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  • National anthems: National anthem.
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STAT Israel United States
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Sunday October First Sunday November
Daylight Savings Time start date Friday before last Sunday March Second Sunday March
First human settlement > Date 100,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Discovered in 1929-1935; remains exhibit a mix of archaic and modern traits and may represent an early migration from Africa that died out by 80,000 years ago. Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Skhul/Qafzeh Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name State of Israel United States of America
Independence day date Iyar 5 (On or between April 15 and May 15, depending on the Hebrew calendar ). July 4
Land border length 1,017 km
Ranked 120th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th. 12 times more than Israel
National anthems HaTikvah ( The Hope ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Olive Oak
Neighboring countries and territories Cyprus (M) Egypt Jordan Lebanon Syria (L) Gaza Strip ( Palestinian territories ) West Bank ( Palestinian territories ) (L) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>A densely-populated country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is the only state in the world with a majority Jewish population. </p> <p>It has been locked in conflict with the Palestinians and its Arab neighbours over ownership of land considered holy by Jews, Christians and Muslims since its creation in 1948.</p> <p>The division of the former British mandate of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel in the years after the end of World War II was the culmination of the Zionist movement, whose aim was a homeland for Jews scattered all over the world. After the Nazi Holocaust pressure grew for the international recognition of a Jewish state, and in 1948 Israel declared its independence following a UN vote to partition Palestine. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14628835">Full Article</a> <p>The USA is the world&#039;s foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach. </p> <p>America&#039;s gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world&#039;s defence spending put together.</p> <p>The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16761057">Full Article</a>

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