On 14 May 1948, the Jewish community proclaimed the independent state of Israel, since then much has happened in the country. Israel currently has 9 million inhabitants and borders Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Unfortunately, Israel and Palestine are at odds in the Holy Land. Palestine consisting of the Gaza Strip and West Bank is not part of Israel. The country of Israel is particularly beautiful, well-known places are Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat and the fascinating Dead Sea.
The largest airports are in close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (Tel Aviv) and Red Sea (Eilat). The airport of Tel Aviv is named after the first prime minister of the country: David Ben-Gurion. Eilat Ramon Airport was officially opened on 22 January 2019 as the modern replacement for Eilat Ovda Airport and Eilat J. Hozman Airport. The national airline of Israel is El Al, they carry 25% of the total number of passengers at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport.
Time zone: UTC+2 / UTC+3 (summer time)
Currency: New shekel
National Day: The day preceding Independence Day (14 May)
Airport: נמל תעופה