A smattering of information.  Interesting facts, sources of pride:

  • Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship in the world, and the highest rate among women.

  • Israel was the first country in the world to adopt the Kimberly Process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as conflict free.

  • Israel's economy is larger than that of all its immediate neighbors combined.
  • Israel is ranked number two in the world for venture capital funds, after the US.
  • Israel has the highest rate in the world, per capita, of home computers.

An illustration of a modern personal computer.

  • Some 500 million birds representing 300 species migrate across Israel twice a year.
  • Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of thousands of birds of prey moving from Africa, across Israel, to Asia.

  • Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation in the world. 

  • Tel Aviv has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

  • Israel has designed the world's most impenetrable flight security and is called upon by other nations for advice.