Israel Country Profile

Capital: Jerusalem

Currency: Israeli New Shekel (ILS)

Travel Advice: Israel Travel Advice

Visas: Israel Visa Information

Vaccinations: Israel Vaccination Information

Israel is a country located in the Middle East, towards 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.

The State of Israel is the only Jewish nation in the modern period, and the region that now falls within its borders has a lengthy and rich history that dates from prebiblical times. The area was a part of the Roman Empire and, later, the Byzantine Empire before falling under the control of the fledgling Islamic caliphate in the 7th century CE.


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