I came across an article by accident on the internet about Healthcare in Israel. There has been praise for the healthcare system in Israel. Link below: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/15/israeli-health-care-praised-in-new-oecd-report-but-hospitals-get-lower-marks/
This made me think about the country, and did a few searches. Found some more useful links (did not spend too much time on research, perhaps some other day):
- 64 years old
- The third highest number of companies listed on the NASDAQ after America and China.
- Over 120 Israeli companies listed on U.S. exchanges, including about 60 on the NASDAQ (second only to China, but with better return on stocks)
- Highest number of high-tech start ups (estimated to be 3,500, ranging from internet companies to software solutions, outside of the US)
- Biggest hub for global VC
- Hub of R&D, Innovation
- Incredibly good at problem solving. They are trained to never accept barriers and always try and solve an issue – no matter how difficult it is. This makes Israel very strong in technology & Quants (but lagging a bit on B2C, as per reports).