Located on a landbridge between Africa and the Middle East, Israel is a small country with a wide range of climates, ecosystems and a unique environmental landscape. Within the span of just a few hours, it is possible to drive from the lowest point on earth and swim in the Dead Sea to the top of Mt. Hermon where you can go skiing all in the same day.
Before the creation of the State of Israel, the land was mostly empty and barren. The population density was low. In the last 60 years it has transformed into one of the most densely populated countries on earth.