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).
Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
Israel has the world’s second highest per capita of new books.
A group of 40 American sheriffs were in Israel last week to learn about Israeli counter-terrorism techniques.
An Israeli vaccine for West Nile virus is being tested in the U.S.