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The Israeli- Arab Conflict
How can peace be achieved?
The dream of a future in which Israeli and Arab children can grow up free from the threat of war and the fear of terrorism unites all Israelis. However, the long history of failed negotiations with the Palestinians has proven that simply yearning for peace is not enough. Time after time, Israel has presented far-reaching peace proposals, made major concessions, relinquished extensive tracts of land, uprooted settlements, withdrawn forces, dismantled military bases and taken steps to enable the Palestinians to establish the foundations of self-government. In return, Israel has received a Palestinian campaign of terror, suicide bombings, rocket attacks, and virulent incitement against Israelis and Jews; and has been subjected to an ongoing campaign in the international arena to delegitimize Israel's very existence and undermine its economy. Israel has always been willing to compromise and every Israeli government - including the present one - has been prepared to make major sacrifices for the sake of peace. However, peacemaking requires concessions on both sides. Just as Israel has acknowledged the rights and interests of the Palestinians, Israel has legitimate rights and interests that also need to be acknowledged and addressed. Peace can only be achieved through earnest negotiations which bridge gaps and resolve all outstanding issues.
Israel is the second most educated country in the world!
Israel is the second most educated country in the world, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Known around the world for its technological innovations and brainpower, Israel placed second in terms of the number of its academics. Canada, with a population of 34 million people, placed first in the survey. The OECD 'Education at a Glance' report shows that 45 percent of the Israeli population has a post-secondary education. Canada boasts a 50% rating in the same category. The report shows that the 10 most educated countries in the world are: Canada, Israel, Japan, US, New Zealand, South Korea, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia and Finland.
Arab Israeli Members of Knesset
Since Israel's inception there have been 69 Arab Israeli members of Knesset. This includes an Arab Israeli representative as early as the first Knesset elections in 1949.
Revolutionizing the Heart Check-up
Itamar Medical from Israel created EndoPat, a heart-smart device that uses a noninvasive fingertip test to measure cardiac health, and can even predict whether the patient will suffer a heart attack in the next seven years!
The first Ethiopian-born woman to hold a Knesset
Immigrated from Ethiopia to Pnina, Tamano-Shata is an Israeli lawyer, journalist and politician, and a member of Yesh Atid. She was placed fourteenth on the party's list for the 2013 Knesset elections. After the party won 19 seats, she will become the first Ethiopian-born woman to hold a Knesset.
Israel-Thailand 60th Anniversary
The State of Israel and the Kingdom of Thailand have enjoyed friendly diplomatic relations since 23 June, 1954. 2014 marks their 60th anniversary.