I have a deep understanding of the many factors that make up Israel as a result of taking classes about the State of Israel and participating in many seminars for Israel advocacy. People that can intelligently discuss these components of Israel, like me, are the ideal people to advocate for Israel. People with deep knowledge of the country are able to defend, debate, and advocate with others who are uninformed or even against Israel in an intelligent, sensible, and sophisticated manner. However, too much information can cloud one’s judgement and make it harder to see other legitimate arguments. It is very important to be able to separate fact from opinion when delivering a speech or having a regular discussion in order to be professional …show more content…
Israel is also a modern cultural oasis in the middle of a volatile map where fighting still continues today, weather it is with the violence in Chevron or the fights in the West Bank. Israel has never been able to have a fair chance in its own land and now it is time that that struggle ends. The culture of Israel has also influenced its modern growth. Because of this, my Jewish day school education has also benefited me in that I have had the opportunity to study Hebrew daily through various classes, newspapers, television shows, books, and music which has helped me embrace my cultural connection to Israel on a daily basis. In addition to my constant interaction with the hebrew language, I also encounter daily with the modern Israeli music and food, which can also connect people with disagreeing beliefs. Many people are not necessarily on a particular side of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and by showing and teaching these people what makes up Israel can really influence a person’s opinion on the topic. By putting politics aside, you are able to discover the core and values of people through adventure and culture. By teaching and experiencing Israeli culture, it is easy to show how Israel is trying to do good for the world and not bad. One disadvantage of my education is that I
With a total population of 8,049,314 people, they are a relatively small country but due to the size of Israel, about 92% of these people live in urban areas (The World Factbook, n.d.). This fact plays a large role in the Israeli economy. With so much of the country being urban only about 2.5% of their GDP comes from agriculture while the remaining 97.5% is from the Service and Industry sectors that are more common in urban areas (The World Factbook, n.d.). Religion also plays a huge part in shaping the culture of the Israelis with about 75% of the population being Jewish. This not only shapes the more apparent aspects of the Israeli culture like their values, beliefs, and traditions but also effects things like their diet and language which both have their roots in the Jewish religion. In fact, Israel is the only country that Hebrew is the official language. Not everything within the Israeli culture however, centers on the Jewish religion. The people of Israel also value fairness and freedom from religious persecution so much that their court systems are set up in three different branches to cover Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cases to ensure that there is no religious bias in their legal system. This idea is both a product of the fact that Israel is home to about 25% non-Jewish residents and the fact that the Israeli people know firsthand the effects of religious
Though Israel as a state has been around longer than most countries, it has in recent times had a rebirth of sorts. I've chosen the foundation of Israel as my I-Search paper topic, which is a topic I have a moderate amount of base knowledge in. Israel has been in existence for several thousand years ago, but only recently was the modern state of Israel created. This occurred in the aftermath of World War ll, however, the campaign that seceded has begun several decades beforehand. Sovereignty for the country was achieved not through riots or wars, but in the hard work of many lawyers and activists. Despite a peaceful and legal founding, Israel has been in constant defensive warfare fare from other Levantine countries. This nation's view Israel's
Israel is undoubtedly a country for the history books with its great conflicts, victories, atrocities, and deep necessity which makes it quite unique from any others and there are perhaps no better words to describe its history than with “tragedy” and “triumph.” After this semester, I feel that I have a pretty clear viewpoint on these ideas. The triumph of Israel is its very existence both in general and specifically as a place for Jewish people that saved thousands and harbored refugees in times of great peril and horror for Jews. On the other hand, its tragedy is clearly the intense, seemingly unending conflict which is deeply ingrained within the region and that its very existence necessitates with the Arabs, as well as more specific
I agree with Pacificus because the authority is given to the executive to preserve the peace in the nation, yet Overall I agree with the idea that the president’s power should not be limited for he is representing the entire nation.
Israel is a representation of our people's hope through the thousands of years of suffering, ostracism, and hatred the Jewish people have endured. Israel, being the Jewish people's homeland, is the greatest advocate for having the Jewish people's voices heard on an international level. It acts as a tool of legitimacy to the Jewish people's ideals and beliefs.
