Table of contentVisionBackgroundMajor GoalsThe SoftwareWhat is available at this site?Sources of informationOur usersWho Supports Us?
> To provide organizations and individuals with valuable user-friendly creative and updated information (text, photos, video clips) on the diverse Israeli cultures.
> To develop an innovative sociological online tool that will help firms, governments, and populations function this multicultural society in the most efficient and sensitive way.
> To develop a new educational model for multicultural societies in the global world.
> To reduce prejudice and stereotyping in the Israeli society, and to promote peace, tolerance, and understanding between groups with different cultures and lifestyles.
The innovative software used in implementing the site, developed over the course of three years by Dr. Tamar Almog and red-id digital design agency, facilitates complete autonomy in operating the site.
The basic idea of People-Israel is to present each article (page) in two split columns (independent screens): the left column features a running text and the right column offers visual illustration and graphic tools/elements, such as a dynamic table of contents, charts, photos, video clips, and PDF files. There is a functional link between the two screens: clicking on a colored keyword on the left text screen will bring up the relevant visual information on the right screen. The objective was to make reading easier in the era of browsing and skimming, and to use visuals for illustration and visualization in the era of multimedia.
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> Sociological friendly information and analysis of the following topics: Demography; Clothing Culture; Economy and Consumption; Residence; Family; Health and Hygiene; Entertainment and Leisure; Food Culture; Language and Speech Patterns; Information and Communications; Education; Religion and Faith; Law and Criminality; Army, Security and National Service; and Political Behavior.
> More then 30,000 photos (in articles and albums), including indoor photos of apartments, places of work, places of worship, and institutes of education.
> Links to relevant Internet sites.
> Discussion forums.
> Communication channels for additional public input, e.g. uploading of family albums, personal videos, etc.
People-Israel was established with the support of UNESCO, the Council for Higher Education in Israel, The Israel Corporation, the University of Haifa and the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology at the Technion, Haifa, Israel (the project's primary sponsor).
The guide is currently operated with the support of the Samuel Neaman Institute.