Tourism in Israel is one huge contributor of the country’s income. This could be explained by the significant events that took place in this area based on Christian’s belief about Christ. More and more people every year visit Israel to see those historical spots like the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and more. This is the place that would take you to the significant stories of the past that influenced billions of people all over the world. Visiting Israel enables you to reminisce the happenings way back Jesus was still alive. Some tourists would regard Israel as a perfect place to meditate, and strengthen your faith.
ISRAEL – IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING FACTS
- Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world. It has the highest rate of entrepreneurship among women and people over 55 in the world.
- Israel was the first country to ban underweight models. A new Israeli law is trying to fight the spread of eating disorders by banning underweight models from local advertising and requiring publications to disclose when they use altered images to make women and men appear thinner.
- Tel Aviv is a Unesco heritage site in recognition of the 4,000 Bauhaus buildings that were built in the city in the 1930s and ’40s.
- In response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.
- The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth, at 1,315 feet below sea level at its lowest point.
- The largest known dog cemetery in the ancient world was discovered in the coastal city of Ashkelon.
- There’s a rollerblading party that happens every Tuesday night in Tel Aviv.
- The country has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world.
- Palwin wine, Israel’s oldest brand, was first produced by the Palestine Wine and Trading Company, established in 1898. One explanation for why the different variations are identified by numbers is that they refer to different Israeli bus routes.
- The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.
ISRAEL – COOL, FUNNY AND FUN FACTS
- In 1991, during the Gulf War, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra played a concert wearing gas masks as scud missiles fired by Saddam Hussein fell on Tel Aviv.
- Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than almost any country in the world, vying only with South Korea.
- There are over 100 sushi restaurants in Tel Aviv making it the city with the most sushi restaurants per capita after Tokyo and NYC.
- Out Magazine names Israel the gay capital of the Middle East.
- With peanuts introduced to their diets earlier (mostly in the form of the snack, Bamba), babies in Israel are 10 times less likely to suffer from a peanut allergy than Jewish children in the UK.
- The opening scene of the Al Pacino film The Insider was shot in Israel.
- Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv is the most expensive site on the official Israeli Monopoly board.
- There are more than 40 kosher McDonald’s in Israel. The only one outside the Jewish state is in Buenos Aires
- With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world.
- People can easily float in the Dead Sea due to its unusually high salt concentration. It’s almost impossible to dive into it.
ISRAEL – HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL FACTS
- March 19, 2012, Israel Passes Law Requiring Models to Show Health Records and Meet Weight Standards.
- In January 2011, Israeli embassy was attacked by about 3,000 Egyptian protesters stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protestagainst poverty, unemployment, government corruption and the rule of president Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for three decades.
- In September 6, 2007, Operation Orchard is an Israeli airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria which was built with the assistance of North Korea.
- On 8 July 2014, Israel launchedOperation Protective Edge which is an IDF military reaction following the escalation of major rocket attacks fired by Hamas from the Gaza strip targeting major Israeli cities including: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer Sheva, Sderot, Ashkelon, Dimona, Zichron Yaakov and more.
- In 1947, The United Nations voted to partition Palestine into two states: one Jewish and one Arab.
- In 1948, thenational day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated either on the 5th of Iyar, according to the Hebrew calendar, or on one of the preceding or following days, depending on which day of the week this date falls on. Yom
- As part of the Israeli’s culture, Visitors should observe normal courtesies when visiting someone’s home and should not be afraid to ask questions about the country as most Israelis are happy to talk about their homeland, religion and politics.
- In 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made a historic trip to Israel, marking the first time any Arab leader had negotiated with the Jewish state.
- In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
- In 1969, Golda Meir became prime minister of Israel and she was only thethird woman elected to lead a country in the modern world.