5 Great Things about Israel
The Food is Great
The food in Israel could be the only reason to visit the country. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and cheese are the standard foods, heightened by the delicious melting pot of flavors and influences from the region. In a bite of food you will experience the culinary heritage that comes from migration from Europe, North Africa and all over the Middle East.
Photo by Ted Eytan
Israel is Safe
Israel is no doubt located in the middle of many current political conflict areas. If you add the non-stop media coverage and the fact that Israel is the center of three of the world’s major religions, people might think it’s not the safest place to visit, why not go to Hawaii?
The truth is that Israel takes its security very serious, with the implementation of low-tech and high-tech security solutions, a state-of-the-art international airport considered the safest in the world and strict security screenings at the borders. You’ll probably feel safer in Israel than walking the streets of New York or Los Angeles!
Israel is Diverse
Israel is one of the most diverse countries in the world! Most people are either immigrants or their parents were born in another country, in fact 24% of Israel’s population is non-Jewish. The Christian Arabs, Muslim Arabs, the Druze and so many other races and faiths coexists in a magnificent mosaic of diversity shielded by a democratic state that considers everyone equal.
Photo by Daniel Kruczynski
Israel is Small
Israel is the size of San Francisco bay with a population of 8.5 million people. While you may think that’s small (geographically speaking), everything is bigger in Israel! In Israel you will find the third highest rate of entrepreneurship, the most sushi restaurants per capita after Tokyo and New York, the most museums per capita, Israel has also won Eurovision 3 times and it consumes the third most amount of vegetables and sweets in the world.
The Culture and History of Israel
The Biblical and historical sites in Israel are the number one reason millions of tourists flock to the Holy Land every year. Rooted in religious and secular traditions of millennia, Israel has always been flexible with its culture and assimilation of trends. And while some cultural differences might cause friction; food, dance, beautiful beaches, music and arts are the common denominator that brings everyone together.