ISRAEL And the Palestinian Territories
Israel • Israel was created in 1948 for a home for the Jewish people • 1,000’s of Jewish people have moved from all over the world to Israel • Law of return-If you are Jewish you can move to Israel • It is the size of New Jersey • Language-Hebrew and Arabic • Capital-Jerusalem
Israel and Its Neighbors • Israel is bordered by 4 countries…All of these countries are countries that follow Islam • Israel contains the Holy City-Jerusalem • Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe it is all a holy site. • 80% of Israel are Jews • 20% of Israel are Arabs (Muslim and Christian)
Conflict Zones • WEST BANK • GAZA STRIP • GOLAN HEIGHTS • SINAI Peninsula
A Divided Jerusalem • Many fights happen in Jerusalem between the Jews and the Arabs. • So how do you solve this problem?
Israel Facts • Major Export: Polished Diamonds • 1st country in the world to follow the Kimberly proc ess-Conflict free Diamonds • Power Rangers were invented by an Israeli Jew • 100th smallest country in the world • The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola • Voice mail technology was developed in Israel • The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis • Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.
ISRAEL FOODS • Most Meats and foods are KOSHER-prepared in a special and certain way! • Foods you might know! • Falafel and Tahina • Hummus • Couscous • Stuffed Vine Leafs • Shakshuka-Eggs and Tomato sauce • Pita • Challah • Baba ghanoush-eggplant dip
The Dead Sea • 33% Salt! • The lowest pint in earth! 1,349 feet below sea level. • Egyptians used the mud to mummify
Haifa, Israel • Baha'i Religion World Center
Tel Aviv-Yafo • “city that never sleeps” • Beaches, restaurants • Cafes, parks, shopping • Most populated