Thank you Daniel Sacks!
As always in any discussions where Israel involved you'll find very little about the real subject. I would understand, if a single comment would mention that even though the technical level of Israeli engineers is extremely high, it's not always easy to work with them, because they don't have the same corporate culture as in US or other western European countries. Overwhelming majority of Israeli engineers have academic/start-up mentality.
Now to some critics of Israel. No question, it's not a perfect country, please, show me which one is (but, of course, Israel have to be held to a "special" standard).
Mr. Mohamad Shahdloo mentioned, that "talking about existence of an Israel before 1948 is a little funny". I wish you could present us with a historical document about Palestinian state. There was a chance to create it in 1948 alongside of Israel, but Arab countries choose not do it, because by doing it they would have to recognize Israel which wasn't in their plans.
Many of idealistic well-wishers would scream - of course, there should be only one state - Palestine - with two peoples living in love and peace, but by some "unknown" reason the same people wholeheartedly support creation of such countries as Kosovo, Bosnia; they never question why Czechs and Slovaks - people with pretty close ethnicity, culture, language, religion decided to have a peaceful divorce ...
Mr. Mehmet Sinan Hasanoğlu wrote - "I know enough facts to conclude Israel is evil." With all the respect, please spend at least some of your energy to fight for the freedom and equality of 13.5 millions of Kurds in your country (Turkey government has historically enforced its one-language policy with fervor, just recently under EU pressure authorized Kurdish classes in public schools, bringing a long-banned language under the official umbrella), and for recognition of Armenian genocide (1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered by your countrymen during the WWI).
Mr. Tau-Mu Yi, I just wonder what would happen to China, if they would have 20.5% (about 260 million) of Tibetan (or Muslim) population? Yes, 20.5% of Israeli citizens are Arabs (with very different culture, religion, very often, values) and, what a surprise, most of them are much better off in Israel, than their relatives in neighboring countries. They have equal rights, Arab women have equal rights, they have multiple representatives in the parliament and government, they have their own public schools, theaters, sports clubs, higher education institutions, they have healthy middle class. There are two official languages in Israel: Hebrew and Arabic. Israel made and continue to make its share of mistakes, but which country didn't and doesn't. Nobody screams that Switzerland banned building of Minarets and Mosques with Muslim population just above 4.2%. I wonder world's reaction if Israel even think about issuing such a law. And it doesn't make any sense to talk about human rights in the Arab countries, who cares about sharia law, death penalty for gays and religious conversion, who cares about women rights, ...