Top 10 interesting facts about Israel

OK, so we know quite a bit about Israel; the places to go, the food to eat and the beaches to visit. But here are a few more interesting facts about the Holy Land that you probably weren’t aware of. Yes, yes, hidden behind the BBC and CNN headlines there’s just so much more…

  • Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.
  • Twenty-four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees – ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland – and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.
  • Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship – and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 – in the world.
  • Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
  • 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).
  • Israel has one of the the highest percentages in the world of home computers per capita.
  • 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.
  • Israeli bank notes have brail on them so the blind can identify them.
  • Israel has the fourth largest air force in the world (after the U.S, Russia and China), including an aerial arsenal of over 250 F-16’s.
  • The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.

Need even more interesting facts about the Holy Land? Here’s another list! Oh wait, there’s even more interesting facts about Israel, right here

23 Comments

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  2. rebecca

    December 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    wtf???? glue and kosher? kosher is for food! not glue. kosher means that we can eat the food, that there is no kind of food that we can’t eat
    for example: bunny, pork,…etc…
    fix your facts!

    • scarlet martinez

      January 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      umm. heeey not to be mean or anything but can you just please stop cussing around on a website where the holy land is at…it makes it look bad…
      and seriously if all you want is just to be cussing around then go to youtube or facebook or something… because sweetie turst and believe me when i tell you that we dont need that stuff here.!!!
      THANKS KID!!!
      byee ,(:

    • aaron shuagrt

      April 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Shes right!!!!! well I think?

    • Mr.Jeff

      April 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Exactly, that is whats weird about it. The glue is indeed kosher. Dont ask me why, but it is kosher.

    • Aidan

      May 31, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      You have to lick a stamp to stick it and your injesting the glue

  3. rebecca

    December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    if you ment something else, make it clear so peaple will understand it.

  4. Ashley

    December 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Just think about it for a second – you use your tongue to lick the back of a stamp, right?

    Bearing that in mind, I read that the glue used on some stamps throughout the world often contains a pork-based fat – in the US, rabbis complained and hence the “kosher” glue.

    But wtf, I could be wrong…

  5. henry

    June 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Pretty sweet… Great info :D

  6. Kyle

    September 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Rebecca it just means it’s blessed

  7. Sallee

    November 30, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Kosher actually means fit to eat! Glue would need to be kosher, because some people lick their stamps when they post a letter.

  8. Sallee

    November 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Perhaps you could correct your spelling before critising other peoples’ comments.

  9. jhon

    June 8, 2011 at 2:58 am

    nice facts it helped alot on my progect

  10. Rubin Equorlay Outlawz

    October 6, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I read my Bible and I Obserrved That Istrael Are Full Of D World History?? I Will Like To Cometh and Witness Dat?? And If I Had An Istrael Stamp In My Passport Will i Be able To go To Any Arabian Country Anymore??

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  13. olivia latham

    May 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    good facts about israel

  14. Naba raj

    October 18, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Good information on Israel.

  15. yuki andrade

    June 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    really nice facts (: thank you it has helped a lot.

  16. pawan kumar

    February 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Love and like Israel

  17. Ella wheeler

    March 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Israel is Jesus’ holy land! Why wouldn’t it be awesome?! :D

  18. sashisenla kichu

    March 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Amazing Israel,A land and people chosen by God.l wish to come for holy land tour one day

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