73 fun facts about Israel
To celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday on April 15, we’ve brought together a list of 73 weird, wacky and remarkable things about the country…
By Nicky Blackburn, courtesy ISRAEL21c
- Israel has the highest number of altruistic kidney donations per capita in the world: 1,005 in the
past 11years, and counting.
- The oldest tree in Israel is a jujube tree in Ein Hatzeva on the road to Eilat, which is thought to be between 1,500 to 2,000 years old.
- Scientists in Israel managed to grow fresh dates from sixth century seeds found at Masada and Qumran.
- The Israel Postal service has a special Letters to God department, for all the letters arriving in Jerusalem from around the world addressed to God. They are opened and placed into the cracks of the Western Wall
Read the full list here https://www.israel21c.org/73-fun-facts-about-israel/
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