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Israel is a small, contemporary country located at the center of three continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa. It retains prominence on the world stage due to its historical significance and association with modern conflict. The land is sacred for three major religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, with a significant number of holy sites scattered throughout the country. Major archeological sites exist in Israel, such as the Western Wall and Masada, as well as one of the most famous rivers in the world (the Jordan River) and the body of water at the lowest point on Earth and with the highest salt content (the Dead Sea).

Since its inception in 1948, Israel has fought numerous wars, faced intifadas and terrorist attacks, and has been the subject of ...

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