117. Israel: India’s friend

117. Israel: India’s friend

About 75 years ago, India and Israel achieved independence in the years 1947 and 1948, respectively. However, informal relations between the countries are centuries-old. Some two thousand years back, the first batch of the Jews is believed to have arrived in India. Following them, over the next hundreds of years, many groups of the Jews […]

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116. Foreign relations of Israel

116. Foreign relations of Israel

Stretched over all of about 20-21 thousand square kilometers, Israel has achieved spectacular progress in several fields like science, technology, agriculture, water management, etc. However, these are not the only reasons for which Israel is known internationally. Today, a mighty superpower like the United States feels the need to maintain and honour its friendship with […]

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102. Social Life in Israel

102. Social Life in Israel

For survival, newborn Israel continued untiring efforts in several areas including – settlements building, water supply, agriculture, fish farming, etc. As these efforts persisted, the Israeli stalwarts gave a special push to develop Israel as a ‘society’. After the Israeli War of Independence ended, and once ‘existence’ itself ceased to be a question, the social […]

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101. The Melting Pot Culture

101. The Melting Pot Culture

Arts and culture reflect the image of a nation. They also represent the nature and the feelings of its people. The works and forms of arts created in a country through various periods help understand the proclivity of the masses in those times. Israel is primarily a Jewish state. It was because of Judaism that […]

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100. Education System in Israel

100. Education System in Israel

We have seen the progress achieved by Israel when it comes to the fields of building development towns, deserting farming, water management, alternative water sources, fish farming and aquaculture as we move ahead witnessing the journey of Israel, full of untiring efforts, from being an underdeveloped country to a developed nation. However, these are the […]

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85. The birth of modern ‘Israel’

85. The birth of modern ‘Israel’

“We… hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel” – declared David Ben-Gurion in a solemn voice. On the 14th of May, 1948, the ceremony commenced with a rendition of ‘Hatikvah’ (later recognized as the national anthem of Israel)following which, Ben-Gurion’s solemn voice was heard […]

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65.The Nazi crisis

65.The Nazi crisis

All the events of taking place in the 1930s were leading to major adversity, a crisis for the Jewish people. In 1933, the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler seized power in Germany. On 30 January 1933, Hitler ascended to power, and within no time from this event, the Jews staying in Germany started to feel […]

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55. The founding of Zionism

55. The founding of Zionism

The tireless efforts and persuasion put in by the Jewish thinkers like Judah Bibas, Zvi Hirsch Kalischer and Judah Alkalai (a student of Judah Bibas), to draw the Jews settled in the diaspora to Jerusalem bore the much desired fruit and many Jews returned to the Holy Land towards the end of the 18th century […]

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54. The background of Zionism

54. The background of Zionism

Things were gradually looking up for the Jews, who had suffered hardship, oppression and anguish for thousands of years. With the 19th century had dawned hope; for it was at this time that the seeds of Zionism were sown. ‘Judaism’ and ‘Zionism’ are not quite the same. Judaism guides about following the Jewish religious principles […]

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