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  Israel Information, Israel History, Geography, Climate
The north of Israel is bound by Lebanon, the northeast by Syria, the east by Jordan, and the southwest by Egypt.
Israel has about 2,500 species of plants, out of which the majority is xerophytic in nature, i.e., capable of surviving prolonged dry spells.
The Negev is a triangular desert region in southern Israel extending north from the Gulf of Aqaba to a line connecting the southern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean, passing to the north of the city of Beersheba.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/israel.html   (526 words)

Israel is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, but has several nature zones: The north is quite green, the middle of the country is partly arid, while the south is desert.
Israel relies very much upon winter rain in the mountains in the north and in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon, as there is little rain elsewhere in the country.
Israel continues to occupy three areas that were won in the Six-Day War in 1967: Gaza Strip, West Bank and Golan Heights.
lexicorient.com /e.o/israel.htm   (280 words)

 Israel Geography
Israel is considered the Holy Land of the Judeo-Christian religion.
Because of Israel's strained relationship with its Arab neighbors, almost 25% of the national budget is spent on the military.
Israel has a temperate climate, except in the desert which is hot and dry.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/WorldGeography/Israel/Israel.htm   (514 words)

 Isreal: Cultural and Historical Geography
The northern quarter of Israel is dominated by the hilly and fertile Galilee region.
Israel's major drainage system is the interior basin formed as the Jordan River flows southward; it empties first into the Hula Basin and then into the freshwater Sea of Galilee.
Israel is for the sightseer, the adventurer, the backpacker, the people watcher, the gourmet, the pilgrim, the romantic, the shopper, the business traveler, the political analyst, the geographer, the archeologist and the historian.
ejw.i8.com /geog/97/israel.htm   (1258 words)

 Geography of Water Resources
The Sea of Galilee is the principal aboveground storage reservoir in the basin with a surface area of 170 square kilometers and a volume of approximately 4000 MCM.
Syria is constantly constructing storage reservoirs on the Yarmouk, which directly reduce the discharge of the river remaining for Jordan and Israel (the natural flow of the river is reduced from around 450 MCM to 270 before it reaches the Jordanians and Israelis).
Israel supplies Palestinians with 63 percent of the total water consumed in the West Bank via Mekerot pipelines.
www.wws.princeton.edu /~wws401c/geography.html   (882 words)

 Israel - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Israel is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
Before June 1967, the area composing Israel (resulting from the armistice lines of 1949 and 1950) was about 20,700 square kilometers, which included 445 square kilometers of inland water.
Thus Israel was roughly the size of the state of New Jersey, stretching 424 kilometers from north to south.
countrystudies.us /israel/34.htm   (161 words)

From the northern side of the Israel valley another chain of mountains is directed towards the north; the lower and upper Galilee Mountains.
The main agricultural areas are along the coast and east towards the mountains, the northern Negev, the interior valleys, Jordan Valley and the Galilee and the Golan mountains.
However, the drip irrigation method, which was developed in Israel, enables to develop specific agricultural spots, especially along the Arava, south of the dead sea towards Eilat.
www.hridir.org /countries/israel/index.htm   (714 words)

 Israel Geography
Location: Israel is on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Middle East between the contries of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
Climate and Terrain: Israel has a temperate climate in most parts, but it is very hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas (known as the Negev).
Israel is working with the U.S. in developing new desalination techniques although this is a very expensive solution.
www.geocities.com /talktobosch/Israel_Geography.html   (442 words)

 1Up Travel : Israel Geography and Facts
In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations are being conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives (from the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip) and Israel and Syria, to achieve a permanent settlement.
It is bounded on the north by Lebanon, on the northeast by Syria, on the east and southeast by Jordan, on the southwest by Egypt, and on the west by the Mediterranean Sea (see fig.
The area added to Israel after the June 1967 War, consisting of occupied territories (the West Bank--see Glossary--and the Gaza Strip) and annexed territories (East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights) totaled an additional 7,477 square kilometers.
www.1uptravel.com /geography/israel.html   (1332 words)

