The Israel National Trail is 1050 Km or 650 Miles long. It spans from north to south through Israel and crosses many terrains.
I tried to hike this trail fast as I didn’t have months of time but unfortunately the heat made moving fast difficult for me. The trail is no alternative to the camino at all. My thoughts in German about this trail can be found here.
I hiked through Israel in September of 2019, without entering the Negev desert. According to people familiar with this matter, the desert is the most beautiful part of this trail.
There is only a short window in January where you can walk this section fast.