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Medical marijuana research
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Water desalination
Israelis are finding creative solutions to drought that can help make sure people all over the world have access to clean water.

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Israeli technology in Africa
Today, over 1 million people in Africa have access to clean water and energy thanks to Israeli technology.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hgnlfQxejcQ

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Israeli technology empowering African villages
Innovation Africa is using Israeli technology to empower people in African villages.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TFe8FvmAmzU

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Israelis empowering Yazidi survivors of ISIS
ISIS tried to wipe out the Yazidi people, killing thousands and leaving countless others with physical and psychological trauma. In response, Israeli experts worked with Yazidi women, empowering them to overcome PTSD and help others in their community do the same.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/347322725

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Save a Child's Heart
Israel’s Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) is the largest program in the world for children from the third world who need heart surgery.

http://www.saveachildsheartus.org/faq.html

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Science Education in Israel
Israel has the highest ratio of trained scientists and technicians with 135 per 10,000 citizens, compared to 81 in the US, over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-steven-carr-reuben-phd/imagine-a-world-without-i_1_b_5706935.html

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Hi-Tech Companies in Israel
Next to Silicon Valley, Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world.

http://www.israel21c.org/israel-facts/technology/

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Start Up Nation
Israel has the third-largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies in the world, behind the US and China.

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Israel and Computers
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Israel and AIM
AOL Instant Messenger and chat room technologies were invented by Israelis.

http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Sci-Tech/Internet-And-Technology/Digital-World-Mythbusting-and-factfinding

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Israel and Anti-Virus Software
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Israel and Voice Mail
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Israel and the Pentium 4 microprocessor
The Pentium 4 microprocessor for desktop computers was developed in Israel.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/1083/2

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Intel and Israel
The Intel Centrino processor for laptop computers was developed in Israel.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/how-intel-came-to-be-israels-best-tech-friend/

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Israel's Waze and Map App Innovation
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Israel's Economic Competitiveness
Israel’s $308 billion economy (2014) is ranked 27th of 150 countries in global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum.

http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-report-2015-2016/economies/#economy=ISR

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Education Level in Israel
Israelis have the second-highest number of university degrees per capita in the world.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/09/27/and-the-worlds-most-educated-country-is/

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Innovation in Israel
Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific papers published per capita and has one of the world’s highest per capita rates of approved patents.

http://www.israel21c.org/israel-facts/technology/

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Nobel Prizes and Israel
Since 2000, Israelis have won three times more Nobel Prizes per capita in science and economics than the next highest-ranked countries.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/tiny-israel-a-nobel-heavyweight-especially-in-chemistry/

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Israeli Nobel Prize Winners
Israeli scientists Dr. Avram Hershko and Dr. Aaron Ciechanover won a Nobel Prize for research that could lead to new treatments and cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as genetic disorders.

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2004/ciechanover-hershko-rose-interview-transcript.html

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Why is Israel a Start Up Nation?
Israel attracts more venture capital investments per capita than any other country in the world.

http://freakonomics.com/2009/12/04/how-did-israel-become-start-up-nation/

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Israel Attracts Foreign Capital
An Israeli company, Iscar Metalworking, was the first foreign company ever purchased by Warren Buffett.

http://www.jta.org/2016/11/08/news-opinion/united-states/american-billionaire-warren-buffett-invests-5m-in-israel-bonds-helps-raise-60m

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Israeli Start Ups Per Capita
Israel has the most high- tech start-up companies per capita in the world.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardbehar/2016/05/11/inside-israels-secret-startup-machine/#5b2ea4c5157d

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Clean energy for cars
Israeli company Phinergy invented a battery that can power vehicles using only water and air.

https://newrepublic.com/article/124638/invent-way-climate-change

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Diagnosing disease
An Israeli company, Given Imaging, pioneered the PillCam, an ingestible video camera that allows pain-free, noninvasive visualization of the small intestine and esophagus to detect disease.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/health/pill-could-offer-alternative-to-a-colonoscopy/319327004

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Curing AIDS
Israeli scientists developed an AIDS treatment that targets and reduces the decrease the HIV virus count by up to 97 percent in HIV-infected cells without affecting healthy cells.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-scientists-see-breakthrough-in-aids-cure/

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Curing blindness/visual impairment
An Israeli company, Nano Retina, is developing an artificial retina to restore sight to the visually impaired.

http://www.israel21c.org/nano-retina-develops-bionic-retina-for-visually-impaired/

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Overcoming disabilities
An Israeli company developed ReWalk, the first commercially viable upright walking assistance tool, enabling paraplegics to stand, walk, and climb stairs.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/rewalk-6-0-exoskeleton/

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Exports of Medical Technology
Israel exports more life-saving medical technology than any other country of similar size.

http://www.haaretz.com/full-text-of-alan-dershowitz-s-tel-aviv-speech-1.289841

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Medical technology
An Israeli company developed a computerized system for administering medications in order to prevent human error.

