Israel at 70

As modern Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, here are some reminders as to what makes Israel the miracle that it is.

But wait! There's more!

We could go on and on, trumpeting Israeli innovation and the fact of Israeli tenacity that has created this thriving nation in the middle of and in spite of the surrounding nations that are dedicated more to Israel's destruction than they are to the well being of their own citizens.

But we won't. Rather, we will recommend two books:

Let There be Water, by Seth M. Siegal

Start-Up Nation, The story of Israel's Economic Miracle, by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

In the midst of the celebrations, never forget: