for real? lets see....my country as an example. We are the 9 largest economy in the wourld, but I can say, Israel is a lot more richer and developed than Brazil, no shame on that. But I see two similarities about Israel and Brazil and the countries you mentioned Both brazilians and Israelis had to built up their countries (also mexico), the rest of the countries you mentioned, only have something becuse their neighborhood....and, Israel is still richer than all of them. Btw, ppl from western europe can't say a word about "land grabbing" or anything like that, as your beloved continent was built stoling the natural reasorses of they old colonies, not to mention slavery.
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from the article: Israel set to become OECD's poorest member