Which continent is Israel located in? Europe or Asia?
The State of Israel is located in the Middle East on the continent of Asia, nestled to the south-east of Europe and north-east of the African continent.
Jerusalem - Israel's Capital (Image credit: Unsplash)
Israel's border and neighboring countries.
The current borders of the State of Israel are the result both of war and diplomatic agreements among Israel, her neighbors, and colonial powers. Only two of Israel's five land borders are internationally recognized - the other three are disputed. Israel's borders with Egypt and Jordan have been formally recognized and confirmed as part of the peace treaties with those countries. The borders with Syria (The Golan Heights), Lebanon (The Shebaa farms) and the Palestinian territories (declared as the State of Palestine) are still in dispute.
Israel's position in relation to the world
Israel lies on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it was considered a place of origin from the Asian continent to the Mediterranean, and through it to Europe and North Africa and the Atlantic Ocean.
The area in which Israel is located is also considered a land bridge between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and through it to the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. This location has always made the Land of Israel a powerful attraction to the great powers.
Facts about the land of Israel
Land: 20.700 square meters
Water: 450 square meters
Israel's capital city
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