IBM Israel research offices in Haifa. Photo courtesy

The Israeli psyche may have been scarred when 11 Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed along with a police officer by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September in the summer.  But that didn’t stop international giants from casting their eyes toward Israeli talent. IBM Israel opened its first R&D center at the Technion’s Computer Science Building in Haifa. Today, more than 1,000 people work at IBM R&D offices across Israel.