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The next two decades were riddled with violence, as Israel attacked and was in return attacked by various countries in the Arab world, along with initiatives towards reconciliation and peace

The Camp David Accords (officially the "Framework for Peace in the Middle East" agreements) between Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egypt resulting from the treaty has largely continued to exist, and both Begin and Sādāt received the Nobel Prize for Peace for their efforts.

Palestine, and in 1995 following a peace rally, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a far-right-wing Jew.

Negotiations continued into the new millennium between U.S. Department of State and other world governments urge their citizens to carefully weigh the necessity of their travel to Israel.

Despite the social warfare, tourism remains one of Israel's major sources of income, and around 3.4 million tourists visit the country annually.

Brimming with historical and religious sites, beach resorts, and numerous tourism hotspots including museums, the Western Wall, and the ruins of Masada in the Judean Desert, Israel is a remarkable, fascinating and controversial country, all in one.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.