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 Post subject: Beautiful Israel
Unread postPosted: January 3rd, 2019, 7:43 pm 
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I saw this from a slideshow. There's a few good pictures in it.

Female Soldiers
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.
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Israel
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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!
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I really miss the beaches and water activities.

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World Record Flight
Israel’s national airline, El Al, holds the world record for transporting the most passengers on a commercial jet with an incredible 1088 passengers! They set this record during “Operation Solomon” while airlifting Ethiopian Jews from Addis Ababa in 1991. Two babies were even born on the 747 during the flight.
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Doggy Cemetery
Dogs have been a part of humans’ lives for thousands of years, but since when has the idea of dog cemeteries been around? The oldest dog cemetery can be found in Ashkelon, Israel. It is believed that the dog remains unearthed there can be traced back to the 3rd to 5th centuries.
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Gay Capital
Unlike other countries’ stance towards gays, Israel is very open to and accepting of homosexuality. Every year since 1979, the Pride Parade is held in Tel Aviv and has numbers as high as 200,000. Out Magazine called Israel the gay capital of the Middle East.
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Tree Treasure
Israel is one of two countries in the entire world which came into the 21st century with a greater number of trees than it had previously. This achievement can be attributed greatly to a project called KKL which encourages tree planting.
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Underweight Models
Israel became the first country to ban underweight models from competing in beauty contests. Beauty models have to have a BMI of more than 18.5 and each model must submit a 3-month health report before a shoot. This project’s aim was to fight anorexia.
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Jews Against Israel
While there might be some Jewish people who don’t agree with all the policies of Israel’s government, there’s a small sect that takes it to the extreme. The ultra-orthodox Jewish sect of “Neturei Karta” believes that the State of Israel shouldn’t exist. They have even met with prominent leaders of Israel’s enemies, like former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The group calls for “peaceful dismantlement of the State.”
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Shocking isn't it.

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Money For The Blind
There are only a few countries in the world that can be proud to make this claim, and Israel is one of them. Bank notes in Israel have braille markings on them, making it easy for blind people to use them.
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Pakistani Passports
If you were to take a look inside a Pakistani passport, you’d see that it read, “This passport is valid for all countries in the world, except Israel.” The reason for this is because Pakistan uses this method to boycott Israel. Pakistan isn’t the only country to implement this ban, though.
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Ah darn, no Pakistani passport holders in Israel. :laugh3:

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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Israel
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High Life Expectancy
Out of all the countries in the Arab-Muslim world, Israel has the highest life expectancy for Arabs. The life expectancy is 79 years.
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College Degrees
In ratio to population, Israelis have the highest number of college degrees per person in the world. Talk about spending your time in college!
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Official Languages
Even though most road signs in Israel are in 3 languages, there are only two official languages. Signs might read in Hebrew, Arabic and English, but English is not one of the official languages.
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he Uzi
You know that neat little submachine gun that good guys always carry in one hand in the movies? Well that beautiful piece of weaponry is actually an Israeli invention. Major Uzi Gaf invented the easy-to-use gun and it made its way into IDF service in 1954 officially.
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Museum Mania
Israel might be a tiny country, but it has a lot of space for museums apparently. The Jewish State has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.
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A Low Point
Did you know that Israel has the lowest point on Earth? That’s right. The Dead Sea, which borders Jordan, sits at 1,315 feet below sea level. This sea is so salty that you can actually float on it! There is no life in the water, and it would take a good amount weights to get you fully submerged in the water.
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Kosher Glue
Everyone knows that there are strict laws regarding the food that Jewish people can eat. So it would be fitting that the stamps which they lick before sending a letter would be kosher too. Now that’s taking it to the next level.
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Kosher McDonald’s
The only place in the world where you can find kosher McDonald’s is in Israel. There are more than 50 kosher outlets in Israel, but if you’re looking for a cheeseburger, you’re going to have to skip it.
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Bus Stop Charity
If you happen to be waiting long for a bus, you have the opportunity to do a good deed. Many bus stops in the Holy Land have a charity box attached to the bus stop for people to donate to needy families or organizations.
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Leave A Message After The Beep
Would you have guessed that Israelis invented voice mail technology? I think it actually makes sense; some of us know what it’s like to have a Jewish mother.
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