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Israel

Israel
  • Capital

    Capital

    Jerusalem

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:14

  • Population

    Population

    8.75 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +972

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₪ ILS (shekel)

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Israel

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Jerusalem

  • Local time

    Local time

    14:14

  • Population

    Population

    8.75 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +972

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₪ ILS (shekel)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 405

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.88 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    435mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    20 770 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    20%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    8%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    24%

  • Railways

    Railways

    1277km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    6.51 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Jewish
    non-Jewish - 19 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Judaism - 77 %
    Islam - 16 %
    Islam - 16 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Hebrew
    Arabic
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    184 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    41.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.5%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    4 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    high-technology products, communications, computer-aided products, medical electronics, wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, tobacco

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    citrus, vegetables, cotton, beef, poultry, dairy products

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    67%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    9%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    64 602kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    54 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    101

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What not to do when visiting Israel

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Marker Israel
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands warmly with direct eye contact when greeting (men). Handshakes may be combined with slight touches on arms or elbows. Women friends usually kiss once on the cheek.

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Don't eat without tipping - it's still common wait staff at restaurants or cafes don't receive salary and rely on tips from generous patrons.

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Don't be offended by direct, fast and loud conversations - it’s standard way and tone of conversing for locals.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Israel’s official language of Hebrew is the only formerly dead language that has ever been reconstructed on a large scale in human history.

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Don't bare it all at Holy sites - dress modestly when visiting.

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Don't shave before entering the Dead Sea - the mineral-rich mud and high salt content can relieve certain skin issues when freshly shaved.

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Don't forget on Shabbat closures - most of public transport, kosher restaurant, banks and public offices are closed during Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, lasting from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.

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Don't have to finish your plate, but always compliment the chef.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t put the thumb on between middle and index finger while making a fist - it’s an obscene gesture.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Israel is the only country in the world where life revolves around the Hebrew calendar. Work and school holidays are determined by the Jewish holidays, and the official day of rest is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.

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Don’t show the soles of your feet nor use foot to move or pass anything around when dealing with the Muslim person(s).

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Don’t use your left hand when giving or handing things with someone, especially with Muslims.

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Don't expect to eat light breakfast - it's customary to have heavy and big breakfast.

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Don't forget to do some haggling at outdoor markets, but not at indoor shops and restaurants.

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Don't forget to check your taxi has the taxi meter on at the beginning of your trip.

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Don't be alarmed by the military presence in unusual places like cafes, beaches…

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Don't publicly criticise authorities in Gaza - you may risk reprisal by Hamas, including arrest, interrogation, seizure of property, and harassment.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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