Bill Gates called Israel a major player in the high tech world.
All pet Syrian hamsters are descendants of a family brought to Jerusalem 86 years ago by Israel's first Hebrew zoologist.
An Israeli system to help dyslexic readers is being used throughout the US and Europe.
New Yorkers are finding parking in their city a great deal easier with a new Israeli app called Pango that lets users locate, book and pay for parking spots via their smartphone. Other US cities in Arizona and Pennsylvania are also using the system.
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.
Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.