World #2 – UN ambassadors tour area of Hezbollah tunnels from Lebanon into Israel

Tuesday's World Events - February 5, 2019


1. For ISRAEL, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population
  7. the land size of Israel (compared to a U.S. state)

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below.

2. For ISRAEL:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is Hezbollah?
c) How did Hezbollah fund the tunnel they constructed from Lebanon into Israel?
d) What does Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Dannon hope to accomplish by inviting groups of UN ambassadors to Israel?
e) What does Israel want the UN Security Council to do?
f) What does Ambassador Dannon say his challenge is?