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Israel Project fo realz

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Eric Olstad

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Katie Israel Vital Statistics Deep Structure Institutions Dominant Cultural Patterns Verbal Codes Hofstede's Patterns Non-verbal Codes Lifestyle Aimee
Andrew The Tower of David The first Israeli astronaut, Columbia disaster Ilan Ramon Yom Kippur In Jerusalem The Sea of Galilee Dawn at Dor beach on the Dead Sea Major Geographical
Locations of Israel Rainfall varies significantly in the northern and southern parts of the country. Almost no rain falls in Eilat, while Nahariya and Rosh Hanikra in the far north, and Jerusalem in the center have the most rainfall in the country.

Snow falls regularly in Jerusalem and the high peaks of the Hermon in the Golan.

Lightening & Thunderstorms are not uncommon and often produce heavy amounts of hail.

Humidity is a common mainstay, most of Israel’s average temperatures are between 30-80 degrees Centigrade, with humidity in the ranges of 20-85%. The Dead Sea View from Rosh Hanikra Mountain The Cell phone was first developed in Israel, at Motorola’s largest development center.
The original Voicemail technology was first developed in Israel.
In the early 1980’s, IBM chose an Israeli-designed computer chip as the brains for it’s first personal computers.
The first anti-virus software for computers was developed in Israel, in the year of 1979.
Most of Microsoft’s NP & XP operating systems were developed in Israel. In addition, both the Pentium-4, Centrino processors were entirely designed, developed, and produced in Israel.
The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel, at Intel. Electronics Israel has the largest number of startup companies per capita in the world.
Israel is the world’s largest wholesale diamond center, finally surpassing Antwerp in the 1970’s.
Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside the US and Canada.
Apart from Silicon Valley, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world. Economics Israel’s Climate Israeli Subway map Ancient Hilltop fortress of Masada Jewish 76.4 % (of which Isralei born-67.1 Ethnics groups of Israel 3,ooo years ago! Israel
The only country in the world that bears the same name, speaks the same language, upholds the same faith, and inhabits the same land as it did……. Israel also has two unofficial languages:
English & Russian Israel has 2 official languages:
Hebrew & Arabic GDP Per Capita: $32,200

GDP Composition by Sector:
Agriculture 2.5%
Industry 31.4%
Services 66.1%
Israel’s Gross Domestic Product

Current Population Estimate:
7,590,758 People Population Currency The Israeli Monetary System is Known as The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Israeli Postage Israeli McDonald’s History 1000 BCE David unifies tribes to create first Kingdom of Israel 930 BCE Kingdom splits 750 BCE - 390 CE Conquered by Assyrians, Babalonians, Persians, Alexander the Great, won back freedom and were conquered by Romans, who then split into Byzantine. 390 - 1920 Arab rule, birth of Islam Judea (Iudea) Province renamed to Palaestina 131 CE 620 1095 - 1291 Early History - 390 CE Crusades and slaughter of Jews 1517 - 1920 Ottoman Empire captures and rules Palistine 1920-1948 1947 - Present Religion State Family ~ 1900 Birth of Zionism 1923 British rule of Palestine 1939 - 1945 WWII 1946 Holocaust survivors begin immigrating to Palistine 1947 UN Partition Plan and Civil War 1948 State of Israel created Israeli-Arab War Current Events Religious Demographics 75.4% Jewish 16.9% Muslim 1.6% Druze 2.1% Christian 4% non-classified Israel is home to sacred sites for 3 major religions Muslims Jews Jews in Israel It is estimated that only ~65% of Israeli Jews believe in God 53% of Israeli Jews don't keep the Sabbath Haredi Judaism Controversial sect of Judaism Also known as "ultra-orthodox" 8% define themselves as ultra-orthodox Population doubles every 15-20 years Israel's five day work week;
Sunday-Thursday Leisure and Activities Fahion Music Architecture Foods Work Tel Aviv's "plastic market" Israel's "Justin Bieber!" Hebrew Alphabet Sports Soccer Rugby Holidays

A thumbs up for Israeli Muslims has the same meaning as a middle finger in the United States. Muslim When getting ready to enter a bus or any crowded area (i.e. - bank, post office, restaurant or open marketplace) we don't expect those from Israel to form a line. This is where you are expected to use the gentle nudge of your elbow to enter. If you wait - you will be last!
The Israeli is ready for immediate action. You can witness this by how many Israelis sit - leaning forward with legs spread apart - ready to stand at a moments notice. Gesture: Hand out in a pinched formation
It could mean: Look what I have here
What it really means: Wait one second, hold on, shut up, I don't care, I'm busy.
The Israeli will ask you to wait by placing their hand up, palm towards their body with fingers coming together - and the hand may shake. Hand Gestures!!!!!!

Major clothes stores retail stores are Gap, Zara, Mango, H&M, Celio, and many other. Israeli Beauty People stand close, and friends will touch while conversing.

Israeli’s make a lot of eye contact.
Israeli’s shake hands when greeting. Non-Verbal Communication Power Distance Long/Short-term Orientation Uncertainty Avoidance Masculinity/Femininity Individualism Low power distance:
Workplaces have an informal atmosphere with direct and involving communication and on a first name basis. Employees expect to be consulted. The Israelian society is a blend of individualistic and collectivistic cultures (54). Small families with a focus on the parent-children relationship rather than aunts and uncles are common Israel is neither a clear masculine nor feminine society. Some elements point at more masculine features. Performance is highly valued. Managers are expected to be decisive and assertive. Status is often shown, especially by cars, watches and technical devices. there is an emotional need for rules (even if the rules never seem to work), time is money, people have an inner urge to be busy and work hard, precision and punctuality are the norm, security is an important element in individual motivation Europe/America-born 22.6%
Africa-born 5.9%-born 4.2%
non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004) Harlem Shake! Family is very important to Israelis Israel has a higher birthrate than the US Big families are common Man usually the breadwinner, though 70% of Israeli women work Children typically raised with a blend of Western and Jewish traditions Divorce rate has historically been lower than USA, but is on the rise 1956 1967 Suez crisis 6 Day War Camp David accords and Israel-Egypt treaty 1978-9 2000 Camp David Summit, unsuccessful 2007 Gaza War The conflict resulted in between 1,166 and 1,417 Palestinian and 13 Israeli deaths (4 from friendly fire). Israel called it retaliation for rocket attacks Israeli West Bank Barrier Seperates Israel from Palestine Government Education Israeli Defence Force Parlimentary Democracy Executive Legislative Judicial President of Israel has a mainly ceremonial role Knesset 120 Members Unicameral Elects the President Supreme Court They deal with marital issues Israel also has religious courts Number of Justices varies Rulings can interfere with I.D.F. operations Prime Minister Chief Executive Most powerful man in Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System Eliezer Ben Yehuda Israel is a short-term culture.
they seek short term results, and quick
gratification Golda Meir Once called "best man" in the government One of the most battle trained armies in the world Mandatory Service ...and Christians Israeli-Palistinian Conflict As of January 2009, over 8600 rockets launched Direct, almost aggressive Very self-assured Informal Often wear jeans to business meetings Head of State The father of modern Hebrew
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