Here’s a list of some amazing accomplishments that this young, tiny country has contributed to the world. While the modern State of Israel is young in years, the Jewish people’s yearning to return to their ancient homeland may be reason why the people of Israel have been able to accomplish so much in so little time. After 2000 years in exile, the Jewish people once again became a sovereign nation in their ancestral homeland and wasted no time in trying to make the world a better place and advancing themselves as a ” light unto the nations”.
– Nobel Prizes: Medicine, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, Literature
– Medical Research: biological pacemaker; DNA nana-computer detects cancer cells – then releases combating drugs; stem-cell technology to regenerate heart tissue; pill-camera, tiny, examines small intestine; first full computerized diagnostic instrument for breast cancer detection; development of heart pump synchronization device
– Pharmaceutical Research: treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
– Microsoft and Cisco companies – only R&D facilities outside the US are in Israel
– Microsoft-Windows operating system – designed in Israel
– Pentium Microprocessor -designed and produced in Israel
– Voice mail – developed in Israel
– Aircraft Security System – developed in Israel
– University degrees, highest % of workers, per capita
– Museums, zoos, orchestras, home computers – highest %, per capita
– Only country in the world – more trees at start of 21st Century than at the 20th
This is only a partial list and was achieved in its short 61 years of life, while defending itself in four major wars resisting combined Arab armies plus unrelenting attacks by terrorists upon Israeli civilians throughout its existence. Amazing!