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  Israel: Like this, as if
As a percentage of Israel's population, this tourist traffic in a few days is more than the proportion of U.S. citizens who vacation in Jamaica or the Bahamas in an entire year.
It is the official symbol for Israel's 60th-anniversary celebrations in 2008.
Like much else in Israel, the good side of the service is determined by the people who actually perform the work and not by their bosses or customers.
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  World Almanac for Kids
The population of Israel (1993 est.) was 5,451,000.
Israel has more than 130 museums, two of the most prominent being the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1932) and the Israel Museum (1965), in Jerusalem, which houses biblical and archaeological artifacts, a large collection of Jewish folk art, and a collection of modern sculpture, and is a center for Dada and surrealist art.
Israel’s basic ideology, many of its contemporary political institutions and parties, and the individuals who established it came from the Zionist movement, which adopted as its goal the creation “for the Jewish people [of] a home in Palestine secured by public law.” For previous history of the territory that is now Israel.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/israel.html   (7798 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Israel attacks Beirut international airport
Israel bombed and shelled southern Lebanon and sent ground troops over the border for the first time in six years Wednesday after the two soldiers were captured.
Israel and Lebanon have a history of conflict, punctuated by a full-scale Israeli invasion in 1982, and its 18-year occupation of a buffer zone in southern Lebanon that was intended to prevent attacks on Israel.
Israel quickly sent armored vehicles over the border on a rescue mission, but one of the tanks rolled over a large mine, killing the four soldiers inside and sparking a battle that killed another soldier, the army said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060712-2151-israel-lebanon.html   (1281 words)

 Israel, Israelis, The Holy Land, Holyland - The Peace Encyclopedia
Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago.
"Israel is the expression of the Jewish resolve to live by what is good and just for the Jewish people and not by what finds favor in the eyes of others".
During the period of Roman rule the land was divided into districts: "Palestina Prima" in the South, "Palestina Secunda" in the central portion, and "Palestina Tertia" in the southern part of Transjordan.
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 CDC - West Nile Fever Outbreak, Israel, 2000: Epidemiologic Aspects
A much smaller wave occurred in the south of Israel (Southern District): it started at the end of August and peaked at the end of September, 2 weeks later than the rest of the country (Figure 3).
WN fever is endemic in Israel (3-13); however, the impact of the 2000 outbreak was unprecedented.
Several WN fever outbreaks were reported from Israel in the 1950s and one in 1980 (Table 1) (4-12); most patients were young soldiers in training, who contracted the infection in army camps.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol7no4/weinberger.htm   (3672 words)

 Steve Israel
Representative Israel is best known for his leadership on three diverse but vitally important issues in Congress: national security, health and the environment, and U.S.-Israeli relations.
Israel is a member of the House Blue Dog Caucus, a group of 38 fiscally conservative and centrist Democratic Members of Congress from mostly southern and rural parts of the country.
Israel passed the Israel-Kirk Amendment to the State Department Authorization bill, which requires the department to monitor anti-Semitic curricula in textbooks and classrooms in the Middle East.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Sisrael.html   (789 words)

 IFCJ: Southern Israel
Eilat, at the southern tip of the Negev Desert, is a mirage rising out of the sand with dozens of new mega-hotels and stylish restaurants grouped on stunning shore of the Red Sea.
Eilat, the country's southernmost city, is Israel's outlet to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Since the establishment of peace between Israel and Jordan (1994), joint development projects with the neighboring city of Akaba have been initiated, mainly to boost tourism in the area.
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Pelleg of the outcome: in one of the cases, "irregular" means had been employed, and those involved had been subjected to "disciplinary measures as warranted."32 With regard to the other complaints she had submitted, the investigation found that there had been no wrongdoing.
We urge Israel to extend this policy by ensuring that the family of any Palestinian whose death in or out of detention appears linked to security forces is informed of its rights with regard to participating in the investigation of the death.
Israel's chief pathologist, Dr. Yehuda Hiss of the Ministry of Health, has told Middle East Watch of his willingness to allow a family-appointed physician to be present at any intifada-related autopsy.
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 Dimona - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36 kilometers to the south of Beer-Sheva and 35 kilometers west of the Dead Sea in the Southern District of Israel.
Israel agreed, but on a condition that US, rather than IAEA, inspectors were used, and that Israel would receive advance notice of all inspections.
Some claim that because Israel knew the schedule of the inspectors' visits, it was able to hide the alleged purpose of the site (manufacturing of nuclear weapons) from the inspectors, by installing temporary false walls and other devices before each inspection.
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 Israel Sends Troops Into Lebanon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Israeli ground troops entered southern Lebanon to attack Hezbollah bases on the border, but they rapidly returned to Israel after conducting their military operations, officials said Monday.
Israel has been reluctant to send ground troops into southern Lebanon, an area that officials say has been heavily mined by Hezbollah and could lead to many Israeli casualties.
Israel would also want to quickly withdraw from the area, rather than get involved in a prolonged conflict like its 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon that ended in May 2000.
www.infowars.com /articles/ww3/israel_sends_troops_into_lebanon.htm   (509 words)

