How many Arab countries are there?
There are 21 separate countries that represent the Arab world.
How many Jewish states are there?
One. Israel is the only Jewish nation.
What history-changing Israel-Arab wars do you remember?
Arab nations declared four history changing wars against Israel: 1948 War of Independence, 1956 Sinai War, 1967 Six Day War, 1973 Yom Kippur War. Israel was victorious in all of the wars.
Who Controls/occupies the Sinai?
April 25, 1982: Israel withdrew from the Sinai in a land for peace gesture, pursuant to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
Who Controls/occupies Gaza?
Israel no longer occupies Gaza. Today it is part of Palestine, controlled by the Hamas. In August 22, 2005, Israel withdrew its citizens from Gaza leaving behind enough
hothouses and equipment to supply the entire country with organic food, food which Israel used to export to Europe, and which could have gone a long way to help the Palestinians prosper.
Geography:Where is Israel Situated?
Israel lies just along the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon.
What is the Size of Israel?
Israel is 8,019 square miles (smaller than New Jersey).
When did Israelis first realize
that they might always be a country under threat; that they might have to live, forever, with war?
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The climate is mostly hot and dry, especially in the desert areas.
What natural resources does Israel have?
Natural gas, phosphate rock, clay and sand -and, most recently, in just the last year or so - Oil. Oil beneath Israel.
What is the Population of Israel?
As of 2011, population is 7,766 million. Annual population growth rate: 1.584%.
How many Arabs live in "territories?"--
What percentage of Israeli population is Arab?
In 1948, 11% of the Israeli population was Arab. In the 1950s, due to the large Jewish immigration of that period, the Arab population fell to as low as 10%. Today, Israeli Arabs comprise nearly 18% of the Israeli population. This percentage includes the Arabs of Jerusalem who were annexed into Israel as a result of the 1967 war.
What is Israel's Capital?
Life expectancy of Israelis?
80.96 years (78.79 for males, 83.24 for females).
97.1% (98.5% for males, 95.9% for females can read/write).
What form of Government does Israel have?
The government is a parliamentary democracy.
When is Israel Independence Day?
May 14, 1948.
GDP and Employment rate?
GDP: $219.4 billion; Employment rate: 6.4%; 23.6% live below the poverty line.
What do you know about Israel's War of Independence?
War of Independence involved Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, each entering in 1948 and exiting just one year later. Israel entered 140,000 strong, Egypt and Syria had the most at 300,000 each. Israel lost the most, some 6,373 troops.
What do you know about the 1956 War?
Sinai War of 1956: Israel, Britain, Egypt, and France, entering and exiting in 1956. Egypt entered with 300,000 troops and left with 297,000, Israel lost 231 and France 10.
What Do you know about the Six Day War?
Six Day War: Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria. War literally lasted 6 days, taking place in 1967, with Israel losing the least amount of troops this time at just 776.
What do you know about the Yom Kippur War?
Yom Kippur War: Once again it was Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria. Syria lost 8,000, Israel lost 2,688, and Egypt and Iraq each lost 5,000.
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