Here are three things you may not know about Israel:

  1. In 1991, during the Gulf War, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra played a concert wearing gas masks, as scud missiles fired by Saddam Hussein fell on Tel Aviv.
  2. Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
  3. Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship – and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 – in the world.