Middle East Discovery Project

By: Blessed Amani

Country Basics

Country Name: Israel

Capital: Jerusalem

Meaning of flag: Origin of the flag[edit] The blue stripes are intended to symbolize the stripes on a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. The portrayal of a Star of David on the flag of the State of Israel is a widely acknowledged symbol of the Jewish people and of Judaism

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Which continent is it located in: Asia

What countries surround it: Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon

Major Landforms: Coastal Plain
Major landmarks: Western Wall

Major bodies of water: Sea of Galilee

How these geographic features effect Israel is thy might have a lot of rain because of the Sea of Galilee.

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Type of government: Parliamentary System

Leaders: Benjamin Natanyahu (prime minister) and Reuven Rivlin (President)

How are leaders chosen: election

Describe the rights, roles & responsibilities of the citizens: One of the rights are that Jews may now be citizens

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Are they a rich or poor nation: It is mostly a poor area because of how much poverty it has.

What type of money do they use: Israeli new shekel

What is their main main export or import: crude oil, grains, raw materials, and military equipment.

the life expectancy, birth rate, literacy rate, and the drinking water source:

1. 83

2. 1000 people per year

3. 98.5

4. piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe

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What do they wear: The Israeli people wear hats and wigs but usually wear scarves on their heads.

What do they speak: What they speak is Hebrew and Arabic.

Their religion: Their main religion is Jewish, but they have many more like Muslim, Christian, and Druze.

What is a popular dish that they eat: One thing that they are popular for is their falafels and hummus. Which is pretty much meatballs and hummus.

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What is their general weather: Their general weather is, on summers humid, and on winter mild.

Their average rainfall: Their average yearly rainfall is 435.

What is their average yearly temperature: Their average yearly temperature is in the 80's and 90's.

What effects does the climate have on the country: An effect it could have is that since it has a lot of rainfall per year they could have a lot of flooding there.

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World bank


1. 2/4/1896

Publication of Theodore Herzl's treatise "The Jewish State"

2. 9/23/ 1929

Arab attack on Jewish community of Hebron

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Compare and contrast

Differences: America's favorite foods: Steak and Chicken

Israel's favorite foods: Falafel and hummus

America's top language: English

Israel's top language: Hebrew

Similarities: One of religions: Christianity

Also one of religion: Muslim

Also both share being one of the countries with most Jews

Also both share that they they both have a lot of historical



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Index Mundi