Israel is something special - and at the same time a very normal country: eating falafel in the city of Akko, getting stuck in the early morning traffic in Tel Aviv, or having dinner with the family on the weekend.
Israel is located in the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea and with more than 8 million people, it has the same number of inhabitants as Austria and that is a quarter of the area. People in Israel are very diverse: Israel is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, beliefs, history, and ideas. The official languages are Hebrew and Arabic, but English is also used by many. Israel also offers a lot geographically: you can ski in the north, lie on the beach in Tel Aviv, or hike through the desert in the south.
For many believers, Israel is the holiest place in the world - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism meet in Jerusalem and you can feel this. Israel is a democracy, but also a place of conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. But the best thing is to get to know Israel yourself!