Israel ISD Calling code is +972
The Israeli flag is composed of two blue stripes along the top and bottom edges and blue six-pointed star in the center, placed on a white background. White and blue colors are intended to express purity of Zionist´s ideals and the sky. The star is associated with more than 700-year-old Jewish symbolism and is also known as the “Star of David”. Moreover, the motif was found on the ring of King Solomon, that is why it is known as the “Seal of Solomon” as well. The blue stripes are inspired by the Jewish prayer shawl called “tallit”. The design of the flag was formed in the late 19th century, when the Zionist movement attempted to create a Jewish state in Palestine. The flag was adopted in 1948 when the State of Israel was created.
Home to the Mount of Olives, the Sea of Galilee and the ancient port of Jaffa, it’s hard to go anywhere in Israel without stumbling upon a place of religious significance. But nothing can compare to the holy city of Jerusalem. Sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, this ancient metropolis is claimed by both Israel and Palestine and its status remains one of the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jerusalem’s stunning skyline is a complete contrast to the touchy political landscape, with its beautiful bell towers, striking minarets and the golden dome of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Split into Arabic, Jewish and Christian quarters, this cultural melting pot translates into a sumptuous culinary scene, as well as a feast for the eyes and experiences.
|Total area||22,145 km2|
|Formation||14. 5. 1948|
|Highest point||Mount Hermon (2,236 m)|
|GDP||$ 33,878 (IMF, 2012)|
|Currency||israeli new sheqel (ILS)|
|ISD Calling code||+972|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|