Though just over 70 years old, Israel is known world-wide as the “Start-up Nation.” How did Israel become a world leader in this arena, just years after facing economic crisis? 

The video comes with a 5-part educational guide (includes REVIEW, DISCUSSION, ACTIVITIES, REFLECTION, FURTHER LEARNING) that can be viewed online and/or downloaded as a PDF, along with a Kahoot game. 

This is part of a series titled History of Israel Explained.

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Notwithstanding Israel’s challenges, and perhaps because of it, Israel has become a massive leader in the hi-tech industry. It has more start-up companies per capita than any other country. How did Israel become a world leader in this arena, just years after facing an economic crisis? What factors contribute to Israel’s technological success? What are some of its most impressive achievements?

Use this video and prompts to foster discussion and a sense of pride in the Jewish Nation.

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