10 Interesting Facts about Israel

The one and only Jewish state in the world will be explained on Facts about Israel. It is located in southwestern Asia on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital and the largest city of Israel is Jerusalem. Jews consider Israel as spiritual home. Besides, Israel has high standard of living. That is why almost all citizens can read and write. Here are ten Interesting facts about Israel.

Facts about Israel 1: Origin name of Israel

In the Bible, God gave patriarch Jacob a name “Israel”. It is beacuse Jacob wrestled with an angel. Then, he had twelve sons who became twelve tribes of Israel. That is why the name “Israel” comes from the Jacob.

Facts about Israel 2: The flag

The background colour of Israel flag is white. There are two horizontal blue stripes across the top and the bottom on the flag of Israel. The stripes symbolize a tallit (the stripes on a Jewish prayer shawl). Besides, there is a blue Star of David in the center of the flag. The Star of David symbolizes the religion of Judaism.

Israel Flag
Israel Flag

Facts about Israel 3: Language

The official languages of Israel is Hebrew, followed by Arabic and English.

Facts about Israel 4: Agriculture

Agriculture in Israel employed much people previously. However, today’s it is performed by machines. Modern agricultural methods were also used by Israel farmers. Citrus, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, eggs, poultry, beef, cotton, and grain are the important agricultural products of Israel.

Facts about Israel 5: Manufacturing

The major manufacturing centers in Israel is Tel Aviv and Haifa. Many goods such as chemical products, fertilizer, plastics, textiles and clothing, scientific and optical instruments, electronic equipment, paper, processed foods are produced by Israeli factories. Whereas the major industry is diamond cutting.

Facts about Israel 6: Climate

The climate of Israel is cool and rainy in the winters, and hot and dry in the summers.

Facts about Israel 7: Service Industries

Government employed many workers of Israel’s service industry. Many services were given by government, including education, housing, and vocational training.

Facts about Israel 8: Famous people

Menachem Begin (Prime minister who signed the Camp David Accords), David (King of Israel), David Ben-Gurion (Founder and first Prime Minister of Israel), Jesus Christ (Religious leader, Son of God), Golda Meir (Prime minister), Benjamin Netanyahu (Politician and prime minister), Moses (Led the Israelites out of Egypt), Natalie Portman (Actress), Itzhak Perlman (Musician and violinist), Ariel Sharon (Prime minister and military leader), and Bar Rafaeli (Model) are famous people in Israel.

David, King of Israel
David, King of Israel

Facts about Israel 9: National Symbols

There are many national symbols of israel. The national symbol of bird is Hoopoe, animal is Gazelle, tree is Olive tree, dog is Canaan dog, flower is Anemone, colors are blue and white, coat of Arms is A shield with a blue background, a Menorah in the center and two olive branches on each side.

Facts about Israel 10: National Holiday

Like the other country, Israel also has national holiday including Independence Day, Yom Kipper, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Feast of Weeks, Sukkot, Fast of Esther, Simchat Torah, Passover, and Purim The People of Israel. For Independence Day, Israel announced its day on May 14, 1948. Although the holiday is usually happened on April or May due to the Jewish calendar is lunar.

Independence Day of Israel
Independence Day of Israel

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