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Surprising Facts About Israel

Facts about Israel

What do you really know about Israel? Even if you live on the other side of the world, it is important to be a globally aware citizen on this planet. Lucky for you, we have a stellar list of 10 Israel facts for your reading pleasure.

Here, you will find information and tidbits about the Israeli language, population, its history, and so much more. Did you know that you can thank Israel for AIM? And that it is the home of many business-savvy people? Yes, there are lots of smarty-pants in this little nation. Let’s read up and learn even more!

Interesting Facts about Israel

1 Kosher Through and Through

Even the McDonald’s restaurants in Israel are kosher, so eat up!

2 Let Freedom Ring!

Among nations in the Middle East, Israel is the only one that is liberally democratic

3 Get Low, Low, Low

The lowest point on Earth is in Israel (the Dead Sea at 1,315 feet below sea level.)

4 Israel Takes History Seriously

This humble country has the most museums than any other nation.

5 A Tough Election Decision

There were a whopping 34 political parties that participated in the latest elections.

6 Humble Earnings in the Olympic Games

Maybe 2016 in Rio will help Israel expand on those 7 medals they already have.

7 Israel’s Population is Booming

There are over 8 million people living in this country.

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8 Israel Has Had 3 Female Prime Ministers

The most popular was Golda Meir who served from 1969 to 1974.

9 How Big is Israel?

For a size comparison, consider Israel the size of Lake Michigan in the United States.

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10 There Are Two Official Languages

You can probably guess that one is Hebrew, but the other is Arabic.

Video: ISRAEL First Impressions (one day in Tel Aviv)

Our first day in Tel Aviv was a beautiful one! We spent the day exploring the Levinksy Market, the Carmel Market, and the Jaffa Market in the old city. Then we had the best hummus in the world for lunch!! Followed by a gorgeous sunset on the beach. We ended the night with our first Shabbat dinner with new friends! This was our first time experiencing the Jewish Sabbath in another country, and it was a really special night.