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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 TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesHebrew
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 DayIndependence Day (May 14th)
GDP (nominal)USD 521.688 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking35
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,
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Arms and Ammunitions, Marine Vessels, Vegetables and Related Products, Building & Construction Products & Services, Retail & Fmcg Products, Silk & Textiles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products, Other Products, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Ceramic Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Glass and glassware, Live Animals and Animal Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 73.583 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 107.083 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 33.5 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade, bilateral agreement for cooperation in agriculture
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Silk & Textiles, Household Items & Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaGems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Ceramic Products, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,323.19 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 8,451.11 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 6 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for IsraelEmbassy of India
H.E. Sanjeev Singla
Honourable Ambassador
140 Hayarkon Street, PO Box No.3368, Tel Aviv-61033, Israel

Embassy Details of Israel in IndiaEmbassy of Israel
H.E. Mr. Naor Gilon
3, Aurangzeb RoadNew Delhi-110011
+91-11-30414500 (O)

Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai
Mr. Kobbi Shoshani
Consul General
Marathon Futurex Unit No. A-1301, Wing A N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel Mumbai-400 013
022-61600500 (O)

Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru
Ms. Tammy Ben-Haim
Consul General
Millenia, tower A, 8th Floor 1,2 Murphy Road, Halasuru Bengaluru-560008
08049406500 (O)