Slavica Milosevic

Facts about Israel

“In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”
– David Ben-Gurion

Here are some interesting facts about Israel:

1. On May 14, 1948, David Ben- Gurion, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel.
2. Furthermore, Israel is 3,000 years old and 68-years-young and represents the only democracy in the Middle East.
3. Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel was the third world`s elected female leader.
4 Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
5 Israel has thousands of archaeological sites, furthermore 2000 sites being alone in Jerusalem.
6. Israel is the only country which revives an unspoken language.
7. Israel has made significant contributions to the science. For instance: it has developed sophisticated medical equipment such as MRI, surgical lasers, computer tomography.
8. The world`s leader in wastewater recovery is Israel, moreover it has the company which is leading the world in water innovation technology.
9. Israel is known as Start – Up nation, it has the largest number of high-tech startup companies.
10. First country which has banned underweight models in order to fight anorexia was Israel.
11. Israel has the second highest ratio of university degrees in the world.
12. Sea of Galilee is actually a lake. To be more specific, it is called: Lake Kinneret.
13. Channeling electricity from solar panels into home, Israel is able to generate electricity independently.
14. Israel has the most museums per capital than any other country.
15. Israel has the largest percentage of vegans per capital in the world.
16. Ben Gurion airport is declared as world`s safest airport.
17. Krav-Maga, self-defense system was developed in Israel.
18. National anthem of the state of Israel is Hatikvah which means “The Hope”.
19. Israel is 100th smallest country in the world.

“If you will it, it is no dream, and if you do not will it, a dream it is and a dream it will stay.”
– Theodor Herzl

Israel is the country where the power of will, the power of love and prosperity make her dreams come true.

In Israel there is no time for dreaming but living the reality with the power of will.

About the Author
Slavica Milosevic is an author from Montenegro. She is writer and journalist and has had several books published. Slavica spent months in Israel to immerse herself and learn more about Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is also an American PEN member.