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In Judaism
Only Israel.

  • The highest point in Israel is on Mount Hermon, at 7300 feet above sea level.
  • The lowest is the Dead Sea, which is 1,368 feet below sea level.
  • 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.
  • The population is 8,450,000 (in 2016).
  • Israel is the only country with a majority Jewish population.
  • Israel has the highest standard of living in the Middle East.
  • Israel has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, well above that of the U.S.
  • Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees per capita in the world.
  • 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.
  • The 2013 "Freedom in the World" annual survey, ranked Israel as the Middle East and North Africa's only free country.
  • Only three Arab-league countries have full diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • According to an international survey in 2009, India is the most pro-Israel country in the world.
  • Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system gained worldwide acclaim after intercepting hundreds of rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip.
  • Israel is one of the seven countries capable of launching satellites.
  • Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia in economic and industrial development. It has the second-largest number of start-up companies in the world (after the United States), and the largest number of Nasdaq-listed companies outside North America.
  • The Israeli economy was ranked as the world's most durable economy in the face of crises, and was also ranked first in the rate of research and development investments.
  • Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds, right behind the US.
  • Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined.
  • Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
  • In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
  • Israel was ranked as the worldwide leader in its supply of skilled manpower.
  • Israel's leading exports include electronics, software, computerized systems, communications technology, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, fruits, chemicals, military technology, and cut diamonds.
  • Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."
  • Israel has one of the lowest external debts in the developed world.
  • Israel is one of the world's leaders in solar energy industry and in water technology. 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 is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
  • Israel has led the world in stem-cell research papers per capita since 2000.
  • Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.
  • About one million Israelis speak Russian, 700,000 speak French, and most can communicate reasonably well in English.
  • Literacy in Israel is over 97%.
  • An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment.
  • Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.
  • Israel's Givun imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. The camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and other disorders in the small intestine.
  • Researchers in Israel 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.
  • Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.
  • 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., about 70 in Japan, and 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.
  • The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
  • Voice-mail technology was developed in Israel.
  • Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only Research 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 ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band 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.
  • Cows in Israel produce the highest amounts of milk per animal in the world.
  • Israel is one of the world's leading citrus-fruit producers and exporters.
See also:
What are the main industries in Israel? What are its main exports; and what are its resources?
  • Just Israel. Israel's population is 75% Jewish.
  • As of June 2014, there are about 8,150,000 residents within the country;
    • 75% of them are Jewish, and
    • 16% are Muslim.
    • The remaining 9% are comprised primarily of Arab Christians, non-Arab Muslims, Druze, Bahai, and others.
BUT ... we have to be very careful and not simply slide by the phrase "Jewish country".

In contrast to several other nearby countries, Israel has NO OFFICIAL STATE RELIGION,
and there is no religious qualification or test for citizenship, land or business ownership,
election to public office, right to state-sponsored health care, or admission to higher
education.

Israel is a "Jewish country" only in terms of its historic origins and its demographics.
Aside from those, it is simply a country where Jews, finally, enjoy freedom and rights
equal to those of any other people ... which largely accounts for the migration of so
many Jews in its direction.
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