What a year of festivities it’s been, as Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary in April. In 70 years, the country has been transformed from a poor, agricultural-based economy to one of the world’s leading high-tech players, a giant in innovation.

We charted that rise in a popular DIY exhibition, 70 Years of Israeli Achievement, which was displayed in locations all over the world; and in a wonderful film, “70 Years of Innovation: Milestones in Israeli History.”