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Welcome to Israel

Israel

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders withLebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the east and southwest, respectively, and Egypt and the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Seato the south. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's financial center is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the country's most populous city and its designated capital, although Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized internationally.

On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly recommended the adoption and implementation of the Partition Plan for Mandatory Palestine. The end of the British Mandate for Palestine was set for midnight on 14 May 1948. That day, David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of theZionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine,declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel," which would start to function from the termination of the mandate. The borders of the new state were not specified. 

  • Fri, 24 Nov

    Sunny. Cool.

    53 | 27 °F

    Sunny. Cool.

    15 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sat, 25 Nov

    Light rain. Overcast. Cool.

    48 | 39 °F

    Light rain. Overcast. Cool.

    50 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sun, 26 Nov

    Morning clouds. Chilly.

    41 | 31 °F

    Morning clouds. Chilly.

    23 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Mon, 27 Nov

    Passing clouds. Cool.

    49 | 31 °F

    Passing clouds. Cool.

    5 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Tue, 28 Nov

    Scattered clouds. Cool.

    58 | 35 °F

    Scattered clouds. Cool.

    21 %  Chance of Precipitation

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