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Israel will survive the Middle East

Israel will survive the Middle East

Last week Israel turned 70. In historical terms, that is such a young age for a country. Yet look at what it’s accomplished: The only democracy in the Middle East, Israel has transformed itself from a strong agricultural producer into a technological powerhouse.

And for its birthday, it was awarded a number of international gifts. First, it won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with an electronic dance entry from 25-year-old Neta Barzilai. But of even more lasting duration, President Donald Trump kept true to his election promise, and recognized Jerusalem as Israel's historical capital by moving the American embassy there. Speeches, dancing and singing in the streets marked the...