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Middle East: Israel

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The State of Israel is a small country in the E Mediterranean. Inland lie the Judaeo-Galilean highlands, from N Israel to the N tip of the Negev Desert in the S. To the E lie part of the Great Rift Valley, River Jordan Sea of Galilee and Dead Sea.  At 403m [1,322ft] below sea level, this last is the world's lowest point on land.

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