Locham Yisrael - לוחם ישראל
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      Name:     Michael L. S.   [E-Mail]
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3od avinu 7ai!

Posted on: Friday, May 09, 2008

Shalom shalom everyone!!

On this joyous occasion, let me list some of Israel's achievements in its 60 glorious years. Don't forget: This is a country the size of New Jersey but with a much smaller population and significantly harsher climate.

  • Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.
  • Israel has the world's second highest output of new books per citizen.
  • Israel holds more patents per person than citizens of any other nation.
  • More than 85% of solid waste in Israel is treated in an environmentally-sound way.
  • Israeli companies all pioneered voicemail, SMS and other cellphone services. (Amdocs, Comverse, and Nice Systems)
  • Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech industried in the world, in relation to its population.
  • ICQ, the technology behind AOL Instant essenger, was developed in 1996 by a team of four young Israelis.
  • Israeli start-up company, TransChip, developed the first high-resolution camera that fits on a single chip, for use in cellphones.
  • Israel is one of only eight countries in the world capable of launching its own satellites into space.
  • Israeli engineers developed the first cellphone at Motorola lab in 7aifa, its largest research center in the world.
  • When earthquakes struck in western India and Turkey, Israel sent entire field hospitals, including medicall staff and equipment, to treat injured civilians.
  • Israel has the third largest number of companies trading on Wall Street, after the U.S. and Canada.
  • Israel has more engineers and scientists per capita than any other country.
  • Seamless lingerie sold by Victoria's Secret is made by the Israeli company Tafron; it also akes seamless garments for Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Banana Republic, and Nike.
  • Intel's high-speed processor Centrino was developed in Israel, as was Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.
  • American industry giants, such as GM, Ford, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, manage their manufacturing using software from the Israeli company Technomatix.
  • Israel's Given Imaging developed a video camera so small it fits inside a pill, which you can swallow. The camera helps doctors diagnose digestive tract diseases.
  • An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administrations of medications, thus reducing the risk of human error in medical treatment, which kills 7,000 patients annually in the U.S. alone.
  • A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that cause acne bacteria to self-destruct without damaging the surrounding skin.
  • Israel developed the first fully-computerized, radiation-free diagnostic scanning device for breast cancer.
  • BabySense, an Israeli product aimed at preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), is saving babies' lives throughout the world.
  • According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Israel has the highest number of solar-powered water heaters per capita.
  • CheckPoint, an Israeli company, pioneered Internet and network security technologies, such as the firewall.
  • The first PC anti-virus program in the world was developed in Israel in 1979.
    Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation: 109 per 10,000 people.
  • An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert.

Happy birthday, my beloved Homeland!

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