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Israel, between the Mediterranean, Dead Sea and Red Sea

During your trip to Israel and in the heart of the Middle East you will discover a country of varied and magnificent natural landscapes.


In the heart of the Middle East, you will discover during your trip to Israel a country which is a little link between the African and Asian continents. Besides its peak, Mount Hermon, which rises to 2814 metres above sea level, you will also find the lowest point on Earth, the mythical Dead Sea which lies 424 metres below sea level. With approximately 20770 square kilometres, Israel holds common borders with Egypt to the west, Jordan on the other side with Syria a little higher and the Lebanon to the north. It has a long coastline on the Mediterranean and others with the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. The particularity of Israel is to present the visitor with a variety of stunning landscapes from the highlands to the sublime deserts. There are, also, in Israel the big cities like, for example, Haifa, Tel Aviv and of course the capital Jerusalem.

Israeli flag

Fauna and flora

Among the hundreds of species of mammals present in Israel, a great number have had to adapt themselves to life in the desert. Among the rarest, you may get the chance to see the Nubian ibex which is a mountain goat, hyraxes, gazelles but also some more terrifying predators such as foxes, wolves and leopards. Plunging into the waters of the Red Sea you will discover the incredible marine fauna with magnificent multicoloured fish. In addition to the few hundred species of reptiles, Israel has over 500 species of birds. The country is indeed on the world's largest migration corridor.

Concerning the flora, there are more than 2800 plant species of which 140 are endemic. Among the most common trees of the country, you will find eucalyptus, carob, tamarind, cypress, acacia, pine, orange, lemon, apricot, almond and olive trees.

David Debrincat
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