Israel Country in the Middle East information and photo #Israel – Israel flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are clustered in Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock shrine, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for crisp white architecture, beaches and wild nightlife.
Founded: May 14, 1948
Prime minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
Currency: Israeli new shekel
President: Reuven Rivlin