Outline of Israel

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

The location of Israel
An enlargeable map of 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.[1] 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. 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]

General referenceEdit

Geography of IsraelEdit

An enlargeable topographic map of Israel

Geography of Israel

Environment of IsraelEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Israel and surrounding areas

Natural geographic features of IsraelEdit

Regions of IsraelEdit

Ecoregions of IsraelEdit

Administrative divisions of IsraelEdit

Administrative divisions of Israel

  • Districts of Israel (6)
    • Subdistricts of Israel (15)
      • Natural regions of Israel (50)
        • Municipalities of Israel
Districts of IsraelEdit

Districts of Israel

Subdistricts of IsraelEdit
Natural regions of IsraelEdit
Municipalities of IsraelEdit

Demography of IsraelEdit

Demographics of Israel

Government and politics of IsraelEdit

Politics of Israel

  • Form of government: parliamentary representative democratic republic
  • Capital of Israel: Jerusalem
  • Elections in Israel
  • Political parties in Israel
  • Political scandals of Israel
  • Taxation in Israel

Branches of the government of IsraelEdit

Executive branch of the government of IsraelEdit

Legislative branch of the government of IsraelEdit

Judicial branch of the government of IsraelEdit

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 IsraelEdit

Foreign relations of Israel

International organization membershipEdit

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

Law and order in IsraelEdit

Law of Israel

Military of IsraelEdit

Israel Defense Forces

Local government in IsraelEdit

Local government in Israel

History of IsraelEdit

History of Israel

History of Israel by periodEdit

Prehistory of IsraelEdit

Ancient history of IsraelEdit

History of ancient Israel and Judah

The Jewish "Middle ages" in PalestineEdit

1st Millennium
2nd millennium

Mandatory PalestineEdit

Mandatory Palestine

History of modern IsraelEdit

Timeline of Israeli history

Years in IsraelEdit

History of Israel by regionEdit

History of Israel by subjectEdit

Culture of IsraelEdit

Culture of Israel

Art in IsraelEdit

Sports in IsraelEdit

Sports in Israel

Economy and infrastructure of IsraelEdit

Economy of Israel

Education in IsraelEdit

Education in Israel

See alsoEdit



  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 linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Israel

General reference