The world's only Jewish state, Israel is surrounded by the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea — and a group of Arab nations it has been at war with. But the country is a rare post-colonial developed nation, an innovation powerhouse and a global defense industry supplier.

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