Israel's image in the European media deteriorates as we speak and throughout the globe, Zionism has become a controversial word, simply because it is misunderstood, it really escapes the mindset of people worldwide. As it is, Zionism and Israel are seen by unaware minds, as symbols of their own ghosts and are being willfully used to deform realities of a country and of a people that has done nothing but bring advancement, prodigy to mankind and has enlightened the world.
Israel is likely the only country in the world, whose mere existence is feared and envied so much that it is been threatened by a large part of world population.
Part of this situation is possible thanks to a weak Israeli leadership -do we think at any point that France or Japan for that matter would ever put up with such a situation?
And yet although the debate centers around whether Israel has been good and right for the world... weighed against the interests of the Muslims, the media largely ignores the benefits Israel has brought to the world; one of the least talked about aspects of the country is its incredible and unique contribution to science.
In terms of inventions Israelis have given the world the Uzi, the mobile phone (partly), camera chips for phones, SMS messaging and the first anti-virus software, but not only that.
Recently, Israelis scientists, engineers and technicians have invented a device that helps quadriplegics to stand up and walk -something completely unthinkable.
And the newest news is that Israelis now have created a device that allows air passengers to keep their shoes for the regular pre-flights inspections.
And the list is endless...
Israel has the highest percentage of home computers per capita and the third most educated workforce on earth, with 12 per cent holding advanced degrees.
The country also has more engineers and scientists per capita than any other country around the world, and has more companies quoted on the high-tech NASDAQ stock exchange than any other country outside the United States, more than all of Europe, India, and China combined.
Israelis are also at the forefront of medical research into heart transplants, strokes and Hepatitis C.
Incredibly, some Israelis are even at work on a space mission, which could make that tiny state of seven million people the third country to land a probe on the Moon.
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In the last ten years Israeli scientists have won five Noble prizes in the sciences, a tally bettered by only four other nations, while per capita Israel produces more economists than any other country.
Israel also publishes a huge number of Scientific and Technical Journal Articles, some 16,470 in 2005, more than the entire Arab world and Iran combined.
And the Jewish state produces an astonishing number of inventors. Last year in the United States Israelis registered 1917 patents, just below Italy which has 58 million people) and the Netherlands with 15 million and way ahead of its neighbours Saudi Arabia (58) Turkey (45) Egypt (20) Kuwait (14) UAE (9) Iran (8) Lebanon (5) Jordan (1) and Syria (0).
Israel itself grants 2500 patents a year, putting it in the top 20 of all countries and again more than all its neighbours combined. Israel is number one in the world for medical device patents per capita and number four for biotechnology patents per capita. And its biotechnology exports are now worth $6 billion a year.
Regardless of whatever anybody does, THESE are the facts.
While terror and mayhem come from the Muslim world, and Muslim Palestinian terrorists on a daily basis distribute terror one way or another -with the silent complicity of their leaders -there, in tiny ISRAEL, scientists, inventors, students, find the way to continue being creative and to contribute to the betterment of mankind...