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Clarity And Brevity Of Background And Context

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I. Clarity and Brevity of Background and Context Israel is a very well developed country, which helps them acquire the resources needed to meet Millennium Development Goals. The country is slightly larger than the state of New Jersey. Located in the Middle East, it borders the Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, and Sinai Peninsula (Middle East: Israel, 2014). Israel has been a topic of consistent power struggle regarding its borders, and over the past years, the “Gaza Strip.” The Gaza strip is a small piece of land that runs about is twenty-five miles along the Mediterranean coast and is under Hamas jurisdiction (Middle East: Israel, 2014). Israel’s population, according to data from 2013, is recorded at 7,733,000 people with an annual growth rate of 1.1 percent. The population aged under fifteen is 28% and over the age of sixty at 15%. Israel’s population below the poverty line is 21%. The crude birth rate per a 1,000 population 20.6 and crude death rate per a 1,000 population is 5.3. The life expectancy at birth for both sexes in Israel increased by three years between 2000 and 2012 (Israel, 2015). The World Bank income classification rates Israel as high. The gross national income per capital is 32,140 dollars with 92% of the population living in urban areas (Israel, 2015.) Ischemic heart disease was the leading cause of death in 2012, responsible for the death of 4.4 thousand people. The incidence of stroke and diabetes mellitus were each ranked at 5.8% of the
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