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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Israel - America's Greatest Ally; Part One in a Series

Israel - Did you Know???

by Dean

"Do The Right Thing" blog exclusive.

To gain a better understanding of the nation of Israel and her people a discussion on certain facts relative to Israel is appropriate.

For instance, did you know Israel is one of the tiniest nations on earth? It is roughly 8,000 square miles, a little more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

At it’s longest it is 260 miles with112 miles of coastline.
60 miles at its widest point and 3 miles at it’s narrowest.

Bordered to the north by Lebanon, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east and Egypt to the south and southwest.

There are a total of 22 Arab countries surrounding Israel including the four mentioned above. By landmass alone they are 640 times larger than tiny Israel.

Within Israel are nearly six million Jews or approximately 1/1000th of the world’s population.

Through nearly 60 years of unrelenting Arab terrorism, Israel has made its mark on the world and can proclaim the following:

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people -- as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

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 start up 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.

Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population of the world.
Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.

Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into Asia.

Twenty-four percent of Israel's workforce holds university degrees -- ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12 percent hold advanced degrees.

Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

In 1984 and 1991, she airlifted 22,000 black Ethiopian Jews to safety in Israel.

When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.

Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."

When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed by Arab terrorists in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within 24 hours and saved three victims from the rubble.

Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship -- and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. US officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.

Israel's Maccabi basketball team won the European championships in 1977, 2001, 2004 and 2005. How said Jews can't jump!

Israeli tennis player Anna Smashnova is the 15th ranked female player in the world.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was produced by Haim Saban, an Israeli whose family fled persecution in Egypt.

Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books.

Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

Israel has two official languages: Hebrew and Arabic.

Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.

Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in US hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.

Israel's Givun imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used the view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

80% of biotechnology in the ENTIRE world comes from Israel.

Israel researchers developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with congestive heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the hearts mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.

An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in US hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes.

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world (apart from the Silicon Valley).

In response to serious water shortages, Israeli engineers and agriculturalists developed a revolutionary drip irrigation system to minimize the amount of water used to grow crops.

Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel by Intel. In addition, “Project Banias”, also carried out at the Israeli Intel Design Center, produced the Intel Centrino processor for laptops.

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 US, 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.

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.

The technology for AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the Clear Light device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrowband blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct -- all without damaging surroundings skin or tissue.

An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California's Mojave Desert.

The first PC Anti-virus software was developed in Israel in 1979.

So how does the Arab world compare?

Wealthy Arab leaders spend millions of petro-dollars promoting extremist Islam in the West while many of their people lack basic amenities like food and education.

Many of them secretly indulge in the same immoral vices they publicly condemn, bribe Western leaders into turning a blind eye to their despotism and deflect the frustrations of their populations away from themselves by scape-goating those "infidels," the Israelis!

Some other Arabs have been either detonating themselves or talking others into it--murdering civilians young and old--and spreading hate-filled lies to incite "Jihad" against Americans, Christians and Jews.

Degenerate leaders, Islamist propaganda, anti-Semitic rantings, and a culture of revenge have truly turned the Arab World upside-down and inside out!

Their people deserve our pity more than our respect.

Their leaders should be condemned or in some cases hung like Saddam Hussein.

What have the Arab leaders done with all their oil money?

Why aren’t Arab states at the forefront of technology development or human health research or any number of other helpful things?

It seems to me that if a tiny country like Israel can produce so many good and wonderful things for mankind, why in Gods name couldn’t the Arab masses do likewise? And perhaps even better considering the trillions of dollars they have.

Have you asked your self these questions?

Consider this then. “The strength of the United States is directly proportional to the safety of Israel.”

Do you still think Israel should give any more land away for the fleeting peace agenda the world wants to impose on them?

Land to a group of people that technically do NOT exist. Palestinians are Arabs.

Considering there are 22 Arab countries with landmasses far, far greater than tiny Israel, doesn’t it make sense that the Arabs should deal with this problem and leave Israel alone? They certainly have enough land and obviously enough money, so what then is the problem? And why is the United States sending weapons and money to the terrorists in Palestine? Why, why, WHY!?

"The land of Israel belongs to God, and He has decided to give it to the Jewish nation, in accordance with the covenant sealed on Mount Sinai, a covenant that no other nation was willing to undertake. After a long exile, we've returned home. We bear no malice toward anyone and seek no harm to anyone. But we will not surrender any portion of our land to foreign powers, and if foreigners rise up against us to destroy us, we will fight against them and, with God's help, we will destroy them." - Martin Wasserman

And God said in Genesis chapter 12 verses 2 and 3;

“I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.”

“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth
shall be blessed.”

And in Psalm 122: 6; “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you.”