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Israel is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 16 June 1980
  • Deposit of Ratification: 22 June 1983
  • Entry into Force: 22 July 1983
  • On 22 June 1983, Israel notified ICSID that "Israel shall consider submitting to [ICSID] only disputes related to an approved investment under one of the Israeli Laws for the Encouragement of Capital Investments" and, with reference to Article 26 of the ICSID Convention, that "Israel requires the exhaustion of local administrative or judicial remedies as a condition under [the ICSID] Convnetion." On 21 March 1991, Israel withdrew those notifications.
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Israel has designated “Appropriate District Court” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Israel has made the following panel designations effective until 12 November 2014:
    - Mr. Yoel BARIS: Deputy Legal Advisor, Ministry of Finance
    - Prof. Moshe HIRSCH: Director, Forum of International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    - Ms. Deborah MILSTEIN: Advisor, Office of the Legal Advisor, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor
    - Prof. Arie REICH: Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University

Israel is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Signature: 10 June 1958
  • Deposit of Ratification:  5 January 1959
  • Entry into Force: 7 June 1959

Israel is a not Contracting State to the 1899 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: N/A

Israel is a Contracting State to the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • Entry into Force: 17 June 1962

Israel is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 11 May 1949

Official State Name: State of Israel - מְדִי� ַת יִשְׂרָאֵל - Medīnat Yisrā'el - دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل - Dawlat Isrā'īl

Official Languages: Hebrew, Arabic

Capital: Jerusalem

Currency: Shekel (‎) (ILS)

Time Zone: IST (UTC+2)

International Calling Code: +972

Internet TLD: .il

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