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COUNTRY GUIDE

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ISRAEL
(pronounced - iz-reil | ˈɪzreɪəl)
OFFICIAL NAME: State of Israel
DEMONYMS: Israeli, Israelite, Asian
Israel is part of the Western Asia region in the continent of Asia. Israel is believed to have been named after Jacob, also known as Israel in the bible and is also known as the Holy Land. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 20.8 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Hebrew, the capital city is Jerusalem, and the main currency used is the New Israeli Shekel.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.5.3 billion
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.231.9 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Jerusalem

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REGION

Western Asia

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CONTINENT

Asia

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

20770

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean | Indian Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Israel
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
以色列
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Israël
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Israel
Arabic Flag
Arabic
إسرائيل
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Israel
French Flag
French
Israël
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
ישראל
Russian Flag
Russian
Израиль
German Flag
German
Israel
Hindi Flag
Hindi
इज़राइल
Japanese Flag
Japanese
イスラエル

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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| STATUS

  • The country has progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights
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Government

| INFORMATION

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ISRAEL
ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
מִשְׂרַד הַחוּץ
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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ISRAEL
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
מִשְׂרַד הַבְּרִיאוּת
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
בְּרָכָה | גרוס
HI
היי | הי
HOW ARE YOU?
מה שלומך? | וואס מאכסטו?
GOOD MORNING
בוקר טוב | גוט מארגן
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
אני בסדר ואתה? | איך בין גוט, און דו?
GOOD AFTERNOON
אחר צהריים טובים | א גוטן מיטאג
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
מה שמך? | וואס איז דיין נאמען?
GOOD NIGHT
לילה טוב | א גוטע נאכט
MY NAME IS…
שמי הוא ... | מייַן נאָמען איז …
WELCOME
ברוך הבא | באַגריסן
NICE TO MEET YOU
נעים להכיר אותך | שיין צו דיר זעהן
GOODBYE
הֱיה שלום | זייַ געזונט
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
האם אתה מדבר אנגלית? | דו רעדסט ענגליש?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

In case of an emergency, you can find the contact telephone number and phrases in all of the main spoken languages within that country. If using a smartphone, you can call immediately by pressing the button found within each revelant service
Ambulance
AMBULANCE
אַמבּוּלַנס (hebrew)

dial
102

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
מִשׁטָרָה (hebrew)

dial
100

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
אֵשׁ (hebrew)

dial
101

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
חרום | נויטפאַל
HELP ME
תעזור לי | העלף מיך
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
היכן נמצא בית החולים הקרוב ביותר? | ווו איז דער ניראַסט שפּיטאָל?
STOP
תפסיק | אָפּשטעל
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
איפה בית המרקחת הקרוב ביותר? | ווו איז דער ניראַסט אַפּטייק?
HOSPITAL
בית חולים | שפּיטאָל
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
איפה תחנת המשטרה? | וואו איז די פאליציי סטאנציע?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

972

INTERNET SUFFIX

.il

LANGUAGES

Hebrew, Yiddish

CURRENCY

NAME:
New Israeli Shekel
SYM:
DIVISION:
100 new agorot

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug H

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CLIMATE

Jerusalem

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.2°C | 64.7°F
02| FEB
18.1°C | 64.6°F
03| MAR
17.2°C | 62.9°F
04| APR
14.8°C | 58.6°F
05| MAY
13.4°C | 56.1°F
06| JUN
11.3°C | 52.4°F
07| JUL
10.5°C | 50.9°F
08| AUG
11.1°C | 52.0°F
09| SEP
12.1°C | 53.8°F
10| OCT
12.8°C | 55.1°F
11| NOV
14.2°C | 57.6°F
12| DEC
16.4°C | 61.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
11.8°C | 53.3°F
02| FEB
11.6°C | 52.8°F
03| MAR
11.3°C | 52.4°F
04| APR
9.6°C | 49.2°F
05| MAY
8.3°C | 46.9°F
06| JUN
6.3°C | 43.4°F
07| JUL
5.7°C | 42.2°F
08| AUG
6.2°C | 43.2°F
09| SEP
6.8°C | 44.3°F
10| OCT
7.2°C | 44.9°F
11| NOV
8.1°C | 46.5°F
12| DEC
10.1°C | 50.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
כן | יאָ
EXCUSE ME
סלח לי | אנטשולדיגט מיר
NO
לא | קיין
PLEASE
אנא | ביטע
NO, THANK YOU
לא, תודה | ניין, דאַנקען דיר
SORRY
מצטער | נעבעכדיק
MAYBE
אולי | זאל זיין
THANK YOU
תודה | אדאנק

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+2 (Asia/Jerusalem)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 31, 2023
ENDS
Oct 29, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 29, 2024
ENDS
Oct 27, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

Forward one hour

DST TIMEZONE

UTC+3 (Asia/Jerusalem)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

12
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
הוראות והדרכה | אינסטרוקציעס און גיידאַנס
HOW DO I GET THERE?
איך אני מגיע לשם? | ווי טאָן איך באַקומען דאָרט?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
כמה זה? | ווי פיל איז אַז?
HOW FAR IS IT?
כמה רחוק זה? | ווי ווייַט איז עס?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
האם אתם מקבלים כרטיסי אשראי? | צי איר אָננעמען קרעדיט קאַרדס?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
היכן חדר האמבט? | וואו איז די באדע - צימער?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
אני לא מעוניין | איך בין נישט אינטערעסירט
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
איפה המסעדה הקרובה ביותר? | ווו איז די קלאָוסאַסט רעסטאָראַן?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
אני לא מבין | איך טאָן ניט פֿאַרשטיין
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
כמה אני חייב לך? | ווי פיל טאָן איך שולדיק זייַן איר?

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
לסבית (hebrew)
Gay Flag
Gay
הומו (hebrew)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
דוּ מִינִי (hebrew)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
טרנסג'נדר (hebrew)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
אינטרסקס (hebrew)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
מינית (hebrew)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
תשאול (hebrew)
Community Flag
Community
הקהילה (hebrew)
Gender Flag
Gender
מין קשור (hebrew)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
מיניות קשורה (hebrew)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
לא בינארי (hebrew)
Queer Flag
Queer
מוזר (hebrew)
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