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Israel*

General Country Information
Capital: Jerusalem
Population: 7,353,985 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 3.1 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 9.5 million (2009)
Internet hosts: 1.544 million (2009)
Internet users: 2.106 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.69
World Rank 2005/2006: 14

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Access Israel Org
P.O.B 5171 Kfar Saba, ISRAEL
http://www.aisrael.org
Email: yuval@aisrael.org
Tel: 972-9-7451126
Fax: 972-9-7451127

Aleh
12 Aharonovitz St.,
P.O. Box 435 Bnei Brak 51103
Israel
http://www.aleh.org
Email: aleh@aleh.org
Tel: +972-3-617-1888                 
Fax: +972-3-617-1880

Association of the Deaf in Israel
P.O. Box 9001
Helen Keller Center 13 Sd
Tel Aviv, 61090
Israel
Email: deaf-israel@barak.net.il
Tel: +972-3-730-3355
Fax: +972-3-739-6419

Bizchut, The Israeli Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities
3 Kanfei Nesharim st.
Jerusalem 9546406
Israel
http://www.bizchut.org.il
Email: mail@bizchut.org.il
Tel: +972-2-6521308
Fax: +972-2-6221283

Israel's Center for Technology and Accessibility (MILBAT)
Tel Hashomer, 52621
Israel
http://www.milbat.org.il
Email: milbat@netvision.net.il
Tel: +972-3-535-7812
Fax: +972-6-532-630

Israel Rehabilitation Society
18 David Elazar Street, Hakira
Tel Aviv, 61909
Israel
Tel: +972-3-693-0446
Fax: +972-3-693-0235

Israeli Society for Autistic Children
217 Ben-Yehuda
Tel Aviv, 63502
Israel
http://www.alut.org.il
Email: alut_il@netvision.net.il
Tel: +972-03-6040854
Fax: +972-03-5467942

MILBAT - The Israel Center for Technology and Accessibility
Tel-Hashomer 52621
Israel
http://www.milbat.org.il
Email: milbat@netvision.net.il
Tel: +972-3-530-3739             
Fax: +972-3-535-7812

Multi-Service Center for the Blind (Mercaz Rav Sherutim L'Eiver)
10 David Hachmi Street
Tel Aviv 67778
Israel
http://www.blinds.org.il/eng
Email: linda@blinds.org.il
Tel: +972-3-791-5536                   
Fax: +972-3-791-5563

National Association for the Habilitation of the Mentally Handicapped in Israel
19 Yad Harutzim St., Suite 304
P.O. Box 53409,
Jerusalem 91533
Israel
http://www.akim-jerusalem.org.il
Email: info@akim-jerusalem.org.il
Tel: +972-2-672-8731             
Fax: +972-2-672-8730

Princess Basma Center for Disabled Children
P.O. Box 19764
East Jerusalem, 91197
http://www.basma-centre.org
Email: info@basma-centre.org
Tel: +972-2-628-3058 / +972-2-626-4536
Fax: +972-2-627-4449