The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan and the West Bank in the east, and Egypt and the Gaza Strip on the southwest, and it contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel is defined as a Jewish and democratic state in its Basic Laws and is the world's only Jewish-majority state.

The official language of the Symposium is English
Climate and Clothing
Ben Gurion Airport - General​
Ben Gurion airport is Israel’s primary international airport and is situated in Lod, which is a 60 minute drive from Be'er Sheva.
Ben Gurion Airport website, with all relevant information:
Station near the Workshop:
    Be'er Sheva North/University
Station near the Hotel:
    Be'er Sheva Center

Israel Railways Authority website, including schedule and fares:
When taking a taxi from the airport, please make sure to use only authorized taxi companies from the taxi booth – the service will cost the same​ and will definitely be a more pleasant experience. The taxi rank and the dispatcher's station at Terminal 3 are on Level G of the Multi Level Road, close to exit gate no' 03 of the Greeters Hall.
A taxi from BGU to Be'er Sheva costs about 400 NIS.
Electricity and Telephone

Electricity voltage in Israel is 220 volts at 50 Hertz.
For Additional Information  - http://www.israel-travel-tips.com/