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Home to some of the world's most famous historical tourist attractions, Israel and the Palestinian Territories are often thought of as simply a pilgrimage destination. After all, this is where some of the main events for those of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths is said to have happened. But for travelers who are not seeking out religious sightseeing within the churches, synagogues, and mosques, there are plenty of other things to do. The Dead Sea is a bizarre natural wonder where you can't sink. The Galilee region's natural beauty ticks all the boxes for those who want to hike in nature. And the Negev Desert's raw and rocky landscapes are ripe for adventure if you're seeking some dusty action.
Israel is located in South-Western Asia, at the Eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. A tiny country is incredibly diverse and is divided into four or five regions.
The long Mediterranean Coastal Plain stretches 190 km and houses 70% of the country’s population in some of Israel’s largest cities including Tel Aviv and Haifa as well as agricultural and more rural settlements. Beaches stretch almost the entire stretch of the beautiful plain, which boasts magnificent ancient ruins including Caesarea as well as magnificent new settlements and resorts, some of Israel’s most desirable.
The Jordan Rift Valley also extends from the north of Israel to the far south, and is part of the Great African Rift Valley, a tectonic plate boundary. The River Jordan flows through the valley into two unique lakes, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.
The culture and traditions of Israel originated from the Jewish religion. It is stated that Israel is the origin of the Jewish culture. Therefore, to understand the culture, customs, and traditions of Israel fully, it is essential to understand the culture of the Jewish community. The Jewish culture is made up of characteristics such as philosophy, mythology, mysticism, festivals, Judaism, festivals and Jewish festivals. The Judaism culture is described as the religion of Jewish origin.
Judaism is an ancient monotheistic culture, and it forms the basis for the creation of Islam and Christianity. The Islamic culture is defined as a monotheistic religion of the Abrahamic origin teaching that there exists only one supernatural being, God, and His messenger, Muhammad. On the other hand, Christianity is described as a monotheistic religion of the Abrahamic origin only. Christians believe in Jesus as the son of God.
Israel has diverse cultures, traditions, and customs, however, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are taken as the cultural hubs for the various cultures being practice in Israel. Israel has over 200 museums; this number of museums has made Israel be the country with the highest number of museums in the entire world per capita.
Israel has an estimated population of 8.52 million, which ranks 101st in the world. The country has a population density of 387 people per square kilometer (1,004/square mile), which ranks 34th worldwide. Much of Israel's population is concentrated in and around Tel-Aviv, as well as around the Sea of Galilee; while the southern area remains sparsely populated with the exception of the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba.