Some of Israel’s Accomplishments
Israel is without question the most amazing,
the most admirable country the world has ever seen. Despite its only
being a little more than fifty years old, despite a population of
just over five million, despite having to be at war footing for almost
its entire life, despite having absorbed more immigrants in relation
to its population that any country in history, its accomplishments
in almost any area of human activity are unsurpassed.
Have a look at the partial list of accomplishments
that follows and be proud to be a fellow-Jew or even more if you
have made any contribution at all — even if only by contributing
financially to organizations that support Israel, such as FLAME.
And consider what Israel could have accomplished and could still
accomplish if its enemies would not single-mindedly wish to destroy
it and if Israel could apply all of its genius to peaceful pursuits.
Gerardo Joffe, President
Courtesy of the Joint Action Taskforce
July 08, 2004
||The cell phone was developed
in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola,
which has its largest development center in Israel.
of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.
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.
microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel.
mail technology was developed in Israel.
Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the
US in Israel.
for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young
to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most
impenetrable flight security. US officials now look to Israel for
advice on how to handle airborne security threats.
$100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors
has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.
has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in
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.
to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies
in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the second largest number
of startup companies after the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the
highest concentration hi-tech companies in the world — apart
from the Silicon Valley, US.
is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind
the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ
has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The
per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the
per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.
percent of Israel's workforce hold university degrees — ranking
it third in the industrialized world, after the United States and
Holland — and 12% hold advanced degrees.
is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.
1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews
at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became
the world's second elected female leader in modern times.
the US 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.
has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship — and the highest
rate among women and among people over 55 — in the world.
to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation
on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom,
and economic opportunity.
was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process,
an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict
has the world's second highest per capita rate of publishing new
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 desert.
has more museums per capita than any other country.
|| In the
field of medicine, Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized,
no-radiation diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.
company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration
of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.
Every year in US hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment
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.
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 sensors.
leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the
workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the US, over
70 in Japan, and fewer 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
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