And the accomplishments of the Jewish state keep on piling up.
Late last year, a mammoth Israeli flag captured the Guinness World Record for biggest flag on earth. At nearly two football fields long, the flag took six seamstresses three weeks to sew together. The flag was originally unfurled in the Yehudah Desert in December 2007.
Now, the 200 x 100 metre long banner has been laid out in fields near moshav Shal'abim alongside the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway as part of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations.
Passers-by can see the flag from the highway and passengers on flights landing at Ben Gurion airport can see the symbol from the air on approach to the runway.
The flag is scheduled to lay strewn across the fields until after Yom Ha'atzmaut.