Founded in 1948, Israel is the world's only Jewish State and is the Middle East's
only liberal democracy. It lies in the area biblically referred to as the Land of Israel.
Today, more than eight million people - Jews, Muslims, Christians - call Israel home.
Israel was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 8th most powerful country in the world in 2015, ranking ahead of Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iran, Canada, India, Italy, Pakistan, and others.