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To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Israel, a country the size of New-Jersey with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population, can make claim to the following:

As a tribute to Israel’s 70th Birthday we are counting down with 7 fun trivia facts a day.

yes its been 70 years and this is what Israel has done!


  1. Cherry tomatoes were engineered in Israel.
  2. Israel is the only country to have more trees today than it did 50 years ago.
  3. An Israeli company developed the world’s first jellyfish repellent.
  4. After Tokyo and New York City, Tel Aviv has the most sushi restaurants per capita.
  5. Israel is the only country to have a sacred language (Hebrew) as its national tongue.
  6. Thanks to its national snack (think peanut Cheetos), babies in Israel are 10 times less likely to suffer from peanut allergies.
  7. The “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” TV series was produced by an Israeli named Haim Saban.

yes an israeli created power rangers


Do you have any fun facts to share?

Beth Zuckerman
Beth Zuckerman
Beth is a former Upper Westsider, who made aliyah 8 years ago. She is a coffee addict and a lover of classical rock. Beth is the content and marketing manager at talknsave, in that order.

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