Look What Came From Israel
You see a beautiful red furred creature walking in a desert. Are you are wondering what type of creature it is? Where did it come from? Well this gorgeous creature is called the caracal or desert lion and it came from Israel. Hunting the caracal is illegal in many countries including Israel.
Caracals can jump more than ten feet in the air!
Look What Didn't Come From Israel
People think that falafel is Israeli, but is it really? Although falafel is Israel's national food, it did not originate in Israel. Falafel comes from the Arabic word "falafil" which means pepper. Falafel can be made from either chickpeas or fava beans. It is rolled up into a ball and deep fried in oil. The first known appearance of falafel was in Egypt. It was called tamiya.
Many people mistaken the origin of hummus. They think it comes from Israel. However hummus has been around for centries and Israel has been around since 1948. Greeks and Arabs both claim inventing hummus. But one thing is for sure....it didn't come from Israel.