The nation of Israel was originally a nation of nomadic people who were isolated and oppressed. After the horrific events of the Holocaust some Jewish people made homes in Israel. The people who made their homes came to be known as Israelites. They were given this name because the nation was named after Israel who was originally known as Jacob (Fisher, 2005). The nation of Israel has always been in a state of disorder and confusion, and in 1947 the United Nations gave Israel to the Jewish people who declared it an independent state in 1948. Israel’s Arabic neighbors did not support this decision and war followed. Battles are still being fought today. Tension also exists within the Jewish community in Israel. There have been many Jewish people who have settled in Israel. These settlers have diverse backgrounds. Some are orthodox and some are not which can bring tension. Even
Israel is one of the smallest countries in our world. Its role in the world’s affairs, however has been large since its independence from British rule in May 1948. They say if you ask 100 people what culture is to them you will get 100 different answers. I believe E. B. Tylor said it best: "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society"(E. B. Tylor).
The key to doing so is by creating passion that binds. Passion is a driving force that brings people together rather than splitting them apart. Common interests and beliefs are able to unite and gather people who see eye to eye, which can lead to a group of like minded individuals who share the same goal, ideas, and interests. Israel is making huge cultural, economic medical, technological, educational, musical and artistic advancements which has been affecting the entire world. Israeli medical institutions made a groundbreaking breakthrough in creating medication for Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and MS, which undoubtedly helps many people worldwide. In addition, Israel has led the entire world in the desalination project to create fresh water from seawater due Israel’s unique geographical location. Israel has done so much for the entire world, but never the less only gets negative media
The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and national identity was formed. Here they achieved independence and created a culture of national and universal significance. Here they wrote and gave the Bible to the world. Exiled from the Land of Israel, the Jewish people remained faithful to it in all the countries of their dispersion. The Jewish Nation had been wandering around deserts, were once slaves in Egypt, but didn’t have any land to their name; in 1948 the Jewish Nation finally had a place to call home, known as Israel to this day. Ever since then having Israel has made it safer for the Jews to live in from having immigrants move to the land which allows all Jews who want to connect back
Israel has such a unique history when it comes to its inception and the identity that has evolved around this history has left a lasting impression on all citizens of this nation. Israel was founded in 1948, for a long time people, Jews in particular, advocated for its establishment. The story begins
“Israel was not created in order to disappear-Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.” These are John F. Kennedy’s thoughts and opinions upon the creation of Israel. In the time leading up to the creation of Israel, the Jews had endured much suffering through the terrible acts of the Holocaust. Jews have proven to rise from the despair and the suffering that they had to endure and they ultimately created something stupendous: their own country. There have been many obstacles in the way for the Jews to do this, the biggest being the Arab Palestinians. The Arab Palestinians objected to the Arab Jews forming a nation and if it were not for the help of the United States, Israel would have never been able to overrule the power of the Arab Palestinians and take over the land for themselves. With tremendous support from the United States, the creation of Israel exemplifies the joyous and magnificent accomplishment that not only Arab Jews accomplished, but all Jews.
The effects of the creation of Israel are still important today. The support of Israel from the United States as well as the Partition and the creation of the State itself are sticking points with Arab nations presently. The war of ’47 and ’48 is still a travesty for the Palestinians. Arabs were rife with sorrow following their hopeless stance. They’ve given the conflict the name ad-naqba, or “the disaster/catastrophe” (Altman 84, qtd. Tessler). The lives of Arabs, they argue, were inalterably corrupted and defiled by the influx of external influence in the region, and they argue that the creation of Israel was an event that both should never have happened and should be protested and fought against. Immell states, “[A] significant problem created by Israel’s rise to independence is the lasting ill will and anger that it created among Arab nations.
“Israel must exist and has the right to exist, and is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world” - Martin Luther King. Israel is a beautiful, interesting, and historic place to live or travel. Israel has fascinating artifacts such as the Old City, the Western Wall, and huge temples. What makes Israel different from any other country is that Israel is very small, being only 20,770 km, but has 5 dissimilar climate zones. Israel has challenges, positive aspects, and some things that can't be controlled, and that's what makes Israel unique.
This paper examines a mixture of historical and currents facts about Israel. Specifically, the country is placed under the microscope in order to explain history of origin, geographical location, statistical demographics, government structure, and military structure. Together, these findings based on detailed research suggests that Israel is a country rich in complex history that predates centuries before its inception.