Rss - About Israel12/20/2014 12:41:25 PM60en-USPolitical Structurehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Israel's Political-Structure.aspxIsrael is a parliamentary democracy consisting of legislative, executive and judicial branches. Its institutions are the presidency, the Knesset (parliament), the government (cabinet of ministers) and the judiciary. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:17 GMTSTATE: The Law of the Landhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/The Law of the Land.aspxThe prevailing characteristic of the Israeli legal system is the large corpus of independent statutory and case law which has been evolving since 1948.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:16 GMTPEOPLE of Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/The People called Israel.aspxIsrael is home to a widely diverse population from many ethnic, religious, cultural, and social backgrounds.​​​Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:08 GMTPEOPLE: Jewish Societyhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Jewish-Society.aspxThe Zionist movement transformed the concept of the "ingathering of the exiles" into a way of life, and the State of Israel translated it into law, granting citizenship to every Jew wishing to settle in the country.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:12 GMTPEOPLE: Minority Communities http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Minorities.aspxSome 1.8 million people, comprising some 24 percent of Israel's population, are non-Jews. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:15 GMTPEOPLE: Religious Freedom http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Religious-Freedom-.aspxThe Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948) guarantees freedom of religion for all. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:15 GMTTHE LANDhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/The Land called Israel.aspxIsrael is a small, narrow, semi-arid country on the southeastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:07 GMTCULTUREhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/CULTURE.aspxIsrael is an old-new country, small in size, but with a culturally active, heterogeneous population.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:03 GMTCULTURE: Archeologyhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Archeology.aspxArcheological investigation in the Land of Israel began in the middle of the 19th century, when biblical scholars surveyed the area in search of remains of places mentioned in the Bible.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:04 GMTIsrael Among the Nationshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Among-Nations.aspxThe State of Israel, a member of the United Nations since 1949, maintains relations with the majority of the world's countries.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:01 GMTAMONG THE NATIONS: Holy Seehttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Israel and the Holy-See.aspxThe establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Holy See may be viewed as a step of major significance in an historic process of change in the Church's attitude to Judaism and the Jewish people.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:02 GMTAMONG THE NATIONS: UNhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Israel and the United-Nations.aspxThe State of Israel was admitted to the United Nations (UN) as its 59th member on 11 May 1949. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:03 GMTAMONG THE NATIONS: World Jewryhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Israel and World Jewry.aspxWorld Jewry, in recognition of the centrality of Israel in Jewish life, participates in building the country.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:03 GMTIsraeli democracy & electionshttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Israeli-democracy.aspxIsrael is a parliamentary democracy, consisting of legislative, executive and judicial branches.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:07 GMTHuman Rights Day 2011http://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Human-Rights-Day-2011.aspxOn December 10, 2011 the world and the web will mark International Human Rights Day. A special Israeli Twitter account and Facebook page have been opened.Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:48:06 GMTChristians in Israelhttp://www.israelemb.org/holysee-en/AboutIsrael/Pages/Christians-in-israel.aspxThe situation of Christians in Israel according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics report, December 2011Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:39:29 GMT