Israel is not in Africa. Israel is located in the Middle East, which is in the western part of Asia. It is bordered by the other Middle Eastern countries of Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, as well as the Palestinian territories, the African country of Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.
The capital of Israel is Jerusalem, a city which is claimed in part by the Palestinians. It is the birthplace of three major religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Israel is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has the highest standard of living in the Middle East as of 2014. Israel had the 43rd-largest economy in the world in 2012, based on GDP.