Picking apart Israel's culture of innovation

What you need to know:

  • Herod was so innovative that some of his works that still stand in Jerusalem continue to confound modern architects. 
  • Israel's founding fathers started to build pipelines to take water from the North in Galilee to the Negev desert in the South for farming.
  • Ethiopian immigrants who arrived in Israel in large numbers at around the same time have not been as lucky, and they still face significant challenges.
  • Forbes Magazine reports that the 41 richest Israelis control about 50 per cent of the GDP. 

On top of Israel’s Mt. Arbel, the view in all directions is overwhelming. Below, to the East, I can see the Sea of Galilee with its many fishing villages on its shores.

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