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What Do you think when you hear about Israel?
Transcript of What Do you think when you hear about Israel?
The more you
What do you think when you hear about Israel?
Know the Facts:
Jews and Arabs
over 8 Million
75% Jewish; 20% Arabs; 5% Others
60,000 Jews of
call Israel Home
Over 1 Million Jews moved to Israel from
Israel is the only country in the Middle East that all
full equal rights
and they are active in all facets of Israeli life:
Arab Israelis have been elected to the Knesset (The Israel Parliament)
since Israel's founding
Rana Sultan, An
, choose to be "
" of 1999
Bnei Sachnin, became the first Arab-Israeli
soccer team to
win the state cup
Religious and ethnic
officially recognize 15 distinct religious groups
Each regulates its own rules about marriage and wills
is the only Middle East country where the Christian population has grown in the last half century
city of Haifa is the home of the Baha'i world headquarters
About 170,000 Bedouins, an Arab nomadic people, reside in
Israel is one of the more diverse countries in the world!
is the only free democracy in the middle east!
has two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic!
is the home for people from over 70 countries!
is the national home of the Jewish people!
society is made up for more
than 60 different cultures!
singers and bands known worldwide
Idan Raichel, Infected Mushroom, Oren Lavie...
's first art school, Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, was founded in 1906
has 10 film schools and 7 international film festivals
Kibbutzim / Entrepreneurial
Does Size matter?
About the size of New Jersey,
Israel can claim for the
Israel is the only country to revive an unspoken language and establish it as its national tongue.
Israel is one of only nine countries in the world that can launch its
Israelis consume the third most amount of
vegetables and sweets
in the world.
Israel, in regards to its population, has the
of college degrees, museums and start-up companies!
The Dead Sea is the
lowest place on Earth
Israel also known as the
PillCam, AntiVirus, Cell Phones, Voice Mails,
Cherry Tomatoes, Disk on Key,
BabySense, Waze, Viber
and a lot more...
The Baha'i is an independent religion that arose in Persia in the mid 19th century!
Israel has the
rate of entrepreneurship in the world!
Kibbutzim are the communal farms that grow out of Labor Zionism ideology, attaching pioneers from overseas with an interest in
"making the desert bloom"
There are 270 such collectives in Israel and about 8% of the population lives in a Kibbutz or Moshav-style collectives.
As of June 2007, 90 Israeli companies are listed in the U.S NASDAQ stock exchange,
more than any other foreign country!
Advancement of Women
Since the foundation of Israel in 1948
women have played a vital role in governing,
developing and protecting the nation
In 1969 ,
became Israel's first female prime minister
third elected female leader
of any country.
Israeli women serve in all branches of the Israel Defense Forces, are eligible for conscription, and serve alongside men in all units
Israel chose its first
president of the Supreme Court
, who served from 2006-2012
45% of Israel's labor force
the same percentage as in the U.S
Israel is at the
forefront of gay right
Prohibiting workplace discrimination in 1992
Allowing openly homosexual soldiers to serve in 1993
Granting spousal benefits to same-sex couples in 1994
Israel have presentation of
openly homosexual members
in the Israeli parliament (Knesset)
Israeli's first drag queen,
, took the country by storm in 1993 and
won the Eurovision
(European song competition) in 1998.
LGBTQ organizations and community centers are active
throughout Israel, continuing to advocate for
Israel continues to lead the way
in protection and acceptance
of diverse lifestyles
Israel's Knesset is composed by
secular and religious parties
of all sides of the political spectrum
dozens of newspapers
in many languages, Israel has a free, open and privately owned press
The Supreme Court of Israel is an
independent and equal
branch of government and serves as the final court appeals
Israel's prime minister, is the head of government, selected from a party that holds the
largest number of parliament seats
Israel's head of state is the president, selected by the Knesset
to perform a largely
Israel is a dynamic, modern democratic nation in which citizens of all political beliefs are represented
With Israel's long and beautiful coastline, beach activities and water sports are popular Israeli diversions. Actually, Israel has the
highest number of qualified scuba divers
per capita in the world
From it's nightclubs featuring internationally renowned DJs to it's around-the-clock cafés, the city of Tel Aviv has earned its nickname,
"The city that never stops"
Sports enthusiasts have many popular teams to celebrate. One of the most successful, Maccabi Tel Aviv, boasts
six European basketball championships
Israelis love to spend time outdoors, hiking and biking in the
protected national parks
reserves. In northern Israel
is a popular pastime
Leisure and Recreation
An energetic and cosmopolitan people, Israelis enjoy a wide variety of entertainment activities
Does anyone can find Israel on he map?
Est. May 14, 1948
Size: 8,522 sq mi (153rd)
Est. July 4,1776
Size: 3,805,927 sq mi (3rd)
Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu
Israel's Prime minister
Born in Israel and raised in
Israel and in the States
Trained as a combat soldier and became a team leader in an
elite special forces unit of the IDF
, Sayeret Matkal (1967-1972)
Between 1984 and 1988 Netanyahu served as the
Israeli ambassador to the United Nations
Netanyahu returned to Israel and joined the
party. Been the party leader between 1993-1999 and since 2005
Foreign Affairs Minister
as Israel's Prime Minister (1996-1999, 2009-2013, 2013-)
Guys 3 years, Girls 2 years
Non IDF service,
Israel security Forces or helping those in need
Women and men can serve in all units and in all roles
in the IDF: Druze, Bedouins, Israeli Arabs, Ethiopian Jews, Orthodox Jews, LGBT people, deaf, vegans and volunteers.
Helping each other - giving
in employment, housing, education, and other areas
- self-defence system developed
for the military in Israel that consists of a wide
combination of techniques
Day of Remembrance
for the Fallen Soldiers
of Israel and Victims of Terrorism
Israel Defense Forces
One of the most powerful and advanced armies in the world