Far from being a pariah nation, Israel is one of the great success stories of recent years. Proportionally, Israel has more university graduates than any other country. Its scientists, engineers, and agriculturalists publish more papers per capita than their counterparts anywhere else on earth. The result is that Israel has the largest concentration of high-tech companies anywhere outside Silicon Valley. - from The Spectator, April 16, 2005.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
from the article: The distress of the religious right