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Where is Israel geographically located?

Where is Israel geographically located?

Israel stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent and is part of the Middle East region. In the west, Israel is bound by the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon and Syria border it to the north, Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest and the Red Sea to the south.

Where was the original Israel located?

When scholars refer to “ancient Israel,” they often refer to the tribes, kingdoms and dynasties formed by the ancient Jewish people in the Levant (an area that encompasses modern-day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria).

What is the land area of Israel?

22,145 km²

Where is Jerusalem geographically?

About Jerusalem. Map is showing Jerusalem, seat of the Israeli government and largest city of Israel. The holy city of the Jews is sacred to Christians and Muslims as well. The city is located in the Judaean hills about 32 km (20 mi) from the Jordan River and about 30 km west of the northern tip of the Dead Sea.

Is Israel a dry country?

Safety: Israel is a low-crime country. When traveling in Jordan or in East Jerusalem and Arab cities inside Israel, travelers should not carry or drink alcohol (which is forbidden by Islam) in public, and modest dress is expected of both men and women.

What is the size of Israel today?

The total area of the State of Israel is 22,145 (8,630 sq. miles), of which 21,671 sq. km is land area. Israel is some 420 km in length and about 115 km across at the widest point.

What is the difference between East and West Jerusalem?

Following the war, Jerusalem was divided into two parts: the western portion, from which it is estimated roughly 30,000 Arabs had fled or been evicted, came under Israeli rule, while East Jerusalem came under Jordanian rule and was populated mainly by Palestinian Muslims and Christians.

Do Israeli Jews drink?

Jewish tradition permits controlled alcohol drinking, whereas Muslim tradition prohibits the use of any alcohol. Increasing exposure of the traditionally conservative Arab sector to the Western culture of modern Israel might impact on and be reflected in the drinking patterns of these two populations.