Israel


By Josh Cohen

The Official language for Israel is Hebrew. It is a very old language
dating back over 5000 years. The version that is spoken today is different than
the kinda of Hebrew written in the Old Testament. The version spoken today is
commonly refered to as modern Hebrew.
Since Israel is a Jewish state, naturally the main religion is going to be
Judaism. There is also a lot of Muslims and Christians, but most of the people
are Jewish. Many of the Jewish Holiday are also national holidays, such as Yom
Kippur, Purim, and Rosh Hashanah. One of the holidays exclusive to Israel is
Independence Day, where Israel celebrates it\'s becoming a state.
Israel Produces many crops such as figs, dates, apples, pairs, oranges, and
olives. They are a very self-sufficient nation and do not need to import much.
Probably the most renowned person in the country is the Prime Minister. He
is similar to a President. The current Prime Minister is Benjamin Netanyahu.
One of his biggest problems right now is to try and negotiate a peach agreement
with the arabs. Two of the biggest Ethnic groups, the Arabs and the Jews, have
been fighting every since the Jews came to the land in the early 20th century.
The Jews want Peace and the Arabs wanna kick the Jews out. One of the Biggest
debates is over the Mosque in Jerusalem. The Mosque is located right by the
Whaling Wall, which is the remnants of an ancient Jewish Temple. They are both
major parts of each religion so they are fighting over who has ownership of what.
In Israel they like many of the sports we do. Soccer, Basketball, Football,
etc. They eat many of the same foods we do. Some of the foods native to that
area of the world are: Falafel, Hummus, Techina, and Shwarma.
The population of Israel is roughly 6 million. Almost on sixth of those
live in a city called Tel Aviv, the nations largest city. It is also a popular
city for jews because it is about 95% Jewish. It is in the north where there
are hills and mountains, the opposite of the South where there is deserts and
flat lands. The Dead Sea is the lowest altitude onEarth and it is located in
Israel.
The Government is modeled after the British. With a parlaimentary
Democracy. The Prime minister is elected by the people through an indirect vote.
The people vote on the party and the party with the most votes, then votes on
whom they choose to be Prime Minister.
They export mainly agricultural products. Some of the Important places are
the religious centers in Jerusalem, which houses major spots for four different
religions. The schools and homes are much like they are here except the may have
solar paneling to aid in electricity conservation and water heating.
The main recreation is the same as here. They are very Americanized. They
like american music, movies, and food. Just like many countries.
Over all Israel is a great place and you should visit it. :-)

Category: History