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.