What is Israel known for?


the Spore Creature Creator. Chaim was also a key member of Spore's design and prototyping team. He has jammed at the Indie Game Jam, presented at the Game Developers Conference, and is an active participant in the academic game studies community.

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, he gave lessons in the Feldenkrais method to David Ben-Gurion, the Prime Minister of Israel, enabling him to stand on his head in a yoga pose. Solana has played an important role working toward a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and continues to be a primary architect of the "Road Map for Peace," along with the UN, Russia, and the United States in the Quartet on the Middle East. On 22 July 2004 he met Ariel Sharon in Israel. Sharon had originally refused to meet Solana, but eventually accepted that, whether he liked it or not, the EU was involved in the Road Map. He criticised Israel for obstructing the Palestinian presidential election (Palestinian presidential election, 2005) of 9 January 2005, but then met Sharon again on 13 January. In 2010, after he had left office, he signed a petition along with 25 other EU leaders directed at his successor, Catherine Ashton, calling for EU sanctions on Israel in response to continued settlement construction in the West Bank. http: news world-middle-east-11968304 In 1992, the Argentine (Argentina)-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim was appointed Music Director. In 2000, the orchestra (according to its official website) elected Barenboim "conductor for life." During the 2002 ''Festtage'', he led a Wagner cycle in ten parts, a production created in collaboration with director Harry Kupfer. On October 1, 1985, Israel launched an attack (Operation Wooden Leg) against the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) headquarters near Tunis. The Tunisian Armed Forces were unable to prevent the total destruction of the base. Although most of the dead were PLO members, there were casualties among Tunisian civilian bystanders. As a result, Bourguiba significantly downscaled relations with the United States. thumb right A London taxi (TX1 model) in Singapore (File:Londontaxi-sg.JPG) Between 2003 and August 1, 2009 it was possible to purchase the London taxi model TXII in the United States. Today there are approximately 250 TXIIs in the US, operating as taxis in San Francisco, Dallas, Long Beach (Long Beach, California), Houston, New Orleans, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada), Newport, Rhode Island and Portland, Oregon. The largest operating fleet in North America is located in Charleston, South Carolina and owned by the Charleston Black Cab Company. They can also be seen in South Africa, Bahrain and Cyprus, as well as in Israel, where a Chinese-made version of LTI's model TX4 built by Geely Automobile is available for sale. On February 2010, a number of TX4s started operating in the capital of Kosovo - Pristina. They are known as London Taxi. Commons:Category:Israel Wikipedia:Israel Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel

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was published in 1901-1906 and thus does not cover major 20th century events such as the Holocaust, and the foundation of the State of Israel, it has few equals in providing a comprehensive English-language synthesis of pre-20th Century scholarship and opinions on Jewish history, religion, culture, and biography. Be aware, though, that more modern scholarship, and a more modern viewpoint-- in these topics is not covered; the best general source for this is the Encyclopedia Judaica -- in the second edition of 2006-7. It is not free, but all academic libraries have it, and most medium sized public libraries also . The "redlinked" (Wikipedia:Red link) items on the lists do not have direct equivalents in Wikipedia at present. Commons:Category:Israel Wikipedia:Israel Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel

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in Submerged Settlements off the Carmel Coast, Israel", ''Journal of Archaeological Science'' '''24''':1141–1150 (1997); Pagnol, p. 19, says the 6th millennium in Jericho, but cites no source. thumb left 225px Ancient oil press Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Bodrum, Turkey (Image:Turkey.Bodrum042.jpg) Judaism In Jewish observance, olive oil is the only fuel allowed to be used in the seven-branched Menorah (Temple

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inadvertently struck guitarist Eric Melvin with his bass guitar during the performance of "Bottles to the Ground", breaking the guitar's neck, and leaving a bloody gash on Melvin's forehead. The broken bass guitar was replaced with one from Useless ID for the rest of the concert. The band completed its scheduled set amidst the audience's cheers for Melvin's good humor and perseverance. This tour was the basis of the band's recent television show, ''NOFX: Backstage Passport''. Cuba's


''''' is a 2003 (2003 in film) Israeli film directed by Amos Gitai and starring Yaël Abecassis, Uri Klauzner, and Hanna Laslo. The drama follows half a dozen very different characters through their lives in modern day Israel, giving Gitai an opportunity to comment on his country's top social issues. Summarised, the main findings showed that "Using the Contras as a front, and against international law, and US law, weapons were sold, using Israel as intermediaries, to Iran

