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How does Israel still maintain a economy when surrounded on all sides?

Israel's GDP is 201,761 USD according to a 2008 List by the International Monetary Fund. (Which is higher than New Zealand) How do they have such an economy when it is at war on all fronts?

Asked By: - 6/2/2009
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Israelis are very innovative people, especially where technology is concerned. Agricultural advancements-making the desert "bloom"-is what Israelis are famous for. They also have made medical advancements-robots tiny enough to be swallowed by a person so that doctors can study them from the inside out and can be passed... More
Answered By: scaerdrys - 6/2/2009
Additional Answers (14)
Dunno. Anybody would think they were getting financed by some country.
Answered By: Mo Fayed - 6/2/2009
 
just because the countries don't get along does not mean they don't still trade products on the market
Answered By: Man - 6/2/2009
 
m,
Answered By: T T - 6/2/2009
 
It is not at war. And it also has a lot to do with the fact that we give them billions in AID every year for the last dozens of decades. What do we get in return? They SPY on us and they genocide ARABS.
Answered By: Bad Andy - 6/2/2009
 
Tourism. And its not "war on all sides". Stop listening to the news... I lived there for 10 years and its fine.
Answered By: blkgs3 - 6/2/2009
 
War is generally very good for an economy, not that they are at war.
Answered By: phishfour - 6/2/2009
 
they arent at war, they are occupying foreign land that is unstable
Answered By: Dave87gn - 6/2/2009
 
few things: 1. internal trade 2. money from expats living abroad loads of it 3.billions in no string attached aid from usa 4.open by sea and air free to trade with europe and americas + some other nations. its is fighting no proper army online rag tag groups of freedom fighters.
Answered By: Lone Walker - 6/2/2009
 
cause jews know how to earn$$$
Answered By: jason - 6/2/2009
 
Funny that. It's ALMOST AS IF Israel was the unofficial 51st state of a mysterious, un-named country which has a vested interest in having a millitary presence in the Middle East, and provides Israel with aircraft, weapons and even nukes, whilst also keeping the UN off their backs whenever they massacre Palestinian... More
Answered By: Doomsy - 6/2/2009
 
Why do you ask such a question, when the answer is right in front of your face biblically and realistically. I give you the answer. Israel has two strong allies, that has been helping Israel since 1950 something. Who gives Israel weapons that they modify themselves. Who took Germany,which was smart enough to get a... More
Answered By: Real Deal Bruce - 6/2/2009
 
Because America is its b***h and we'll support them no matter what. As far as war on all fronts, you don't know $hit. The Zionist entity has quiet borders with Jordan and Egypt. Lebanon is not going to do anything because its military is f'n weak, even by Arab standards.
Answered By: Nabil A - 6/2/2009
 
Surrounded on all sides!! All countries are surrounded on all sides. 1- On south: Egypt is shamefully their friend. 2- On east: Ordon is shamefully their friend. 3- On west: Mediterrian sea, connects them to Europe, Africa, as well as high seas. 4- On North: It's only Lebanon which is not their friend.
Answered By: Author - 6/2/2009
 
Israel is not in an actual war with any country or terrorist organization. It is in a state of war with Syria (with which it negotiates since the 90's), Iran and Hezbollah, and in an ongoing confined conflict with Hamas... More
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Answered By: YosefW - 6/3/2009
 
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