Modern Israel at a Glance. An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

Israel is a small country, covering roughly 8,000 square miles and home to 8.65 million people. But it plays a disproportionately large role on the world stage — a function of its longstanding conflict with its Arab neighbors, its vast accomplishments in the high-tech sector and its religious significance for the world’s three monotheistic religions. (My Jewish Learning)

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