Eilat (tiny red dot at the bottom of the map) is a beach resort on the Red Sea, at the southernmost tip of Israel, very close to both Egypt and Jordan. To arrive there, you travel all the way through the Negev desert and there it is... the sea! .
It's a beautiful place! And it's hot. We had an earthquake when we were there.
Another cool experience was flying north from Eilat to Tel Aviv. We checked in at this airport; it was a small plane and a short flight, so we flew very low all the way across the Negev desert. It was fascinating.
On the Golan Heights:
In one direction, you can see Syria:
In another direction, you can see the Sea of Galilee:
You can go skiiing on Mount Hermon:
And visit the Golan Heights Winery (very popular wine for Passover):
The Dome of the Rock actually has a big rock inside. It is said to be the very rock to which Abraham took Isaac to be sacrificed.
Ben Yehuda Street is a party at night:
In Tel Aviv:
The beach scene:
For a country as tiny as it is, Israel is amazingly diverse... snow, desert, agriculture, nightlife, history, new culture, ancient culture. Many beautiful places, and fascinating.