Israel is the world's only predominantly Jewish state,and is defined as A Jewish and Democratic State by the Israeli government
The modern State of Israel was declared in 1948, and traces its historical and religious roots to the Biblical Land of Israel, also known as Zion, a concept central to Judaism since ancient times.
Israel (officially the State of Israel) is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea
It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, Egypt and Gaza on the southwest
Capital – Jerusalem
Official language - Hebrew, Arabic
Currency – Shekel
Area - 22,072 square kilometers.
Population - 7,602,400 people (May 2010)
Ethnic groups - 75.5% Jewish, 20.3% Arab,
Shabbat - the seventh day of the Jewish week and a day of rest in Judaism
Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until a few minutes after the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night.…
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