On January 23rd, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to international leaders in government and business at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He called Israel the “Innovation Nation”, a play on Israel’s popular nickname as the “Start-Up Nation.” He then laid out the economic strategy that has been the key to Israel’s booming success in science and technology. Netanyahu made the case that Israel has a great deal to offer the world, in particular the Arab nations of the Middle East.
He concluded by saying, “Israel is not what is wrong with the Middle East. Israel is what’s right with the Middle East, and I think our relationship with our neighbors doesn’t have to be a zero sum game. There could be great gain for all.” The prime minister’s full speech is available here.