On the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean sits a stunning country with a long and tumultuous history. Israel’s deserts and high mountains, fabulous coastline, and historic temples tell stories from across the ages. Haifa and Tel Aviv have vibrant cultural scenes and beautiful seaside hotels and restaurants. The Old City in Jerusalem is central to the world’s Abrahamic religions. Sites holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all found there. Ancient olive groves shade Roman ruins while high tech companies power the digital economy. Israel is a case study in contrasts.