Host Country

Form of GovernmentIsrael
PresidentIsaac Herzog
LocationMiddle East
Area22,072 km2
Coastline273 kilometers
ClimateAverage temperature in July is around 30°C
CapitalJerusalem, population 970 000
Local TimeUTC+3 (summer)
Electricity220 V, 50 Hz
DrivingOn the right
Telephone Country Code+972
Emergency (police, ambulance)100,101,102
Mobile Phone Networkspartner, cellcom, pelephone
Driking waterTap water in Israel is completely safe for drinking
Neighbouring countriesLebanon,Syria,Jordan and Egypt
Independence Day 5th day of Iyar
Map of Europe

Useful expressions

todaThank you
boker tovGood Morning
erev tovGood Evening
beteavonBon Appetite
ma hashem shelcha/shelachWhat is your name ?
naim lehakir otcha/otachNice to meet you
ata/at medaber/medaberet anglitDo you speak English?
ani lo mevin/mevinaI do not understand
ani lo yodea/yoda’atI do not know

Host City

Jerusalem is the largest city in Israel both in population and in size.
this city holds around 970,000 people that live inside it and they spread all over the city’s terrain that amounts to more than 125,000 dunams.
The whole metropolis of Jerusalem amounts to times four of that size!
Jerusalem is visited by almost 4 million tourists in a year which is also the most in Israel.
The capital is located on a mountain and its height causes very cool weather almost all year long.

Jerusalem-past, present and future

In Jerusalem, you will find a place for all 3 monotheistic religions.
For the Jewish people, there is the Western Wall, which is standing still for almost 1000 years and is visited by approximately 11 million visitors a year.
Christians have the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which exists for almost 1700 years and is visited by 500,000 people a year, and Muslims can enjoy the Dome of the Rock which was built exactly 1000 years ago and is visited every year by hundreds of thousands of tourists.

All 3 sites are beautiful and worth the time spent visiting them, even if, you’re not a part of the specific religion that the site belongs to.
You can still admire the view, the architecture and the history of them.


You can also find places for shopping and hangouts.
The Mahane Yehuda market is the main spot for food shopping and evening hangouts, during the day the market is filled with food stands and stores of every kind you might like.
There are, of course, the food stands that sell the local cuisines from both the Israeli and middle eastern kitchens.

On top of that, after sunset, a significant portion of the market turns into the biggest nightlife centre in the city with plenty of bars filling the area.

Another good place for shopping is the Mamilla mall which welcomes you with a long list of shops from all around the world and some of the biggest companies in the fashion industry.
The special thing about this mall is that most of it is outdoors and gives you a chance to shop and feel the mountain air around you at the same time.

The first station is a major centre of entertainment, culture and culinary delights and it was built in the 19th century. It also has a lot of places to shop and to participate in other fun activities all day long.


The more futuristic part of the city starts with the Hebrew University which educated and still educates some of the best and brightest that our country has to offer.
Plus, it is currently ranked among the top 100 universities around the world.

Har-hotzvim hi-tech park is next on our list and it currently is the centre of technological progress in the Jewish capital.
It also is the current home of more than 50 hi-tech companies and close to 9500 employees with an expected growth of another 5500 workers in the near future.
In conclusion, there is something here for everyone and we’ll hope you will enjoy your visit to the holy city!

City of Israel