ISRAEL

Over 100 tours in Israel including day tours, multi-day tours, packages, private tours, and more. From the must-visit’s including tours to Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea, Galilee, and Petra, to the more off-the-beaten-track, all tours on Tourist Israel are available to book with guaranteed departures and the best prices.

Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for Bauhaus architecture, beaches and nightlife.
Capital: Jerusalem
Dialing code: +972

The Israeli population is a linguistically and culturally diverse community. The 19th edition of Ethnologue lists 35 languages and dialects spoken in local communities. The main languages used for communication among Israeli citizens are Modern Hebrew and Arabic, while English, second language of the majority of the Israeli population, is used widely in official logos, road signs and product labels. Modern Hebrew is a language that emerged in the late 19th century, based on different dialects of ancient Hebrew and somewhat influenced by many languages (English, Jewish languages, Slavic languages, Arabic, Aramaic, German and others). Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel.

The new shekel is the currency of the State of Israel and also used as legal tender in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The new shekel is divided into 100 agoras or agorot. It has been in use since 1 January 1986, when it replaced the hyperinflated Israeli shekel at a ratio of 1000:1.

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