Israel stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Geographically, it belongs to the Asian continent and is part of the Middle East region. In the west, Israel is bound by the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon and Syria border it to the north, Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest and the Red Sea to the south.
What country does Israel belong to?
The State of Israel is a country in southwestern Asia on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel became an independent country in 1948.
|State of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) إسرائيل (Arabic)|
|Ethnic groups (2019)||74.2% Jewish 20.9% Arab 4.8% other|
Is Jerusalem in Asia or Europe?
Jerusalem is located in the Middle East which is part of the Asian continent.
Is Israel a rich country?
Israel was ranked 19th on the 2016 UN Human Development Index, indicating “very high” development. It is considered a high-income country by the World Bank.
Which country does not accept Israel as a country?
(Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen do not recognise Israel as a state.) (Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan do not recognise Israel as a state.)
What is so special about Israel?
Israel is the only country in the world that has succeeded in reviving a dead language and using it as a national language. Israelis consume more fruits and vegetables relative to the population than any other nation in the world. 5 out of 7 natural craters in the world are located in Israel.
What was the religion of Israel?
About eight-in-ten (81%) Israeli adults are Jewish, while the remainder are mostly ethnically Arab and religiously Muslim (14%), Christian (2%) or Druze (2%). Overall, the Arab religious minorities in Israel are more religiously observant than Jews.