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Israel is a country in Western Asia, located at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Officially called the State of Israel, it is bordered by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, West Bank to the east, Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea to the south, and Gaza Strip to the southwest. The designated capital and most populous city of Israel is Jerusalem, and its financial centre is Tel Aviv. 

 

What to see & do

Dome of the Rock - The Dome of the Rock is an octagonal shrine in the Old City of Jerusalem. Erected in 691 CE, the temple is one of the oldest structures with Islamic architecture. It is often referred to as Jerusalem’s most recognizable landmark. 

Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Established in 1932, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art was originally housed in a building that was the former home of the city's first mayor, Meir Dizengoff. In 1971, the museum was transferred to its current location on King Saul Avenue. It houses a collection of classical and contemporary art, with focus on Israeli art. 

The Garden Tomb - The Garden Tomb is a rock-cut tomb discovered in 1867. Some Christians have speculated it to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. 

 

How to get around within Israel

Do not be alarmed when using a train or bus packed with soldiers; Israeli soldiers often use public transport to travel between their bases, so it shouldn't be an indication of any special occurrence. The local bus is the most common mode of transportation in the country, as it is cheap, fast, and reliable. The train system in Israel has also improved, with connections from Nahariya to Beer Sheva via Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Ben Gurion Airport. There are also lines from Tel Aviv to Binyamina, Ashkelon, Kfar Sava, Rishon LeZion, Modiin and Bet Shemesh, as well as between Bet Shemesh and Jerusalem, and Beer Sheva and Dimona. As much as possible, try not to plan anything during the Sabbath, which in Israel is from Friday at sundown to Saturday at nightfall. Train and bus services are not available during this time. The only way you can travel is if you have a car or can take a regular taxi. Regular taxis are also called special taxis, as you will be the only passenger they serve throughout the journey. Shared taxis, on the other hand, go on bus routes but one vehicle is shared among many passengers. Israel is also known as one of the easiest places to hitchhike, especially in the rural areas, but still take into consideration of the possible risks of riding with strangers. 

 

How to get there

The primary air passenger gateway into the country is the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. It is located 12 kilometres from the city centre, and about 40 kilometres from Jerusalem. The airport is a hub for the country's three main international airlines; El Al, Arkia Israel Airlines, and Isair. Flights to Ben Gurion Airport are also provided by Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, easyJet, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Transaero Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, and Wizz Air. There are flights available to Ben Gurion from select airports in North America, Europe, and Asia. 

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