Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world's biggest challenges by tapping into the nation's soul: the spirit of tikkun olam – the Jewish concept of repairing the world.
Following Start-Up Nation's account of Israel’s incredibly prolific start-up scene, Thou Shalt Innovate tells the story of how Israeli innovation is making the whole world a better place. Israel has extraordinary innovators who are bound together by their desire to save lives and find higher purpose. In a part of the world that has more than its share of darkness, these stories are rays of light.
Key Points about Thou Shalt Innovate• Features fifteen astonishing Israeli inventions that are changing the world.• Examines the driving force behind Israel’s outstanding contributions to technology, science, agriculture,water management, and defense.• Based on extensive research and over one hundred personal interviews.• Written by a Middle East insider.
About the AuthorAvi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and Middle East expert. He is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that services clients nationwide. Mr. Jorisch is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Entrepreneur’s Organization. A thought leader in exploring global trends in the Arab world, radical Islam, counterterrorism, and illicit finance, Mr. Jorisch served as a policy advisor at the Treasury Department’s office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also studied Arabic and Islamic philosophy at the American University in Cairo and al-Azhar University, the preeminent institution of Sunni Islamic learning. His articles have appeared in influential outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Forbes, and Al-Arabiya.net.
AUTHOR RESIDES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
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About the Author
Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and Middle East expert. He is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that services clients nationwide. A thought leader in exploring global innovation trends, the Arab world, counterterrorism, and illicit finance, Mr. Jorisch previously served in the US Departments of Treasury and Defense. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Binghamton University and a master's degree in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also studied Arabic and Islamic philosophy at the American University in Cairo and al-Azhar University, the preeminent institution of Sunni Islamic learning. An author of four previousbooks, Jorisch'sarticleshave appeared in influential outlets including theNew York Times, theWall Street Journal,Foreign Affairs,Forbes, andAl-Arabiya.net. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Table of Contents
Preface: Let There Be Light xi
Part I The Country with a Spiritual Soul
Chapter 1 Israel's DNA 3
Chapter 2 Jews Cannot Remain Indifferent 9
Part II Local Challenges Make for Global Solutions
Chapter 3 The Uber of Ambulances 21
Chapter 4 One Drop at a Time 31
Chapter 5 Real Iron Men 41
Chapter 6 Modern-Day Joseph 51
Chapter 7 The Fourth Day 61
Part III Technology for Good
Chapter 8 The Lame Shall Walk 73
Chapter 9 GPS for the Brain 85
Chapter 10 Golden Firewall 95
Chapter 11 Swallow the Camera 105
Chapter 12 Eye on the Spine 113
Part IV Small Nation, Big Vision
Chapter 13 A Better Band-Aid 123
Chapter 14 Working for Tips 129
Chapter 15 A Higher Calling 139
Chapter 16 Balancing Heaven and Earth 149
Chapter 17 Resurrecting the Dead 159
Chapter 18 Be a Mensch 167
Appendix: Israel's Fifty Greatest Contributions to the World 185