Life in Israel<br />Israelis work a five to six day workweek from about 8 or 9 in the morning to 5 or 6 in the evening<br />children go to school six days a week, with Friday being a shorter day. <br />Communities and neighborhoods are generally established around a local commercial center.<br />Communication<br />Physically active<br />
Appearance<br />Men wear caps for prayer<br />Women keep their heads covered<br />Conservative men wear black hats<br />Liberal men wear white crocheted hats<br />
Education, economy, and classes<br />Boys and Girls are raised separately<br />Immigrants have a disadvantage economically<br />Majority of the poor are Palestinian<br />
Government<br />Israel is a parliamentary democracy, divided into six administrative districts.<br />Head of government in office for a four-year term.<br />The members of the Knesset also are elected for four years.<br />
Dating and marriage<br />In Israel there are different communities. The rules of dating and marriage depends on that community. Yet in most cases your marriage is arranged by your parents.<br />Secular Israelis<br />Orthodox Jewish Israelis<br />Arab Israelis<br />
Travel Advice<br />Take a high degree of caution due to the high threat of terrorist attack. <br />Pay close attention to your personal security at all. <br />We strongly advise you not to travel to areas around the Gaza Strip.<br />You should avoid protests, demonstrations and political rallies as they may turn violent. <br />
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