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Factbook: Israel

Israel Geography Introduction Current issues: The territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 war are not included in the data below, unless otherwise noted. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations are being conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives, and Israel and Syria, to achieve a permanent…


Factbook: Egypt

Egypt Geography Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip Geographic coordinates: 27 00 N, 30 00 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 1,001,450 sq km land : 995,450 sq km water: 6,000 sq km Area – comparative: slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico Land boundaries:…


Sacred Realms, Egypt and the Red Sea

By Franklin J. Viola “Is it Safe?” This is the number one question I encounter every time I speak about my travels to Egypt and the Red Sea. I reassured my inquisitor that I had made six trips to the Land of the Pharaohs since 1993. Most recently, October 2000, I escorted a group of…


Red Sea Chronicles

BY ERIC HANAUER Riding a camel is like riding a boat, only different. There’s a pronounced swaying motion, something like an inflatable boat on a rolling sea. Only you won’t get saddle sore on a boat. Camels are sure-footed beasts, their padded paws squishing with each step as they delicately wind their way between sharp…


Unearthing the Treasures of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean, cradle of bygone civilizations and criss-crossed by merchants for thousands of years, is brimming with treasures and relics-sunken cities, legendary palaces and wrecks of ships loaded with goods for trade or sale. I have been fascinated by these ancient memorials stilled in time since I first peered beneath the waves. Each new find…