NORTHERN HULEH AND THE HERMON
The most northerly section of Israel, lying between the Lebanon to the West and North, and Syria to the East, commences at the northern limits of the Huleh swamps and gradually rises towards Mount Hermon. Through it pass the waters from the various sources of the Jordan. The land is tilled by kibbutzim and moshavim which inter alia breed fish in fish-ponds. The Hermon massif rising 2,840 metres above sea level, lies beyond the Syrian border and constitutes the southern extremity of the Anti-Lebanon range. The snow covering Mount Hermon for the greater part of the year can be seen afar, and indeed may be observed from any point in the north of the country when the air is clear. Mount Hermon and its snows are the source of the waters of the Jordan.