 Dead Sea, Israel
It is divided by a peninsula projecting from the eastern shore into a smaller southern section with a depth of only 4-6m/13-20ft and a larger northern section up to 433m/1,421ft deep.
In order to compensate for the loss of water it was planned to construct a canal from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, passing through the Gaza Strip; but there have now been second thoughts about the plan, and it is being considered whether water could be brought in from the Red Sea.
At many points round it, particularly in the southern part, where the salt content is even higher than in the northern part, there are bizarre salt rock formations rising high above the water.
www.planetware.com /israel/dead-sea-isr-st-ds.htm   (825 words)

 israelinsider: security: Israel attacks Beirut airport, Israeli woman killed in Nahariya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Israel said it had imposed a naval blockade of Lebanese ports -- which Lebanese officials confirmed -- and Israeli fighter bombers carried out their biggest offensive in Lebanon since Israel's 1982 invasion.
In a strike in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut, an Israeli missile hit the building housing the studios of Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV in Haret Hreik district on Thursday morning, the channel's press officer Ibrahim Farhat told The Associated Press.
Israel said its air offensive was the fiercest since its 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Security/8862.htm   (1440 words)

 Akhlah: Cities in Israel - Golan
During the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917), the Golan was considered a part of the Syrian (Southern) district of their empire.
Israel's northernmost village, at the border of Lebanon and foot of Mt. Hermon, is Metulla.
As a border town of the kingdom of Israel along the main trade route between Damascus and the Galilee, and the Dan River, one of the three main sources of the Jordan River, Dan was an important strategic outpost.
www.akhlah.com /israel/cities/golan.php   (1006 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Suicide Bombings Kill 18 in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BEERSHEBA, Israel, Aug. 31 -- Nearly simultaneous explosions tore through two buses in the heart of this southern Israeli city Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 16 passengers along with the two Palestinian suicide bombers and wounding dozens of people in blasts that shattered a five-month respite from major attacks inside Israel.
The most recent Palestinian suicide attack was on March 14 in the southern port city of Ashdod, where two bombers from the Gaza Strip killed 10 people.
Israel's Supreme Court recently ruled that some segments of the barrier impose undue hardship on Palestinians and should be rerouted.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A48690-2004Aug31?language=printer   (1128 words)

 Hezbollah leader vows 'open war' on Israel
Israel's navy is enforcing a blockade of Lebanese ports.
Israel's military campaign was launched in retaliation for an attack by Hezbollah forces on Wednesday in which two Israeli soldiers were captured and taken into Lebanese territory.
Israel has said it holds Lebanon responsible for the capture of its two soldiers and will continue to intensify military pressure until they are released.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2006/07/14/israel-lebanon.html?ref=rss   (1405 words)

 Israel Hasbara Committee
Although Israel is not in way involved in the spat, she is nevertheless vitally concerned with the incident.
Israel to establish a government-appointed committee of inquiry to probe management of the war with Hizbullah with full powers according to latest reports.
Israel’s police chief, Moshe Kardi, is undergoing police investigation about his alleged ties to organized crime in Israel when he served formerly as head of the southern district.
www.infoisrael.net /cgi-local/text.pl?source=2/a/ix/190920061   (1444 words)

 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
One indication of such, the Southern District commander explained, is the incessant weapons smuggling into Gaza and the Shomron.
The Southern District Commander feels that the barrages of Kassam rockets and mortar shells will not only continue after the unilateral withdrawal, but will extend deeper into Israel territory striking more Jewish towns.
In a meeting earlier this year between journalists and police officers in the southern region, one officer present divulged that the IDF Homefront Command would soon install the early warning missile detection system in Ashkelon, one of Israel's largest southern cities.
www.israelnationalnews.com /news.php3?id=81524   (440 words)

 CNN.com - Airstrikes and artillery pound Gaza - Jun 29, 2006
The Israel Defense Forces says the action is part of an attempt to rescue kidnapped army Cpl. Gilad Shalit.
Israel, which has rejected calls for prisoner exchanges because of fears it would encourage more abductions, has not accepted the terms, Mubarak told al-Ahram.
Israeli warplanes have knocked out bridges connecting northern and southern Gaza and destroyed a power station in an effort to prevent militants from moving the captured soldier outside southern Gaza, according to the IDF.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/06/29/israel.soldier/index.html   (1269 words)

 The Gaza Artillery Strike - Whistle Stopper Political Forums
Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant, commander of the southern district, told Israel’s Channel 2 News that early Wednesday morning there was intelligence of yet another rocket attack on Ashkelon from the same area of Beit Hanun.
Israel has shown this restraint even against terrorist enemies who do not shrink from recruiting hordes of women and children to surround them and give them protection.
Israel has, of course, more than enough firepower to give the Kosovo treatment to the Philadelphi Route or Beit Hanun, but instead has consistently upheld the highest moral standards possible in warfare.
www.whistlestopper.com /forum/showthread.php?p=896386#post896386   (864 words)

