Israel is just a sliver on the Middle East map, and a spot on the world map. But Israel is not just a tiny country with a lengthy history; it is a state that has been the topic of controversy since its establishment in May 1948. But what do you really know about the State of Israel? Perhaps these facts and pictures will shed some light on the only Jewish state in the world.
Israel is one of two countries in the world that drafts women into the army for mandatory service. These young women draft at the age of 18 years old and serve at least two years in the armed forces. They take up roles in combat and non-combat positions.
Life’s A Beach
Who doesn’t love the beach? Definitely not the Israelis! In fact they have 137 official beaches, yet they only have 273 km of coastline. No wonder the Zohan spent so much time on the beach!