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Crs Report for Congress - Israel: Background and U.S. Relations: February 14, 2011 - Rl33476 (Paperback) Loot Price: R223
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Crs Report for Congress - Israel: Background and U.S. Relations: February 14, 2011 - Rl33476 (Paperback): Casey L. Addis
Crs Report for Congress - Israel: Background and U.S. Relations: February 14, 2011 - Rl33476 (Paperback): Casey L. Addis

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Crs Report for Congress - Israel: Background and U.S. Relations: February 14, 2011 - Rl33476 (Paperback)

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On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel declared its independence and was immediately engaged in a war with all of its neighbors. Armed conflict has marked every decade of Israel's existence. Despite its unstable regional environment, Israel has developed a vibrant parliamentary democracy, albeit with relatively fragile governments. The most recent national elections were held on February 10, 2009, ahead of schedule. Although the Kadima Party placed first, parties holding 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset supported opposition Likud party leader Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, who was designated to form a government. Netanyahu's coalition includes his own Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home), Shas, Habayet Hayehudi (Jewish Home), the United Torah Judaism (UTJ), and the new Ha'atzmout (Independence) party. The coalition controls 66 of 120 Knesset seats. Israel has an advanced industrial, market economy with a large government role. Israel's foreign policy is focused largely on its region, Europe, and the United States. Israel's foreign policy agenda begins with Iran, which it views as an existential threat due to Tehran's nuclear ambitions and support for terrorism. Achieving peace with its neighbors is next. Israel concluded peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, but not with Syria and ...

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Imprint: Bibliogov
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Casey L. Addis
Creators: Congressional Research Service the Libr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-293-25038-9
Barcode: 9781293250389
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LSN: 1-293-25038-4

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