Israel

Israel in 1948 was a small sliver of land with a minuscule population, overwhelmingly concerned with the problems of daily survival, and struggling to create the framework for an independent and viable state. Fifty-two years on, and as we pass from one millennium to another, Israel is home to a thriving and vibrant cultural life embodying manifold forms of human expression.

It has developed from an inward-looking, introverted and Israel2culturally self-absorbed people, into a universalist, extrovert and dynamic, multi-cultured world-embracing force.

Israel’s demographic patterns and trends are unique, reflecting the complex political, cultural, and religious future of the region. A challenge for the country is the continuing differential rates of population growth between the Jewish and the Arab populations.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of Israel
6 Turrana Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
+61 2 6215 4500
http://embassies.gov.il/canberra

Sources:
http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2014/israel-demography.aspx
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Society_&_Culture/culture1.html

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