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About Israel

Israel is the only non-Muslim country in the Middle East. It is regarded by Jews, Christians, and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land.

Due to its hostile neighbours, Israel has built itself to be one of the most advanced countries in the world in terms of defence, economic and industrial development

Israel’s highly motivated and educated populace is largely responsible for spurring the country’s high technology boom and rapid economic development.

Due to limited natural resources, the country has mechanized agricultural and industrial sectors to be self-sufficient in food production. It also has the second-largest number of start-up companies in the world

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityJerusalem
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary republic
Official LanguagesHebrew
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel, ILS
Phone Code +972
Important CitiesTel Aviv, West Jerusalem, Haifa, Ashdod, Rishon Le?iyyon, Peta? Tiqwa, Beersheba, Netanya, H?olon, Bnei Brak, Re?ovot, Bat Yam, Ramat Gan
National DaySt. Patrick's Day/National Day (17th Mar)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking35 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesaviation, communications, telecommunications equipment, computer hardware and software, aerospace and defense contracting, medical devices, fiber optics, scientific instruments), pharmaceuticals, potash and phosphates, metallurgy, chemical products, plastics, diamond cutting,
Major ExportsDiamonds, Refined Petroleum, Tropical Fruits, Citrus Fruits, Potatoes, Pharmaceuticals, Other chemical goods, Aircraft, spacecraft, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Electrical machinery, equipment, Mineral fuels including oil.
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Food Products, Textiles and Clothing, Fuels, Plastic or Rubber, Metals, Chemicals, Raw materials, Stone and Glass
Major Importsmachinery and equipment, diamonds, oil and other mineral fuels, transport equipment, Aircraft, spacecraft, Vehicles, Mineral fuels including oil, Electrical machinery, equipment, Iron, steel, Gems, precious metals.
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Stone and Glass, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation, Plastic or Rubber, Vegetables, Raw materials, Metals
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade, bilateral agreement for cooperation in agriculture
Bordering NationsEgypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Sanjeev Singla
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
140 Hayarkon Street, PO Box No.3368, Tel Aviv-61033, Israel
Email: amb.telaviv@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-972-3-5291999
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Dr. Ron Malka
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of Israel
3, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi-110011
Email: ambass-sec@newdelhi.mfa.gov.il
Phone: +91-11-30414500