Jerusalem is the pulsating heart of Israel’s story throughout history, where old and new, East and West, religious and secular, all meet. To celebrate Israel’s 69th Independence Day, we’d like to sing and take you on a dance through the beautiful capital of Israel. Let’s Join Nadav and Tamar as they meet and swing through the city’s magical sites. Shall we?
The Chinese new year starts on 28th of January and this year is the Year of the Rooster.
We asked Israeli students to wish happy new year in Chinese to our friends at the other edge of Asia. While these young Israelis had lots of great wishes to convey, handling the language turned out to be a little tricky.
These Israeli entrepreneurs are making everything from smart cars to apps that connect volunteers with their next project. Check out the start-up scene in Israel and see for yourself why Israel has earned the nickname “start-up nation.”
In 120 seconds, this video will change the way you see the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
An Arab and a Jew asking for hugs on the streets of East Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – and the results will surprise you.
Keeping it simple, Israeli inventors look at the world from a child’s point of view and create new, fun toys that are produced and sold all over the world.
From the north to the south, from the east to the west, “feel the beat” of the unique experience that is visiting Israel. Dance to the rhythms of a rich culture; discover the biblical landscapes, enjoy the diversity of traditions, in the ancient modern country of Israel.
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9. Israelis consume the third most amount of vegetables and sweets in the world.
8. Israel was the first country to ban underweight models.
7. Israel won the Eurovision song competition three times. The last time they won, they were represented by a transgender pop star, Dana International.
6. The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is the oldest, continually used cemetery in the world.
5. The first antivirus software for computers was created in Israel in 1979. Voicemail technology was developed in Israel. Motorola developed the cell phone in Israel.
4. Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed in Israel by Microsoft.
3. Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women enjoy full political rights.
2. The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth, at 1,315 feet below sea level at its lowest point.
1. Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.
This is Israel: a fast-paced view of a fast-paced nation, that also knows how to relax and have fun. Blessed with beautiful landscapes, life in Israel is jam-packed with energizing events, cutting-edge technologies and exciting people. From parties to prayers, beaches to bicycles, visitors to Israel can look forward to an unforgettable experience… and great food.
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KOLture Shock and Im Tirtzu teamed up for a flash mob on the Jerusalem light rail. Enjoy
The GPO is celebrating 80 years of the photographic history of the Jewish people from even before the establishment of the state of Israel. For this special event GPO created a unique exhibit “Israel in full image” that captures Jewish history through the cameras of GPO photographers.
You can’t smell the heavenly scent of chocolate in this video about Tel Aviv’s Chocolate Festival, but the sights alone are sure to get your mouth watering.
What is the secret of Israel’s high life expectancy? The video offers some of the answers:”There are many things that add to the good life in Israel,” says Desiree Massad, General Manager, Protea Retirement Village.”This is a country that lives outdoors. Sit outside for 8 or 9 months of the year and enjoy the fresh air and the sunny days.”
It’s just you, a surfboard, a kite and the wind over the Mediterranean Sea.
Imagine yourself in the Mediterranean beaches of Tel Aviv, riding on a surfboard while holding on to a specially designed kite, using the wind for propulsion.
That’s kitesurfing, and you’ll see many Israelis and tourists having fun with this extreme sport nearly every day of the year.
Victoria, a visitor from abroad, has this to say about Israel’s kitesurfing scene: “I’m on holiday, I’m looking at all the really fit guys, and it all looks like wow, it’s such fun. It’s such an amazing atmosphere. Just brings the place alive!”
Israeli Arabs enjoy complete equality under the law. They serve on the Supreme Court, participate and win Israeli TV shows, they serve in the IDF, hold 12 of 120 seats in the Israeli parliament, and have full voting and legal rights. In Israel, Arabs are free.