The Story Behind Israel's Greatest (and Most Overlooked) Accomplishment
Hint: It comes impressively packaged in two Hebrew words.
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Modern-day Israel and Israelis are known for a myriad of achievements: rebuilding a Jewish homeland; the world’s strongest (and most humane) military, “pound-for-pound”; Start-Up Nation; inventions like drip irrigation; Bamba; among the world’s top 20 economies in GDP per capita1 …
Oh, and Israeli cows produce the highest milk yield per cow (true story).2
Israel also finds itself placed on these per capita lists:
Most engineers and scientists4
Most expenditure on research and development (R&D) as a percentage of GDP6
Lowest rate of diet-related deaths7
Most film schools8
Most hi-tech “unicorns”9
Most vegetarians and vegans10
Second-most scientific research11
Second-most venture capital investments12
Third-most university degrees13
Fifth-most healthy longevity14
But there’s one Israeli accomplishment which often gets grossly overlooked. It comes impressively packaged in two Hebrew words: