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'''The State of Israel''' (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Medinat Yisra'el) is a country in the Middle East region, bordering the [[Mediterranean Sea]] on the west, [[Egypt]] on the south-west, [[Jordan]] on the east, [[Syria]] on the northeast, and [[Lebanon]] on the north. Israel's capital and largest city is [[Jerusalem]] and it has a population of slightly more than 7 million. It's total land area is 20,330 square kilometers.  
 
'''The State of Israel''' (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Medinat Yisra'el) is a country in the Middle East region, bordering the [[Mediterranean Sea]] on the west, [[Egypt]] on the south-west, [[Jordan]] on the east, [[Syria]] on the northeast, and [[Lebanon]] on the north. Israel's capital and largest city is [[Jerusalem]] and it has a population of slightly more than 7 million. It's total land area is 20,330 square kilometers.  
  
Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948 following the UN Partition Plan which was adopted by the UN's  General Assembly on November 29, 1947.
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Israel declared its independence on Friday, May 14, 1948 following the UN Partition Plan which was adopted by the UN's  General Assembly on November 29, 1947. Since the signing took place in the afternoon close to the Sabbath, the religious Jews signed the declaration first, because they did not want to sign on the Sabbath. Then the non-religious Jews signed it.
  
 
The word "Israel" is also the name of the ancient Hebrew nation, the northern kingdom of the Hebrews (c. 1000-721 BC), and the forename or surname sometimes given to males.  
 
The word "Israel" is also the name of the ancient Hebrew nation, the northern kingdom of the Hebrews (c. 1000-721 BC), and the forename or surname sometimes given to males.  

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The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Medinat Yisra'el) is a country in the Middle East region, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the west, Egypt on the south-west, Jordan on the east, Syria on the northeast, and Lebanon on the north. Israel's capital and largest city is Jerusalem and it has a population of slightly more than 7 million. It's total land area is 20,330 square kilometers.

Israel declared its independence on Friday, May 14, 1948 following the UN Partition Plan which was adopted by the UN's General Assembly on November 29, 1947. Since the signing took place in the afternoon close to the Sabbath, the religious Jews signed the declaration first, because they did not want to sign on the Sabbath. Then the non-religious Jews signed it.

The word "Israel" is also the name of the ancient Hebrew nation, the northern kingdom of the Hebrews (c. 1000-721 BC), and the forename or surname sometimes given to males.