The State of Judea or State of Israel is a representative parliamentary democracy in the Middle East, located between the International Suez Canal Zone to the west, the Islamic State to the east and the Republic of Phoenicia to the north. The capital, and largest city, is Jerusalem. Judea is a state extremely close to the Concert of Europe and one of its two primary partners in the Middle East, together with the Republic of Assyria. It is the only Jewish nation in the world, and the only one that speaks Hebrew as its primary language. Judea is the descendant of the arrival of millions of Jewish people seeking to restore the Biblical Kingdom of Israel, as well as to escape antisemitism in other parts of the world between the 1800s and the early 20th century. Judea is a democratic state, which, although having raised some controversies over the treatment of its Arab minority, has high regards over human rights, democratic process and rule of law.