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Tiberias, Galilea, Israel - Photo by Bettsy1970 - CC-BY

 

Population 2006.....................................................6,352,117
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........26,200
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................166
Unemployment....................................................................8.3%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.7
Labor force (%) ....... 3.6
 

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The Jerusalem Archeological Park - Photo by lyng883 - CC-BY

Total Area.................................................................8019 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) .............................91
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 77
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................7
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 99
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 5

 

 

 

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News __ An online news source from Israel. - illustrated - From Israel National News - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/

Background Note: Israel  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3581.htm

Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel) __ Official Israel stats about population, labor, economics, energy and many other topics. - From Government of Israel - http://www.cbs.gov.il/engindex.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel __ A detailed look at the nation of Israel including history, people, culture and many more topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/is.html

Country Profile: Israel and Palestinian Autonomous Areas __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. " The creation of Israel was the culmination of the Zionist movement, whose aim was a homeland for Jews scattered all over the world following the Diaspora. After the Nazi Holocaust, pressure grew for the international recognition of a Jewish state, and in 1948 Israel came into being." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/803257.stm

Doing Business in Israel __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=95

Economy of Israel __ "Israel has a diversified economy with substantial government ownership and a rapidly developing high-tech sector. Poor in natural resources, Israel depends on imports of petroleum, coal, food, uncut diamonds, other production inputs, and military equipment." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Israel along with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Israel 



Haaretz __ English language online version of this newspaper. - illustrated - From Haaretz - http://www.haaretz.com/
 
Israel __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/israel/

Israel __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/israel.html

Israel __ "Religion, politics, passion, history, social injustice and a standing army are not the ideal ingredients for a 'get away from it all' holiday. But these are the things that draw thousands of visitors (and thousands of emigrants) to Israel every year. This is 'where it happened,' a land that grips at the imagination of every Christian, Jew and Muslim in the world, and inflames a fair few of them as well." History, culture, statistics and more. - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/israel_and_the_palestinian_territories/

Israel __ A good overview of Israel, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107652.html
 
Israel.com - A Website 5,764 years in the Making __ Here is a treasurehouse of information about Israel, people, history, culture, etc, etc. - illustrated - From Israel.com - http://www.israel.com/

Israel Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=119&countryName=Israel

Israel Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Israel: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blisrael.htm

israel map palestinian territories map and map of israel __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/il.htm 

Israel Ministry of Tourism __ All you need to know to plan a visit to Israel whether for business or pleasure. - illustrated - From Government of Israel - http://www.goisrael.com/

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem __ A great look at a remarkable collection. - illustrated - From the Israel Museum - http://www.imj.org.il/

Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information __ "IPCRI, founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." You will find much to ponder. - From IPCRI - http://www.ipcri.org/index1.html
 
Israel Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Israel. Pictures of Israel. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Israel/

Israel Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Israel as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Israel and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/israel 

Israel Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/israel/

The Israeli Government's Official Website, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs __ Here you will find a wide range of information about Israel and its people. Government swervices, press releases, contact information and much more. - illustrated - From Government of Israel - http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/home.asp
 
Maps Of Israel __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Israel.html

 

The Other Israel __ "...aims to provide extensive coverage of the diverse struggles waged by the Israeli peace movement at large. It reports on a great variety of activities, most of which find little or no mention in the world media. It also contains commentaries on events in Israel and the Middle East from a perspective in which the interests of Israelis and Palestinians are ultimately reconcilable." While there is a magazine to subscribe to, there is still enough information available on this website to make it worthwhile. - From The Other Israel - http://otherisrael.home.igc.org/

pictures of Israel at picturesofplaces.com - israel pictures __ You will find a collection of click-to-view photographs of Israel. - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/israel.html 

Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs'and Heroes' Remembrance Authority __ The site's title pretty much says it all. Information, articles and an online magazine. - illustrated - From Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs'and Heroes' Remembrance Authority - http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/
 

 

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