Everything you should know
before Traveling to ISRAEL

13 June 2022
Capital: Jerusalem
Currency: Israeli New Shekel
Official Language: Modern Hebrew
Dial Code: +972
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 100 (2) Ambulance - 101 (3) Fire - 102
GDP: 372.31 billion USD (2020)
Population: 9.31 million (2021)
Time Zone: UTC+2 Israel Standard Time
                UTC+3 Israel Daylight Time

TheSassyBlogger Flag: The rudimentary design recalls the Tallit, the Jewish prayer wrap, which is white with black or blue bands. The symbol in the center signifies the Star of David, a Jewish sign dating from late feudal Prague, which was accepted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

ISRAEL is Known for:

1. The Start-up Nation
Israel has been nicknamed the Start-up Nation, and it’s widely known as the country with the largest amount of start-up companies per capita. It is also the 3rd in the world in terms of venture capital availability and the fifth most innovative country (according to Bloomberg)
2. The Holy City
Jerusalem is one of the most famous cities in the world. It’s also one of the most important cities in history. Nicknamed “the holy city”, it is a significant place for Jewish, Christians, and Muslims. In fact, it’s considered the most important city for Jew and Christians and the third most important for Muslims.
3. Jesus Christ
When talking about Israel, sometimes it isn’t easy to separate the country from the people and the religion from ethnicity and nationality. If we are to include the old Jewish states and Jewish people, we need to talk about Jesus Christ/ Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus may well be the most famous and the most influential person ever born.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Falafel
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty-shaped fritter made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as taboon.
2. Shakshouka
Shakshouka is a Maghrebi dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion and garlic, and commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg.
3. Cholent
Cholent or hamin is a traditional Jewish stew. It is usually simmered overnight for 12 hours or more, and eaten for lunch on Shabbat. Cholent was developed over the centuries to conform with Jewish laws that prohibit cooking on the Sabbath.

Best Places to visit:
1. Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a city in Western Asia, on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Old City of Jerusalem is full of the historic and religious elements that make this city so special.
2. Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv claims to be one of the sunniest cities in the world. In the city limits there are 13 clean beaches. Tel-Aviv was a temporary capital of Israel after the proclamation of the country. Many foreign countries still recognize Tel-Aviv as the capital of Israel and many diplomats can be found in this city.
3. Nazareth
Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel and has about 30 churches and monasteries, as well as mosques and ancient synagogues. Nazareth was declared the seat of a bishop and a large church was built on the remains of earlier structures; it was among the largest ecclesiastical buildings in the Crusader kingdom.
4. Acre
The City of Acre was one of Israel's most significant cities during the ancient times. The Crusaders were able to conquer Acre and the Ottomans settled in there for many centuries. The city occupies an important location, sitting in a natural harbour at the extremity of Haifa Bay on the coast of the Mediterranean's Levantine Sea.
5. Haifa
Haifa has a number of industrial power plants and refineries that have been polluting the ground for over 80 years. Historically, Haifa became the most important city during British rule in Palestine after World War I. Its main seats of power in the country were located in the northern coastal city.

Best Season to visit
Autumn- Autumn is a good time to visit Israel if you want the greatest chances of avoiding tourist crowds and expensive hotel rates.
Winter- Winter is the best time to travel to Israel if you want to experience the immense religiosity and tradition of important Jewish and Christian holidays.

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