Has anyone figured out why the Muslims hate Israel so much?  Is it because of their thriving country?  Israel contributes so much to the whole world; and, yet, the Muslims do not contribute anything but killing and destruction.  Maybe the Middle East leadership should take a page out of Israel’s play book  and help their people instead of trying to keep their people on their knees.   Following is something worth contemplating; and, the next time you hear something negative about Israel, the proof is certainly evident:

The Middle East has been growing date palms for Centuries:  The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38 pounds of dates a year.  Israeli date trees are now yielding 400 pounds per year and are short enough to be harvested from the ground or a short ladder.  Israel is the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population and can lay claim to the following:  

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 in Israel.  

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.  Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the U.S. in Israel.  The technology for the AOL instant messenger ICQ was developed i 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 U.S.  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.  According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry’s most impenetrable flight security.  U.S. officials  now look (finally) to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.  

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.  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 start-up companies in the world.  In absolute, Israel has the largest number of start-up companies than any other country i the world, except the U.S. (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).  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, U.S.  

Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the U.S.  Outside the U.S. 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 Israel in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the U.K.  On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech start-ups.  Twenty-four percent of Israel’s workforce holds university degrees ranking third in the industrialized world, after the U.S. and Holland and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.

Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.  In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews (operation Solomon and Moses) 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 modern times.

 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.  Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 in the world.  Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth.  Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity – hundreds of thousands from the former Soviet Union.  

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 desert.  Israel 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.  An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.  Every year in the U.S. hospitals, 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.  Israel’s Given Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill.  It is used to view the small intestine from the inside. and 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 camera helps doctors diagnose the heart’s mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.

Israel leads in 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 percent of its work force employed in technical professions.  Israel places first in this category as well.

A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the Clear Light device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct – all without damaging surrounding 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 desert.  

All of 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 on earth.

And the French ambassador in England says:  “ISRAEL IS NOTHING BUT A SHITTY LITTLE COUNTRY.”  Shame on him!  Does his country have any shirt-button chest- popping bragging he can do to match these accomplishments?    

God Bless Israel in all its endeavors.

August 10, 2014

Thanks to a fellow reader, Israel has a few more contributions to add to their long list of achievements:

Israel is the leading country in water desalination in the world.  (California needs to talk to them because they are always having water shortages.)  They are also the leader in the field of waste-water reclamation.  Israel is first with over 80-percent reclamation.  

Israel is also the leader in the field of solar energy, drip irrigation, geo-thermal power, and the portable computer (SCANDISK).



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  1. Gee says:

    I think you should add the Israel is the leading country in water desalination in the world. That Israel also that in the field of wastewater reclamation – Israel is first with over 80% reclamation – compared to #2 Spain at 14%.

    Then there is the field of solar energy, drip irrigation, geo-thermal power, and the portable computer storage (SCANDISK).

    Wonderful article but merely a postage stamp view of Israeli inventions


    • Answer: Thank you for the additional information. I will certainly add it to my list of contributions. The world just does not know how much Israel has contributed to society in addition to protecting the lives of its people. kommonsentsjane


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