Home / Information / Countries / Israel

Information about Israel.

Country: Israel
ISO code/s IL / ISR
From year1948

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 with Lebanon 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 Sea to the south. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's financial center is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is both its designated capital and the most populous individual city under the country's governmental administration. Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is internationally disputed.

See also
Palestine (British Mandate) 19201948
Latest coin and currency news articles from country: Israel (click here for all news from Israel)
XinhuaIsrael to distribute New Shekel 20, 100 banknotes
November 23, 2017

The new 20 and 100 NIS banknotes are seen in Jerusalem, on Nov. 22, 2017. Israel will distribute new banknotes of Israeli New Shekel (NIS) in 20 and 100, said the governor of the Bank of Israel (BOI) Karnit Flug on Wednesday.