Amiran, D.H.K. The status of geography in Israel.
Studies in the Geography of Israel, 10, 49-74.
Geography of the Land of Israel, the Middle East, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Haifa: The American Institute for Education in Correspondence.
www.bgu.ac.il /NCRD/bib1/val/Geography-general.htm   (491 words)

 Geography and Population Basics
The population of Israel is 6,592,000 (August 2002 est.) The Jewish population in Judea, Samaria (the "West Bank"), and Gaza, exclusive of East Jerusalem which has been annexed, has reached 220,000.
Over half of Israel's population lives in the coastal strip, where the population density is already among the highest in the world, while the Galilee and the Negev remain relatively under-populated and under-developed.
Israel has one of the highest population densities in the world with an average of 294 people per square kilometer.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_basics.php   (509 words)

 Geography Department - Macalester College
The aim of this course is to familiarize you with the field of human geography.
The particular focus of the class will be on the interaction of people and their environments, and how to read these interactions in the landscape.
Geography is important to our world because it helps us understand not only ‘what is where,’ but ‘why it is there,’ and particularly important ‘how did it get there.’
www.macalester.edu /geography/courses/geog111/somdahl/index.htm   (150 words)

 Geography of Israel - Topography, Climate
In Israel the Rift Valley is dominated by the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias (known also as the Sea of Galilee and to Israelis as Lake Kinneret), and the Dead Sea.
The Jordan, Israel's largest river (322 kilometers long), originates in the Dan, Baniyas, and Hasbani rivers near Mount Hermon in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and flows south through the drained Hula Basin into the freshwater Lake Tiberias.
The climate is determined by Israel's location between the subtropical aridity characteristic of Egypt and the subtropical humidity of the Levant or eastern Mediterranean.
worldfacts.us /Israel-geography.htm   (906 words)

 Think-Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Israel, despite constant propaganda to the contrary, is not the "root cause" of this strife and turmoil in the Middle East.
Israel was not involved in the deaths of the millions who died in the Iraq-Iran war.
“prescription”of the land for the Children of Israel became exhausted or nullified by a sinfulness of Israel, by the Roman conquest, or by the Arab conquest, or by the “ Isra” (=Mohammed’s Ascension from the Temple Mount), or by the subjugation.
www.think-israel.org /background.html   (12584 words)

 Israel: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Expanding its territory by 200%, Israel at the cease-fire held the Golan Heights, the West Bank of the Jordan River, Jerusalem's Old City, and all of the Sinai and the east bank of the Suez Canal.
Although Israel withdrew its last settlers from the Sinai in April 1982, the fragile Mideast peace was shattered on June 9, 1982, by a massive Israeli assault on southern Lebanon, where the Palestinian Liberation Organization was entrenched.
Israel destroyed PLO strongholds in Tyre and Sidon and reached the suburbs of Beirut on June 10.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107652.html   (2863 words)

 Geography of Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus Israel was roughly the size of the state of New Jersey, stretching 424 km (263 mi) from north to south.
Israel is divided into four regions: the coastal plain, the central hills, the Jordan Rift Valley, and the Negev Desert.
The climate is determined by Israel's location between the subtropical aridity of the Sahara and the Arabian deserts, and the subtropical humidity of the Levant or eastern Mediterranean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Israel   (1705 words)

 Geography : His Land - Israel My Beloved
The restored people of Israel have spent the last 125 years draining the swamps, pushing back the wilderness, planting and nurturing hundreds of new forests.
These "mountains of Israel" as the Bible calls them, stand as a fortress wall keeping the country's enemies away from the coastal plain, where upwards of 80 percent of Israel's citizens live today.
Further north, Lebanon's southern hills to the west and the Golan heights to the east form a cap around the top of the Galilee, with the Golan one of Israel's main water catchment areas, channeling the life-bringing liquid down to the Sea of Galilee.
www.israelmybeloved.com /channel/his_land/section/geography   (352 words)

