Day 1: what we have seen or learned in Tel Aviv

Here is a list of what we have seen or learned today in Tel Aviv:

  • It’s warm and sunny
  • Private donations from the diaspora (Jewish people all over the world are 14.5 millions) are very important in the Israeli development.
  • “The country is considering itself to be a research lab” (Daniel Rouach)
  • There is a strong patriotism (for example, you can see Israeli flags everywhere)
  • Hebrew language is really hard to understand, it looks like Chinese for us!
  • the compulsory military service impacts a lot the economy
  • Israeli people speak a good English and are very friendly
  • Sunday is Monday (Israeli people work on Sunday)
  • Israeli websites end with .il
Trying to read Hebrew at McDonald's

Trying to read Hebrew at McDonald's

The anecdote of the day: the English cats

In Tel Aviv, we have seen a lot of wandering cats in the streets. We have been told this story : under the English protectorate, there was a lot of rats, it was really a big problem. So English people decided to import a lot of cats to Tel Aviv. Rats disappeared, and cat are still there : in the street, in the university campus, everywhere.

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3 thoughts on “Day 1: what we have seen or learned in Tel Aviv

  1. kaie w. bird says:

    Love the list and excited to read more of your thoughts from Israel.

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