Israel is a democratic country with a parliamentary system. The prime minister is head of government and the Knesset.
The Knesset is the name for the Israeli Parliament or Legislature.
Israel is a developed country and a OECD member.
In 2016, Israel was said to be the worlds 34th-largest economy.
The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, estimated that the population of Israel was close to 8,709,680.
Hebrew is not the only language spoken in Israel. Arabic is also an official language, and there are a number of other semi-official languages.
In Israel you will notice that virtually all official signs are in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Israel is the world’s only Jewish-majority state, two thirds of the population is Jewish.
The other third is made up of Arabs, Arameans, Armenians, Assyrians, Black Hebrew Israelites, Circassians, Maronites and Samaritans.
In its Basic Laws, Israel defines itself as a Jewish Democratic State.
The country benefits from a highly skilled workforce and is among the most educated countries in the world.
Israel has a very high percentage of citizens with a high education degree.
The country also has the highest standard of living in the Middle East, and has one of the highest life expectancy in the world.
Israel is a beautiful small country with a interesting history, and advanced Agro Technologies.
Israel’s economy and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv is a major transportation city, with a huge international airport.
The public transportation system in Tel Aviv has many routes; to almost anywhere in the country.
Tel Aviv is governed by a 31-member city council; elected for a five-year term.
Tel Aviv is a cultural center with 544 active synagogues, historic buildings, countless performing art centers, theaters, and Opera Houses.
Tel Aviv is a center of finance and technology in Israel.
Jerusalem is a city with a strong religious background, since medieval times.
Host to 1204 Synagogues, 158 Churches, and 73 Mosques.
In Islam, Jerusalem is said to be a sacred city – some 1400 years now. Jerusalem is believed to be a holy city in Islam, primarily due to Muhammad’s Night of Ascension.
The Muslims believe Muhammad was transported one night from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. From there he ascended to Heaven to meet with the previous prophets of Islam.
In Christianity, Jerusalem is said to be a sacred city – some 2000 years now.
In Judaism, Jerusalem is said to be sacred city – some 3000 years now.
Jerusalem is well known for its Old Testament history.
The story of Jesus in The New testament also made reference to Jerusalem.
Although Jerusalem is known primarily for its religious significance, the city is also home to many artistic and cultural venues.
The Dead Sea scrolls, discovered in the mid-20th century in the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea, are housed in the Museum’s Shrine of the Book.
Jerusalem is home to many archaeological important findings.
Some of Jerusalem most interesting sites are:
The Museum on the Seam – explores issues of coexistence through art.
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – established in the 1940s.
The International Convention Center – near the entrance to city.
The Jerusalem Cinemateque – in downtown Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Music Center – in Yemin Moshe.
The Israel Festival – Indoor and outdoor performances singers, concerts, plays, and street theater.
The Jerusalem Theater – Hosts to more than 150 concerts a year, as well as theater and dance companies and performing artists from overseas.
The Khan Theater – The city’s only repertoire theater.
There are 137 beaches in Israel. Mostly of which have crystal clear blue and turquoise waters and natural undisturbed coastlines.
Besides their natural beauty what makes these beaches interesting is that they are composed of diverse bodies of waters.
The four bodies of water are The Mediterranean, The Red Sea, The Dead Sea, and The Kinneret.
Here are some Israeli Beach recommendations:
Gordon Beach: Free clean beach in Tel Aviv near Hotels. Has places to dine or drink; shower and bathroom facilities.
Dor Nasholim Beach – Beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal clear blue waters in the ancient Phoenician city of Dor.
Habonim Beach – This beach is part of a nature reserve. A rocky beach perfect for swimming with young children.
You can also hike along it’s coastline and discover it’s caves.
Clean showers, dressing rooms, and bathrooms are available. There are also snack bars, and a picnicking area with tables.
Carmel Beach – Carmel beach has a boardwalk with numerous cafes, restaurants, and juice stands as well as bathroom and shower facilities.
Southern Beach – Entrance is free.
Ein Gev Resort Village Beach: Great for water sports, has slides and pools. They have lifeguard services, showers, restrooms, restaurant, camping area with barbecue stands.
Ein Gedi Beach – Located on the shores of the Dead Sea well known the amazing healing properties of the region.
The beach is connected to a man made spa. You can hike from the beach to the spa, or take a free tram ride to it.
It’s hard to sink in the Dead Sea, most people just float.
Ein Gedi Beach – Great place to see Dolphins in their natural habitat.
Coral Beach Nature Reserve – Clear water with an underwater coral reef. Good for snorkeling, and scuba diving. A great place to enjoy coral reefs and beautiful fishes.
Israel rich history makes it a great place to take a tour. You can choose from what type of tour you want, whether is a cultural tour, or religious tours.
Israel also is the winner of the Eurovision 2018 Song Festival, which means Israel will be hosting this most prestigious contest in 2019. Let’s see the glorious moment in the following You tube video:
Wow, what an exciting moment that was. It’s needless to say, Israel is an experience in itself.
Israel is also known for it’s fine hotels and restaurant meals.
Electricity in Israel is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second.
If you travel to Israel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
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