Few countries in the world are as regarded as they are feared as Israel. At a time where vitriol and violence so dominantly form the global narrative surrounding Israel, how is that the country has also dominated discussion for scientific progress, creative thinking and path breaking entrepreneurial ventures?
This perhaps forms the key question, of the many, pertaining to a country that has world-renowned presence in the realms of International Politics, Geopolitics, Economics, Warfare and Espionage, Artificial Intelligence, Hollywood and the Financial landscape (present around the world), to quote a few streams.
Besides giving the world some of the finest political luminaries such as the great Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon, Israel’s also caught the imagination of the world through the creative prowess of names like Steven Spielberg, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, and Gal Gadot, whose beauty has struck the hearts of countless male admirers.
But while Israel continues to make news for a range of attacks that have struck the beating heart of Iran, a country that simply doesn’t want it to exist, what’s also fascinating to a certain degree is that Israel is one of the true democracies of the world as they say.
The Benjamin Netanyahu-led nation, home to the legendary Kibbutz and a world famous Knesset is a country where muslims have a right to be in the parliament. Truth is, while there are 120 seats in the parliament, there happen to be 17 non-Jewish representatives, of which 11, as we speak, belong to Muslims.
With so much going on its side as also against it, Israel is real and is an enigma. 2023, well and truly speaking, would not have begun on a better note for the land where there exists the wailing wall.
And how is that?
Israel jumped a few rankings as per a respected world ranking. There were some key insights captured in a latest news report published on The Times of Israel.
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For its relatively small size, the country has played a large role in global affairs. The country has a strong economy, landmarks of significance to several religions, and strained relationships with many of its Arab neighbors,” stated the US News and World Report where it came to describing Israel.
Having said that, the following details also emerged in the said report with respect to the famous Jewish state:
“Israel is one of the 10 most powerful, politically influential, and militarily strong countries in the world, according to a roundup for 2022 published by US News & World Report.”
Some of the things, of the many, that have made Israel flex its muscles strongly in the elite international community is the alliances that it has with other nations, as per the findings of the report.
To that end, the report would add more:
“Overall, Israel ranked 37th “best” country in the world out of 85 on the yearly list, now in its seventh year. Among countries considered most powerful because they “consistently dominate news headlines, preoccupy policymakers and shape global economic patterns,” US News & World Report put Israel in tenth place. Top of the list was the United States, followed by China and then Russia.”