Israel – the land of the Bible
Israel is a country with a unique history carved into a beautiful landscape. Strewn with testaments of the past, this magnificent land tells a story that will feel familiar yet foreign. The birthplace of both Judaism and Christianity and containing many holy Muslim sites, a visit to Israel is a journey into the womb of civilization.
Israel’s unique history
Israel is also known as the Holy Land. For centuries, pilgrims have visited this area to travel the land walked by Abraham, David, Solomon, Jesus, the apostles, and the Prophet Muhammad. Israel has an amazing array of biblical and sacred sites including the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
In addition, the Israeli landscape is littered with important archeological finds dating back thousands of years – a testimony to the many peoples and cultures that have inhabited this land. Anyone interested in archeology, ancient history, the Bible and religion will find Israel a fascinating place.
The State of Israel is a parliamentary democracy whose capital is Jerusalem. Located in the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel borders Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Israel is a small country, around the size of Slovenia and New Jersey. However, despite its size, Israel has a diverse topography with a desert in the south and snow-capped mountains in the north. Israel’s unique geographic sites include the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water on Earth.