Bill Gates called Israel a major player in the high tech world.
Since February 2013, more than 1,200 Syrian women, men and children have made their way across the Syrian-Israeli border to be treated for free in Israeli hospitals – regardless of the fact that Syria is an enemy state of Israel.
Children injured in the school siege in Beslan, Russia in 2004 were able to convalesce at an Israeli coastal resort in Ashkelon – at the invitation of that city’s mayor.
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.
Israeli scientists have discovered the cause of chronic bad breath and a painless solution.
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 percapita rates of patents filed.