Israel

By: Chloe, Kinsey, and Grace Sponsered by: Motherbird

Israel Background Knowledge

The U.S has has Israel's back ever since it was reconized as a state in 1948. The U.S wants peace through out the world, so they send troops or Ali's to defend/protect Israel. It took 50 years for Israel's land to become the homeland for the Jews. Palestine used to have it's place in Israel, but the Israeli's kicked them out because they believed they shouldn't have to share their promiseland. That is why there has been so much war and violence within Israel. The palestinians want in. The land is approximately 22,000 square kilometers big.

All about Israel

For some more information about Israel we would love for you to check out the following link. We found it very useful! http://www.bod.org.uk/content/FamilyLifeCustoms.pdf


Five Famous Locations

These are some of the famous locations in Israel.


ABC's of Culture

We selected food as one of our Culture traits. To help you better understand what kinds of food they eat you should try to make a yummy Israel dish. Just follow this link:http://www.israelsite.net/category/cuisine-and-recipes/. We found that Israeli's make a lot of meals bases around the spices they use. Curry and cumin are used a lot. Another culture trait we picked was Family. Follow this following link to find out all about the average Jewish family: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/life/Life_Stages/Building_a_Jewish_Home/Contemporary_Jewish_Family.shtml. We also decided to do appearance. Above we have added a few picture of what Israeli's wear. We noticed that it looked a lot different than what we wear in America. We also chose to look into Youth for one of Our culture traits. We found this link to describe how kids are really treated in Israel. http://rt.com/news/israel-children-custody-palestinian-894/. We also chose Kitchen. Newer homes in Israel look a lot like the ones in America. Some of the older ones are run down and not as modern. In Israel the women are expected to make the meals.


Physical Geography

The geography of Israel is very diverse. In the south there are are desert conditions, but if you go up north you can see snow. caped mountains. About 170 miles long Israel is pretty big."... a land flowing with milk and honey." -Exodus 3:8. Israel is very diverse because the land ranges from fertile land to snowy mountains, forested highlands to costal plains.


Climate

In Israel the climate resembles California. Summers are hot and dry. The hottest area is the Jordan valley. Winters can be very cold though.


Israel National Anthem

Hatikva-The National Anthem of Israel
ISRAELI FOLK DANCE BIBLICAL PRODUCTIONS
Traditional dance from Israel by Dance Israeli!

Economy

Renewable Resources ( this takes place of graph)

Solar

In 2009, Israel was the top-performing country in the world with respect to the relative growth of its solar PV market, experiencing a near 20 fold increase over the previous year and an additional 21.5 MW of installed capacity.

Cumulative installed capacity now stands at 61 MW, of which around 88% represents grid-connected systems. This rapid growth is in part due to the country’s excellent natural solar resources, with some regions boasting 350 days of direct sunlight each year.

Solar CSP is also expected to experience significant growth in the near future, with over 300 MW of plants currently in planning. For example, a 240-MW thermal plant is due to be constructed at Ashalim in the western Negev desert, at a cost of US$750 million (€552 million), becoming operational in 2014.


Wind

Israel also boasts relatively good natural resources for onshore wind, with an estimated 2.5 GW of potential. Current installed capacity stands at only 6 MW, though the Government has set a target of 800 MW by 2020. This figure coincides with the total quota of wind projects available for FIT subsidies.

In September 2010, Israel’s Prime Minister gave “national infrastructure project” status to a US$400 million (€294 million) wind farm on Israel’s Golan Heights, clearing it for fast-track approval by regulators. The new farm will comprise 70 turbines totaling 155 MW, and is expected to be completed by mid 2012.


We got this information from http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/01/renewable-energy-recap-israel

This information takes place of the graph for renewable resources.



Timeline

1948

On May 14, the State of Israel is proclaimed. David Ben Gurion is its first prime minister. Neighboring Arab countries declare war, but Israel survived.


1967

During the Six Day War, Israel attacks Egypt. Israel occupies the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, and Syria's Golan Heights, and extends its control to all of Jerusalem.


1973

On October 6, during a Jewish holy day, Egypt attacks territory occupied by Israel . The conflict is known as the Yom Kippur War.


1978

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign the U.S sponsored Camp David Accords. The countries sign a peace treaty on March 26, 1987


1982

Israel invades Lebanon to drive out Palestinian Liberation Organization fighters who are attacking northern Israel.



1987

A Palestinian uprising against Israel starts in the West Bank and Gaza.


1993

The PLO and Israel agree to recognize each others existence. This treaty is called the Oslo treaty.


1994

Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.


2008

The Palestinians and Israeli's continue to trade attacks. The U.S tries to restart the peace process.


2009

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes prime minister.


2010

In December, a forest fire rages for four days. This happened in northern Israel. It was the biggest and deadliest in Israel's history.


Government

Israel's government type is parliamentary democracy. The different branches are executive branch, Legislative branch, & Judicial branch. THe different parties are Atzmaut, Balad, Democratic Front for peace & equality, Kadima, Labor party, Likud- Ahi, National Union, SHAS, The Jewish home, The movement, The new movement - Meretz , United Arab list Ta'al, United torah Judaism or UTJ, Yesh Atid, and YIsrael Beiteinu or YB.