About Israel

About Israel

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  • AboutIsrael

    Land of milk and honey

    ​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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    Population7,980,000  
    CapitalJe​rusalem​
    LanguagesHebrew, Arabic (official)​
     
    Dialing Code​+972​
    CurrencyNew Israeli Shekel (NIS)​
    Electricity230V/50Hz​
     
    System AdministrationDemocracy​
    Establishment State Date14.5.1948​
     

    NationalsSymbols

    • The flag

      The flag of the State of Israel is based on the design of the Jewish prayer shawl (tallit), with a blue Shield of David (Magen David).

    • National Emblem

      The official emblem of the State of Israel is a candelabrum (menorah), whose shape is said to be derived from the seven-branched moriah, a plant known since antiquity. The olive branches on either side represent Israel's yearning for peace.

       
  • Time in Israel

  • Currencies


    1 USA Dollar=3.564 NIS

    1 Israeli Shekel=0.28 USD

    Data By Bank Of Israel