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Israel the Startup Nation

Though just over 70 years old, Israel is known world-wide as the “Start-up Nation.” Notwithstanding Israel’s challenges, and perhaps because of it, Israel has become a massive leader in the hi-tech industry. It has more start-up companies per capita than any other country. How did Israel become a world leader in this arena, just years after facing economic crisis? What factors contribute to Israel’s technological success? What are some of its most impressive achievements?

Use this video and prompts to foster discussion and a sense of pride in the Jewish Nation.