25 Facts About Israel That Show Why It’s A Very Interesting And Controversial Country

It’s not your average country. Considering the media presence it has and the roll it plays in international politics, Israel punches well above its weight. And whether you believe that it is the worst thing to ever happen or whether you believe that it is literally God’s gift to Earth, it is indisputable that Israel has played a significant role on the world stage. It is possibly the most controversial country in the world, which is saying a lot considering that there are nations like North Korea out there. But why has Israel occupied such a significant and sizable portion of the political realm. Size wise, it is rather unimpressive. It is little more than a small strip of desert. You could run across it in roughly 2 hours. How can such a small and insignificant country persist despite being surrounded by enemies? Even its allies have often not been so fond of it. As we said earlier, regardless of your position on the country, it certainly makes for an interesting read when you look back at its history. At the very least, by the time you finish this list you will have a better understanding of 25 Facts About Israel That Show Why It’s A Very Interesting And Controversial Country!

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In 1963, a jar containing 2,000 year old seeds was discovered in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that has been extinct for almost two millennia sprouted! (Judean date palm)

In 1963, a jar containing 2,000 year old seeds was discovered in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that has been extinct for almost two millennia sprouted! (Judean date palm)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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El Al, Israel's national airline broke the record for most passengers on a commercial flight with 1,088

El Al, Israel's national airline broke the record for most passengers on a commercial flight with 1,088Source: guinessworldrecords.com, Image: wikipedia
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Several hundred children and grandchildren of former Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel.

Several hundred children and grandchildren of former Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to IsraelSource: timesofisrael.com, Image: wikipedia
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Borat was a pretty big hit in Israel because his "Kazakh" lines were actually spoken in Hebrew.

Borat was a pretty big hit in Israel because his "Kazakh" lines were actually spoken in HebrewSource: washingtonpost.com, Image: wikipedia
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Pakistani passports have an inscription that reads "this passport is valid for all countries of the world except Israel"

Pakistani passports have an inscription that reads "this passport is valid for all countries of the world except Israel"Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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