The Israeli building code has rules unlike any place else.
In many locations there are requirements to check for ancient artifacts, ruins and buildings before building something new. It sometimes happens that a building permit is cancelled, or plans must be drastically changed, because an ancient Biblical-time ruin is found where the new building was planned.
Traveling up in Northern Israel, Emek Yizrael, the Carmel etc was amazing. On the superficial side, we saw modern agriculture, but the entire location is so rich in Biblical History, that I'd have to study for years to remember all that Shuli Mishkin told us on our Matan tour.
Look at the rainbow and the gorgeous green fields, the hills and list to her: