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Facts About Israel
The State of Israel is a democratic republic which is located in the Middle East, between Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Jordan and Syria to the east, and Lebanon to the north. Its capital city is Tel Aviv, and its national currency is the Shekel.
The primary languages spoken in Israel are Hebrew and Arabic, and in 2007, Israel's estimated population was 6,427,000. Approximately 80% of Israel's residents are Jewish; about 20% are Arab and other ethnicities.
For more news and information about Israel, visit this official Israeli government website.
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