Welcome to Israel
This small young Middle Eastern country was created 1948. It has a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a smaller one the Red Sea at the Gulf of Eilat. Israel is bordered by Syria and Lebanon to the north, Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the south-west and Jordan to the east.
The country has coastal plains along its Mediterranean shore, highlands in the north and central regions, and the Negev desert in the south. Its eastern border is along the Jordan River and the Dead Sea.
Israel, is full of history and visitors often come as pilgrims, as the area is holy ground for the three great monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.