29 Awesome Facts About Israel You Probably Didn’t Know
Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship among women and people over 55 in the entire world.
Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.
Israel Invented this.
With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley)
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When Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel in 1969, she was only the third woman elected to lead a country in the modern world.
The Sea of Galilee — located .212 km below sea level — is the lowest freshwater lake in the world (and the largest in Israel).
The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. Period.
Israel is one of only three democracies in the world without a codified constitution.
The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.
Israel is the only country to revive an unspoken language and establish it as its national tongue!
Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives is the world’s oldest continuously used cemetery.
Occupied East Jerusalem? Yea right.
El Al, Israel’s national airline, set the world record for the most passengers on a commercial flight.
The world’s largest pepper was grown in Israel’s Moshav Ein Yahav, as recorded by The Guinness Book of World Records in 2013.
Life expectancy at birth in Israel is at 82 years (two years more than the OECD average).
We sure are happy here!
Israel’s national bird is the hoopoe!
Heart tissue regeneration is possible in the U.S. thanks to Israeli stem-cell technology.
An Israeli company has developed the world’s first jellyfish repellent.
Israel is one of only nine countries in the world that can launch its own satellites into space.
Israeli scientists have discovered the cause of chronic bad breath and an easy way to fix it!
More than 44% of all lawyers registered in Israel are women!
Israel has the world’s second highest per capita of new books.
Israel’s national flower is the Cyclamen persicum.
An Israeli inventor has developed the world’s first cardboard bicycle from recycled materials.
The bike is resistant to rain and sun, and costs around $9 each.
Israeli engineers and agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.
Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.
Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East!