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The State of Israel is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country bordered by Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest, by the West Bank and Jordan to the east, and by Syria and Lebanon to the north. The country has a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and very limited access to the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aqaba.
Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries including United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital.
The Jerusalem hills is a mountainous region in central Israel in which, amongst other, the western part of Jerusalem is located.
Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, and the largest metropolitan area.
The Coastal Plain in Israel stretches from the Carmel Range in the north, to Gaza Strip and Egypt in the south.
Mitzpe Ramon, despite being a small town in the remote Negev of Israel, has managed to become a lodestone for travellers seeking to enjoy the peace of the desert, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
The Negev is a large desert that covers the entire southern half of Israel.
Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the major city in the north of the country with a population close to 300,000.
The Galilee is a northern region of Israel, generally a forested highland area with relatively sparse population.
Eilat is the only Israeli city on the Red Sea. Located at the southernmost tip of the country, with its "window on the Red Sea", Eilat is first and foremost a resort town devoted to sun, fun, diving, partying and desert-based activities.
The North Coast of Israel extends along the Mediterranean Sea shoreline for 40 km, from the Carmel Range to Rosh Haniqra on the …
The Dead Sea has its western coast in Israel and the West Bank. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.6 m below sea level.
The Jezreel Valley is an extensive inland valley large valley, largely rural, located in northern Israel.
Safed is a city in the Galilee region of Israel, and is one of the oldest centers for Jewish learning and spirituality, home to the Kabbalah movement which is popular with celebrities.
The Judaean Desert is a desert in Israel and the West Bank that lies east of Jerusalem and the Judean hills and west of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.
Be'er Sheva is a desert city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants in southern Israel.
The Shfela is a range of hills between the Coastal Plains and the Jerusalem mountains in central Israel.
Nazareth is a city in northern Israel. With a population of 60,000, it is the largest Arab city in Israel proper with a mixed but quite harmonious Christian and Muslim population.
Ein Gedi is an oasis in the Judaean Desert, near the Dead Sea, between Masada and the caves of Qumran.
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