In Israel’s first decades, phone access was a luxury. Now, 96 percent of Israelis own cellphones.
Independence Day ceremony 2016
As waves of immigrants inundated Israel in itss ounding years, many were settled in temporary camps on Rishon Lezion’s sandy outskirts. The arrivals braved rainy winters in tents and subsisted on the national food rationing program, which limited Israeli consumption of eggs and meat.
Not seven decades later, Rishon Lezion is Israel’s fourth largest city, a bustling hub of nearly 250,000 freckled with malls, high rise buildings and rent tiled roofed houseswithin walking distance of some of Zion's finest beaches in the 270 kms of golden sands fours seas to choose from...... Meditteranean, Red Sea, Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.