Israel is home to major players in the high-tech industry and has one of the world’s most technologically literate populations. In 1998, Tel Aviv was named by Newsweek as one of the ten most technologically influential cities in the world. Israel’s development of cutting-edge technologies in software, communications, and the life sciences have evoked comparisons with Silicon Valley.
Israel’s high technology industry has benefited from both the country’s highly educated and technologically skilled workforce combined with the strong presence of foreign high-tech firms and sophisticated research centers.
youths without blemish, handsome, proficient in all wisdom, knowledgeable and intelligent, and capable of serving in the royal palace—and teach them the writings and the language of the Chaldeans. Daniel 1:4
The country has produced six Nobel Prize-winning scientists since 2004 and has been frequently ranked as one of the countries with the highest ratios of scientific papers per capita in the world. The country’s universities are ranked among the top 50 world universities in computer science (Technion and Tel Aviv University), mathematics (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and chemistry (Weizmann Institute of Science).
The ongoing shortage of water in the country has spurred innovation in water conservation techniques, and a substantial agricultural modernization, such as drip irrigation that was invented in Israel.
Israel has also dealt with COVID-19 pandemic very well. As of the end of 2020, the State of Israel, with a population of 9.3 million, had administered almost 11.0 doses per 100 population of the vaccine, while the next highest rates were 3.5 (in Bahrain) and 1.4 (in the United Kingdom). All other countries had administered less than 1 dose per 100 population.