The cell phone was developed in Israel
by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest
development center in Israel.
Most of the Windows NT and XP operating
systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.
The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed
in Israel at Intel.
Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and
the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in
Israel. The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made
Voice mail technology was developed in
Israel. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside
the US in Israel.
The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger
and ICQ was developed in 1996! by four young Israelis.
Israel has the fourth largest air force
in the world (after the U.S., Russia and China). In addition to a large variety
of other aircraft, Israel's air force has an aerial arsenal of over 250 F-16's.
This is the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the US.
According to industry officials, Israel
designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. U. S.
officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security
Israel's $100 billion economy is larger
than all of its immediate neighbors combined.
Israel has the highest percentage in
the world of home computers per capita.
Israel has the highest ratio of university
degrees to the population in the world.
Twenty-four per cent of Israel's workforce
holds university degrees -- ranking third in the industrialized world, after
the United States and Holland - and 12 per cent hold advanced degrees.
Israel produces more scientific papers
per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people
-- as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
In proportion to its population, Israel
has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms,
Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country
in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
With more than 3,000 high-tech companies
and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi- tech companies
in the world -- apart from the Silicon Valley, US. Israel is ranked #2 in
the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
On a per capita basis, Israel has the
largest number of biotech startups.
Israel has the third highest rate of
entrepreneurship -- and the highest rate among women and among people over
55 - in the world.
Outside the United States and Canada,
Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.
Israel has the highest average living
standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500,
exceeding that of the UK.
Israel is the only liberal democracy
in the Middle East.
In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a
total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia, to safety in Israel.
When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister
of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in
When the U. S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day --
and saved three victims from the rubble.
Relative to its population, Israel is
the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search
of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
Israel was the first nation in the world
to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds
as "conflict free."
Israel has the world's second highest
per capita of new books.
Israel is the only country in the world
that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made
more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly
Israel has more museums per capita than
any other country.
Medicine... Israeli scientists developed
the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for
An Israeli company developed a computerized
system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human
error from medical treatment. Every year in U. S. hospitals 7,000 patients
die from treatment mistakes.
Israel's Givun imaging developed the
first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view
the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer
and digestive disorders.
Researchers in Israel developed a new
device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential
to save lives among those with heart failure. The new device is synchronized
with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of
Israel leads the world in the number
of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed
to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany.
With over 25% of its work force employed
in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
A new acne treatment developed in Israel,
the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet- light-free,
narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct -- all
without damaging surroundings skin or tissue.
An Israeli company was the first
to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional
electricity generating plant, in southern California's Mojave
All the above
while engaged in regular wars with an implacable enemy that seeks its
destruction, and an economy continuously under strain by having to
spend more per capita on its own protection than any other country