Flag of Israel

Flag of Israel.

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East. Situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, it has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country's seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, located in the center of the country, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem is internationally unrecognized.