In honor of Israel’s 71st Independence Day, writers at NoCamels put together a list of some impressive, yet lesser-known, details about Israel.
1. The Ashkelon National Park is home to the largest dog cemetery known in the ancient world. Archaeologists say canines were interred in this burial ground from the fifth to third centuries BC.
2. The Judean Date Palm tree, thought to be extinct, was resurrected following the chance discovery of 2,000-year-old seeds in a clay jar. Actually, Israel is a date producing powerhouse and controls 65 percent of the world’s Majhoul (Medjool) – King of the Date — market.
3. There are no car manufacturing plants in Israel but this country is at the forefront of the driverless car revolution. Israel has been dubbed a “smart car hub.”