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Most of the 20 percent who are not Jewish are Arab. Previously, biblical Hebrew had been the language of prayer, whereas the vernacular of most Jews was Yiddish (Ladino for Spanish and Portuguese Jews).David Ben-Gurion's vision of a national language, which would allow Jews from different parts of the world to communicate with each other, was an important element of the Zionist movement.Saul became the first king of Israel in 1020 , and ruled for nearly forty years, during which time the First Temple was built.
The first modern Jewish settlement in Palestine was established in 1870, and was followed at the end of the nineteenth century by others, as Jews fled pogroms in Russia and Poland.Immigrants from various countries also bring their languages with them, and Spanish, Italian, African dialects, and especially Russian are often heard. The flag consists of a blue six-pointed star on a white background, with a horizontal blue stripe above and one below.The star, called a Magen David, or Shield of David, is a symbol of the Jewish faith. According to the Bible, Israel is the name given by God to Jacob.
The modern country of Israel includes two distinct nationalities, the Palestinian and the Jewish.
In 1897 the First Zionist Conference was held in Basel, Switzerland, and under the initiative of the Hungarian Jew Theodor Herzl, the Zionist movement began its mission to create a Jewish homeland in the territory from which the Jews had been expelled nearly two thousand years earlier.