Israel , Asia


Evidence of a Jewish presence in Israel dates back 3,400 years, to the formation of the religion. The name "Jews" derives from their origin in Judah. Over the course of this long history, the Jews have several times been dispersed and then returned from exile, buttressed by the power and influence of their holy book, The Tanakh (the Old Testament).The State of Israel (Hebrew: מדינת ישראל‎, Medinat Yisrael) was established in 1948 after nearly two thousand years of Jewish dispersal and 55 years of efforts to create a Jewish homeland, which accelerated after the Holocaust.