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5.0 out of 5 stars Showcase of Israel's indefatigable strength of spirit, 29 Nov 2005
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Israel is geographically a tiny country (the size of Wales) and came into being just over 50 years ago, as a result of centuries of Christian persecution against the Jews, culminating in the holocaust.
This book showcases the many numerous innovations and technologies coming out of Israel and how Israel is thriving in so many areas. For all the negative commentary that is directed against this tiny country, few are aware of the many humanitarian technologies and schemes that Israel has created or set up, including the building of a complete new town in Turkey after the original town was destroyed in an earthquake. Israel is helping many people in Africa and India with irrigation schemes, teaching people how to achieve successful cultivation in arid and inhospitable climates. There are just so many examples across the board, ranging from medical inventions to stress management techniques to a campaign to stop the trading of endangered apes in Africa - all done by Israelis. These are just a few of the many achievements showcased in this book. What is most fascinating is that this has all been achieved despite being in almost constant war and being surrounded and outnumbered by aggressive neighbours, and being depicted in almost demonic terms by the Western media. I am not a religious person, but the story of modern Israel is truly a miracle story of survival against all the odds, Israel's David versus the World's Goliath.
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