Geography links to economy. If the geography of a place is good for trading, economy will be good. Israel has hills, valleys, plains, and seas (3:1). The Dead Sea is located here, and is rich in minerals(3:1). It is the largest body of water in the country. The Jordan river is the main fresh water system used for trade and travel (3:1). Israel has Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cold rainy winters.