In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
Israeli researchers have discovered a new way to create effective substitutes for antibiotics based on a combination of amino acids and fatty acids.
Israeli researchers are successfully using magnets to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
The success of GlaxoSmithKline’s once-a-day breast cancer pill Tykerb – which has won approval by the FDA for use by women with metastatic or advanced breast cancer – is thanks in part to clinical trials conducted by Israeli researchers.
An Israeli company has been given a U.S. grant to develop an anti-smallpox first aid treatment kit.
Between 150 to 200 multinational clinical trials are regularly taking place in Israel.
Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into Asia.
Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship – and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 – in the world.
Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as “conflict free.