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Interesting Facts about Israel

Israel Interesting Facts

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Israel:

  • Jujube trees, which are believed to be between 1,500 and 2,000 years old, can be found at Ein Hatzeva on the way to Eilat and are the oldest trees in Israel.
  • Israel has an Olympic bobsled and skeleton squad despite having more than half of its area covered in desert.
  • Israel was the site of the second-largest spa complex ever constructed during the Roman era. Spa enthusiasts may unwind in vintage fashion at the 2000-year-old Hamat Gader complex.
  • The only underwater restaurant is located in Israel. At The Red Sea Star, have a unique Middle Eastern dinner.
  • The only theater company in the world that only uses deaf and blind actors is located in Israel, near Jaffa. Visitors may enjoy eating totally in the dark at NaLaga'at while being served by blind servers before the play.
  • Israel is where the famous vegetable and salad garnish known as the cherry tomato originated.
  • Only Israel, where the percentage of Jews is around 74%, has a majority-Jewish population.
  • The dating of fossils discovered in Ubeidiya in the Sea of Galilee suggests that the region that is now Israel may have been inhabited for as long as 1.5 million years.
  • Following a UN resolution on the partition of Palestine and mounting worldwide pressure to recognize a Jewish state in the wake of the Holocaust, Israel gained its independence as a nation in 1948.
  • The Israeli flag features a center Star of David (Magen David) on a white background with two blue stripes. The traditional colors of Jewish prayer shawls are blue and white, and the Star of David is the religion's symbol.
  • The lowest place on Earth is partially located in Israel. The Dead Sea lies 434 meters (1,424 feet) below sea level and is bordered on the west by Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and on the east by Jordan.
  • The Dead Sea is 10 times saltier than saltwater due to its 34% salt content.
  • Nine Israeli sites are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • At 82.8 years, Israel's life expectancy is among the greatest in the world.
  • In a survey from 2022, Israel was ranked as the 10th happiest nation in the world.
  • Tel Aviv, in Israel, is regarded as one of the world's most influential cities.
  • McDonald's employs blue and white branding in Israel to set its kosher locations apart from its non-kosher ones.
  • Israel’s area code is +972.
  • The Hebrew term for "wrestles with God" is Israel.
  • The Israeli daily newspaper and news website is called Israel Hayom.
  • In this nation, basketball and football are the two most popular sports.
  • Israel shares land borders with four countries and has coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Israel borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.

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