Israel's population is 7,707,042


Israel is 8,000 sq miles
This is it compared to the state of California.


The most common languages in Israel are Hebrew, Arabic and English.


The four major religions are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze.


The top 3 ethnicity's in Israel are:               1. Jewish 76.4%                                    2. Europe/American-Born 22.6%               3. Africa-Born 5.9%    


The monetary currency in Israel is the Israeli new shekel



Israel is a Parlimentary Republic and Shimon Peres is in charge

The main exports in Israel are:                  1. Cut diamonds 2. High-Tech Equipment        3. Pharmaceuticals


The literacy rate in Israel is 97%


The life expectancies for Israel are:          Male- 78.96 years                        Female- 83.49 years



1. Outside of the USA and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDQ listed companies

2. Voice mail technology was deleloped in Israel

3. Israel spends more money for security then any other country in the world

4. The cherry tomato was originally engineered in israel in 1973

5. The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has it's largest developement center here in Israel.

6. Milk is the number one most produced food in Israel

7. Israel is known as the land of "Milk and Honey"

8. The Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan is the lowest point on the Earth's surface at 1,365 feet (416 meters) below sea level.

9. The Negev Desert in southern Israel receives only 1 inch of rain a year

10. Electricity in Israel is produced by fossil fuel.



Ingredients:                        5 cups of flour                 2 sticks of butter              2 oz. of fresh yeast         3/4 cup of sugar                3 eggs                             2 cups of milk                                               sugar                            1/3 cup of cocoa                  

Directions: Mix yeast with 1 tsp. sugar and 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk (or water), until yeast starts bubbling. Mix in rest of ingredients and knead until dough doesn't stick to pan. Cool in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.Roll dough into a flat sheet. Spread  sugar, cocoa mixture on top. Cut into triangles and roll starting from the base of the triangle. On a cookie sheet, bake at medium heat (375 deg F, 190 deg C) until golden (25-35 minutes). Makes approximately 40.



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