Israel is now replanting trees to bring back the woodlands.
Tel Aviv has established important economic installations in the country, such as the huge construction firm Nigersal, and the electrical and mechanical engineering firm Etco Limited.
Shekel Photograph by Asafta, Dreamstime.
Girls celebrate their own version of this rite of passage called bat mitzvah when they are 12. Europe, Asia, and Africa. More than half of the population lives on the narrow coastal plain near the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The 120 members of the Knesset elect a president who is the head of state. All other Israelis come from over 100 different countries. Israel is located on the far left of Asia.
Lebanon serves as the northern border and Egypt borders in the south. Israeli intelligence and economic influencers have focused on the countries most prone to this Lebanese influence, such as Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire, establishing a number of investment institutions and encouraging Israeli businessmen to invest.
Fruit bats flit around the trees in city parks. How different voting systems work around the world Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.
The State of Israel was created after Israel fought six wars with its Arab neighbors and the British left Palestine in 1948. The country has a diverse climate with snowy mountains in the north and the hot desert in the south.
After the Nazi takeover of many countries in Europe, the Jews who were able to leave needed a new home. Still, Israeli penetration of the region will not come without challenges: The leader of the largest party becomes prime minister.
An absence of Arab policies to contain Israeli influence in this region may allow Israel to expand its African footprint to other countries, such as Mali , Niger and Guinea. To secure peace, Israel in 1982 ended its occupation of the Sinai Peninsula and returned the land to Egypt. Israel has a total land area of 20,770-22,072 square kilometers, 440 square kilometers of which are water.
Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is considered a holy city by Muslims, Jews, and Christians alike.