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SMALL COUNTRY - BIG FACTS (PART 2)


A few blog posts past, I covered several incredible facts about Israel. This is a continuation of that post as Israel has so many amazing things to claim. The list can go on and on. Check out some of what makes this tiny country great.

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:

PEOPLE AND LEADERS

  • Twenty-four percent of Israel's workforce hold university degrees - ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.

  • 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.

  • When Gold Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.

  • Prof. Robert Aumann is the fourth Israeli in the last four years to win a Nobel Prize.

HUMANITARIAN

  • 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.

  • In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.

  • An Israeli company - Patus Ltd. - has donated thousands of its OdorScreen olfactory gel product to counter the crippling odors faced by on-scene Tsunami disaster workers.

  • Between 150 to 200 multinational clinical trials are regularly taking place in Israel.

  • Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly Process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free".

SOCIETY

  • An Israeli company is providing the technology behind an American all-electric bus for urban use.

  • An Israeli company has developed a nano-lubricant that one day could mean the end of changing your car oil.

  • 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 desert.

More to come…

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Israel is real,

Doug

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