United Nations-derived boundary map of Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories (2007, updated to 2018)
Zones of French and British influence and control proposed in the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement during World War I
The Merneptah Stele (13th century BCE). The majority of biblical archeologists translate a set of hieroglyphs as "Israel," the first instance of the name in the record.
Article from The Times, October 25, 1920, reporting on the active discussions regarding the boundary line; this was later formalised in the Paulet–Newcombe Agreement.
Borders in the region of the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights, showing the Ottoman boundaries, the 1920 agreement and the 1923 agreement
The Large Stone Structure, an archaeological site in Jerusalem
The Blue Line covers the Lebanese–Israeli border; an extension covers the Lebanese–Golan Heights boundary.
Map of the Shebaa Farms
Map of Israel and Judah in the 9th century BCE
Egypt Ottoman border 1906, as depicted in the 1907 Survey of Egypt
Portion of the Temple Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, written during the Second Temple period
A clearly visible line marks about 80 kilometers (~50 mi) of the international border between Egypt and Israel in this photograph from the International Space Station. The reason for the color difference is likely a higher level of grazing by the Bedouin-tended animal herds on the Egyptian side of the border.
Kfar Bar'am, an ancient Jewish village, abandoned some time between the 7th–13th centuries CE.
David Ben-Gurion proclaiming independence beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism
The 13th-century Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem
Israel's 1949 Green Line (green thin line) and demilitarized zones (green thick line/areas)
Jews at the Western Wall in the 1870s
Jerusalem municipal area
The First Zionist Congress (1897) in Basel, Switzerland
Map showing Turco-Egyptian Boundary of 1st October 1906
UN Map, "Palestine plan of partition with economic union"
Territory held by Israel: The Sinai Peninsula was returned to Egypt in 1982.
Israel's 1980 law declared that "Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel."
Shimon Peres (left) with Yitzhak Rabin (center) and King Hussein of Jordan (right), prior to signing the Israel–Jordan peace treaty in 1994.
The site of the 2001 Tel Aviv Dolphinarium discotheque massacre, in which 21 Israelis were killed.
Köppen climate classification map of Israel and the Golan Heights
Population pyramid of Israel
Immigration to Israel in the years 1948–2015. The two peaks were in 1949 and 1990.
Road sign in Hebrew, Arabic, and English
The Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem.
Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University
Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Knesset chamber, home to the Israeli parliament
Political system of state of Israel
Supreme Court of Israel, Givat Ram, Jerusalem
Map of Israel showing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights
Israeli West Bank barrier separating Israel and the West Bank
Area C of the West Bank, controlled by Israel under Oslo Accords, in blue and red, in December 2011
Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat at the signing ceremony of the Oslo Accords with then US President Bill Clinton
Squad commanders exercise at Eliakim training base in 2012
Iron Dome is the world's first operational anti-artillery rocket defense system.
Change in per capita GDP of Israel since 1950. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
The Diamond Exchange District in Ramat Gan
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Its building is optimized for computer trading, with systems located in an underground bunker to keep the exchange active during emergencies.
Matam high-tech park in Haifa
The world's largest solar parabolic dish at the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center.
Ben Gurion International Airport
Ein Bokek resort on the shore of the Dead Sea
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta
Shrine of the Book, repository of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem
A meal including falafel, hummus, French fries and Israeli salad
Teddy Stadium of Jerusalem
Boris Gelfand, chess Grandmaster

The modern borders of Israel exist as the result both of past wars and of diplomatic agreements between the State of Israel and its neighbours as well as colonial powers.

- Borders of Israel

It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also bordered by the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively.

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Golan Heights

Region in the Levant spanning about 1800 sqkm.

Region in the Levant spanning about 1800 sqkm.

Sea of Galilee and southern Golan Heights, from Umm Qais, Jordan.
1994 CIA map of Golan Heights and vicinity
Banyas waterfall at the foot of Mount Hermon
Temple of Pan at Banias and the white-domed shrine of Nabi Khadr in the background.
Entrance to Talmudic-era synagogue, Katzrin archaeological park
Nimrod Fortress
Natural spring in Golan Heights
Boundary changes in the area of the Golan Heights in the 20th century
Minefield warning sign in the Golan
Israeli children in a bomb shelter at Kibbutz Dan during the Six-Day War
Territory held by Israel:
Golan Heights wind farm on Mount Bnei Rasan
Israeli soldiers of the Alpinist Unit are dispatched to Mount Hermon
Overview of UN zone and Syrian controlled territory from the Golan Heights
View of Mount Hermon from the road to Masaade.
Destroyed buildings in Quneitra
Druze town of Majdal Shams
Destroyed Mosque in the Syrian village of Khishniyah, Golan Heights
Israeli farms in the Golan Heights
Israeli settlement Ma'ale Gamla
Mount Gamla seen from above
The Sea of Galilee as seen from the Golan
Hippos odeon
Organic vineyard in the Golan Heights
Golan ceasefire line crossing, 2012.
A UN Toyota Land Cruiser parked near Majdal Shams displaying UNDOF plates and a UN flag, January 2012.
Demographic map of Quneintra Governorate (Golan Heights) before the 1967 six day war
Demographic map of Quneintra Governorate (Golan Heights) today (excludes any permanent depopulation or repopulation that might have happened during the Syrian civil war
Demographic map of Quneintra Governorate (Golan Heights) overlaid with the location of the depopulated Syrian localities

As a geopolitical region, it refers to the border region captured from Syria by Israel during the Six-Day War of 1967; the territory has been occupied by the latter since then and was subject to a de facto Israeli annexation in 1981.