Good Deeds Day was started by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison. Since its launch in 2007, Good Deeds Day is marked in over 50 countries including the US, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa and Singapore.
Since February 2013, more than 2,600 Syrian women, men and children have made their way across the Syrian-Israeli border to be treated for free in Israeli hospitals – regardless of the fact that Syria is an enemy state of Israel.
All pet Syrian hamsters are descendants of a family brought to Jerusalem 86 years ago by Israel's first Hebrew zoologist.
Laplanders from Norway turned to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to learn how to revitalize their traditional language.
An Israeli company has developed the world’s first jellyfish repellent.
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.
Prof. Robert Aumann is the fourth Israeli in the last four years to win a Nobel prize.
An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.
In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.