Who owns Israel?

Israel is the only nation on earth created by a sovereign act of God (Genesis 12:1-3; 13:16, 15:5, 17:7-8, 22:17-18). The land was given to the Jewish people exclusively and eternally in Genesis 12:1, 13:14-17, and15:18-21.
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Who has rights to the land of Israel?

The Israeli state directly controls 93 percent of the land in the country, including occupied East Jerusalem. A government agency, the Israel Land Authority (ILA), manages and allocates these state lands.
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Who is the owner of Jerusalem between Israel and Palestine?

Israel controls the entire city and maintains its primary governmental institutions there while the Palestinian National Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization ultimately foresee it as the seat of power for the State of Palestine.
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Who owns the land of Israel?

While private ownership of land is common (mainly in urban areas), most of the land in Israel (over 90% of the land area) is in the ownership of either the State of Israel, the Development Authority (Rashut Hapituakh, רשות הפיתוח) or the Jewish National Fund.
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Which country owned Israel?

The British controlled Palestine until Israel, in the years following the end of World War II, became an independent state in 1947.
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Why did Britain give Palestine to Israel?

In 1917, in order to win Jewish support for Britain's First World War effort, the British Balfour Declaration promised the establishment of a Jewish national home in Ottoman-controlled Palestine.
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Where did Jews live before Israel?

Most of the Jewish population was exiled to Babylon, but some Jews remained. About 150 years later (539 BCE), the Persians conquered Babylon and permitted the Jews in exile to return to Israel and authorized the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem.
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Who can buy property in Israel?

Although anyone can buy property in Israel, regardless of nationality or religion, foreign residents pay a higher purchase tax than Israeli residents. The purchase tax (mas rechisha) must be paid within 50 days of signing the contract.
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Is Bethlehem controlled by Israel?

Bethlehem came under Jordanian rule during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and was later captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Since the 1995 Oslo Accords, Bethlehem has been administered by the Palestinian Authority as part of Area A of the West Bank.
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Is Jerusalem Palestine or Israel?

Israel claims the whole of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The US is one of only a handful of countries to recognise the city as Israel's capital.
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Is Palestine part of Israel now?

Etymology. Although the concept of the Palestine region and its geographical extent has varied throughout history, it is now considered to be composed by the modern State of Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
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Who has the right to own Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is a place that belongs to everyone and no one. It does not belong to any specific group because it belongs to all monotheists.
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Are Palestinians allowed in Israel?

Since 2008, they are not allowed to live or stay in Israel because of marriage with an Israeli. Israelis who want to visit their partner in Gaza need permits for a few months, and Israelis can visit their first‐degree relatives in Gaza only in exceptional humanitarian cases.
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Who does Palestine belong to?

Much of this land is now considered present-day Israel. Today, Palestine theoretically includes the West Bank (a territory that sits between modern-day Israel and Jordan) and the Gaza Strip (which borders modern-day Israel and Egypt).
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Do Palestinians have rights in Israel?

Most Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories live under Israeli occupation and are not Israeli citizens. They are not allowed to vote in Israel. Women faced significant cultural barriers in political parties representing conservative religious movements and, to a lesser degree, the Arab minority.
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Is Jerusalem still a city?

Jerusalem is a city located in modern-day Israel and is considered by many to be one of the holiest places in the world. Jerusalem is a site of major significance for the three largest monotheistic religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity, and both Israel and Palestine have claimed Jerusalem as a capital city.
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Is Jerusalem in Palestine?

In the Palestine Liberation Organization's Palestinian Declaration of Independence of 1988, Jerusalem is called the capital of the State of Palestine. In 2000 the Palestinian Authority passed a law designating the city as such, and in 2002 this law was ratified by Chairman Yasser Arafat.
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Where in Israel did Jesus live?

The Gospels say that although Jesus was born in Bethlehem, he spent much of his early life in Nazareth, in northern Israel. Recent archaeological research reveals that during the first century A.D., Nazareth was a Jewish settlement whose inhabitants appear to have rejected the spread of Roman culture.
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Can an American live in Israel?

But how hard is it to settle in Israel? For foreigners, actually, it can be extremely difficult unless you are Jewish and plan to immigrate permanently, or you are marrying an Israeli national. Otherwise, residency is not typically granted to foreigners unless you are coming for work.
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Is there crime in Israel?

Crime in Israel is low. According to the Israel Police, the general crime rate dropped in 2020, while cyber crimes, domestic violence and sexual abuse incidents rose.
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Does Israel have a lot of poverty?

According to the National Insurance Institute's 2018 data, 21.2% of the Israeli population lives in poverty. As if this was not alarming enough, the statistics are even more dreadful when speaking about children living in poverty: 29.6% of the population (almost 1 in every 3 children).
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Who is the founder of Judaism?

According to the text, God first revealed himself to a Hebrew man named Abraham, who became known as the founder of Judaism. Jews believe that God made a special covenant with Abraham and that he and his descendants were chosen people who would create a great nation.
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Does Palestine have army?

The State of Palestine has no land army, nor an air force or a navy. The Palestinian Security Services (PSS, not to confuse with Preventive Security Service) do not dispose over heavy weapons and advanced military equipment like tanks.
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Does the UK support Palestine?

Since the Six-Day War, the British government has been active to achieve a diplomatic settlement of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
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