by | Jul 11, 2024 | Other News


• During Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion struck a deal with leaders of the Haredi community to exempt those whose full-time occupation was Torah study from mandatory military service. Arab citizens of Israel typically do not serve in the military or partake in national service. (

• Since October 7, 2024, Hezbollah has launched 5,000 rockets, burned thousands of acres, displaced 60,000 Israelis living in the north, and murdered 27 people. (

• Israel has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners per capita, more than the U.S., France, or Germany. (

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