 Dan Seals - Democrat for Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Israel is our foremost ally, and a key partner in our efforts to combat terrorism and advance democratic values.
At the peak of the “Rosenwald schools,” nearly 40 percent of southern African-Americans were receiving their education at one of these institutions.
The special relationship between the United States and Israel is founded upon the shared belief in democracy and freedom; and now the United States and Israel are partners in the war on terrorism.
www.dansealsforcongress.com /issues/israel.php   (1526 words)

 Chronology of Thwarted Terrorist Attacks in Israel
Although news about deadly terrorist attacks in Israel is beamed around the world moments after the attacks happen, there have been literally dozens of thwarted attacks against Israel that go largely unreported by the world's media.
Northern District Police Cmdr. Yaakov Borowsky said a large-scale terror attack was thwarted after police at a roadblock ordered two suspicious vehicles to stop.
A fifteen-year-old girl was arrested in El-Khader near Bethlehem as she attempted to throw a firebomb at IDF soldiers.
www.adl.org /israel/israel_thwarted_attacks.asp   (3258 words)

 United Jerusalem - - Israel-News Today -- 11/10/2006
Israel should therefore be wiped off the map.” Hamas chief Khalid Mash’al said in Damascus, “All Palestinian groups are urged to activate resistance despite the difficult situation on the ground.
Since Israel left Gaza and totally removed the “occupation” that supposedly was the cause of the terrorism, the terror organizations have reacted by shelling Israel from Gaza nonstop with the express aim of killing, injuring, and terrorizing as many men, women, and children as possible simply for being Israeli Jews.
That means Israel got the worst of all worlds: with strong American and European encouragement and approval, it left itself both more vulnerable to attack and less able to respond.
www.unitedjerusalem.org /index2.asp?id=839189   (1019 words)

The biblical town of Beersheba is found at Tell al-Sab (Tell Beersheba), two and a half miles northeast of the new town, where remains from the Iron Age to the Roman period have been found in excavations.
When the town was taken by Israel forces in the same year, it was totally abandoned by its inhabitants, but early in 1949 Jewish settlers, mostly new immigrants, began to settle it once more.
Today's Beersheba is the capital of Israel's Southern District, and a hub of communications linking up with the main roads and railroads.
www.jafi.org.il /education/100/places/beer.html   (441 words)

 Sede Boqer, Israel
The aim of its founders was to bring the desert into cultivation.
The kibbutz has close associations with David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister.
When Ben-Gurion resigned in 1953 he joined the young kibbutz in order, as he said, to do "what was really important": that is, to develop the Negev.
www.planetware.com /israel/sede-boqer-isr-st-sb.htm   (161 words)

 U.S. ENGLISH Foundation: Towards a United America - "); document.write(month + '/' + now.getDate() + '/' + ...
This fourth journal edition, oriented towards the topic of adult education and the community in Israel, focuses on these two major themes: the different approaches to analyzing and understanding the community, its populations, and its connection to adult education; and educational institutions and cultural entities within the community.
This is a statement made by Dr. Meir Peretz, the Director of the Division of Adult Education at the Ministry of Education, at the 1997 “Fifth International Conference on Adult Education,” sponsored by UNESCO in Hamburg, Germany.
The statement gives the general state of education in Israel and the educational objectives in regards to adult learners.
www.us-english.org /foundation/programs/education/bibliography.asp   (1330 words)

 ABC News: Israel Targets Hezbollah, Bombs Beirut
Israeli soldiers fire artillery to targets in southern Lebanon from a position in northen Israel near the Lebanese border Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
Rice, in Israel on the second leg of a Middle East tour, maintained the Bush administration's position that a cease-fire must come with conditions that make an enduring peace for the region.
Olmert welcomed Rice warmly and vowed that "Israel is determined to carry on this fight against Hezbollah." He said his government "will not hesitate to take severe measures against those who are aiming thousands of rockets and missiles against innocent civilians for the sole purpose of killing them."
www.abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2233504   (472 words)

 Israel would allow international force to control security zone
But he declined to say whether Israel would continue its troop presence in Lebanon and enforce the zone with the help of air and ground forces.
Israel has said it was opposed to an international force in southern Lebanon, saying it wanted the Lebanese army to keep the border secure.
In northern Israel, officials say more than 40 people have died and as much as a third of the population has fled, as Hezbollah lobbed more than 1,000 rockets southward.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2006/07/25/israel-airstrike.html   (1913 words)

 Shomryyi Southern Infantry Training Base
The 10 company quarters areas, company headquarters, staff housing, and all the support facilities of the Southern Infantry Training Base are located in one of the isolated military reserve areas that the Israelis use for training.
The Southern Infantry Training Base is a new concept in facilities for the Israelis in terms of design and quality.
While most of the southern base is straightforward vertical construction, all of the infrastructure (potable water, fire suppression, electricity, communications, sewer lines, and drainage culverts) had to be built before any buildings were begun.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/israel/shomryyi.htm   (846 words)

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