At sundown Wednesday, the celebrations begin.
Fireworks. Parties. Picnics. Music. Dancing.
After all, modern Israel is turning 74.
What a journey the country has been on since its prophetic rebirth — tremendous sadness, and yet tremendous growth and progress.
Here are 10 facts you should know about how far the Jewish State has come since 1948.
2. Total number of fallen Israeli soldiers since the War of Independence in 1948: 24,068.
3. Total victims of terrorism: 4,216.
4. Total number of Israelis who have died from COVID: 10,699.
7. Total number of Israeli fighter jets in 2022: 241, out of a total of 597 military aircraft (including 33 F-35 stealth fighters). Total number of Israeli jets in May 1948: none when the War of Independence started (several were acquired during the war).
For the original article, visit our content partners at allisrael.com.
Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of All Israel News and All Arab News, and the president and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times bestselling author, Middle East analyst and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.
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