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Joash was the crowned king of Judah (836-796 BC), being the only surviving son of Ahaziah after the murder of the royal family on the orders of his grandmother. When he came to the throne he was 7 years old and ruled for 40 years. 1)


Athaliah was the daughter of the Israelite king Ahab and the Phoenician princess Isabel, self-proclaimed queen of Judea from 841 BC. The only woman to rule in Judah. She came to power by causing the death of all the royal children of the House of David except her grandson Joash. The heroine of the tragedy by J. Racine's tragedy entitled, “Atalia”. 2)


Belvoir is a Crusader fortress rising above the Jordan Valley, south of Lake Tiberias in northern Israel. It is the best-preserved Crusader fortress in Israel. Its site is protected by a national park created for this purpose. The Franconian knights called the castle Burg Belvoir (English: Beautiful View) or le Coquet (English: Cocquet). This name refers to the magnificent panorama of the Jordan Valley from the fortress. 3)

Khan al-Umdan

In the Old City of Akko, there are several historic caravanserais that once housed merchant caravans. One of them is located at the port of Akka (Israel), dating from 1784 Khan al-Umdan. It was erected on the ruins of the royal customs house from the Crusader times. The courtyard is decorated with granite columns brought from Roman Caesarea. They gave the caravanserai its name - Khan of Columns or Khan of Pillars (Arabic: Khan al-Umdan). 4)


Yiddish developed around the 10th century in southern Germany from a local German dialect. The Romance borrowings in Yiddish indicate that the Jews who came to Germany spoke a variant of Old French or Italian. 5)


Hermon is Israel's highest peak located in the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Lying on the border between Israel and Syria, the mountain rises to a height of 7,336 ft. 6)

Flag of Israel

The flag of Israel is a white rectangle with two horizontal blue stripes at its top and bottom. A star of David is placed in the middle of it. 7)

Jordan River

The longest river in Israel is the Jordan, which flows 223 miles. 8)

Official language

Israel has two official languages - Hebrew and Arabic. 9)

President of Israel

Albert Einstein could become the president of Israel. Such a proposal was made to the physicist through a letter by then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Einstein was to take the place of the late Chaim Weizmann. Although the famous Nobel Prize winner did not have Israeli citizenship, the authorities did not see any problem in it, as Einstein was Jewish. In response, the scientist admitted that he was “deeply moved” by the proposal, but could not accept it due to his lack of experience. 10)

Fight against anorexia

Under Israeli law, underweight models are not allowed to walk the runway or appear in photo shoots or advertising campaigns. This is related to the government's fight against anorexia. 11)

Robert F. Kennedy

The younger brother of U.S. President Robert F. Kennedy was shot by a Palestinian because of his strong support for Israel. 12)

Letters to God

Each year, nearly a thousand letters addressed to God arrive in Jerusalem. 13)

Hummus ice cream

During a warm day in Israel, you can cool off by eating hummus-flavored ice cream. 14)

David Ben-Gurion

The founder of the state and its first prime minister David Ben-Gurion was an atheist. 15)

Conversion to Judaism

An estimated 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel. 16)


On a per-capita basis, Israel has the highest number of museums. 17)

israel.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/01 04:40 by aga