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Gashash HaHiver trio, which included , was awarded the Shaike Levi Israel Prize in 2000 for lifetime achievement and contribution to Israeli entertainment and society?
Israeli documentary followed the lives of five Paper Dolls health care providers from the Philippines who perform as drag queens?
2006 film is a documentary about Strawberry Fields Palestinian farmers in Gaza facing hardships caused by the Israel– Hamas military conflict?
since its founding in 1948
Israel has had twelve ?
Attorneys General since 1948
Israel has only lost 18 planes in ?
air to air combat the
Israeli kibbutz was established in commemoration of the 35 Gvat Pinsk Jews shot by Polish soldiers during the Pinsk massacre?
Israeli band Ping pong were disendorsed by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority as the representative in the 2000 Eurovision after waving the Flag of Syria in their song " "?
Israel Prize was set up in 1953 at the initiative of Israeli Minister of Education , who then went on to win the prize in 1958, and again in 1973?
Ben-Zion Dinur the
Israeli Air Force's first heavy bombers were three B-17 Flying Fortresses smuggled to Israel in the late 1940s by and his associates?
Charles Winters the
Israeli politician and diplomat was the national Adin Talbar 800 meter dash champion in 1942?
Israeli ground-based missile-defense radar EL/M-2080 Green Pine (diagram pictured) operates in search, detection, tracking, and missile guidance modes simultaneously?
Israeli government is considering recognizing Indian nanny as a Sandra Samuel Righteous among the Nations?
on July 30, 1970,
Israeli and Soviet fighter pilots battled in the skies over Egypt in an engagement codenamed ?
Rimon 20 in the
2009 Indian parliamentary election the decided to support the Communist Party of India (M-L) Red Flag Left Democratic Front, claiming that its opponents were pro- Israeli?
1948 Arab–Israeli War, 105 Israelis were taken prisoner by Egypt in the , which was viewed as humiliating in Israel?
Battle of Nitzanim for many years,
kibbutz 's store was the only place in Mizra Israel that sold non- kosher meat?
of September 1969, Operation Raviv Israeli troops used captured Arab armor ( to raid T-55 pictured) Egypt's Red Sea coast?
due to the
Arab League boycott of Israel, did not open in McDonald's Israel until 1993 when they opened their first branch in Ramat Gan?
despite having immigrated from
Poland, was often considered the epitome of the concept of the Dahn Ben-Amotz Israeli native " Sabra"?
Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset was in charge of an underground Shlomo Hillel ammunition factory disguised as a laundry facility during the British Mandate of Palestine?
, a small and newly created juice manufacturer at the time, sold 775,000 syrup bottles to the Prigat British Army in Israel?
in the 1960s,
Israel for counterinsurgency operations against the trained Ethiopian forces Eritrean Liberation Front?
in a 1967 television interview,
David Frost compared Welsh nationalist activist to Dennis Coslett Israeli general Moshe Dayan, because both wore eyepatches?
Georgian ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania asked Hebrew speakers to stop calling his country ?
Gruziya in 1954,
Israel walked out of the Israel- Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission after the commission failed to condemn Jordan for the ?
Scorpion Pass Massacre the
mentally ill Egyptian policeman who perpetrated the , killing seven Ras Burqa massacre Israeli tourists, including four children, was hailed in the Egyptian opposition press as a national hero?
U.S. airlifted 22,325 tons of military supplies to Israel for use in the Yom Kippur War under ? Operation Nickel Grass
the artist who made a stone
relief of the Menorah in Israel's in 50 BCE – 100 CE may have seen the original Migdal Synagogue Menorah in the Second Temple before its destruction in 70 CE?
the destruction of
by Ayn Ghazal Israeli forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war was condemned by Count Bernadotte?
in Tzippori Synagogue Israel was discovered by workers building a parking lot?
the affair known in
Israel as " " included the only successful the dirty trick vote of no confidence issued against an Israeli government to date?
the adoption of the
marked the first time that United Nations Security Council Resolution 1450 Israeli losses were mentioned or condemned in a United Nations resolution?
the eastern segment of
Canada Park in Israel lies on the village site of the depopulated former Palestinian village of ?
Dayr Ayyub the final text of the Durban Declaration produced by the governments meeting at the
does not contain the language that caused the World Conference against Racism 2001 Israeli and United States delegations to withdraw halfway through?
