Rss - Land11/23/2014 6:08:11 PM60en-USTHE LANDhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/Land-Israel.aspxIsrael is a small, narrow, semi-arid country on the southeastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:36 GMTLAND: Geography and Climatehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Geography-Climate.aspxIsrael is some 470 km. (290 miles) in length and about 85 miles (135 km.) across at the widest point.Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:21:46 GMTLAND: Waterhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Water.aspxLocated on the edge of a desert belt, Israel has always suffered a scarcity of water. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:58 GMTLAND: Naturehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Nature.aspxIsrael's plant and animal life is rich and diversified, in part due to the country's geographical location at the junction of three continents.Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:57 GMTLAND: Environmental Protectionhttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Environmental-Protection.aspxIn line with the principles of sustainable development, efforts are directed at resource conservation and prevention of pollution in all economic sectors.Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:35 GMTLAND: Infrastructurehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Infrastructure.aspxIsrael is connected to the world's major commercial, financial and academic data networks and is fully integrated into international communications systems by means of underwater fiber-optic lines and satellite link-ups. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:35 GMTLAND: Urban Lifehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Urban-Life.aspxAbout 92 percent of Israelis live in urban areas. Many modern towns and cities, blending the old and the new, are built on sites known since antiquity.Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:58 GMTLAND: Rural Lifehttp://www.israelemb.org/pretoria/AboutIsrael/Land/Pages/LAND-Rural-Life.aspxAbout 8 percent of Israel's population lives in rural areas, in villages, and two unique cooperative frameworks, the kibbutz and moshav, which were developed in the country in the early part of the 20th century.Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:33:57 GMT