Israel


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