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press release In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, also called "Black Friday" (Black Friday (shopping)), which is one of the ten busiest shopping days in the United States. Outside North America and Israel, Buy Nothing Day is the following Saturday. ''Adbusters'' was denied advertising time by almost all major television networks except for CNN, which was the only one to air their ads. "

of over-consumption." Buy Nothing Day 2006 press release In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, also called "Black Friday" (Black Friday (shopping)), which is one of the ten busiest shopping days in the United States. Outside North America and Israel, Buy Nothing Day is the following Saturday. ''Adbusters'' was denied advertising time by almost

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on the east and the Gulf of Suez and the Mediterranean Sea on the west until 5600 BC. In addition, Manuschevich proposes that Atlantean civilization corresponds to the Natufian peoples, the first food-producing people, whose main political and harbor center was Jericho. These people lived in the region in the dates established by Plato (11,600 BC). '''Eytan Fox''' ( ) (born on August 21, 1964) is an Israeli film director. Elliott became dean

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, Herschel's father, was present at the Israeli premiere in 1952 of Sir Michael Tippett's oratorio about Grynszpan, ''A Child of Our Time''. * For the first time, a team from the Soviet Union participated in the Olympics. The first gold medal for the USSR was won by Nina Romashkova in the women's discus throwing (Discus throw) event, and the Soviet women's gymnastics team won the first of its eight consecutive gold medals. * Israel made its Olympic debut. The Jewish state had been unable to participate in the 1948 Games because of its War of Independence (Israeli War of Independence). A previous Palestine Mandate team had boycotted the 1936 Games (1936 Summer Olympics) in protest of the Nazi (Nazi Germany) regime. * The Republic of China (Chinese Taipei Taiwan), listed as "China (Formosa)", withdrew from the Games on July 20, in protest of the allowing of the People's Republic of China's men and women to compete. BBC News, "On This Day", 1952: Zatopek wins gold at Helsinki, 20 July thumb 240px Participating nations. Pictured in blue are nations participating for the first time. Yellow dot: Helsinki (File:1952 Olympic games countries.PNG) A total of 69 nations participated in these Games, up from 59 in the 1948 Games (1948 Summer Olympics). Thirteen nations made their first Olympic appearance in 1952: The Bahamas, the People's Republic of China (China), Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British colony)) (now Ghana), Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Netherlands Antilles, Nigeria, Soviet Union (USSR), Thailand, and Vietnam. The first peacekeeping mission was launched in 1948. This mission, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), was sent to the newly created State of Israel, where a conflict between the Israelis and the Arab states over the creation of Israel had just reached a ceasefire. The UNTSO remains in operation to this day, although the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has certainly not abated. Almost a year later, the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was authorized to monitor relations between the two nations, which were split off from each other following the United Kingdom's (United Kingdom) decolonization of the Indian subcontinent. Commons:Category:Israel Wikipedia:Israel Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel

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February 2010 For use as ground ambulances and treatment & evacuation vehicles, the United States military currently employs the M113, the M577, the M1133 Stryker Medical Evacuation Vehicle (MEV), and the RG-33 Heavily Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) as treatment and evacuation vehicles, with contracts to incorporate the newly designed M2A0 Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle (AMEV), a variant of the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (formerly known as the ATTV). ref>



On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the Partition Plan (United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine) for Mandatory Palestine. Borders for a new Jewish state were specified by the UN (United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine) but ultimately not recognized by either Israel or neighboring countries.

The population of Israel (Demographics of Israel), as defined by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, was estimated in 2014 to be 8,146,300 people. It is the world's only Jewish-majority state (Jewish population by country); 6,110,600 citizens, or 75.3% of Israelis, are designated as Jewish (Israeli Jews). The country's second largest group of citizens are denoted as Arabs (Arab citizens of Israel), with 1,686,000 people (including the Druze and most East Jerusalem Arabs). Armenians (Armenians in Israel), Circassians (Circassians in Israel), Roma (Romani diaspora#Israel) and others. Israel also hosts a significant population of non-citizen foreign workers and asylum seekers from Africa and Asia.

In its Basic Laws (Basic Laws of Israel), Israel defines itself as a Jewish and Democratic State.

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