Israel operates according to the Gregorian Calendar, so, like nearly every other country, it is currently 2012. Jewish observances, however, are regulated by the Jewish Calendar and it is currently 5772 on that calendar.
Israel was recognized as a state in 1948. The land Israel is on now was part of the land brittian received after WW II. It was given to the Jews for a homeland.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
Israel has never had and does not now have any colonies.
Today there is no king of Israel.
Israel (State of Israel) declared its independence in 1948.
The Hebrews never left. They are still here today, and they are now called "Jews". Most were expelled from Israel in the year 70, but in 1948 they re-established the state of Israel.
Israel (ישראל)The area that is now Israel.
The school year in israel starts in August 27
Israel was established in 1948.
In what is now Israel.
It was part of what is now modern Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Israel has now become a country in their own right, and it is celebrated every year.