IsraelThe state of Israel is located in the Middle East, it has a border with Lebanon in the north, Syria in the north east, Jordan in the east and Egypt in the south. The West border of Israel is the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is the Holy Land for the three most recognizable religions in the world: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. All three religions have roots, communities and holy sites that attract believers from all around the world who come and feel blessed to be able to experience the sites.

The area of Israel is 22,072 sq.km The population of Israel, was estimated in 2014 to be 8,146,300 people. It is the world’s only Jewish-majority state; 6,212,000 citizens, or 74.9% of Israelis, are designated as Jewish. The country’s second largest group of citizens are denoted as Arabs, with 1,718,400 people (including the Druze and most East Jerusalem Arabs).

The climate of Israel is typically Mediterranean. It has long, hot and dry summers. This is followed by short, cool, warm and wet winters. Israel has heavy rainstorms that usually begin in November and end in March. Snow is possible in winter but only inland on high ground.

The capital and the biggest city of Israel is Jerusalem (population 796,200). Other major Israeli cities and their population are Tel Aviv (404,500), Haifa (269,300), Ashdod (240,000), Rishon LeZion (231,700), Petakh Tikva (213,898), Beer Sheva (198,000), Netanya (188,200) and Holon (182,000).

Tourism, especially religious tourism, is an important industry in Israel, with the country’s temperate climate, beaches, archaeological, other historical and biblical sites, and unique geography also drawing tourists. Israel’s security problems have taken their toll on the industry, but the number of incoming tourists is on the rebound. In 2013, a record of 3.54 million tourists visited Israel with the most popular site of attraction being the Western Wall with 68% of tourists visiting there. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.

Come discover the countless sites and adventures in a small country that has everything for everyone. Trek the hills of the Galilee, drink wine in the Golan, visit the Bahai in Haifa, experience the ancient agriculture site of Caesarea, the bars and cafes of Tel-Aviv, the most Holy City in the world, Jerusalem. Float at the lowest place in the world, the Dead Sea. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Negev and go snorkeling in the Red Sea at Eliat.

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