Israel celebrates its 70th birthday this year, 2018, on 19 April.

After 2,000 years of exile and persecution, the Jewish people have made up for lost time now that they finally have a state of their own again.

Israel has flourished in its first 70 years of statehood and achieved more than many far older countries.

Here are 70 of Israel’s achievements we are highlighting – from the sublime and world changing to the small but important:

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