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Background Information About Israel

Official Name:  The State of Israel Form of Rule:  parliamentary democracy Capital City:  Jerusalem Area:  21,643 square kilometers Population:  9 million residents (2018 estimation) Distribution by Religion : 76.5% Jews, 16% Muslims, 2% Christians, 1.5% Druze, 4% others Official Languages : Hebrew, Arabic Currency:  New Israeli Shekel Quality of Life Classification:  22nd place in the world GDP Per Capita: 32,312 (2012 estimation) International Dialing Code:  972 Internet Suffix:  .co.il Location:  In the Middle East, on the narrow region connecting Africa and Asia. The State is built upon most of the region known as the Land of Israel. You can continue reading about Israel in other aspects: History Population Economy Health Care System Climate Languages History History History History History History
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Israel’s History

Israel’s History

Explore magical Israel's History with us. The riches of the Land of Israel are manifold, combining breathtaking beauty, long and profound histories and superb modernity's, enabling perfect rest and relaxation conditions and allowing you to have a once in a lifetime holiday. Thanks to its relatively small size, Israeli locations are all fairly accessible, with Eilat perhaps being the one exception. As you visit Israel, you'll start to realize that you are in fact traveling between layers of history, starting with ancient crusader castles, through ports which were temporary homes to many a seaman, pilgrim, and famous traveler; continuing with desert landscapes that housed nomadic tribes, semi-forgotten armies, and merchants riding in camel caravans; to magnificent tombs of sheikhs, impressive domes, silent monasteries and unique synagogues decorated colorfully by mosaics. ...
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Israel’s Health Care System

Unsurprisingly, Israel is quite the modern country with highly developed medical capacities and levels of hygiene and health care equal to those of all other evolved countries. Tourists to the land are not asked to undergo any vaccinations before their scheduled arrival. Arriving in the country with pet animals, however, is limited by certain restrictions. As long as they are being brought in personally by their owners (marked by travel companies as personal baggage), then cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and rodents (except for wild animals and limited to two only of each species) are exempt from having to get a veterinary permit, issued by the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, so long as they also meet the following requirements: 1.A government veterinary health certificate has been issued for them less than seven days before they have left their country ...
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People of Israel

The Economy of Israel

At present, the economy of Israel is considered to be a success story. Despite the fact that the country has virtually no natural resources and in spite of a major ongoing armed conflict and waves of immigration from all over the world adding to the enormous load placed on it, Israel is still ranked as one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Two of the contributing factors to this success are aid provided by Israel's allies and a highly educated work force. Since the State of Israel was founded in 1948, its exports have grown from around thirty million dollars per year to more than thirty billion. Over this period of time, a lot of changes have taken place in its field of economy. During its start, Israel's main exports were citrus fruits along with processed diamonds and a few industrial products. Today, Israel's strongest products come from its high-tech industry, ...
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Israel’s Population

The population of Israel is estimated to be about 9.1 million people. It is most prominently characterized by an unprecedented diversity. The country's inhabitants can be mainly divided into Jews (about 76%) and Arabs (16%) with an additional possible subdivision relating primarily to countries of origin. The Jewish population can also be divided into religious and secular; with the latter including various immigrant communities of varying cultural preservation degrees. In a similar manner, the Arab community in Israel can divided into groups of Christians, Muslims and Druze. The country has several small religious groups defined by ethnicity or religion, this most notably includes the Circassians and the Samaritans, as well as minor Christian communities originating in Europe such as the German community of Beit El residing in Zikhron Ya'akov. An additional interesting ...
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The Climate in Israel

The Climate in Israel

The Land of Israel is situated in a subtropical climate area, with offers two main seasons: a rather hot and dry summer alongside a cold and semi-wet to wet winter. However, thanks to generalized influences such as Israel's being positioned between a sea to its west and two different deserts in the east and south, as well as more localized influences like the varying altitudes, the weather in Israel can be quite diverse, offering those vacationing in Israel a huge range of activities, from skiing at the snow-covered Mount Hermon in the north to swimming and diving in the southern and sunny Bay of Eilat. As a rule, Israel can be divided into three main climate areas. In the northern and central parts of Israel, the weather tends to be Mediterranean, mainly translating into a hot summer and a rather rainy winter. The coastal plain, which is the most densely populated part of ...
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Israel’s Spoken Languages

The official languages of the State of Israel are Hebrew and Arabic. While not an official language, English is regarded as the main language for international communication and therefore is widely spoken by a majority of Israelis and it's also heavily featured on most signposts as well as commercial products. Spoken by six million Jewish people as well as other inhabitants of the land, Hebrew is the most common language. The next one is Arabic, which is common amongst over a million people, whether they're Arabs, Jews who originate from an Arab country or people who have set out to learn the language. Israel is considered to be a melting pot due to the many immigrants who have populated it, additional languages can be heard among the various communities, with the most common ones being Russian (around 900,000 speakers), Jewish-Arabic (300,000) and Yiddish (200,000).
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Planning a Trip to Israel

Amongst the many options open to you when you decide to book a private tour in the Holy Land, we highly recommend the VIP package. It boasts a first class service and is specifically built with small groups in mind, such as families looking to maximize the comfort element of their vacation, shore excursion travelers who have precious little time in the country and businessmen who are interested in adding exhilarating experiences to their trip, to name but a few. The VIP Israel tours include the very best that this land has to offer, including luxurious accommodation, deluxe transport vehicles, gourmet restaurants, the finest spas available and much more. All this will be arranged with the intention of turning your holiday into a fully pampering retreat, leaving you free to rest, relax and explore the land. And as always, your itinerary during the journey will be customized to fit ...
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Private Tours

Just like You want it When you take a private tour you: Maximize your time – your time is precious and should be spent wisely. Visit the places you wish – a private tour focuses on your interests. Travel at your own pace and can make changes on the go. Enjoy the best of all worlds – travel in comfort, skip lines and enjoy VIP treatment. A private tour is the best way to see the land of Israel. Group tours may be fun, especially if you enjoy socializing, but you are ever dependent on the other tourists’ needs and interests. A great deal of time and energy is spent on trying to accommodate everyone, you're just one of another fifty tourists. Tour guides also need to comply with the organizers, who have understandable agendas of their own. the private tour is best suited to your own needs and desires. Tailor Made Tour Our tours being ...
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Group Tours of Israel

Group Tours

If you are interested in adding small, but fun and pampering amenities to your travel in Israel, one of the best ways to go about it is to book a group tour. These little touches add to the atmosphere and the experience of traveling in the Holy Land as you enjoy the company of the people in your group. Another option open to you is to use Holy Land Private Tours' logistical assistance even when using a tour agency's service. When contacting the agency, you can ask for an external private tour guide to lead your group or act as your representative in hiring the best services at comfortable rates. Have any question? Feel free to Contact me!
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