Israel is frequently defined as the Startup Nation. Boffins at Intel are working on delivering, in the near future, a new era of communications – 5G. The development will allow for the downloading of significant amounts of data in seconds.
Israel – a young country of 7.1 million people, surrounded by enemies and in a constant state of war since its founding and lacking important natural resources – has produced more start-up companies per capita than any other country.
Every day, 43 Israeli children are diagnosed with some form of cancer; 12% of whom do not survive their illness. Now, Israeli scientists have made a breakthrough using a nanoscopic system for combating child cancer – which can help slow tumor growth and prolong life-expectancy.
The Taub Center’s annual report, State of the Nation, was published this week, providing a largely positive picture of various socioeconomic trends in Israel in 2017, while still showing some major gaps between sectors of the economy and the Israeli population.