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Human Relations Statements
"Colorful Facts"

Israel was founded in 1948 as a homeland for Jewish people from all parts of the world. Even Jewish people who live elsewhere consider Israel as their spiritual home. Israel makes up most of the Biblical Holy Land. The Dead Sea is 1,385 feet below sea level--the lowest elevation on the Earth's dry land.

Location: A small country that occupies a narrow strip of land on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.

Capital: Jerusalem

Offical Language: Hebrew and Arabic

Geography: Mountains, arid but green desert, home of the mountain ranges of Galilee, the Dead Sea, and the Negev desert.

Population: 7,645,600 (Estimated 2010)

Foods: Chopped liver, chicken soup, gefilte fish are common. All government buildings and most hotels and restaurants serve only kosher foods, which are prepared according to Jewish dietary laws.

(Primary Sources) World Book Encylopedia/CIA World Factbook.


 

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