Khan al-Umdan (pictured), located in Acre, is the largest caravanserai in Israel?
until the former
Arab village of was captured by Nabi Rubin Israel in 1948, it was the site of a large annual religious festival with tens of thousands of Muslims participating?
the prelude to
saw Operation Pleshet Israel use its first ever fighter plane, the Avia S-199?
Israeli singer works part-time as a Aya Korem bartender in Tel Aviv in between recording and performing?
Spinka Rebbe, , was buried in Joseph Meir Weiss Romania in 1909, but reinterred in Petah Tikva, Israel in 1972?
was an Shelly Israeli cargo vessel that sank after being accidentally rammed by a cruise liner, killing two crewmembers?
organisation which helps top Teach First graduate students teach in some of the most deprived areas in London and was inspired by Teach for America, is now expanding to Manchester and Israel?
is the only Alignment political party in Israel ever to have held a majority of seats in the Knesset?
first enacted in Defense (Emergency) Regulations British Mandate Palestine in 1945 were incorporated into Israel's domestic legislation in 1948 and remain in force to this day?
, also known as the Mosque of Dhaher al-Omar in al-Muallaq Mosque Acre, Israel, is located on the site of the town's ancient synagogue?
is facing charges of Abergil Crime Family money laundering, murder and drug trafficking, both in Israel and the United States?
Dean of Barnard College and Teddy Roosevelt's grandson founded an that organization lobbied the Truman administration to prevent the creation of the State of Israel?
participated in the first ever Etzioni Brigade Israeli Haganah operation that deployed more than one brigade?
in Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Hadera, Israel, is named after Hillel Yaffe, a doctor who served nearby Jewish settlements in the early 20th century?
campaign against Palestinian Fedayeen Israel was one of the causes of the 1956 Suez Crisis?
, which was thought to have died out around Judean date palm 1 CE, was resurrected using a single seed found in the palace of Herod the Great on Mount Masada in southern Israel?
was developed by a U.S. ambassador in 1955 to reduce conflict between Jordan Valley Unified Water Plan Israel, Jordan, and their neighbors?
Jaffa Clock Tower (pictured) in Israel was built to celebrate the silver jubilee of the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd al-Hamid II?
Israeli military governor of the Gaza Strip, planned to relocate the Palestinian refugees there to a new city in the Yitzhak Pundak Sinai Peninsula, but met with opposition from Ariel Sharon?
Arieh Sharon (pictured), who had been a beekeeper on a kibbutz, later led a 180-person commission to plan the development of Israel?
Israel Prize recipient founded the largest Avraham Yaski architecture firm in Israel?
Israeli raised sewn-together Dudu Yifrah Israeli- Palestinian flags on the summit of Mount Everest, and dedicated his climb to his Palestinian colleague Ali Bushnaq?
Israeli writer called for more Eli Amir Israeli literature to be translated into Arabic to promote understanding?
Israeli politician and settlement activist spent ten months as a Gershon Shafat Jordanian prisoner of war?
Israeli pilot and peace activist landed his plane in Abie Nathan Egypt in 1966 in an attempt to deliver a message of peace to President Nasser?
kibbutz has started a project to become the first community in Re'im Israel with its domestic power consumption provided entirely by solar energy?
Mount Hermon was by captured Syria on the first day of the Yom Kippur War and by recaptured Israel fifteen days later?
, Berman's Bakery Israel's second-largest, got its start by peddling black bread and honey cakes to Christian pilgrims on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?
, Daniel Friedmann Israel's Minister of Justice, is a seventh-generation , a rarity in a country where sabra mass Jewish immigration did not begin until the late 19th century?
is the sole supplier of Angel Bakeries hamburger buns for McDonald's restaurants in Israel?
Russian-born Israeli mathematician is the first graduate of the Aryeh Dvoretzky Hebrew University of Jerusalem to become a full professor there?
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a majority of Israel's population support to incorporate Israel?
future enlargement of the European Union
Israeli chess Grandmaster first met his wife playing online chess at the Ronen Har-Zvi Internet Chess Club?
Israeli actress lost her leg after a Hanna Maron grenade was thrown at her airplane, but resumed her acting career a year later?
Ariel Sharon named his former party, Shlomtzion, after the newly born daughter of , co-founder of the Amos Keinan Israeli– Palestinian Council?
fallow deer bones found in the , Qesem Cave Israel, show evidence that humans 400,000 to 200,000 years ago butchered animals to share and cook?
archaeologist , discoverer of Francis Turville-Petre Neanderthal remains in Israel, was portrayed in works by authors W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood?
