Israeli Facts

Israel is the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

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.

In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews (Operation Solomon and Moses) at risk, to safety in Israel.

When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were first on scene, within a day, and saved three victims from the rubble.

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

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.

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

Israel's Given Imaging, Inc developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill, which is used to view the small intestine from the inside, look for cancer and other digestive disorders.

Since the founding of the state, Israel has more Nobel Prizes per capita than any other country. It has more laureates in real numbers than China, Mexico and Spain.

Over 90% of Israeli homes use solar energy for hot water, the highest percentage in the world.

All this 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 county on earth.

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