Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world, yet leading hi-tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Intel do their most advanced research in tiny Israel.
But let me ask this, "Why not in Saudi Arabia?" it's not as if the Saudis don't have hundreds of billions they could spend on research. For those who don't know the answer, consider:
Planck's Constant, Oil Rich Muslims Are Science Poor
the oil monarchies of the Gulf spend about 0.2% of their gross domestic product (GDP) on science while tiny, teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy little Israel with no oil revenues spends 25 times as much.
But why do the Saudis spend so little on science and the Jews so much? The simple answer is that Islam breeds stupidity because the Qur'an is immutable and uncreated and therefore cannot be questioned. Their religion cannot be questioned, their way of life is immune from criticism. In fact, Muslim countries have petitioned the UN to make criticizing Islam a crime.
As well, Mohammed is the perfect man and a model for all Muslim men. Jews on the other hand, present their kings and prophets with all their blemishes. King David in the Old Testament is an adulterous lech. Jews are allowed to ask King David, "Who the hell do you think you are?"
Jews were brought up to question, to debate, to deny, to argue, to challenge the accepted wisdom. Put two Jews in a room and you end up with three different opinions.
Jews and Science - they go so well together. How well? More than 173 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Jews (not counting those worthless Nobel Peace Prizes).
The following video explains this phenomenon:
YouTube, Israel Innovation