There are certain truths about Israel that even the mainstream media cannot ignore.
Israeli professor Dan Shechtman on Wednesday became the tenth Israeli to become a Nobel laureate when he won the prize for chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals, which overturned scientific theory on the nature of solids.
Over the past 45 years, Israel has won a total of 10 Nobel prizes — a major achievement for a country of just 7.8 million people.
Four have been in the field of chemistry, two were for economic sciences; one was awarded for literature while three Israelis have won the Nobel Peace prize, including Peres.
Israel is the country which counts the most engineers per head and ranks second only to the United States in the number of companies listed on Nasdaq.
Almost all the big names in technology — from Intel and Google to Microsoft — have important research and development centres in Israel, and there are 500 new start-ups every year.
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Meanwhile, it seems as though this animated short I created last year is as relevant as ever.