About 470 km (290 miles) in length and 135 km (85 miles) in width
at its widest point. About half of the countryís land area is semi-arid.
Israeli cooking is a reflection of Israeli society. It is a unique
combination of foods and customs brought by from all over the world as
well as the local Arab population.
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv. Haifa and Beer Sheva.
Israel is a country of immigrants. Nearly 6.5 million citizens
comprise a mosaic of people with varied ethnic backgrounds, lifestyles,
religions, cultures and traditions. Jews, comprise some 80% of the
countryís population, while the non-Jewish citizens, numbering less than
20%, include mostly Arabs. Christians and other denominations.
Flora & Fauna
The rich variety of Israelís plant
and animal life reflects its geographical location