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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is the second largest city in , and the largest metropolitan area.

is a small town in the remote of .

Central Tel Aviv is the most important area in for visitors.

is the only city on the Red Sea. is the southernmost town in Israel, isolated from the rest of the country by the desert.


The coastal plain is a flat region in that runs along the Mediterranean coast.

The is a large desert that covers the entire southern half of .

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

The is a region of northern . The Galilee, apart from the , the and the , can be separated into the and the .

The is the most northern coastal region of Israel.

The is a northern region of . The Galilee, apart from the , the and the , can be separated into the and the .

The has its western coast in and the .

The Sea of Galilee is the largest freshwater lake of .

The is an extensive inland valley large valley, largely rural, located in northern .

The is a range of low hills between the Coastal Plains and the mountains in central .

is 's primary airport.

The is the northernmost part of , a narrow strip of land running north-south.

The is a desert in and the that lies east of Jerusalem and the Judean hills and west of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea.

The Beit She'an Valley is an area in the Jordan Valley of northern .


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