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原文标题:Why is Israel so wealthy and prosperous?
Bill Hansen
Because of many reasons. One is they get tons of aid from the U.S, including military packages, which essentially helps one of their biggest industries, the production of military equipment, to be among the largest exports in the world.
Also it’s essential that they are a highly functional society, because in spite of the large aid they receive, they still need to stay ahead of the other nations surrounding them, which are, without any overstatement, enemies of Israel.

Bill Hansen

Because they live from hand outs from countries and I’m talking tax payers money, AMERICAN tax payers money.
According to the Congressional Research Service, the amount of official US aid to Israel since its founding in 1948 tops $134 billion (adjusting for inflation, roughly $252.7 billion as of March 2018),
In the past few decades it has been on the order of $3.1 billion per year.
(In 2014, for example, this amounted to $8.5 million every single day, and today totals over $10.4 million per day)
Israel gets all of its aid money at the start of each year, rather than in quarterly installments like other countries
Now if you was given that kind of money you’d be filthy rich because you bank this and make the money work for you. You earn money immediately from the interest.
So isreal isn’t so mighty or rich by itself.


Alan Stein, lives in Israel
Israel isn’t that wealthy and prosperous, but it’s done reasonably well. It owes much of its success to the hostility of its neighbors, which has forced it to be innovative just to survive. Outmanned and outgunned by far larger enemies bent on its destruction, Israel has been forced to make the most of what it has and many of the innovations forced on its military have made their way into civilian areas. Also, its children mature quickly and learn initiative when they’re forced to serve in the defense of their country and transfer their skills to the civilian economy when they finish their service.

Alan Stein,住在以色列。

Shai Israeli
israel is not “ so wealthy”. it’s quite prosperous due to the importance of learning in the jewish traditions. (which stand out in the neigbourhood).

Shai Israeli

Jonathan Danilowitz, Activist - human & animal rights; translator/journalist.
Wealthy - not really.
Prosperous - and how!
The answer lies in the Jewish tenet of education, education and more education. In Gaza, for example, school textbooks teach children racism, antisemitism and hatred. 
Many do not yet understand that Israel’s battle against Islamic terror is the battle for Europe’s future.

Jonathan Danilowitz,人权和动物权利活动家;译者/记者。

Oded Ben-Josef, lives in Israel
Well, firstly, calling Israel “wealthy” is an exaggeration. Israel is not anywhere near the top of the world’s wealthiest countries, it is ranked #32, close to South Korea and Spain.
Israel is, however, not a poor country, and has an advanced economy, featuring the well known “start up nation” phenomenon (there are about 5,000 hi-tech start ups in Israel, probably more than in half of Europe; Europe has 741 million people, Israel has 9 million).
The explanation for this is not simple, there are many reasons. It involves improper queuing, an improvised country, using hands, The nail that sticks out gets hit on the head, arguments, brawls in parliament, unsuitable suits, invading personal space, wars, “schnorr country”, Russian immigration, working in weekends, the art of picking allies, feminism and … movie subtitles.
Israelis are, on average, very motivated towards higher level education and career success. 46% of Israelis aged 25–64 hold an academic degree, considerably above the 28% average of OECD countries (2013). Pursuing a high education is still a status symbol in Israel; for many Israelis, having a BA or an MA is more important than having a Mercedes. 
Israel was conceived as a country-project to provide sanctuary for any persecuted Jew worldwide. Naturally, a lot of the Jewish diaspora (Jews living abroad) were inclined to support this project, after all, it is their insurance policy, in case non-Jews again get ideas. Israel received considerable donations, particularly in its early years (1948–1960). 
But was the money indispensable to Israel’s very survival? I, personally, doubt it. Why? simple. The 600,000 Jews in 1948 Palestine had no other choice, with or without donations; money isn’t the only thing that makes the world go round, but motivation counts as well. Some countries float on oil, yet most of their population is still poor and uneducated, sadly. Israel also received billions of dollars as reparations for the Holocaust from West Germany, in the early 1950’s. Israel mainly used those reparations to absorb millions of Jewish refugees from Europe, Africa and Asia, more than tripling its population by 1960. Note however, that by 2019, 70% of Israelis were born in Israel.
Israel is not a purely capitalist economy, but not a stifling socialist economy either; the government retains some regulatory control over certain fields. Academic education in Israel is subsidized by the state - not free, but low cost. Basic education is free.
This “free” is expensive, of course, as Israelis endure high taxes. A gallon of petrol costs $7 in Israel, nearly three times the average U.S. price, due to government taxes. Banks in Israel are tightly regulated by the state, preventing collapses such as the real estate bubble in the U.S., or Bernie Madoff style scams. Healthcare in Israel is also subsidized. 
Israelis, in the Jewish tradition, love arguments, criticism, and are taught to make their opinion heard, from a very young age, whether it is their place or not, and whether they are well informed or not. This gives them the advantage of …. well, critical thought, at least in principle. Most of the worst criticisms of Israel, come from Israel itself. 
During the Israeli war of independence in 1948, Israelis faced Arab tanks with homemade Molotov cocktail bombs and motley “Davidka” mortars, which made more noise than actual damage to the enemy. Such spirit seems to be alive and well today. 
Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women’s fundamental rights are equal; women are massively participating in the economy, and have been since Israel’s independence in 1948. Women are half the population of any society. Any society that excludes women from high education, top jobs or leadership positions, simply shoots itself in the foot, economically. Israel had a woman prime minister, Golda Meir, 1969–1973, one of the first countries in the world to be led by a woman. That being said, Israel, like any other society, has its share of remaining chauvinist issues and glass ceilings to deal with.
While Israel was briefly supported by the Soviets initially (1947–1948), it later picked western allies and patrons: Germany, France, and ultimately (from 1973) the United States. Eventually, Egypt followed suit, switching patrons to the U.S., while signing an American brokered peace agreement with Israel in 1979. Israel made a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994; subsequently, the threat of Arab coalitions attacking Israel, seems considerably reduced.
Capitalism has many shortcomings, but as the saying goes, it is the worst system…except for the others. Israel slowly evolved, from socialist beginnings (early Zionism) towards free market economics and high technology industries.
American presidents come and go, but after 1973, the American defence establishment decided that Israel is important to them. After all, in Israel you can always dock an aircraft carrier for supplies or repairs, without having to check which dictator is ruling the country this week.The U.S. consequently supports Israel with an estimated $3 billion of grants annually, although this is only a small part of the Israeli national budget of $138 billion (2018). As with most American foreign policy, it “has strings attached” and is designed to serve U.S. interests: much of the sum is conditional upon buying American products and services, usually military hardware. An estimated 50,000 U.S. jobs depend on Israeli military purchases. Grants to Israel are just the tip of the iceberg of the total American foreign aid tab, which amounts to around $43 billion annually (Afghanistan gets 4.5 billion, Iraq 1.8, Egypt 1.3, etc.)
That being said, Israel’s economy isn’t critically dependent on U.S. aid, but the close ties between the two countries are beneficial to Israel, and project a kinship of emphasis on technology, pursuing a qualitative edge in industry and the military. Enthusiasm and support for the U.S., politically and culturally, is typically high in Israel.

