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What Israel has accomplished, by Rafael Barak (National Post)

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May 12, 2016

Rafael Barak is Israel’s ambassador to Canada.

Today, as Israel marks 68 years of independence, we celebrate the story of how a tiny nation turned its adversity into its competitive advantage.

Geography has never been in Israel’s favour. Not only are we surrounded by enemies, we are also a small country, over half of which is a desert, with few natural resources and no regional trading partners. This unique experience, as our region’s only democratic country living in a state of perpetual threat, has fostered one of the world’s most resilient and surprisingly optimistic people, who always have an eye to a better future.

Although much ink has been spilled on the miracle of our physical survival, the history of modern Israel is also a social and economic miracle. Few countries have experienced such a dramatic shift over a relatively short period of time.

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