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Israel. (Fili). What Taiwanese know about Israel …. The typical response when I say I ’ m from Israel: You don ’ t look Israeli. I thought Israelis have darker skin . I ‘ m Christian, I ’ ve always wanted to go visit the Holy Land ( … but I ’ m too scared )

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Israel

Israel

(Fili)


What taiwanese know about israel
What Taiwanese know about Israel

The typical response when I say I’m from Israel:

  • You don’t look Israeli. I thought Israelis have darker skin.

  • I‘m Christian, I’ve always wanted to go visit the Holy Land (… but I’m too scared)

  • Israeli people are very clever. Israelis are very good at making money.

  • Oh, I know, I know…Israel and Palestine– fight fight.


Where is israel
Where is Israel?

Depends who you talk to:

  • I’m Asian too– Israel is at the far west side of Asia.

  • Israel is in the middle east– but very different from all other middle eastern countries.

  • … Which is why, for many things, like international sports competitions, trade agreements etc. Israel is usually considered to be in Europe.

  • Israel has a very Mediterranean culture– personality, food, music…



Israel s size
Israel’s size

Compare Taiwan and

Israel…

And you thought

Taiwan was small.


Israel general facts
Israel – General facts

  • Most holy of places : Almost half the world population considers Israel to be the holiest of places.

  • Israel is a democracy.

  • Israel’s economy is mainly based on IT. No natural resources.

  • Israel declared independence in 1948.


Current political situation
Current political situation

Neighboring Countries:

  • Peace treaty with Egypt.

  • Peace treaty with Jordan.

  • Very cold cease fire with Syria.

  • Cease-fire with Lebanon. War during 2006.

  • An on-going struggle with thePalestinian Authorities and terror groups.



Statistics
Statistics

  • 7 million people.

  • 77% Jews, 18.5% Arabs, 4.3% other.

  • 76% Jews, 16.2% Muslim, 8.8% Christian, 8.4% Druze.

  • Today :

    • 68% are Israeli born

    • 22% from Europe (+Russia) or the US

    • 10% from Asia, Middle East and Africa.


Language
Language

  • Official language – Hebrew (希伯來語)

  • Minorities – Arabic.

  • Tourists and international Jews – English.

    • We also have a Hebrew to English name translation problem.


Israeli jews grandparents come from everywhere
Israeli Jews’ grandparents come from… EVERYWHERE

  • Israel– some have been in Israel for a long time (~5-10%).

  • Europe– All over, like Austro-Hungary. ~25%.

  • Middle East– Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran… ~25%.

  • North America - ~5%.

  • Former USSR– Russia. Over 10%.

  • A bit from Africa (Ethiopia…) : 3-5%


The orthodox religious
The orthodox religious

מאה שערים

Mea Shearim



Soldiers like my sister high school tour guide
Soldiers … like my sister (high-school tour-guide)

ככר ציון

Kikar Tzion


Foreign workers usually from china thailand
Foreign workers… usually from China/Thailand

רחוב יפו

Jaffa Street



Food

(Actually we have everything but good Asian food)


The most popular israeli dish hummus
The most popular Israeli dish - Hummus

Made

from…

In Tainan you can taste some

Hummus at the Greek restaurant

(80公園路, but, ours is better!)




Something with meat we love shwarma
Something with meat? We LOVE Shwarma

Usually Lamb, but young Chicken is okay too.

Comes in a Pita or Lafa.

Taiwanese version on 大學路 in the evenings. Taiwanese prefer it to be Chicken in a sandwich.


Israeli salad we love our salads
Israeli” salad – we LOVE our salads

3 large tomatoes

3 medium cucumber

6-8 large lettuce leafs

1 red pepper (sweet)

4-5 small radishes (optional)

1/2 small onion

1/2 squeezed lemon

3-5 spoonful olive oilsalt, pepper


Visit the israeli restaurant
Visit the Israeli restaurant

  • If you’re ever in Taipei…

  • http://www.sababapita.com/ - 4 Branches and growing...

  • Full Israeli menu.



Jerusalem my neighborhood

JerusalemMy neighborhood


My parents house where i grew up
My parents’ house, where I grew up




A 2000 years old grave just for me and my dog
A 2000 years old grave… just for me and my dog



An old monastery jesus did something here
An old monastery – Jesus did something here…






Ein carem where jesus met john
Ein Carem – where Jesus met John


The german colony first west side settlers
The German Colony – first west side settlers





Going down south negev the desert

Going down southNegev - The desert


Ramon crater world s biggest crater
Ramon Crater – world’s biggest crater



Eilat israel s tourist resort southern city
Eilat – Israel’s tourist resort southern city


Eilat diving and sea life
Eilat – Diving and sea-life






The best chillout the beach
The best chillout – the beach!


Tel aviv s seashore
Tel Aviv’s seashore


Tel aviv neve tsedek
Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek

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Tel aviv neve tsedek1
Tel Aviv – Neve Tsedek

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Curious want to know more

Curious?Want to know more?


Want to know more
Want to know more?

  • If you’ve got any questions – email at:[email protected]

    Read Taiwanese blogs in Chinese about Israel :

    http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/violetlmoonguang-0904

    http://www.wretch.cc/blog/galandruby


Want to know more1
Want to know more?

  • Watch the Taiwanese visit Israel on “World number 1”:


Contact the taiwan office in tel aviv
Contact the Taiwan office in Tel-Aviv

  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Tel-Aviv, Israel

    • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6115, Tel-Aviv 61060, Israel

    • Phone: (+972-3) 607-4788

    • Fax: (+972-3) 695-4742

    • E-mail: [email protected]

      They even have a blog:

      http://blog.pixnet.net/ILTWFRDSHIPORG


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