22 interesting facts about Israel

Israel — small but strong and influential state in the Middle East. Formed shortly after the end of the Second World War, it is regularly attacked by some neighboring countries, but, despite all the difficulties, Israel continues to strengthen its position on the world stage today.

Interesting facts about Israel

  1. The state language in Israel until 2018 was not only Hebrew, but also Arabic. Now the latter simply has a «special status».
  2. The institution of marriage in Israel is closely linked to religion — marriage with a representative of another religion is impossible.
  3. A lot of people in Israel speak Russian. This is a consequence of the fact that in the 80s and 90s of the last century a lot of Jews from the USSR immigrated here.
  4. Jews make up only about 3/4 of the population of this Middle Eastern country.
  5. Israel does not have a constitution.
  6. The week starts here not on Monday, but on Sunday.
  7. On Unlike most countries, Israel’s forests grow year after year. Certainly not by themselves — the authorities are investing a lot of money in irrigating and greening deserts.
  8. Israel launches its own satellites into space.
  9. There is a lot of mutual support here. If a terrorist suddenly appears on the street, the surrounding people will not scatter — they will rush at him to incapacitate him.
  10. Israel has the highest number of people in the world with higher education in relation to the total population of the country.
  11. The Israeli army has both men and women. Moreover, servicemen carry weapons with them everywhere, so to see a cute girl riding a bus with a machine gun — quite common.
  12. The crime rate in this country is extremely low.
  13. In terms of the number of museums per capita, Israel also clearly leads.
  14. More than half of the population in Israel speaks no or little Hebrew.
  15. Taxes in Israel — one of the highest in the world. Higher only in Sweden.
  16. Intercity trains here are usually double decker.
  17. The world’s largest closed lake is also located here — The Dead Sea, a very popular resort, by the way.
  18. The famous cherry tomatoes were bred in Israel, as they are perfectly adapted to the dry climate.
  19. Almost all shops in Israel are closed on Saturdays and establishments. Even public transport — and he does not walk.
  20. There is no change of seasons in these parts, but summer is usually hotter than winter.
  21. Due to the lack of fresh water, the Israelis have to desalinate the sea. So do the Qataris (interesting facts about Qatar).
  22. In the Israeli city of Haifa, there is the smallest subway in the world — 2 km line and 6 stations.
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