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70 Fun Facts For 70 Years of Israel

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:

Israel has one of the highest concentrations of bird traffic in the world—500 million

  1. Israel has one of the highest concentrations of bird traffic in the world—500 million migrating birds cross its airspace each year.
  2. Every year, an Israeli Arab hotel manager named Jaaber Hussein buys all the state’s chametz (leavened products) for Passover.
  3. A green pepper grown in Moshav Ein Yahav claimed the record for the world’s largest, weighing in at over a pound.
  4. The most popular name for Israeli babies—both boys and girls—is “Noam.”
  5. Feeling adventurous? You can buy hummus-flavored ice cream in Jaffa.

yes hummus is now in ice cream form

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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