The State of Israel is a small yet diverse country. The modern State of Israel was established in 1948 as a homeland for the Jewish people, but the region contains thousands of years of history for many peoples and religions in addition to the Jews.

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The is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. Photo: Tamuz, CC0.

is the second largest city in Israel, and the largest metropolitan area. Photo: Yaniv Ben-Arie, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Israel's Coastal Plain is the coastal plain along Israel's Mediterranean Sea coast, extending 187 kilometres north to south.

is a city in northern Israel. It is the largest Arab city in Israel proper, having a population of 60,000, a harmonious mix of Muslims and Christians. Photo: Tiamat, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The , is a region within the of Israel.

The , often referred to simply as "Mount Carmel", is a compact region of hills in Israel extending westwards from the Central Hill country to the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Chadner, Public domain.

The is a mountainous region in central Israel which includes the . Photo: Zoharby, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the most northern coastal region of Israel.

The Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. Photo: Beivushtang, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a range of low hills between the Coastal Plains and the mountains in central Israel. Photo: Dekel E, CC BY 2.5.

The is a geographical-political term in use since the end of the Second Temple… Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is an extensive inland valley large valley, largely rural, located in northern Israel. Photo: Israel photo gallery, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is Israel's primary airport. Photo: Mattes, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a desert in Israel and the that lies east of Jerusalem and the Judean hills and west of the Jordan Valley and . Photo: Matanya, CC BY 2.5.


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