David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950 though most embassies are in Tel Aviv.
new Israeli shekel (ILS); note - NIS is the currency abbreviation; ILS is the International Organization for Standarization (ISO) code for the NIS
American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. [wikipedia]
Israel / Jordan. World's Lowest (elevation) lake
Museum of the Jewish Diaspora
Tel Aviv. National flag carrier
American composer and lyricist
Alicante Bouschet, Semillion
Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling Chardonnay
Israel's largest freshwater lake
Takes in Lebanon, Syria and Israel.
Is the holiest Christian site in the world. It stands on a site that encompasses both Golgotha, or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified, and the tomb (sepulchre) where he was buried. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century.
Moved to Jerusalem when the kingdom was reunited under King David, c.1007 BC - c.1000 BC