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Combating river blindness
An Israeli scientist discovered a natural bacterium that combats river blindness, helping to protect the people of 11 African nations.

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Documents/Innovations2010-En.pdf

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Save a Child's Heart helps anyone in need
An Israeli nonprofit organization called Save a Child’s Heart performs free open-heart surgeries for underprivileged children from around the world, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. Forty-nine percent of the patients are Palestinian Jordanian, Iraqi, and Moroccan.

http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/palestinian-md-lauds-israel-saving-children

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Drip Irrigation Outside Israel
Israeli company Netafim invented drip irrigation, helping farmers on six continents conserve water and maximize efficiency.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/what-israeli-drips-did-for-the-world/

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Water recycling and conservation
Israel leads the world in water recycling. In addition, over 90 percent of Israel’s water heaters are solar powered.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/israel-proves-the-desalination-era-is-here/

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Computer technology
Instant messaging, firewall security software, Intel wireless computer chips, the Windows NT operating system, voicemail technology, VOIP technology, and the USB drive were all developed in Israel.

http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Sci-Tech/Internet-And-Technology/Digital-World-Mythbusting-and-factfinding

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Reforestation and nature preservation
Israel is a global leader in reforestation and nature preservation. It has established over 150 nature reserves and 65 national parks throughout the country.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/national-parks-and-nature-reserves-in-israel

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Planting trees
Israel is one of the few countries that had more trees at the beginning of the 21st century than it had at the beginning of the 20th century. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has planted more than 240 million trees in Israel, including 12,500 acres of forest every year.

http://www.jnf.org/work-we-do/our-projects/forestry-ecology/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

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Tu B'Shevat in Israel
Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is a popular Israeli holiday. Children and adults celebrate by planting trees throughout the country.

http://www.jta.org/2017/02/01/life-religion/for-tu-bshvat-5-of-israels-must-see-trees

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Alternative energy
Israel is a world leader in the development of alternative energy sources.

http://aytzim.org/resources/jeg/318

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Reducing dependence on oil
The Israeli company Solel has operated a field of solar panels in California’s Mojave Desert since the 1980s, reducing U.S. dependence on oil by 2 million barrels per day.

http://acceleratingfuture.com/2015/11/a-solar-powered-light-unto-the-nations/

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Cleaning oil spills
Using bacteria that “eat” petroleum, the Israeli company PetroBioClean helps cleanup oil spills on land and sea.

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The Land of Milk and Honey
Competing with larger, more fertile countries and massive agricultural corporations, Israeli farmers use a mixture of hard work and innovation to make Israel “a land of milk and honey.”

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/Lifestyle/Pages/From-Field-to-Fork.aspx

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Innovations in Pest Control
Israeli company Bio-Bee Biological Systems uses insects like bumblebees and fruit flies to control pests in an environmentally friendly way.

https://www.greenprophet.com/2016/05/israeli-tech-start-ups-are-transforming-our-world/

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Innovating Fish
An Israeli scientist developed a hybrid fish that thrives in hot, salty waters. Using fish ponds in the Negev desert, Israeli fish farmers now produce ten times more fish than they would with a traditional pond.

http://www.israel21c.org/israelis-helping-to-perfect-fish-farming-in-the-desert/

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Dairy Cows in Israel
Thanks to balanced diets and the latest scientific innovations, Israeli dairy cows rank number one in total milk output. Israeli dairy techniques are now utilized across the globe.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-22/israeli-dairy-industry-pushes-boundaries-to-lead-world/6563694

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Shrinking the Desert in Israel
Israel is one of two countries in the world in which deserts are shrinking rather than expanding.

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Environmentalism in the desert
Israel’s Negev Desert is home to the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, where students from around the world study Israeli methods of preserving drylands.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/08/15/ben-gurion-university-institute-tackles-water-shortages-hygiene-in-developing-countries/

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Israel & Nigeria combat desertification
In 2007 Israel and Nigeria initiated a $17 billion joint project to reverse desertification and create 2 million agricultural jobs.

http://www.theisraelproject.org/nigeria-israel-hi-tech-expertise-and-local-know-how/

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Combating desertification
In 2012 Israel hosted its fourth annual International Conference on Desertification. The conference was co-sponsored by the UN.

http://sdg.iisd.org/events/fourth-international-conference-on-drylands-deserts-and-desertification-implementing-rio20-for-drylands-and-desertification/

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Water technology & management
Recognizing the limited availability of water resources early in its history, Israel has focused on becoming “the Silicon Valley” of water technology.

http://www.thetower.org/article/how-israel-is-solving-the-global-water-crisis/

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Water desalination and conservation
In the 1960s Israel began converting sea water into fresh water with the invention of desalination. Israel’s desalination plant in the city of Ashkelon is the largest such facility in the world, and as of 2013, 30 percent of Israel’s consumed water is the product of desalination.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article24765472.html

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Recycling Water in a Desert
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Water recycling
Israel treats 92 percent of its wastewater and reuses 75 percent in agriculture, the highest rate in the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-schwab/israel-is-the-unsung-hero_b_9212810.html

