Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Israel Second Biggest Tech Powerhouse in the World!!
Israel has been referred to as the little silicone valley, after THE silicone valley. The United States is far ahead of the rest of the world in internet startups and innovation. But most people are unaware of the position Israel has on the world stage.
After the Russian exodus in the 1990's, all the scientist and engineers made Aliyah to Israel. Aliyah is when a Jew makes his or her "return" to Israel after being in the Diaspora. The Russians were cleaning floors and hotel rooms, cooking and other less taxing occupations because of their initail status after arriving. It was the only work available. With their higher education, the internet became an avenue to uplift their positions in society and apply their intellect. They were the catalyst in giving Israel the terrific position in tech today. Who is in Israel? Google, Yahoo, Agilent, and many many more. I will show a few pictures to show a small sample of what is going on. Consider the small population, the high taxes, the terrorism, and the limited resources and one can appreciate what has been accomplished.