The countries that comprise the Levant are Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Areas of southern Turkey are also considered part of the Levant. The definition of the Levant and the lands does not have a... More »

The only two modern countries that are true theocracies are Iran and Vatican City. These are the only two countries in which there is a state religion and the head of the government is chosen through some form of religio... More »

Israel is on the continent of Asia. It is part of the Middle East, which is located on the western edge of the Asian landmass. More »

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The Fertile Crescent is made up of sections of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Egypt and a small portion of Iran. Before the countries gained their modern names, the central area ... More »

The Holy Land encompasses parts of the modern countries of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. It is bordered by the Euphrates River in the north, the Jordan River in the east, the Gulf of Aqaba in the south an... More »

Countries in the western part of Asia include Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Palestine and Georgia. Turkey is ... More »

The Middle East is composed of several countries including Israel, Cyprus, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Collectively, these countr... More »