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  2. Israel - Wikipedia

    Israel is located in the Southern Levant, a region known historically as Canaan, the Land of Israel, Palestine and the Holy Land. In the early first millennium BCE, the Israelite kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerged, before falling to the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires, respectively.

  3. Israel, country in the Middle East, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem is the seat of government and the proclaimed capital, although the latter status has not received wide international recognition. Learn more about Israel, including its history.

  4. Israel - Facts, History & Conflicts

    Israel By: Editors Updated: May 11, 2021 | Original: June 30, 2017 copy page link Israel is small country in the Middle East, about the size of New Jersey, located on the eastern...

  5. The State of Israel is a country in southwestern Asia on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is the only Jewish country, and the spiritual home for Jews all over the world. Israel's population was 8.1 million people in 2013 and 6.04 million are Jewish.

  6. Israel - The World Factbook

    Definitions and Notes Geography Location Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon Geographic coordinates 31 30 N, 34 45 E Map references Middle East Area total: 21,937 sq km

  7. The Times of Israel is your one-stop site for news, features, live blogs and more - on Israel, the region & the Jewish world

  8. History of Israel - Wikipedia

    (February 2023) Visual History of Israel by Arthur Szyk, 1948. The history of Israel covers an area of the Southern Levant also known as Canaan, Palestine or the Holy Land, which is the geographical location of the modern states of Israel and Palestine.

  9. Land of Israel - Wikipedia

    The Land of Israel ( Hebrew: אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל‎, Modern: ʾEreṣ Yīsraʾel, Tiberian: ʾEreṣ Yīsrāʾēl) is the traditional Jewish name for an area of the Southern Levant. Related biblical, religious and historical English terms include the Land of Canaan, the Promised Land, the Holy Land, and Palestine.

  10. Israel. Middle East. Few places on earth stir up passion the way that Israel does: the breathtaking beauty of its hills and valleys, the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, the multi-colored canyon of Makhtesh Ramon, and the ancient walls and pathways of Nazareth and Jerusalem. The call of the muezzin and the quiet prayers of Orthodox Jews at the ...

  11. Israel - Immigration, Conflict, Middle East | Britannica

    Israel - Immigration, Conflict, Middle East: This discussion focuses primarily on the modern state of Israel. For treatment of earlier history and of the country in its regional context, see Palestine, history of. The nation of Israel is the world’s first Jewish state in two millennia.