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  • The ="">Israeli version of Sesame Street was the first in the world to include a puppet who uses a wheelchair.
  • In the middle of the summer conflict with Gaza in 2014, a Belgian-Israeli Jew and a Dutch Muslim developed a new computer tool for mapping rocket trajectories from Gaza.
  • 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.
  • Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.
  • In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews 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.
  • Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
  • Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as “conflict free.
  • An Israeli medical delegation from the ‘Save a Child’s Heart’ project recently spent two weeks in China performing open heart surgery on children.
  • Israeli-developed security precautions have been adopted in Maryland and Washington.
  • A week-old Iraqi infant underwent an emergency operation in Israel to correct a congenital heart defect.
  • A new generation of “Sesame Street” programs aimed at teaching tolerance is being produced and broadcast in Israel, Jordan, and in the Palestinian Authority.
  • A joint Israeli-Palestinian expedition recently scaled a peak in Antarctica in the name of coexistence.
  • Israel has helped farmers in Niger develop a horticultural production system called the African Market Garden (AMG).
  • Israeli researchers have solved the mystery of Lenin’s death.
  • 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.
  • Israel has one of the world’s only playgrounds totally suitable for special needs children.
  • A 100-member Israeli delegation flew to Kenya to rescue survivors of a building collapse.
  • 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.
  • An Israeli company – Patus Ltd. – has donated thousands of its OdorScreen olfactory gel product to counter the crippling odors faced by on-scene Tsunami disaster workers.