Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 The State

  • Facts about Israel: The State

    The Proclamation of the Establishment of the State of Israel, signed on 14 May 1948, constitutes the nation's credo.
  • THE STATE: Judiciary: The Court System

    The independence of the judiciary is guaranteed by law.
  • THE STATE: Political Structure

    Israel is a parliamentary democracy consisting of legislative, executive and judicial branches.
  • THE STATE: Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

    The IDF’s security objectives are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Israel, deter all enemies, and curb all forms of terrorism that threaten daily life.
  • THE STATE: Elections

    Elections are general, national, direct, equal, secret, and proportional.
  • THE STATE: Local Government

    Services provided by local government include education, culture, health, social welfare, road maintenance, public parks, water, and sanitation.
  • THE STATE: Executive: The Government

    The executive authority of the state is the government (cabinet of ministers), charged with administering internal and foreign affairs, including security matters.
  • THE STATE: The Law of the Land

    28 Nov 2010
    The prevailing characteristic of the legal system is the large corpus of independent statutory and case law which has been evolving since 1948.
  • THE STATE: Law Enforcement

    In common with police forces around the world, the task of Israel's police is to maintain the quality of life by fighting crime and assisting the authorities in carrying out the law.
  • THE STATE: Legislature: The Knesset

    The Knesset (Israel's unicameral parliament) is the country's legislative body.
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