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Israel Prize
The Israel
Israel
Prize (Hebrew: פרס ישראל‬) is an award handed out by the State of Israel
Israel
and is generally regarded as the state's highest cultural honor.[1] It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset (Israel's legislature), and the Supreme Court President
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Israel
Coordinates: 31°N 35°E / 31°N 35°E / 31; 35State of Israelמְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)FlagEmblemAnthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew for "The Hope")(pre-) 1967 border (Green Line)Capital and largest city Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(limited recognition)[fn 1] 31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217Official languagesHebrew ArabicEthnic groups (2017)74.7% Jewish 20.8% Arab 4.5% other[5]Religion (2016)74.7% Jewish 17.7% Muslim
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Israeli Culture
The roots of the culture of Israel developed long before the independence of the State of Israel in 1948 and traced back to Ancient Israel (c. 1000 BCE). It reflect Jewish culture, Jewish history in the diaspora, the ideology of the Zionist movement that developed in the late 19th century, as well as the history and traditions of the Arab Israeli population and ethnic minorities that live in Israel, among them Druze, Circassians, Armenians and more. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are considered the main cultural hubs of Israel. The New York Times has described Tel Aviv as the "capital of Mediterranean cool," Lonely Planet ranked it as a top ten city for nightlife, and National Geographic named it one of the top ten beach cities.[1] With over 200 museums, Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world, with millions of visitors annually.[2] Major art museums operate in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Herzliya, as well as in many towns and Kibbutzim
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Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
B.C. (Hebrew: מועדון כדורסל מכבי תל-אביב‬), for sponsorship reasons Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (מ.כ. מכבי פוקס תל-אביב‬), is a professional basketball club based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The team plays in the Israeli Premier League and internationally in the EuroLeague. The club started in the mid-1930s, as part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Sports Club, which had been founded in 1906. With 6 EuroLeague
EuroLeague
championships (including the 2001 FIBA
FIBA
SuproLeague), one Adriatic League
Adriatic League
championship, 51 Israeli League championships, 44 Israeli State Cup titles, and 7 Israeli League Cup titles, Maccabi has been the most successful basketball team in Israel, and is also one of the most successful basketball teams in Europe
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David Grossman
David[a] is described in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
as the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. In the biblical narrative, David
David
is a young shepherd who first gains fame as a musician and later by killing Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul
Saul
and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Worried that David
David
is trying to take his throne, Saul
Saul
turns on David. After Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle, David
David
is anointed as King. David conquers Jerusalem, taking the Ark of the Covenant
Ark of the Covenant
into the city, and establishing the kingdom founded by Saul
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International Convention Center (Jerusalem)
The International Convention Center (Hebrew: מרכז הקונגרסים הבינלאומי‎, Merkaz HaKongresim HaBeinLeumi), commonly known as Binyenei HaUma (Hebrew: בנייני האומה‎, lit. Buildings of the nation), is a concert hall and convention center in Giv'at Ram
Giv'at Ram
in Jerusalem. It is the largest convention center in the Middle East.[1]Contents1 History 2 Capacity and functions 3 Development plans 4 Cultural references 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit]25th Zionist Congress, 1960Binyenei Ha'Uma was first envisioned by Alexander Ezer
Alexander Ezer
(who later became its managing director) and planned by architect Zeev Rechter who won the design competition in 1949.[2] The complex was under construction from 1950 to 1963.[3] In 1953, it was the site of Israel's first international exhibition, the Conquest of the Desert
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Limor Livnat
Limor Livnat (Hebrew:  לִימוֹר לִבְנָת‬ (help·info); born 22 September 1950) is an Israeli politician. She served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1992 and 2015, and was Minister of Communications, Minister of Education and Minister of Culture & Sport.Contents1 Biography 2 Personal views and life 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Haifa, Livnat studied at Tel Aviv University. She joined Likud in the 1970s, becoming head of its youth organisation in 1977.[1] She first entered the Knesset on 14 April 1992, shortly before the 1992 elections, as a replacement for Haim Corfu
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Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
(Hebrew: יצחק רבין‬, IPA: [jitsˈχak ʁaˈbin] ( listen); 1 March 1922 – 4 November 1995) was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin was born in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
to Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants and was raised in a Labor Zionist household. He learned agriculture in school and excelled as a student. He led a 27-year career as a soldier. As a teenager he joined the Palmach, the commando force of the Yishuv. He eventually rose through its ranks to become its chief of operations during Israel's War of Independence. He joined the newly formed Israel Defense Forces in late 1948 and continued to rise as a promising officer
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Yardena Arazi
Yardena Arazi (Hebrew: ירדנה ארזי‎; b. September 25, 1951) is an Israeli singer and entertainer.Contents1 Biography 2 Entertainment career 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Yardena Arazi was born on kibbutz Kabri. Her father was an immigrant from Germany who was an Irgun veteran and one of the founders of kibbutz Beit Ha'Arava. Her mother was an immigrant from France, and was a cousin of Marcel Marceau. At the age of two, her family moved to Haifa, where she grew up. The family also lived briefly in France. She joined the Beit Rothschild group at age 16 and became its lead vocalist
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Hebrew Language
Hebrew (/ˈhiːbruː/; עִבְרִית, Ivrit [ʔivˈʁit] ( listen) or [ʕivˈɾit] ( listen)) is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide.[8][9] Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites
Israelites
and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Tanakh.[note 1] The earliest examples of written Paleo-Hebrew date from the 10th century BCE.[10] Hebrew belongs to the West Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Benyamin Netanyahu
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew:  בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ‬ (help·info); born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician serving as the 9th and current Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, previously holding the position from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu also currently is a member of the Knesset and the Chairman of the Likud party. Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state. Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents,[1][2] Netanyahu joined the Israel Defense Forces shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967, and became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit. Netanyahu took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno (1968), Operation Gift (1968) and Operation Isotope (1972), during which he was shot in the shoulder
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Education Minister Of Israel
The Israeli Ministry of Education (Hebrew: מִשְׂרָד הַחִנּוּךְ‬, translit. Misrad HaHinukh; Arabic: وزارة التربية والتعليم‎) is the branch of government charged with overseeing public education institutions in Israel. The department is headed by the Minister of Education, who is a member of the cabinet. The ministry has previously included culture and sport, although this is now covered by the Ministry of Culture and Sport.Contents1 History 2 List of ministers 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit]Ministry offices on Street of the Prophets
Street of the Prophets
in JerusalemIn the first decade of statehood, the education system was faced with the task of establishing a network of kindergartens and schools for a rapidly growing student population. In 1949, there were 80,000 elementary school students. By 1950, there were 120,000 - an increase of nearly 150 percent within the span of one year
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State Of Israel
Coordinates: 31°N 35°E / 31°N 35°E / 31; 35State of Israelמְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)FlagEmblemAnthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew for "The Hope")(pre-) 1967 border (Green Line)Capital and largest city Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(limited recognition)[fn 1] 31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217Official languagesHebrew ArabicEthnic groups (2017)74.7% Jewish
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Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם‬  Yerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدس‎  al-Quds)[note 2] is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity
Christianity
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