Israel

"Therefore I believe that a wonderous generation of Jews will spring into existence. The Maccabaeans will rise again. Let me repeat once more my opening words: The Jews wish to have a State, and they shall have one. We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own home. The world will be freed by our liberty, enriched by our wealth, magnified by our greatness. And whatever we attempt there to accomplish for our own welfare will react with beneficent force for the good of humanity."

Satellite images of Israel and neighboring territories during the day (left) and night (right)
Map of Israel showing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights
Change in per capita GDP of Israel since 1950. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.