Working Together: Economy, Technology, and Careers in Israel, 1st Edition

  • Elisa Silverman
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 1612286887
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286884
  • DDC: 330.95694
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This series gives young readers from other parts of the world insight into various aspects of life in Israel today. Written and crafted by three authors currently living in Jerusalem, this series is the first of its kind to bring such insight to children. This volume shows how the Israeli economy has its earliest roots in socialist ideology, but over the years it has taken a more free–market approach to its development. Despite few natural resources and surrounding hostile countries, Israelis have built a strong economy that provides the world with some of its most cutting edge technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: The Enduring Values of the Kibbutz.
2: Twenty-First Century Kibbutz.
3: The Challenge of Opening the Door to Fuller Employment.
4: Salaries.
5: Mandatory Service In the IDF—The Army Means Business.
6: Universal Conscription.
7: Making the Desert Bloom.
8: Drip Irrigation.
9: New Technologies—Israel at the Cutting Edge.
10: The Pillcam.
11: Let There Be Light … and Natural Gas.
12: Energy As A Resource To Advance Peace.
Chapter Notes.
Works Consulted.
Further Reading.
On the Internet.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.