The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Area: 20,770 sq km
Climate: temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley
Population: 6,276,883 (2005 est.)
Religion: Jewish 80.1%, Muslim 14.6% (mostly Sunni Muslim), Christian 2.1%, other 3.2% (1996 est.)
Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
Community NameHebrew Community of Tasmania
Size of Community in Tasmania
Local Community Contact DetailsNA
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The stone was donated by the Women's International Zionist Organisation and presented by Mr Tom Schlesinger President of the Hobart Hebrew Congregation on 16th October 1993. The stone is made from dark-grey granite and has a polished face. On the left is the design created by Mr. Solomon Beer is the Menorah (seven branched candelabra) representing light and freedom and superimposed over the Star of David. Alongside the inscription is the Ivrit (modern Hebrew) language and below in English. All engraved beds are left natural.