The Levantine Countries: The Israeli Coastal Region

  • David Neev
  • Zvi Ben-Avraham


The shore of Israel forms a rather smooth, concave arc which trends east in the south (northern Sinai), and then farther north gradually turns to the north-northeast. In some areas the coastline formed depositionally, in some erosionally, but for the most part it is structurally controlled. This paper describes for the coastal plain, the continental shelf, and the continental slope: (1) the basic geological results obtained in the last few years, (2) the structure, and (3) the tectonic setting in relation to the structural elements known on land and in the sea.


Coastal Plain Continental Slope Seismic Profile Nile Delta Fold System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Neev
    • 1
  • Zvi Ben-Avraham
    • 2
  1. 1.Israel Geological SurveyJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological ResearchHaifaIsrael

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