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Geography

Although no bigger in size than the state of New Jersey, Israel's landscape and climate are diverse, with snow-capped mountains in the northern portion of the country to dry, arid desert in the south. Learn more about this incredibly complex land that both Christians and Jews call holy.

Northern Region

Israel's northern region boasts beautiful countryside, forested mountains, vineyards, olive groves, kibbutzim, Arab villages, and the remains of ancient cities and holy sites.

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Mediterranean Coast

With miles of Mediterranean shore, the coastal plain is a beachgoer's paradise.

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Jerusalem

Known as the "City of Gold," Jerusalem encompasses many worlds: modern and ancient, Jewish and Arab, religious and secular.

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Southern Region

While Israel's southern half is highly arid, it contains beautiful nature reserves and offers memorable hiking and nature tours.

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