Motorola has its largest R&D center outside of the US in Israel.
In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
Israel's most beloved chocolate pudding -- Milky -- is the most successful dairy product in the local market since its debut in 1979. The pudding has a secret whipped cream topping and only five people are said to know the recipe.
An Israeli company has developed the world’s first video ringtones for cell phones – the Vringo.
Guess Who? (Hasbro), Play-On-WordZ (Hasbro), Number Rumba (Mattel), Quips (Ravensburger), One Too Many (Waddington’s) and Last Mouse Lost (Foxmind) are among more than 155 different concepts thought up by Tel Aviv-based game designers Theora Design.
Children injured in the school siege in Beslan, Russia in 2004 were able to convalesce at an Israeli coastal resort in Ashkelon – at the invitation of that city’s mayor.