The State of Israel was 64 years old this week which makes it about middle aged as nations go.
Happy Birthday Israel
To add a little more historic perspective:
- Israel was founded before the fax machine and outlived it.
- Israel was founded before the cassette tape and has outlived it.
- The same for the floppy disc, the princess phone and the pager.
- Looking at some companies Israel has out lived WT Grant, Polaroid, Wang and Lehman Brothers
- It looks like Israel will outlive Kodak and Sears. Although both of them were founded when Zionism was only a dream.
- My favorite: Israel was founded before the Boeing 707 flew and it still exists. Boeing 707’s are not flying much anymore.
- Israel outlasted the United Arab Republic, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the USSR and Tibet.
- Since Israel was admitted to the UN somewhere near a hundred other countries have been admitted.
Did I miss any?