The Modern State of Israel was established in 1948, but the regions history dates back several millennia. In Jewish tradition, Israel was the promised Land for the Hebrews; among Christians, it was the birthplace of Jesus and Christianity and according to Muslim belief, this was the place where Mohammad ascended from earth to heaven.
Even more than a religious heritage spanning the three most major faiths in the world, Israel is the meeting point of three continents. It’s militarily and commercially strategic location brought thousands of years worth of conquering armies. The Canaanites, Hebrews, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottoman Turks and the British have occupied this small country and left their imprints on its cultural tapestry.
From Jerusalem to the Galilee and from Nazareth to the Dead Sea, Israel is ever evolving while never losing sight of history.