Israel actually has a higher GDP per capita than many of the other countries in the OECD. It also weathered the recent financial crisis better than any economy in the developed world, one of the few countries that had stable enough finances not to require a government bail-out of the banks. The GDP growth predictions for 2010 are 3.5%. And Israel has the highest number of start-ups and venture-capital per capita in the world.
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