Lavy Tech edge - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark T
    • 21.09.07 | 04:07 (IST)

    Lavy, while I agree with you that Israel has a substantial tech lead over the Arab states, it is at best 5-10 years ahead. This edge can be quickly eroded for one major reason...MONEY and MANPOWER...ok that was 2 reasons. with a BILLION people, the Islamic countries can, by sheer numbers, catch up to Israel. Israel has limited manpower and even more limited budget to maintain a tech edge. While Israel and the US collaborate on numerous mil-tech projects, they don't collab on all of them, and, again, this gives the Islamic countries a potential edge. Mark-

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