State of Israel

اמְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew)

دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)

 

Mosque Al Aqsa   -   Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial  -   Gan Hashlosha Hot Springs   -   Jerusalem   -  Haifa   -  Muslim and Jewish Friendship   -  Dead Sea   -   Mount Zion   -   Rosch haNikra Grottoes   -   Shakshuka   -   Lake Genezareth

CapItal

Jerusalem

31°47′N 35°13′E

LANGUAGE

Official and national languages:

Arabic

Hebrew

POPULATION

April 2018 - 8,444,045

AREA

22,072 km2

CURRENCY

New Sheqel

World Heritage Sites

9

Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. Its land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east and Egypt to the southwest. The Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are surrounding to the east and west, respectively.

Within its relatively small area the country contains geographically diverse features. Tel Aviv is Israel's economy and technology center, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is known for its architecture, the beaches and its nightlife.

Israel is one of the most famous and fascinating cities in the world with thousands of years of history. A city rich in traditions, religion and history, but also of modern culture and heritage. it is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land.

The most sacred sites are in Jerusalem, like the old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, an important New Testament site in the life of Jesus. The Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth where you can float in the water or discover the Negev Desert with its beautiful landscape.