Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East.
In regards to its population, Israel has the highest ratio of college degrees in the world.
Same goes for the ratio of its museums, orchestras, and startup companies.
Israel has the world’s second-highest per capita of new books.
Israel has the highest number of scientists and technicians per capita in the world.
Israel has the highest number of engineers per capita in the world.
Israel has the highest number of PhD’s per capita in the world.
Israel has the highest number of physicians per capita in the world.
In 2006, Israel chose its first woman President of the Supreme Court.
Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on Earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, freedom, and economic opportunity.
In 1969, Israel elected a woman as a prime minister, introducing the third woman elected to lead a country in the modern world.
With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).
Israel has the third-highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world.
Israel has the highest rate of entrepreneurship among women and people over the age of 55 in the world.
Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.
Apart from the US and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies.
Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, right behind the US.
Israel produces 93% of its own food requirements and recycles 75% of its wastewater.
Most cut and polished diamonds in the world come from Israel.
Israel has 137 official beaches and is home to the Dead Sea, which is the lowest place on Earth.
Jerusalem is home to over 2,000 archeological sites.
Eilat is one of the best diving sites in the world.
The Hula Valley is one of the best bird watching sites in the world.
Israel has the most Bauhaus buildings in the world.
The first cell phone, most of the Windows NT operating system, and Pentium MMX Chip technology, were developed in Israel.
AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ were developed in Israel.
The first antivirus software for computers, the internet phone calling, the modern voicemail technology, and the USB flash drive, were all developed in Israel.
Israel is one of only nine countries in the world that can launch its own satellites into space.
Israel is ranked first place in the world in the survival of cancer patients.
Israel has developed the first fully computerized no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.
A computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications was developed in Israel.
The first ingestible video camera in a pill, to detect cancer and digestive disorders, was developed in Israel.
A new device that directly helps the heart pump blood - an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure, was developed in Israel.
Stem-cell technology, the first jellyfish repellent, and bad breath treatment, were all developed in Israel.
A biological control for mosquitoes and black flies that cause malaria and river blindness was developed in Israel.
Israeli doctors led the development of a vaccine against cervical cancer.
An Israeli system to help dyslexic readers is being used throughout the US and Europe.
Israeli laser technology is powering the latest hair removal devices on the American market.
Israeli 'super-sensor' has been installed in Sealy mattresses to control snoring problems.
BabySense, an Israeli product aimed at preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is saving babies' lives around the world.
Israeli researchers are playing an important role in identifying a defective gene that causes a rare and usually fatal disease in Arab infants.
An Israeli-developed elderberry extract is one of America's best-selling flu prevention medicines.
Israeli scientists are currently developing a nose drop that will provide a five-year flu vaccine.
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