Israeli schoolchildren watch the educational television program in their classroom?
Bli Sodot 20th-century medieval scholar
interpreted Erika Cheetham Nostradamus' writings as prophecies of Napoleon, Hitler, and the establishment of modern Israel?
Israel and China were cultivating military cooperation well before the in 1992?
establishment of diplomatic relations
Israel has the highest use solar energy per capita in the world?
Israel's future Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir, and its future President of the Supreme Court, Meir Shamgar, were both by interned in Africa British Mandate authorities for membership in Lehi and Irgun?
Israel's , known for its association with Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center Jerusalem Syndrome, was built on the site of a 1947 massacre?
Israel's took place in December 2008 when a deadliest traffic accident tourists' coach en route to the resort town of Eilat plunged into a ravine?
Israel is the world's largest of recipient United States overseas military assistance?
, Dov Yosef Israel's second Minister of Justice, immigrated to Israel as a soldier in the Canadian Jewish Legion?
played Frank Brickowski basketball in Italy, France and Israel for three years in the early 1980s, until the New York Knicks thought he was ready for the NBA?
, who was one of the most prominent Yolande Harmer Israeli spies in Egypt in 1948 is thought of as "Israel's Mata Hari"?
is a five-part The Land of the Settlers documentary series made by Chaim Yavin, dubbed " Israel's Walter Cronkite", and was so controversial that his station refused to air it?
has been the chief pathologist at Yehuda Hiss Israel's National Institute of Forensic Medicine since 1988?
Uri-On (pictured), created by Michael Netzer in 1987, was the first Israeli superhero to be published in color?
is the largest supermarket chain in Tiv Ta'am Israel to sell non- kosher food?
Karl Heinz Schneider, who used to organize battalions in the
Hitler Youth, later moved to Israel, converted to Judaism and took the name of ?
Abraham Reuel Major General
was the Dan Harel Israeli commander in charge of the Gaza pull-out during the summer of 2005?
Palestinian Safad village of was depopulated in 1948, the Fir'im Israeli settlement of Hatzor HaGlilit was established nearby?
Egypt was defeated by Israel during the Six-Day War the Egyptian government issued copies of the paintings to its troops?
Transporte Aéreo Rioplatense Canadair CL-44 crashed in the Soviet Union in 1981, after smuggling arms from Israel to Iran during the Iran-Contra affair?
prepared the way for the Wolfe Kelman rabbinic ordination of women in Conservative Judaism and his daughter was the first woman in Naamah Kelman Israel ordained by the Reform Judaism movement?
is an Table to Table Israeli charity that collects leftover and surplus food, gathering enough each week to provide 12,000 to 14,000 meals and 40 to 50 tons of produce?
, a survivor of the Samuel Brand Buchenwald concentration camp in Nazi Germany, was officially the first immigrant to enter Israel after its creation?
, an Majdi Halabi Israeli Druze soldier from the village of Daliyat el-Karmel, disappeared on duty near Haifa and was formally declared to be missing in action in June 2005?
was the first woman appointed to the Miriam Ben-Porat Supreme Court of Israel and the first woman to serve as Israel's State Comptroller?
was the first ever Hapoel Tayibe Arab football club to play in the top division in Israel?
was Haim Yosef Zadok Israel's first secular Minister of Religious Affairs?
, former president of the parliamentary Defense Committee of Gonzalo Aguirre Villafán Bolivia, was educated in Israel?
was launched by Operation Bringing Home the Goods Israel to capture Palestinian prisoners in Jericho to make sure they were not released?
, mounted by the Operation Diamond Mossad in 1966, resulted in an Iraqi pilot landing a Soviet-built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 in Israel?
, author of works on the land rights of Sami Hadawi Palestinian refugees, was exiled by Israel in 1948 and denied permission to have his remains returned to his native Jerusalem for burial in 2004?
are special free-trade zones in Qualifying Industrial Zones Jordan and Egypt created to take advantage of the free trade agreements between the United States and Israel?
, Pinchas Rosen Israel's first Minister of Justice, served in the German army during World War I?
is a kind of Oriental metal death metal music that originated in Israel which has traditional Jewish and " Oriental" influences?
", A-Ba-Ni-Bi Israel's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, was performed partly in the Hebrew equivalent of Pig Latin?
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