Israel and I Guide - Resources and Review

Basic reference information about Israel, including details of geography, people, economy, government, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. Geographical information includes area, population, flag, maps, high and low points, co
ordinates, boundary length, border countries, climate, land use and natural resources.
Information source for Judaism and Israel. Includes Jewish resources on the Internet, a Kosher restaurant database and frequently asked questions about Judaism.
Directory of Internet resources about Judaism and Jews.
Official information from the government of the State of Israel.
Detailed assessment of human rights practices in Israel. Topics assessed include torture, arbitrary detention or exile, fair public trial, freedom of speech and press, freedom of assembly, movement and religion; democratic rights, worker rights, and discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability, language, or social status.
Basic reference information about Israel, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
Detailed handbook describing the history of Israel and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is given to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, common interests and the issues on which they are divided, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.
Report looking at the progression of violence between the Jews and Palestinians from the 1880s onwards. Documents the controversy surrounding Israeli and Arab settlements following the sharp increase in the number of Jewish immigrants arriving in the Holy Land after the second world war.
Offers original articles and features about Israeli culture, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include art, communities, dance, environment, history, the Holocaust, the Israeli press, Kibbutz, literature, music, politics, sport, Tel Aviv and travel.
An exhibition at the Library of Congress on the Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship.
Weekly publication covering Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on the conflict and peace process. Each edition addresses a specific issue such as ceasefire initiatives or Israeli proposals for unilateral separation, presenting views from both sides. Past issues are available online from 2001 onwards.
profit organisation coordinating multi-institutional archaeological research in Israel, organising excavations, enlisting financial support for archaeological projects, and publishing subsequent results. Includes information about society publications.
Answers to numerous questions frequently asked of the soc.culture.jewish newsgroup. Topics include Torah and Halachic Authority, observance, marriage, women in Judaism, worship, conversion, intermarriage, Jewish thought, Jews as a nation, Jews and Israel, Holocaust, antisemitism, missionaries, reform Judaism, and Jewish childrearing related questions.
Information about the first 50 years of the State of Israel. Includes a timeline, foreign relations, presidents, prime ministers, statistics, images, and the full text of Israel's Declaration of Independence.
Jerusalem Christian newspaper which reports on discoveries in the Holy Land which have direct implications on understanding the Bible. Reports are documented with pictures and the participation of Bible scholars in Jerusalem.
The Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) provides negotiation support for Palestinian
Israeli relations and was established by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Site offers UN resolutions, settlements, and reports, as well as documents pertaining to economic relations and security. Most documents are available in PDF and some can be viewed in Hebrew or Arabic.
Details of the Israeli elections, providing information on the democratic process in Israel, without promoting any particular candidate or party. Includes sections on foreign relations, government, law, culture, economy, and religion.
A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in Israel, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language. Also some demographic data such as rates of literacy, blindness and deafness.
Images from aerial views of over 20 sites of archaeological significance in Israel, with explanatory captions.
Set of images of maps of the city of Jerusalem, which are arranged chronologically from 565 AD (which are claimed to be the oldest detailed map in the world). The maps are accompanied by explanatory captions.
Listing of political resources relevant to Israel, with links to parties, organisations, government, media and results of recent elections, where available.
Set of political and relief maps produced by the CIA covering all the countries in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, including several maps of Iraq, Kuwait and Kurdish areas in the Middle East.
Presents a timeline of events relating to the uncovering and translation of fragmentary manuscripts found in limestone caves on the left bank of the Dead Sea in 1947. The resultant debate surrounding their discovery is also documented.
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