Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio Composition

     Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. Announces Performance Data And Portfolio

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc. (the
"Fund") (NYSE MKT: ISL), a closed-end equity fund, announced today its
performance data and portfolio composition as of December 31, 2012.

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The Fund's total returns for various periods through December 31, 2012 are
provided below. (All figures are based on distributions reinvested at the
dividend reinvestment price and are stated net-of-fees):

Period          NAV Total Return %    Market Price Total Return %
                Cumulative Annualized Cumulative    Annualized
Since inception
                280.8      6.9        217.2         5.9
(October 1992)
10-years        205.9      11.8       227.4         12.6
5-years         5.9        1.2        -20.5         -4.5
3-years         6.6        2.2        -2.1          -0.7
1-year          9.3                   5.8

On December 31, 2012, the Fund's net assets amounted to US$66.1 million and
the Fund's NAV per share was $15.49.

As of December 31, 2012, the portfolio was invested as follows:

Portfolio Composition  Percent of
                       Net Assets
Financials             25.2
Information Technology 19.1
Materials              17.0
Health Care            16.9
Consumer Staples       11.2
Telecommunications     3.5
Industrials            2.5
Consumer Discretionary 2.0
Cash                   2.7

The Fund's ten largest equity holdings as of December 31, 2012, representing
65.4% of net assets, were:

                                  Percent of
                                  Net Assets
Check Point Software Technologies 10.0
Israel Chemicals                  9.3
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries    8.8
Perrigo Company                   8.0
United Mizrahi Bank               7.1
OSEM Investment                   5.3
Frutarom Industries               5.1
Azrieli Group                     4.1
Bank Leumi Le-Israel              4.0
Bank Hapoalim                     3.7

Important Information

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. has prepared this report based on information
sources believed to be accurate and reliable. However, the figures are
unaudited and neither the Fund, Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (effective
March 1, 2012, the Investment Adviser), nor any other person guarantees their
accuracy. Investors should seek their own professional advice and should
consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before acting
on this information. Aberdeen is a U.S. registered service mark of Aberdeen
Asset Management PLC.

Closed-end funds are traded on the secondary market through one of the stock
exchanges. The Fund's investment return and principal value will fluctuate so
that an investor's shares may be worth more or less than the original cost.
Shares of closed-end funds may trade above (a premium) or below (a discount)
the net asset value (NAV) of the fund's portfolio. There is no assurance that
the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Past performance does not
guarantee future results.

Total return figures with distributions reinvested at the dividend
reinvestment price are stated net-of-fees and represents past performance.
Past performance is not indicative of future results, current performance may
be higher or lower. Holdings are subject to change and are provided for
informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to
buy or sell the securities shown. Inception date October 29, 1992.

If you wish to receive this information electronically, please contact:

SOURCE Aberdeen Israel Fund, Inc.

Website: http://www.aberdeenisl.com
Contact: Investor Relations, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., +1-866-839-5205,
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