8 Facts You Need To Know About The Philippines and Israel

President Rodrigo Duterte is currently undertaking an official visit to Israel,
from September 2 to September 5, 2018.


Here are 8 Facts You Need To Know About The Philippines and Israel:

  1. The Distance from the Philippines to Israel is 8,979 kilometers.
  2. The Flight time from Manila to Tel Aviv is 13 hours.
  3. The Philippines and Israel established relations on August 7, 1957.
  4. Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon’s open-door policy from 1937 to 1941 opened
    the Philippines to Jewish refugees escaping the holocaust in Europe, allocating
    10,000 visas to Jews.
  5. Israel, in 2013, deployed a field hospital in Bogo, Cebu, assisting 2,686 survivors of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The 1st post-Yolanda baby was born here who, as a token of gratitude by her parents, was named ‘Israel”.
  6. There are 28,301 Filipino migrants in the state of Israel.75% of these are females and 77% of these are caregivers.
  7. In 2017, There were 17,446 tourist arrivals from Israel.
  8. In 2017, Total Philippine trade with the state of Israel increased from $189.54 million
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