Outline of Israel

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The location of Israel
An enlargeable map of Israel

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Israel:

Israel – country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. The State of Israel (Medinat Yisrael) came into existence as the homeland for the Jewish people at the termination of Mandatory British Palestine on 14 May 1948, through the Israeli Declaration of Independence. This was followed by massive migration of Jews from both Europe and the Muslim countries to Israel, and of Arabs from Israel, contributing to the extensive and still ongoing Arab–Israeli conflict.[1] Israel's financial capital and technology center is Tel Aviv[2] and the proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem is internationally unrecognized.[3][4] About 43% of the world's Jews live in Israel today, the largest Jewish community in the world.[5]

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Geography of Israel[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Israel

Geography of Israel

Environment of Israel[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Israel and surrounding areas

Natural geographic features of Israel[edit]

Regions of Israel[edit]

Ecoregions of Israel[edit]

Administrative divisions of Israel[edit]

Administrative divisions of Israel

  • Districts of Israel (6)
    • Subdistricts of Israel (15)
      • Natural regions of Israel (50)
        • Municipalities of Israel
Districts of Israel[edit]

Districts of Israel

Subdistricts of Israel[edit]
Natural regions of Israel[edit]
Municipalities of Israel[edit]

Demography of Israel[edit]

Demographics of Israel

Government and politics of Israel[edit]

Politics of Israel

Branches of the government of Israel[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Israel[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Israel[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Israel[edit]

Israeli judicial system

  • The Supreme Court of Israel serves as an appellate court, High Court of Justice and constitutional court
  • District Courts serve as appellate courts and also serve as courts of first instance for some cases
  • Magistrate Courts serve as the court of first instance; some magistrate courts deal with specific affairs
  • Separate systems, which include religious courts, military courts, labor courts

Foreign relations of Israel[edit]

Foreign relations of Israel

International organization membership[edit]

International organization membership of Israel Israel is a member of:[7]

Law and order in Israel[edit]

Law of Israel

Military of Israel[edit]

Israel Defense Forces

Local government in Israel[edit]

Local government in Israel

History of Israel[edit]

History of Israel

History of Israel by period[edit]

Prehistory of Israel[edit]

Ancient history of Israel[edit]

History of ancient Israel and Judah

Mandatory Palestine[edit]

Mandatory Palestine

History of modern Israel[edit]

Timeline of Israeli history

Years in Israel[edit]

History of Israel by region[edit]

History of Israel by subject[edit]

Culture of Israel[edit]

Culture of Israel

Art in Israel[edit]

Sports in Israel[edit]

Sports in Israel

Economy and infrastructure of Israel[edit]

Economy of Israel

Education in Israel[edit]

Education in Israel

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Declaration of Establishment of State of Israel". Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 14 May 1948. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "GaWC – The World According to GaWC 2008". Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  3. ^ United Nations News Centre (28 October 2009). "Jerusalem must be capital of both Israel and Palestine, Ban says". UN News Centre. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ "''Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel''". Knesset.gov.il. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  5. ^ DellaPergola, Sergio (2015). World Jewish Population, 2015 (Report). Berman Jewish DataBank. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  6. ^ Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics [1]. Note: Includes over 200,000 people in East Jerusalem, about 270,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank, and about 20,000 in the Golan Heights (July 2007 estimate)
  7. ^ "Israel". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 14, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Israel

General reference