The willingness of Israel's Center and Right to consider a retreat from Geography (Gaza, Judea & Samaria), in order to secure Demography (Jewish majority), has been based on the fatalistic assumption that the Jewish population is destined to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.
In 2006 the prophets of demographic doom still underestimate Jewish fertility in Israel (2.7 children per woman and creeping upward), overestimate Arab fertility (4 children within the Green Line and declining), dismiss the potential of Aliya and disregard the scope of Palestinian emigration.
There is no demographic sword over the throat of Israel's Jews, and policy makers who are haunted by demographic fatalism base their policies on wrong and unrealistic assumptions.
www.freeman.org /serendipity/index.php?/archives/252-WILL-A-RETREAT-FROM-GEOGRAPHY-SECURE-ISRAELs-DEMOGRAPHY.html   (1503 words)

 Spatial geography
Applications of spatial analysis techniques to determine the cloud seeding contribution to the rainfall in Israel.
Studies in the Geography of Israel, 9, 156-173.
Studies in the Geography of Israel, 11, 115-131.
www.bgu.ac.il /NCRD/bib1/val/Spatial-geography.htm   (741 words)

 Geography of Israel-Palestine. Maps Don't Lie!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Israel is an oasis of Western Democracy and Judeo/Christian morality in the middle of an otherwise totalitarian Arab/Muslim Middle East.
Israel's capital city of Jerusalem would be nearly encased within Palestinian territory and jeopardizing its ability to survive an attack.
In effect, Israel would be reduced to a defenseless nation 9 to 25 miles wide at areas separating Israel Proper from that enemies on her eastern flank!
www.masada2000.org /geography.html   (1003 words)

 The Geography Department
The Department of Geography, the first of its kind in Israel started its activities in 1949, when the Hebrew University re-opened its doors after the War of Independence.
Therefore, Geography like many other departments changes its location in town about a dozen times, until it moved to its own building on the Giv`at Ram campus.
In 1972 the sections of the department dealing with aspects of social sciences and humanities moved to Mount Scopus.They were joined in 1996/97 by Physical Geography, thus re-uniting the department.
geography.huji.ac.il /~geo/info.html   (366 words)

 Geography of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Geography - note: there are 242 Israeli settlements and land use sites in the West Bank 42 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights 25 in the Gaza Strip and 29 in East Jerusalem (February 2002 est.); Sea of Galilee is an important freshwater source
This is incredibly comprehensive coverage of the founding of the present state of Israel and as such, is unique.
The correspondents have clearly got their fingers dirty, by digging down to the real issues behind the present state.
www.freeglossary.com /Geography_of_Israel   (420 words)

 Will a Retreat from Geography Secure Israel’s Demography?
The willingness of Israel’s Center and Right to consider a retreat from Geography (Gaza, Judea and Samaria), in order to secure Demography (Jewish majority), has been based on the fatalistic assumption that the Jewish population is destined to become a minority between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.
For example, the rise of the price of oil during the 1970s and Israel’s war on Palestinian terrorism have escalated Palestinian emigration away from Gaza, (and especially) Judea and Samaria, while Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait produced a net positive Palestinian migration.
If the prophets of doom would have relied on data produced by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (2.1 million Arabs in Judea and Samaria in 1997), they would not have been able — mathematically — to arrive at their proclaimed figures of 3.4 million or 3.8 million in 2004.
www.acpr.org.il /cloakrm/opeds/060308.html   (1365 words)

 Akhlah: Israel Geography
Israel is located in the Middle East, along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.
The scarcity of water in the region has generated intense efforts to maximize use of the available supply and to seek new resources.
In the 1960s, Israel's freshwater sources were joined in an integrated grid whose main artery, the National Water Carrier, brings water from the north and center to the semi-arid south.
www.akhlah.com /israel/geography.php   (215 words)

 History & Geography of Israel & Palestine. Also... Zionism, Refugees, PLO, Terrorism, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Israel has set the stage, not for peace, but for an all out war the likes of which she has never dreamed of in her worst nightmares!
Israel should stop speaking about "peace" and delete the word "peace" from its vocabulary together with such phrases as "the price of peace" or "territory for peace." For a hundred years the Jews have been begging the Arabs to sell them peace, ready to pay any price.
After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, their goal became two-tracked: Either (1) destroy Israel outright (the same pre-1967 goal) or (2) the creation of an Arab-Palestinian state to be used as a launching pad from which to destroy Israel.
www.masada2000.org   (5639 words)

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