Oded Ben-Josef,在以色列生活。
但是,这些钱对以色列的生存是不可或缺的吗? 我个人对此表示怀疑。为什么? 很简单。1948年巴勒斯坦的60万犹太人没有其他选择,无论有没有捐款;金钱不是使世界运转的唯一因素,但动机也很重要。有些国家靠石油为生,但可悲的是,大多数人口仍然贫穷且未受过教育。20世纪50年代初,以色列还从西德获得了数十亿美元的大屠杀赔款。以色列主要利用这些赔款来吸收来自欧洲、非洲和亚洲的数百万犹太难民,到1960年,以色列人口增加了两倍多。然而,值得注意的是,到2019年,70%的以色列人出生在以色列。
以色列是中东地区唯一一个妇女基本权利平等的国家;自1948年以色列独立以来,妇女大量参与经济活动。妇女占任何社会人口的一半。任何不让女性接受高等教育、不让女性担任高级职位或领导职位的社会,在经济上都是搬起石头砸自己的脚。1969年至1973年,以色列有一位女总理果尔达·梅厄,是世界上最早由女性领导的国家之一。话虽如此,以色列和其他任何社会一样,仍有其遗留的 盲目爱国主义问题和无形限制(妇女等在职务升迁上遇到的无形障碍)需要解决。
虽然以色列最初曾短暂地得到苏联的支持(1947-1948),但后来它选择了西方盟友和赞助者: 德国、法国,最终(从1973年起)选择了美国。最终,埃及也紧随其后,转而支持美国,,并在1979年与以色列签署了由美国斡旋达成的和平协议。1994年,以色列与约旦签订了和平条约;随后,阿拉伯联盟攻击以色列的威胁似乎大大减少。
美国总统来来去去,但1973年后,美国国防机构认定以色列对他们很重要。毕竟,在以色列,你总是可以停靠一艘航空母舰来运送补给或维修,而不必去检查这周是哪个独裁者在统治这个国家。因此,美国每年向以色列提供约30亿美元的资助,尽管这只是以色列1380亿美元国家预算(2018年)的一小部分。与大多数美国外交政策一样,它是有附加条件的,旨在服务于美国的利益: 这笔钱的很大一部分是以购买美国产品和服务(通常是军事装备)为条件的。据估计,美国有5万个工作岗位依赖于以色列的军事采购。对以色列的援助只是美国对外援助总额的冰山一角,每年总计约430亿美元(阿富汗45亿美元,伊拉克1.8亿美元,埃及1.3亿美元,等等)。
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