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Israel/מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל

Region: Middle East

Area: 22,072 thous. sq. km

Capital: Jerusalem

Major cities: Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv

Climate: mostly subtropical with boiling summers and mild winters

Languages spoken: Hebrew, Arabic

Religion: Judaism

Local time: GMT +2

Calling code: +972

Currency: shekel

Credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Master Card/Access/Eurocard

Visa: not required for citizens of the US, EU, Russia, and Japan; required for CIS nationals. For more details please visit http://www.israel-tourist-information.com/visainformation.htm

Transport: air transport, rail transport, motor transport, water transport

International airports (cities): Eilat (60 km north), Tel-Aviv (15 km southeast)

Each year Israel is becoming a more and more popular treatment destination for foreign tourists, especially from the countries of Western Europe and CIS. The constantly growing interest of foreign patients towards this country owes to the fact that health system of Israel is one of the best in the world. Israeli medical establishments employ highly skilled and experienced staff, laboratories are facilitated with ultra-modern equipment, innovative methods and medications are used for treatment of the most complicated diseases.

Most Israeli medical establishments are state-funded, and only some of them are privately owned. At that, they offer the whole range of medical services for foreign citizens at relatively affordable prices. 

About 70 major medical establishments are located here. Most have a well formed infrastructure with medical towns, the territory of which is accommodated with specialized medical units (centres, clinics and institutes), hotels for patients and accompanying persons, restaurants, trade centres, etc.

Israel is most often visited for the treatment and diagnostics of oncologic diseases by unique programmes developed at Israeli medical centres. Also, infertility treatment is popular, in particular with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (success of IVF programmes comprises about 40%), transplantation of bone marrow, heart and lungs, as well as neuro- and cardiac surgery, child and adult hematology treatment.

Israel is also an absolute world leader of psoriasis treatment owing to its climatic therapy of the Dead Sea and specifically developed dermatological treatment methods.

The cost of treatment in Israel is in average 50–150 % lower than in the equivalent medical centres of Europe and the USA, and the quality fulfills the highest standards. Over 30,000 patients from the USA, Europe, Middle East and CIS countries annually select Israel for treatment. Israeli physicians have a good command of English, and many speak Russian.

Recommended time for treatment: March, April, May, June, October (depending on the disease)

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Israel is a popular location for recovery and treatment owing to its unique natural and climatic conditions. The waters of the Dead Sea, therapeutic muds and sulphurous springs comprise the greatest natural treasure of the country. It is said, that here the air and water themselves ensure treatment and recovery. Drinking water rich in selenium inhibit the growth of abnormal cells in the human organism. And due to the highest atmospheric pressure in Israel, an effect of natural altitude chamber is created. At the same time the prices for recreational, treatment and recovery services, and for accommodation are among the most democratic.

Patients come to Israel for the natural treatment of almost all diseases of musculoskeletal apparatus, respiratory organs, urogenital system, as well as problems of neurological nature. Really surprising results are achieved in treating skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, etc.) and allergic inflammations, as well as oncologic diseases. Most popular procedures include: baths with Dead Sea minerals, various therapeutic massages, hydrocolonotherapy, solar, sea and sulphurous baths under the supervision of a physician, Zalmanov turpentine baths, balneo-, phyto-, physio- и peloidotherapy, mud wrappings.

We cannot avoid mentioning SPA and cosmetic procedures offered in Israel at all the Dead Sea resorts. They are all conducted using of natural components, with high standard of services and at cost-effective prices.

At Haifa treatment and recovery resorts there are special programmes developed for pregnant women, children and disabled patients (as a result of traumas and surgeries).

In the town of Katzrin therapeutic mild mineral water runs right out of the tap, and you are able to bathe in sulphurous springs all the year round. Foreign patients arrive here for recovery, improvement of immunity and relaxation. Individual diet and organism purification programme is worked out for each patient specifically. Spa procedures and relaxation therapy relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.

3*- from €55;

4*- from €80;

5*- from €95.

Falafel (fried bean balls), hummus (chickenpeas spread mixed with garlic, olive oil, paprika, or nuts), gefilte fish (simmered fish balls).

Dead Sea (Yam Ha-melah in Hebrew, salt lake without drainage with coastal areas located 422 m below sea level thus creating the lowest terrain on our planet; the lake consists of 35% of dissolved salts), Masada (Horvot Mezada); Way of the Cross (refers to historical trip of Jesus towards Calvary East Jerusalem), Jericho (one of the most ancient constantly inhabited cities with artifacts that trace their roots back to 9000BC).
Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (one of the oldest and most influential cultural assets), Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv (history and culture museum of Jewish people worldwide), Carmel Market (the largest food farmers market in Israel), Bahai Gardens (newly created gardens, consist of 13 terraces, belongs to UNESCO World Heritage).

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