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Internet Usage Statistics:
5,941,174 Internet users as of June 30, 2016;
72.7% of the population, according to IWS.

Israel - officially the State of Israel - is a country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Also adjacent are the West Bank to the east and Gaza Strip to the southwest. Israel is the world's only predominantly Jewish state with a population of about 7.2 million people, of which approximately 5.62 million are Jewish. The largest ethnic minority group is the segment denominated as Arab citizens of Israel, while minority religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Druze, Samaritans and others, most of which are found within the Arab segment. In November 1947 the United Nations decided on partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a UN-administered Jerusalem. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 and neighboring Arab states attacked the next day. Since then, Israel has fought a series of wars with neighboring Arab states. International borders remain in dispute, however Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, though the conflict with the Palestinians has not met with success so far.
Internet Usage Statistics
5,941,174 Internet users on June 30, 2016, 72.7% of the population, according to IWS.

Facebook Statistics
4,900,000 Facebook subscribers on June 30, 2016, 59.9% of the population.

Latest Population Estimate
8,174,527 population for 2016, according to the US Census Bureau.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 34,990 (2016) according to the World Bank.

Israel Country Area (Size):
21,671 sq km and the population density is 378 persons per sq km.

Internet Growth and Population Statistics




% Pop.

Usage Source




18.2 %





74.0 %





70.0 %





74.7 %





72.7 %


Israel Search Engines and Directories:

Search Engines and Directories
Recommended Web Sites

Facts about Israel - Ministry of Foreigh Affairs

Israel Country Profile by the BBC

New Jerusalem Post
Breaking news from Israel and the Middle East

Travel to Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Warning
Travel advice from the US Department of State

JTA - Global News Service
Breaking news, investigative reporting, in-depth analysis, opinion and
features on current events and issues of interest to the Jewish people.

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Storytelling is a Jewish tradition. Jokes are like stories, but shorter
and funnier. Old jokes provide a window to the culture of a bygone era.

More Old Jews Telling Jokes
Storytelling is a Jewish tradition. Here are some videos.

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Israel Telecommunications Reports

Israel Fixed Line Market, Broadband and Digital Media
Israel has one of the highest household broadband penetration rates in the world, building on even higher Internet penetration. Market competition is fierce, both between cable and DSL infrastructures and between ISPs. Israel’s very high broadband penetration rate provides great potential for triple play and digital media market developments. See report Table of Contents

Israel Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market and Regulatory Overviews This report provides an overview of the telecoms market in Israel and explores the key regulatory changes. For further information on Israel's mobile, broadband and digital media markets, see separate reports. See Table of Contents

Israel Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband and Operators Report
This report covers the following companies: Cellcom, Orange (Partner), Pelephone (Bezeq), HOT Mobile, Golan Telecom, Rami Levy, Alon Cellular, Home Cellular, Marathon Mobile/Marathon 018 Xphone, Rounds. See more here

Israel Country Profile - Web Sites

The Economist about Israel

Israel Profile in CIA Factbook

Israel Wikipedia Profile
The Internet Free Encyclopedia.

Israel Internet Usage - Notes and Demographics

Ninety percent of Israeli teens use Internet
June, 2016 - The penetration rate of the Internet in Israel continues to rise, with 4.3 million users over the age of 13 at the end of 2008, according to Israel’s business daily Globes as reported today in its online edition and based on a survey by TIM/Teleseker. About 77 percent of Jewish households had Internet access at the end of 2008, up from 73% in 2007. Of Israeli Jews over the age of 18, 71% surf the web, while 56% of Israelis over 50, and 90% of Israelis aged 13-17 do so. Most households (51%) have three or more surfers, 32% have two and only 16% have just one. A breakdown by demographics found that 51% of Israeli Internet users are men and 49% are women. Eighty-one percent of people with a higher education use the Internet, compared with 71% of the general population.

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New statistics, figures, overviews and updates become available all the time.

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