Today is February 23, 2018 -
Virginia has about 8 million people. I personally know nine of them. I was there in November and did not run into anyone whom I know.
New Jersey is about 8 thousand square miles. I personally know approximately a couple dozen of its residents. When I go there to visit family, I see the family and never run into anyone else whom I might know.
Israel is the approximate size of New Jersey with the approximate population of Virginia.
My wife and two oldest daughters are there this week for a family simcha. The plane landed on Wednesday. A few hours later they were shopping in a random mall when they ran into a former classmate of one of my daughters who made Aliyah a couple of years ago.
Only in Israel?