Interesting facts about Israel

Israel is a Middle Eastern country with a difficult fate. However, to the credit of this state it must be said that it successfully copes with all adversities, and in recent years, Israel has become a popular tourist destination. In addition to the warm sea, Israel can boast an unbelievable amount of cultural and historical monuments, which attract many tourists.

State languages ​​in Israel are two – Hebrew and Arabic, but in practice there is enough Russian-speaking population. This is due to the fact that after the collapse of the Soviet Union a large number of Soviet Jews immigrated to Israel.

The national currency is the new Israeli shekel.

Israel is the only Jewish state in the world. However, this is a multinational country, and Jews make up only three quarters of its population. In total, representatives of approximately seventy peoples live in Israel.

Israel is in the top 10 countries for life expectancy.

The new week in Israel does not begin on Monday, but on Sunday.

A considerable part of the Israeli land is made up of deserts, but the Israelis are actively planting forests. According to the growth rate of green plantations, Israel occupies one of the first places in the world.

Israel has its own space program. This country repeatedly launched its own satellites into orbit.

In Israel, the highest percentage of people with higher education in the world.

Also, Israel ranks first in the world in terms of the number of museums per capita.

Almost all the houses in Israel use solar energy to heat water, as in Cyprus.

Women of Israel serve in the army on a par with men.

Taxes in Israel are extremely high, second only to taxes in Sweden and Switzerland.

The famous valley of Armageddon is located in Israel.

The Dead Sea in Israel is called the Salt Sea.

Almost all trains in Israel have two floors.

Small cherry tomatoes were bred in Israel, in the 70’s. These tomatoes were derived as a resistant to a lack of moisture grade.

In Israel, mannequins and top models are forbidden to work, being too thin.

There is social assistance in Israel, but it is impossible to live on it. Just like in Russia.

Housing in Israel is indecently expensive, so almost all live in rented apartments.

In most cases, the state of intoxication for the Israeli court will be a mitigating circumstance.