2014 TEL AVIV MARATHON, ISRAEL 4:07:37 (2014-02-28)


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Capital: Jerusalem

Population: 8.1 million

Currency: Israeli new shekel (ILS)

Famous people from Israel:

Natalie Portman (actress), Dana International (singer), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (author, Nobel prize in literature), Ronnie Rosenthal (soccer), Aaron Ciechanover (biologist, Nobel Prize in chemistry)

Fun facts about Israel:

Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than almost any country in the world, vying only with South Korea.

With peanuts introduced to their diets earlier (mostly in the form of the snack, Bamba), babies in Israel are 10 times less likely to suffer from a peanut allergy than Jewish children in the UK.

Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv is the most expensive site on the official Israeli Monopoly board.

There are more than 40 kosher McDonald’s in Israel. The only one outside the Jewish state is in Buenos Aires.

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