Brandeis International Business School

Around the world in 1 minute: Israel

Israel is a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea. From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Israel is home to a deeply rich and diverse culture, sacred sites and a growing innovation industry.

Fast Facts

70 countries are represented in Israeli population.

15 percent of Israelis are Arab Muslims.

1.8 million non-Jews call Israel home.

45 percent of Israel's labor force is female.

125 Israeli companies are listed on the U.S. Nasdaq stock exchange.

The majority of the country speaks Hebrew, but significant portions of the population speak Russian or Arabic. Israel's top industries include high technology, manufacturing and tourism.

At Brandeis International Business School, our in-country immersion programs and other global opportunities give students an intensive introduction to the business and economy of a dynamic overseas market. From Israel to Cuba, students gain an understanding of the country through its social, political, historical and cultural context.

Israel: The "Startup Nation"
Today, there are hundred of startups in Jerusalem, the number growing rapidly each year.
Israel has the highest number of startups of any country except the U.S.
Israel has been internationally recognized for its innovation renaissance.
From venture funding to accelerators, the nation is full of resources for startups.