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  • Ahmed Jaabri--planned kidnapping of GiladShalit-multiple terrorist attacks-ordered Palestinian terrorists to launch thousands of missiles and rockets into Israel
  • Israel

    1. 1. +Israel: Country Analysis#NewhouseIDSMBy Lisa Prywes
    2. 2. +Geography Middle east region 262 miles long, 65 miles at thewidest point BorderingLebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt,the West Bank and the GazaStrip North: Golan Heights(mountain regions) MountHermon (8900 ft) South: Negev (desert) and theDead Sea East: Jordan Rift Valley West: Mediterranean Sea
    3. 3. +Golan Heights: borderingLebanon, Syria and Jordan
    4. 4. +History Creation of the state on May 14th, 1948 Thousands of years of history to create the ‘Jewish State’ Zionist movement- headed by Theodore Herzl Balfour Declaration of 1917, which asserted the BritishGovernments support for the creation of a Jewish homeland inPalestine. May 14th, 1948-Independence Day War Constant struggle to keep the country and keep peace withother Arab nations
    5. 5. +Culture Work Days: Sunday-Thursday 8 AM-5PM Friendly atmosphere: Address people bytheir first names Very laid back style Very casual dress code- WesternEuropean dress Religious parts of Israel require moreconservative attire Most restaurants keep Kosher (evenMcDonalds) At 18, men and women enter the armedforce
    6. 6. +Jerusalem: capital city
    7. 7. + Tel Aviv: named second best high-tech center--the countrys industrial, commercial, financial andcultural life, founded (1909) as the first Jewish cityin modern times
    8. 8. +Haifa: a major Mediterranean portand the industrial center of northernIsrael
    9. 9. +Be’erSheva: the largest populationcenter of the south
    10. 10. +Infrastructure Modern, well-developedhousing developments To cope with its growingpopulation and to improvethe functioning of theeconomy making large investments toupgrade its infrastructure Major project: the construction of a newterminal at Ben GurionInternational Airport a tunnel through Mt. Carmelto provide a bypass routearound Haifa the Cross-Israel Highway, amajor north-south artery mass transit systems plannedfor Jerusalem, BeerSheva, and the Tel Avivregion.
    11. 11. +Political System/Government parliamentary democracy governmental system is based on several basic laws enacted by itsunicameral parliament, the Knesset The president (head of state) is elected by the Knesset for a 5-yearterm. Knesset-120 members voted by secret ballot for a 4-year term(though Prime Minister has the ultimately authority) The prime minister (head of government) exercises executivepower and has in the past been selected by the president asthe party leader most able to form a government.
    12. 12. +Economy Advanced/diversified economy Strong high-tech sector high-technology electronic biomedical equipment metal products processed foods chemicals transport equipment Israel has 4,000 active tech start-ups. It has more of these firms than anyother country outside of the U.S. One of the world’s centers for diamond cutting and polishing World leader of software development Tourism (was higher pre-war in 2000)
    13. 13. +Economy Israel has approximately the same number of companies listed onNASDAQ as Canada, Japan, and Ireland combined Almost 45% of Israels exports are high tech. Most leadingplayers, include: Intel Motorola IBM Cisco In 2012, Israels population was approximately 7,590,758 with acount of approximately 9,200,000 cell phones! Israel entered the global economic crisis in goodshape, recovering by 2003
    14. 14. +Immigration 1989- Wave of Jewish immigration from former U.S.S.Rcountries Brought nearly one million new citizens Most were highly educated These Jewish immigrants account for 13% of Israel’s 7.5 millionperson population Key factor is Israel’s high-tech development
    15. 15. +Social Media Israelis use many of the same SM platforms as the U.S (somein English, some in Hebrew, and some in Arabic) The IDF used Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, blogs tomake the case for its campaign in Gaza, as well as, to issue awarning to Hamas. Used social media aggressively- hostile voice The Power of Social Media: Ahmed Jabari’s death was announced first to the ‘twittersphere’ Many Israeli claims are discussed on Hamas’ (the armed branchof the Islamic Resistance Movement) social media(@AlqassamBrigade)
    16. 16. +Social Media- Twitter
    17. 17. +Social Media-Twitter Twitter Keeps Israel and theDiaspora involved withIsraelicommunication, updates(bombings, war, economy),breaking news, etc. Many Israeli newsplatforms, including the IDFand governmentagencies, use Twitteraccounts
    18. 18. +Social Media- YouTube YouTube IDF uses YouTube to publicize military events Combined YouTube with Twitter to publicize killing of Hamasmilitary chief Ahmad Jabari Video was entitled: "IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari, Head ofHamas Military Wing” Description of video read: "On Nov. 14, 2012, the IDF targetedAhmed Jabari, the head of Hamas military wing, in the GazaStrip. Jaabriwas a senior Hamas operative who served in theupper echelon of the Hamas command and was directlyresponsible for executing terror attacks against Israel in the past.”
    19. 19. +Social Media- Facebook
    20. 20. +Other Social Media-FacebookBrands
    21. 21. +Source List