Israel
  2007
2012 - no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
6,426,679
6,806,156
6,812,214
People/arable sq km
1635
1732
1636
Babies dying
1,087
1,151
1,084
AIDS - adults
3,672
5,637
4,592
Starving children < 5
3,382
3,582
2,488
Illiterate adults
119,652
126,717
83,095
Unemployed adults
342,452
362,673
244,913
Living in poverty
1,388,163
1,470,130
1,335,194
Drinking unclean water
12,853
13,612
6,812
No Sanitation access
32,133
34,031
27,249
Patients per doctor
261
277
272
Internet users
1,899,000
4,144,533
11,136,841
Cellular phones
8,404,000
16,103,735
18,891,497
Inflation
2.10%
2.31%
2.22%
GDP per capita US$
26,800
33,540
33,750
Trade balance MM$
-3,230
-9,437
-6,100
Government spending
-1,240
-1,659
1,376
Reserves
29,150
25,965
26,593
Currency rate to US $
4.4565
4.4476
4.4446
External debt
83,100
82,770
82,987
Only the most fearless of demographers  
deal with whether there will be 0, 1, 2 or
3 Palestinian enclaves, let alone whether
any will be economically viable. Without
maglevs no Palestine. More details  
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Prior
All indications are that since probably the 1960s and certainly the 1970s Israel's technical and economic leadership is
critical to southwest Asia, so we are unable to explain the hostility. When AIDS or the next pandemic sweeps through
will researchers in Tehran or Timbuktu be developing vaccines?  Move the UN to the Golan Heights or Jerusalem.  
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