Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
Good Deeds Day was started by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison. Since its launch in 2007, Good Deeds Day is marked in over 50 countries including the US, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa and Singapore.
The Waldorf-Astoria luxury hotel in Jerusalem hired eco-builders from a tiny kibbutz in Israel’s Negev Desert to provide the interior touches.
Israel is one of the leading countries in providing ornamental fish to aquariums around the world.
Israel has one of the most progressive medical marijuana programs in the world. For thousands of Israelis suffering cancer, MS, Crohn’s and chronic pain, pot provides vital relief.