The national theatre, Habima was established in 1917.Israeli filmmakers With a diverse population of immigrants from five continents and more than 100 countries, and significant subcultures like the Mizrahim, Arabs, Russian Jews, Ethiopian Jews and the Ultra Orthodox, each with its own cultural networks, Israeli culture is extremely varied. Generally speaking Israelis are friendly, they like to communicate a lot, they have seen the world and are thus more “open minded” (most have travelled quite a bit) and they are healthy and attractive. Since two years military service is mandatory for girls in Israel – at the age of 18 - they tend to be a lot more mature mentally in their early 20’s compared to women their age elsewhere around the world. Israelis can be a great choice as a partner for life! Due to the mix and match that was going on between Jewish people from different parts of the world – all meeting in Israel – the final result is stunning as far as the Israeli women. The women in Israel tend to be very independent and opinionated.Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is followed by Independence Day.Independence Day is founded on the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel by the Jewish leadership headed by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on .Most of the 20 percent who are not Jewish are Arab. Previously, biblical Hebrew had been the language of prayer, whereas the vernacular of most Jews was Yiddish (Ladino for Spanish and Portuguese Jews).David Ben-Gurion's vision of a national language, which would allow Jews from different parts of the world to communicate with each other, was an important element of the Zionist movement.
Its total area is 8,019 square miles (20,770 square kilometers), slightly smaller than New Jersey. Mountains rise in the central region from the low coastal plain along the Mediterranean. According to the Bible, Israel is the name given by God to Jacob.The modern country of Israel includes two distinct nationalities, the Palestinian and the Jewish.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.Major art museums operate in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Herzliya, as well as in many towns and Kibbutzim.