National Anthem

Israel’s National Anthem – Hatikvah. In Hebrew – The Hope


National Security & Emergencies

Prepare your family and home for terrorist events, missile fire and other emergency situations


The National State Bill

Details of Israel’s National State Bill of 2018


Official Languages

Hebrew & Arabic are the official languages of Israel. English, Russian, French & Amharic are widely spoken


Population information


Postage & postal services

Israel’s local and overseas postal tariffs, letters, parcels and other postal services


Presidents of Israel

Presidents of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present day


Prime Ministers of Israel

The first Prime Minister – David Ben Gurion.  Golda Meier, Yitzhak Rabin and other great leaders


Religious Holidays

Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Bahai & Druze holidays in Israel for the coming year


Suspicious objects and suspicious behavior


Telephone numbers & telecommunication Information


Television, Cable, Radio & Newspapers


Theaters & Cinema


Weather in Israel

Israel weather, unique conditions, climate and temperatures in Israel. A different wardrobe for every season

 


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