Main cities

Jerusalem
Israel's capital is the seat all the main Government offices. Jerusalem is known, too, for its excellent Hebrew University. Apart from the political importance of the city, it represents a “Mecca” for tourists who come to Israel because of its rich history (over 2000 years) and its overwhelming importance to the three great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Population: approx 692,000.

Tel Aviv
Without doubt, Tel Aviv is the center of commercial, financial life and leisure in Israel. By far the greater part of Israeli's financial and commercial world is located in Tel Aviv and its surroundings. The city is some 20 km large from Ben-Gurion Air Terminal, Israel's international airport in Lod. Population: approx 364,000.

Haifa
The northern capital, Haifa is on the Mediterranean coast and close to Israel's main seaport. The city has two famous academic institutions: the Technion and Haifa University. Population: approx. 270,000.

Ashdod
Thanks to its geographical position, port, ramified road system, railway and the infrastructure of electricity, water, energy and metals, vast industrial territories, qualified and trained human resources, help and guidance to the existing factories and municipal services on a proper level , Ashdod turned into one of Israel’s major and central cities. The Ashdod port is the largest in Israel and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Population:approx 206,400

Be'er Sheva
The capital of the Negev, Beer Sheva serves as a commercial and industrial center for Southern Israel and is rich in natural resources, mainly in the Dead Sea region. Population: approx 180,000.

Eilat
The city is located at the southern tip of Israel on the Red Sea. Its port handles Israel's exports to Africa. The city is a very popular tourist resort, attracting mainly European tourists and has many leisure attractions and a lively nightlife.