The importance of multinational high-tech companies to Israel’s economy cannot be overstated. Firms like Intel, Google, Apple and Microsoft employ an estimated total of 24,000 people according to the Ethosia high-tech placement agency, and run about 250 development centers, mostly in the center of the country but also in more far-flung locations such as Be’er Sheva, Kiryat Gat, Haifa, Carmiel and Yokne’am. They...