How Big Is Israel? Some people don't realize how small Israel really is. It is only about 200 miles (322 kilometers) long and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide. It's possible to drive all over Israel in a day. In your drive you would see deserts, snow peaked mountains, fertile farm land, lush river valleys, beautiful beaches, rivers, and waterfalls. But most of all you'd see the land of the Bible. Everywhere you turn you see something that you've read about in the Bible!