Israel is a country whose turbulent history stands alongside its rich cultural heritage and outstanding natural beauty. It is the spiritual centre of three world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam - and popular pilgrim sites are given due prominence in the Bradt guide. Archaeological remains are found throughout the country and these, along with areas of natural beauty and geographical interest are well covered. The guide also features detailed information on the Dead Sea region and Eilat, popular holiday locations hosting scuba diving and a range of other watersports. Plenty of practical details on culture, language, local tours, flights and visas make the Bradt guide a comprehensive and up-to-date choice for visitors to this popular tourism core of the Middle East.