Did you Know? Interesting Facts about Israel

Getting to Know the Israel beyond the News

  • Israel produces more scientific papers per capita – 109 per 10,000 – than any other nation.
  • Israel has the highest number of scientists and engineers per capita than any other country in the world.
  • Israel has the highest number of start-up companies per rata.
  • In absolute terms, the highest number, except the U.S., Israel has a ratio of patents filed.
  • Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of Silicon Valley.
  • Israel has the third largest number of companies trading on Wall Street after the US and Canada.
  • Israel has the highest number of solar power water heaters per capita in the world.
  • Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, radiation-free diagnostic scannign device for breast cancer.
  • The Firewall technology, used around the world to secure corporate and personal networks, was created in Israel by CheckPoint.
  • BabySense, another product developed in Israel, is working to prevent Sudden Infannt Death Syndrome (SIDS) worldwide.
  • Israel’s Given Imaging developed a video camera so small…it can easily fit into a pil tha
  • Israeli company, Tecnomatix, created the software sued by many major car manufacturers to manage their production.
  • ClearLight…another Israeli company, created a product that produces a high-intentisy, ultraviolet-light-free treatment that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct without harming the surrounding skin.
  • An Israeli copmany developed the first large-scale solar power plant – now working in California’s Mojave desert.
  • Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, behind the USA.
  • Israel has more museums per capita.
  • Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.
  • Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing nation on earth. These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.
  • Relative to its population, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech industries in the world.
  • The first high resolution camera that can fit on a single electronic chip – used for cellular phones – was created by an Israeli company.
  • Israel is one of only 8 countries in the world that has the capability to launch its own satellites into space.
  • Israel has often sent its emergency forces to help local populations in times of national disaster – this has happened in Turkey, Indonesia, Kenya, and many other places.
  • Israeli companies created the technology that brought us Voicemail, SMS text messages, and other cellular phone services.
  • More than 85% of solid waste in Israel is treated in an environmentally-sound manner…a higher percentage than the vast majority of the world can claim.
  • Israel is the only country in the world which had a net gain in the number of trees last year.

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