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The State of Israel is a located in the Middle East bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to the World Fact Book in 2010, Israel has an area of 20,770 square km and a population of approximately 7.4 million.

After the Second World War, the UN consented to the division of Palestine into two states a Jewish and an Arabic one and on the 14th of May 1948 Israel proclaimed independence. Israel is a representative democracy and has a parliamentary system and universal suffrage with the Prime Minister as a head of government. The legislature is divided into parliament and government.

The capital of the country is Jerusalem which is also the seat of government, but is not the main financial centre, Tel Aviv plays that role. The State of Israel is divided into 6 districts Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern and Tel Aviv. These districts are split into sub-districts, which are partitioned into 50 natural regions.


In spite of Israel's limited resources, it has expanded its agricultural and industrial activity over the last 20 years. Israel imports crude oil as well as grains and raw materials. Israel is self-sufficient in producing many agricultural products with the only exception to the rule being grain. It is a well-developed country with sophisticated and strong economy and uses much high-technology equipment. What is more, it is a leading country in exporting agricultural products such as vegetables and fruits.

Structural reforms have helped in setting the economy on a solid ground. The main industrial regions are the following Haifa, Tel Awiw-Jaffa, Be'er Szewa,
Petah Tikwa and Aszkelon. Among Israel’s important trading partners are China, the EU and the USA. A high proportion of Israel's households use solar energy for hot water lessening the necessity for costly installations of pipes and cables, Israel is also one of the world's leaders in producing electronics, optics, biotechnology, computer sciences, construction, engineering, telecommunications, high-tech industry, agriculture, cutting diamonds and tourism.

Intel and Microsoft built their first foreign development and research centers in Israel. There are also present such high-technology companies as Motorola or IBM. Israel’s economy plays also significant role in the chemical and power industries. Israel is also a pioneer in water-conserving irrigation methods such as anaerobic digestion. The country has also a high reputation in medicine, its surgeons and medical scientists are well-known around the world. A group of scientists from Weizmann Institute developed a bio-computer which assists in cancer research.

Innovative techniques and highly skilled workers make the country attractive to foreign companies wanting to invest in Israel. In 2006, over £ 11.8 billion was invested by foreigners in Israel. From 1.01.2009 Israel has a new tax rate. Corporate tax is 26%. What is new, there are also new tax brackets for individuals and they vary from 10% to 46%. The V.A.T. rate remains the same as in the previous year at 15.5%. Israel is a member of many international organizations as The United Nations, World Health Organization, Interpol, The International Atomic Energy Agency and The International Chamber of Commerce


Israel's infrastructure is modern and it is improving all of the time. Israel wants to upgrade its infrastructure by making new investments. There are projects which include constructing a new terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport, a tunnel through Mt. Carmel, the Cross-Israel Motorway. What is more, there are 53 airports in the State of Israel. Travellers from London need 4 hours 30 minutes to get to Tel Aviv by plane. Ben Gurion International is about 20 km southeast from the city. From the airport people can go by bus to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and than to other smaller towns. It is also possible to travel by train or by taxi. According to the World Fact Book, there are approximately 949 km of railway tracks and over 18,096 roadways (including 146 km of expressways). Israel has also its own ports; the three main ports are Ashdod, Haifa and Eilat. The telecommunication system is also well-developed with over 3 million telephone lines in use and almost 9 million mobile phones. About 4.5 million people use the Internet in this country.


Israel's work week starts on Sunday and ends on Thursday or Friday noon. People usually work from 43 to 47 hours per week. Israel's workforce is one of the most highly educated and includes numerous engineers. Israel's scientists are educated at Israel's institution of higher education and additionally many study abroad. There are 8 public universities in the State of Israel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the oldest. The excellence of these institutions can be substantiated by the number of Nobel Laureates. The unemployment was rated at 6.4% in 2010. The country has a highly educated and skilled workforce whom along with technological innovations allows the continued development of Israel.
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