Long before Israel was known as the startup nation, skilled and visionary men were already putting it on course as the next Silicon Valley. In the first of a two-part series, ISRAEL21c takes a look at Israel’s top 10 high-tech pioneers.
‘Working in a small country certainly has its positive aspects,’ Raphael Mechoulam says. ‘It couldn’t have happened in the United States.’
Dr. Howard Cedar wins acclaim for discovering how genes become specialized, while his filmmaker son wins Oscar nominations.
Positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught the most popular course at Harvard, but decided he’d be happiest back home.
She survived a tough journey to Israel as a toddler. Now Pnina Gaday Agenyahu is an eloquent world spokeswoman on behalf of Ethiopian Jews.
‘This country saved my life,’ says 91-year-old microbiologist Nathan Citri. In return, he is saving others with Israeli medical ingenuity.
An Ivy League biological researcher (and former dancer) reverses the brain drain by accepting a position at Israel’s newest medical school.
‘The ambassadors can talk for a year, but one good meal does just as much good,’ says Tel Aviv chef Shaul Ben-Aderet.
‘The ambassadors can talk for a year, but one good meal does just as much good,’ says Tel Aviv chef Shaul Ben-Aderet. Shaul Ben-Aderet at his East Tel Aviv eatery, Blue Rooster. Shaul Ben-Aderet’s grandmother didn’t own a television set. …