Interesting Fun Facts About Israel

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Aside from it being known as the ‘holy land’ situated in the heart of Middle East,  Israel practically remains a mystery to most people around the globe in terms of what it has to offer and its many facets. Most of what we know about the country are often tied with religion (as the holy bible would be exclaimed, it was the birth country and nativity and life information of Jesus here are aplenty), age-old war with Palestine, and the place where the Dead Sea is found. Here are some interesting fun facts about this well-loved nation and spiritual mecca to many:

  • According to igoogledisrael.com, “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).”
  • On the same site, it was said that, “Israel has been at the forefront of some of the major technological advances in recent years, including: some of the development for the very first cell phone was believed to have been done in Israel by Motorola (which has its largest development center in Israel), most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel, the Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel, and voice mail technology was also developed in Israel.”
  • It was also in Israel where Motorola developed its cell phone
  • It was also in this country where the first software for anti-virus for computers was conceived and created
  • The highest ratios for college degrees and museums are also notably found in Israel
  • According to thejc.com, “Some buses and stations around Israel bear the inscription ‘You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old’ — a quote from Leviticus intended to encourage courtesy among passengers.”
  • Also according to the same website, “Politicians hoping to become Israel’s president should go by the names of either Yitzhak or Chaim — there have been two of each in the role since the establishment of the state.”
  • Israelis use kosher as their glue for Israeli stamps
  • Thejc.com also notes that “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers TV series was produced by Israeli Haim Saban.”
  • Interestingly, it is only Israel who was able to revive an unspoken language and later on recognized it as its national language. No other country in the world was able to do this.
  • Among the nine countries that can launch their own satellites into space, Israel happens to be one of them.

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