The State of Israel was established after World War II with the support
of the United Nations. The annoucement of the creation of a Jewish
state in the Middle East in 1948 led immediately to war with Arab nations
that has continued unabated ever since. The population of Israel is
around 8 million with about 75% of its inhabitants being Jewish. The
country is bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the Palestinian West Bank
and Gaza, Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Israel is well
known for its military strength, its continual annexation of Palestinian
lands and its strong support from the United States. The economic
center of the country is Tel Aviv. Israel claims Jerusalem as its
capital, which is disputed by Arab nations.
influence creates cool winters and hot, dry summers. Away from the
coast, elevation can create colder temperatures and even some light
snowfall in places like Jerusalem.
visa exemption agreements with many countries for visits under 90 days
in duration. Customs and immigration officials are very thorough and
serious in the interrogation and assessment of tourists at entry
points. Check your specific country at VisaHQ.
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