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Israel / อิสราเอล

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State of Israel

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General Profile

Israel / อิสราเอล

  • The important alliance of the United States of America
  • The conflict with Palestine and Arab world as the main factor to set the country’s policy
  • The high know-how in agricultural technology, irrigation, alternative energy, medication and weapons
  • The most scientists and engineers per capita in the world
  • The important labor market and tourism of Thailand
General Information

     Area                            20,770 square kilometers (25 times smaller than Thailand)
     Capital                        Tel Aviv
     Population                  7.6million people (2010)
     Languages                   Hebrews, Arabic
     Religions                     Judaism 76.4%, Islam 16%, Christian 2.1%
     President                     H.E. Mr. Shimon Peres
     Prime Minister             H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
     Foreign Minister          H.E. Mr. Avigdor Lieberman
     Independence Day      14 May
     Thai-Israeli Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day        12 March 1954

Economy Information (2010)

     GDP $217.1 billion (Thailand: $317.8 billion)
     GDP per Capita         $28,565.7 (Thailand: $4,719.8)
     Real GDP Growth      4.5% (Thailand: 7.8%)
     Exchange rate           Shekel (NIS) (1 NIS = 9 THB) (Jun. 16, 11)
     Reserves                   $70.9 billion (Thailand: $185.6 billion)
     Inflation rate
2.7% (Thailand: 3.3%)
     Gas Reserves              38.9 billion cubic meters
     Natural resources      Potash, bromine and Dead Sea minerals
     Industries     High-technology projects, wood and paper products, potash and phosphates,
                          food, beverages, tobacco, cement, construction, metals products,
                          chemical products, plastics, diamond cutting, textiles, footwear
     Imports - commodities      Raw materials, military equipment, fuels, diamonds, grain,
                                                consumer goods
     Imports - partners             The United States of America, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
                                                United Kingdom
     Exports - commodities       Diamonds, chemical products, electronic devices,
                                                medical device, machinery and equipment
     Exports - partners             The United States of America, Belgium, Hong Kong

Statistics of Thailand-Israel (2010)

     Trade value of Thailand-Israel    $1050.25 million (increasing 28.95% from 2009)
                                                           (Thailand: export value $668.09 million, import value
                                                           $382.16 million, overbalance value $285.93 million)
     Export products of Thailand       Jewelry and accessories, cars, equipment and parts,
                                                         Electronics, Plastic, canned and process seafood, rice
     Import products from Israel       Jewelry, silver and gold, fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides
     Tourism                           195,401 Israelis came in Thailand (2009)
     Thai people in Israel      23,400 Thai labors mostly working in agriculture
     Visa                 Exception for diplomatic passports and official passports
                             Free visa for 30-day stay for ordinary passports of Israeli people
     Office of Thailand in Israel       The Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv
     Office of Israel in Thailand       The Embassy of Israel in Bangkok

Middle East Division, December 2013

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Relations

Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELDS OF CULTURE AND EDUCATION
    Date Signed 13 July 2005
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL FOR THE RECIPROCAL PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF INVESTMENTS
    Date Signed 18 February 2000
  • TREATY ON COOPERATION IN THE EXECUTION OF PENAL SENTENCES BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
    Date Signed 13 August 1997
  • CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME
    Date Signed 22 January 1996
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISRAEL FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 8 March 1968
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL CONCERNING THE THAI-ISSRAELI RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
    Date Signed 19 August 1966