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Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection developed the Israeli Climate Change Information Center (ICCIC) to draw national attention to the growing issue of climate change and its reported negative effects on the environment and public health. The ICCIC focuses on the effects climate change is projected to have on urban planning, public health, biodiversity, and the economy.1 Because of Israel’s rapid increase in population and infrastructure, the country has difficulty controlling greenhouse gases and wildlife destruction.2 Israel faces severe air pollution due to the rapid industrialization, particularly in Tel Aviv and Ashdod .1

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1 http://www.sviva.gov.il/English/env_topics/climatechange/Adaptation/Pages/ClimateChangeInformationCenter.aspx

2 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/opinion/israels-looming-demographic-crisis.html?_r=0
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Israel News

The Independent 
Eight European Union countries are demanding Israel compensate them for the demolition of new school facilities for Bedouin communities in the occupied West Bank. A letter from the eight member states is expected to be delivered to Israel's Foreign ... See more..
Washington Post 
JERUSALEM — Less than a week after rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a historic reconciliation pact, Israel and the United States said such a union could complicate Israeli-Palestinian peace. In a statement released Thursday, Jason ... See more..
ABC News 
The Israeli military says it has struck Syria in response to a mortar fired from the territory. The military says it "targeted the source of the fire" on Thursday but declined to say what it hit. Earlier in the day, the military said a mortar fell in ... See more..
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Washington Post 
A female Israeli soldier used karate chops and kung-fu kicks to keep a crowd of ultra-Orthodox protesters away. See more..
Newsweek 
A family digging in their garden in the Israeli village of Eilabun have unwittingly uncovered a complex of underground stables, hewn into the soft rock in Roman times 2,000 years ago. The entrance to the stables, which had remained hidden some nine ... See more..
PBS NewsHour 
PARIS — The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for “fundamental reform.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... See more..
The Intercept 
The Israel Defense Forces have a much different account of what happened. In a statement to The Intercept, an IDF spokesperson said the army's initial investigation into the incident found that Mahmoud “drew a knife and attacked a soldier, stabbing him ... See more..
CBS News 
JERUSALEM -- Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world's evangelical Christians and their media outlets. The government this week is ... See more..
Haaretz 
The border crossing between Israel and Egypt is quite bare and stark, as if implying that Israel would prefer not to call attention to the boundary that dispels its longtime fantasy of being a European country. This is where the country ends – and it's ... See more..
The Times of Israel 
A delegation of Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday stormed out of an international gathering of parliamentarians after facing a tongue lashing, heckling and resolutions critical of Jerusalem at the annual meeting. Likud MK Sharren Haskel, Yesh Atid MK Haim ... See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
Area

Total 20,770 sq km
Land 20,330 sq km
Water 440 sq km

Climate

temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Natural Resources

timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand ;
Natural Hazards

sandstorms may occur during spring and summer; droughts; periodic earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

limited arable land and natural freshwater resources pose serious constraints; desertification; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; groundwater pollution from industrial and domestic waste, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides

Demographics

Nationality
Israeli
Population
7,707,042 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy. Its major imports include crude oil, grains, raw materials, and military equipment. Cut diamonds, high-technology equipment, and pharmaceuticals are among the leading exports. Israel usually posts sizable trade deficits, which are covered by tourism and other service exports, as well as significant foreign investment inflows. The global financial crisis of 2008-09 spurred a brief recession in Israel, but the country entered the crisis with solid fundamentals - following years of prudent fiscal policy and a resilient banking sector. The economy has recovered better than most advanced, comparably sized economies. In 2010, Israel formally ...See More acceded to the OECD. Israel's economy also has weathered the Arab Spring because strong trade ties outside the Middle East have insulated the economy from spillover effects. Natural gasfields discovered off Israel's coast during the past two years have brightened Israel''s energy security outlook. The Leviathan field was one of the world''s largest offshore natural gas finds this past decade, and production from the Tama field is expected to meet all of Israel''s natural gas demand beginning mid-2013. In mid-2011, public protests arose around income inequality and rising housing and commodity prices. The government formed committees to address some of the grievances but has maintained that it will not engage in deficit spending to satisfy populist demands. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$252.8 billion (2012 est.); $245.2 billion (2011 est.); $234.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

19.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 19% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

citrus, vegetables, cotton; beef, poultry, dairy products
Industries

high-technology products (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, and tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, metals products, chemical products, plastics, diamond cutting, textiles, footwear