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Drip irrigation around the world
The Israeli company Netafim pioneered the use of drip irrigation in agriculture. Drip irrigation helps conserve water, improves crop yields and helps protect the environment all over the world.

http://www.thetower.org/3577-israeli-delivers-drip-irrigation-systems-to-help-relieve-drought-in-paraguay/

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Drip irrigation benefits
Through the use of innovative irrigation techniques, Israeli farms have increased water efficiency to 90 percent, compared to 64 percent with traditional irrigation.

http://www.israel21c.org/whats-next-for-drip-irrigation/

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Israel's agriculture research
Israel’s Volcani Center for agricultural research has partnered with 32 countries, providing superior cattle bloodlines to improve milk output and assisting the dairy industries of developing countries.

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/05/israels-dairy-industry-an-untold-start-up-story/

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Israeli science solving agricultural problems
Using a mutant gene, Israeli scientists have developed strains of corn to resist witchweed, a parasite that harms crops in much of sub-Saharan Africa, leading to improved crop yields.

https://www.israel21c.org/israel-developed-technique-could-diminish-hunger-in-africa/

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Israeli Science Preventing Disease
Israelis discovered a natural bacterium which helps control mosquitoes and black flies, preventing river blindness and malaria in 11 African nations and reducing infection along China’s Yangtze River by 90 percent.

https://www.israel21c.org/mr-mosquito-makes-his-mark-2/

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Making The Desert Bloom
Having successfully realized the Zionist pioneers’ dream of “making the desert bloom,” Israel now utilizes its expertise and innovative technology so that other nations may blossom.

https://www.israel21c.org/israel-showcases-the-latest-and-greatest-in-agriculture/

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Most Scientists and Technicians
Israel has the most scientists and technicians per capita in the world.

http://www.jpost.com/Business/Business-News/Israel-leads-world-in-per-capita-scientists-and-engineers

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Lowering Cholesterol
The Israeli-developed pomelit fruit lowers cholesterol by increasing antioxidant activity, which is good news for millions suffering from high cholesterol.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/11/30/6576.aspx

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Natural Pesticides
Israeli researchers have developed a unique method to protect crops from pest damage using turmeric, a natural Asian herb.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-natural-pesticide-protects-crops-with-turmeric/

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Fighting Cancer
Israeli scientists created a DNA nanocomputer that detects cancer and releases drugs to treat it.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-team-programs-dna-nano-computer-to-identify-and-fight-cancer-cells/

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Most Biotechnology Startups
On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotechnology startups worldwide.

https://www.bioprocessonline.com/doc/israel-drives-middle-east-biotech-start-ups-0001

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Treating Parkinson's
Israel’s Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics has developed a novel stem cell therapy to help Parkinson’s patients restore their motor functions.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-therapy-uses-adult-stem-cells-to-treat-parkinsons-disease/

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Most Medical Patents
Israel is number one worldwide in patents per capita for medical devices and a close second to the U.S. in biopharmaceutical patents per capita.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4389200,00.html

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Paralysis Studies
Actor and paralysis research advocate Christopher Reeve called Israel “the world center” for paralysis studies.

https://www.israel21c.org/christopher-reeve-israel-is-at-center-of-world-research-on-paralysis/P

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Lifesaving Innovations
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Cell Discoveries
Israeli stem cell researchers have discovered a way to use skin cells to regenerate heart tissue.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/research-transforms-skin-stem-cells-healthy-heart-tissue/story?id=16405599

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Saving & Improving Lives
Technologies and medical programs developed in Israel save and improve lives around the world.

http://goinspire.com/7-israeli-medical-breakthroughs-improving-saving-lives/

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Emergency Bandage
Before Israel’s Emergency Bandage, soldiers often bled to death while awaiting treatment. This new bandage, utilized by American soldiers in Iraq, saves lives by preventing hemorrhaging.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-innovative-bandages-saving-american-lives-in-iraq/

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OrCam
Israeli company OrCam developed eyeglasses that help the visually impaired see. The device has a camera and “reads” aloud what it sees to the user.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4749465,00.html

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Intel’s Centrino Chip
Intel’s Centrino chip, which powers wireless networks and other crucial technologies, was developed at Intel Israel.

https://www.israel21c.org/intel-launches-israel-developed-centrino-chip-series/

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Going To Mars
An Israeli scientist developed the mathematical calculations that enabled the Mars Opportunity and Spirit rovers to travel on Mars using solar energy.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-calculations-helped-spirit-and-opportunity-rovers-land-on-mars/

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Economic Growth In Brazil
In 2006, using a development plan crafted at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, the Brazilian state of Ceara increased economic growth while reducing inequality, a model now being adopted elsewhere in South America.

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-team-battling-rural-poverty-in-brazil/

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Medical Marijuana Research
According to Rolling Stone, "over the past 50 years, Israel has become the epicenter of medical pot."

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/how-booming-israeli-weed-industry-is-changing-american-pot-w499117

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