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ISRAEL NEWS

Lower oil prices

Lower oil prices lead to greater cooperation on energy




The G20 nations have enjoyed the benefits arising from oil price volatility, but it’s clear that international partnerships remain a vital aspect... Apr 20, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | Turkey | Israel | Pakistan


Israel-America Chamber of Commerce

“What we have created in five decades is stronger and more viable than any threat to our future”


AmCham Israel’s 2015 Annual Award Ceremony acknowledged the chamber of commerce’s golden jubilee and 30 years of the free trade agreement between Israel and the U.S. Photo Credit: Sivan Farag

On September 9, 2015, the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Israel) celebrated its Jubilee Gala Award Dinner, during which awards were granted... Oct 01, 2015

Industry & Trade | Government | Middle East | Israel


“We aim to be number one in the market that may be number one in the world within the next 10-15 years”

Chen Lichtenstein
President and CEO of Adama Agricultural Solutions

President and CEO of Adama Agricultural Solutions Chen Lichtenstein talks about Israel’s... Jan 18, 2016


Local dialogues create ‘win-win situations’ for Israeli developer with U.S. expansion in its sights

Moshe Lahmani
Chairman of Shikun & Binui

Focused on real estate, infrastructure, PPPs, renewable energy and water management, Israel’s... Jan 17, 2016


Israel’s top trade services firm doubles turnover since 2010

Opher Linchevski
CEO of the Maman Group

The Maman Group’s Cargo Terminal provides Israel’s leading storage, import and... Jan 07, 2016


“If you have the right product, in the right place, with the right service, then you can grow”

Ran Maidan
CEO of Netafim

Netafim is an Israeli pioneer of drip and micro-irrigation products for agriculture, greenhouse,... Jan 07, 2016


“There is such a big need for security and security devices that this is an endless market for us”

Micha Kimchi
CEO of Mul-T-Lock

Micha Kimchi, CEO of lock specialist Mul-T-Lock, discusses the importance of R&D and... Jan 04, 2016


ECI Telecom’s “elastic” solutions symbolize radical changes in the ICT industry

Darryl Edwards
CEO of ECI Telecom

CEO of ECI Telecom Darryl Edwards talks in depth about the country’s enviable economic... Dec 01, 2015


Aptitude and attitude: the Israeli formula for creative business

Ofer Sachs
CEO of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

Ofer Sachs, CEO of the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, which strengthens... Nov 01, 2015


“Why do we value earth, wind and fire over lawyers?”

Eli Groner
Director General of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office

Eli Groner, Director General of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, explains how... Oct 19, 2015


Boosting trade and investment between Israel and the US

Ofra Strauss
Chairwoman of AMCHAM- Israel American Chamber of Commerce

In an exclusive interview with Ofra Strauss, Chairwoman of the Israel American Chamber of... Oct 02, 2015


A change in the energy mix

H.E. Yuval Steinitz
Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water

In an exclusive interview with Globus Vision, H.E. Yuval Steinitz - Minister of National... Sep 28, 2015


Land of creation

H.E. Yariv Levin
Minister of Tourism

In an exclusive interview with Globus Vision, H.E. Yariv Levin - Minister of Tourism of... Sep 27, 2015


A long resilience building process

Dr. Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg
Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel

In an exclusive interview with Globus Vision, Dr. Nadine Baudot Trajtenberg, Deputy Governor... Sep 22, 2015


Innovative Israel: A model of resilience

Mr. David Walzer
Head of Mission of Israel to the EU

Globus Vision sat down with the Head of Mission of Israel to the EU, David Walzer, who talks... May 04, 2015



LOCATION:



Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon



AREA:



total: 20,770 sq km



CLIMATE:



temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas



NATURAL RESOURCES:



timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand



LANGUAGES:



Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)



RELIGIONS:



Jewish 75.1%, Muslim 17.4%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 3.9% (2012 est.)



POPULATION:



7,821,850 (includes populations of the Golan Heights of Golan Sub-District and East Jerusalem, which was annexed by Israel after 1967) (July 2014 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:



parliamentary democracy



CAPITAL:



Jerusalem



INDEPENDENCE:



14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)



GDP – compisition by sector:



agriculture: 2.4%

industry: 25.7%

services: 71.9% (2014 est.)



AGRICULTURE – products:



citrus, vegetables, cotton; beef, poultry, dairy products



INDUSTRIES:



high-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, metal products, chemical products, plastics, cut diamonds, textiles, footwear



EXPORTS:



$63.21 billion (2014 est.)

$61.96 billion (2013 est.)



EXPORTS – commodities:



machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles and apparel



EXPORTS – partners:



US 26.5%, Hong Kong 8.1%, UK 5.9%, Belgium 4.7%, China 4.3% (2013)



IMPORTS:



$69.73 billion (2014 est.)

$71.29 billion (2013 est.)



IMPORTS – commodities:



raw materials, military equipment, investment goods, rough diamonds, fuels, grain, consumer goods



IMPORTS – Partners:



US 11.3%, China 7.8%, Germany 6.5%, Switzerland 6.1%, Belgium 5.3% (2013)



AIRPORTS:



47 (2013)



PIPELINES:



gas 763 km; oil 442 km; refined products 261 km (2013)









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