S: BY: Sydney Williams
FC: Israel | By: Sydney Williams
1: A is Art | Sculpture in Israel by Hanna Schachar | Yemenite Dancing | Ofra Haza; famous singer in Israel | Painting by Claude Faucher
2: B is Buildings | This building is found in Israel, and its called the platinum tower. This building is 305 feet in height, and has 23 floors and was built in 1999. This building is important to Israel because it holds companies that are designers or architects(make new buildings in Israel). | This monument in Israel is called Knesset Menorah, this monument is said to be about 5 meters tall, bronze, and located at the edge of the Rose Garden(Gan Havradim). This monument includes 30 important events that were engraved. This monument also includes characters and terms in the Jewish history; it is said to be a visual textbook.
3: C is Communication | Cell Phones | Computers in Israel | Information is spread in Israel just like any other country, or developed country; mainly information is spread by computers, news articles, T.V, cell phone, and more. | Israel's National News
4: D is Dress | Delta is a leading global apparel company in men's clothing in Israel. This company produces customized fashion and basic apparel for leading retailers and brands around the world. Delta's original base is in Israel. | Clothing in Israel is similar to clothes in the United States; Israel is United Stares allies, so United Sates could influence Israel by its clothing.
5: E is Economy | Bahai Gardens, Mount Carmel, Haifa | Israel has developed a successful market economy (Government and Economy). Israel is combined with high technology(economy). Even though Israel doesn't have much natural resources, Israel has both an agricultural and industrial economy. | Israel is a small nation that has a large supply of fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products; grains are not included. | Source: "Israel: Economy." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 14 Dec. 2010.
6: F is Family | In Israel the number of families reached is 1.6 million(2004). The average number of people in each family is between 3-5 people(average of 3 children). The role of women in each family is to either work at their job, or tend to their children(Family Patterns), the role of the men in the family is to provide whatever needs. And, the role of the children in the family is to go to school.
7: G is Government | Current President: Shimon Peres | Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu | United States and Israel are great allies between each other. Israel is a democratic republic with parliamentary and presidential form of government(Israel:Government). Someone that would appoint the cabinet would be the prime minister(Israel:Government). | Israel does not have a formal written constitution(Israel:Government). Instead Israel relies on basic laws that together make up an uncodified Israeli Constitution("Israel Constitution"). | Source: "Israel: Economy." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 14 Dec. 2010.
8: H is History | The earliest people known to Israel were part of the same group as the Neanderthal Inhabitants of Europe; they later evolved into herders and farmers by 4000 B.C | The state of Israel was claimed Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 | Israel has been in seven wars.
9: I is icon
10: J is Jobs | Israel's labor force has more than 2.8 million people. 92% of those people were employed by December 2006(Israel:Economy). About 13% of all the workers in Israel are in manufactering; the percentage is the same for people who work in education, trades, and who are in repair or fixing things. 5% of the people work in construction, 19% of the people work in business. And 11% of the people were employed in health, welfare, and social services. | Source: "Israel: Economy." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 14 Dec. 2010.
11: K is Knowledge | Israel's educational system, mamlachti/mamlachti dait, is based on the Jewish calendar. Israel's Jewish heritage is a high level of technology, analytical skills, and logic based knowledge. | In Israel's future it typically depends on its educational system the training of logic, or brain power. The footsteps of the generations of Jews is education; "education is a precious legacy".
12: L is Language | The two official languages in Israel are Hebrew and Arabic. | An example of Hebrew | An example of Arabic
13: M is Movement | Bus | Foot(walking) | Taxi/car | Bicycle
14: N is National Pride | Arab | Arab | Jewish | Pride!
15: O is Organizations | ADL stands for Anti-Defamation League. This organization has fought against anti-semitism, bigotry, and extremism for over 90 years. This organization's goal is to protect the jewish people and all citizens from anti-semitism and unfair discrimination. | The American Jewish Committee is a committee that serves and protect the welfare of Jews in the United States, and around the world.
16: P is Population
17: Q is Quality of Life | The average life expectancy for men is 76, and the average life expectancy for women is 80. | two-thirds of deaths in Israel are caused by heart disease, cancer, and cerebrovascular diseases; these are common leading causes of deaths in the developed countried.
18: R is Religion | There's one God, partnership of God and Humanity, follow Jewish holy days or Jewish Calendar, practices of Jewish prayer and study, and Jewish life practices.
19: S is Status | Most of the people in Israel are in the middle class, some of them are in upper class, and the rest are poor.
20: T is Taboos | Israelis are polite, helpful, friendly, and outgoing, especially when a foreign visits. Even though Israelis have manners, they are typically always in a rush, and sometimes in a emotional mood because of the long hot summer days. | In Israel, eye contact, courteous greetings, a sensitive touch, handshakes, smiles, and compliments are acceptable between the women and men.
21: U is Urban
22: V is Vacation and Recreation | Kinerat Lake | Tel Aviv | Jerusalem
23: W is Way of Everyday Life | The women are mostly the ones that take care of the chores that include cooking, washing the clothes, taking care of the house, and tending to the children. And, all top of that, some of them might have jobs.
24: X marks the spot | Israel is at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It's bordered by Egypt. Syria and Jordan on the the East. And Lebanon is on the north.
25: Y is Yum | Sponge Cake | Chicken Curry | Moussaka | Tehina