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By Bernard Reich, David H. Goldberg

Few international locations were the focus of extra enormous and carrying on with foreign awareness and aroused extra controversy than Israel. struggle and the search for peace were dominant subject matters in Israel's background and feature affected all elements of its nationwide and overseas scenario. regardless of this preoccupation with survival and safeguard, Israel has built-in thousands of disparate immigrants right into a unmarried Israeli inhabitants. It maintains the lengthy heritage of the Jewish humans in a contemporary nation, and it has attained outstanding achievements within the sciences, arts, and schooling. even though a lot has been written approximately Israel, this quantity fills a void within the literature through delivering a handy reference paintings within which the reader can receive aim information regarding humans, locations, and occasions. using a dictionary structure, it offers details on historical past, politics, diplomacy, society, tradition, economics, army affairs, demography, and geography.

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Historical dictionary of Israel

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The Prime Minister forms the cabinet (or government) whose members head the ministries. The Prime Minister determines the agenda of cabinet meetings and has the final word in policy decisions, although such decisions are often arrived at by bargaining and compromise among the coalition of parties that since independence have constituted Israel's governments. Decisions by the government determine the direction and policy of the state. Legislative power resides in the Knesset, a unicameral body of 120 members that is the supreme authority in the state.

March 15 The KNESSET passes a motion of noconfidence in the government led by YITZHAK SHAMIR by a vote of 60 to 55. April 26 LABOR PARTY leader SHIMON PERES returns the mandate to form a government to President CHAIM HERZOG after failing in his efforts. April 27 Acting Prime Minister YITZHAK SHAMIR accepts the mandate to form a new government. June 11 The KNESSET approves YITZHAK SHAMIR's government composed of LIKUD and right-wing and religious parties. September 30 Consular relations are reestablished between Israel and the SOVIET UNION.

1517-1917 Ottoman Turkish rule. 1878 PETAH TIKVA is founded. 1882-1903 First ALIYA. 1882 HIBBAT ZION MOVEMENT started. RISHON LEZION is founded. Page xiii 1894 DREYFUS Trial in France. 1896 Publication of DER JUDENSTAAT by THEODOR HERZL. 1897 First (WORLD) ZIONIST CONGRESS is held in Basle, Switzerland. The WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION is established. 1901 JEWISH NATIONAL FUND is established. 1904 HERZL dies. 1904-1914 Second ALIYA. 1909 The KIBBUTZ of DEGANIA is founded. TEL AVIV is established.

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