Israel, the new Vienna

By Simon Rocker, March 17, 2011

At least someone likes Israel on Channel 4. Historian Niall Ferguson in his series Civilisation: is the West History? compared Israel to historic Vienna, a "fortified city on the frontier of Western civilisation". In 2008, he observed, Israel created 9,591 patents, compared to Iran's 50.

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