A new life expectancy survey has come out for the first time since 2000; despite wars and threatening neighbors, Israelis have the 8th highest life expectancy in the world, higher than both France and the US.
According to the report, humans are living an average of five years longer than they were when the last report was compiled in 2000.
In 2015, the average world wide life expectancy at birth was 71. The country with the highest life expectancy is Japan, with an overall average lifespan of 86.8 years. Meanwhile, Switzerland has the highest male life expectancy rate at 81.3 years.
Contributed By Sonia Narula