Israel Inside : A New WPBT2 Documentary Explores Israel's Innovative Side

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A New WPBT2 Documentary Explores Israel's Innovative Side

Peel back the politics and religion and you will find Israel is just a small stretch of land, with little natural resources. Remarkably, this small nation has emerged as a world leader in the development of new technologies, driven by the people from around the world that now call Israel home. Former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, a pre-eminent teacher on the science of happiness, believes he understands what it is about the nature of Israeli’s which drives them to innovate and he was willing to give up his seat to return to his homeland.

Israel Inside, a new documentary premiering Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.on WPBT2, is a film with a refreshing positive approach to this tiny country. By sidestepping the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, this film shows Israel to be a dynamic, inventive and humanitarian society.

Tal helps us discover that the deep-seated Jewish values such as freedom, education, family and responsibility (tikun olam), mixed in with a good dash of chutzpah, contribute to Israel’s accomplishments in both the economic and humanitarian spheres. We learn that these core values define Israel and have fueled this tiny, resource-challenged country’s drive to become an invaluable asset to the world.

From drip irrigation to ReWalk ™, there is growing awareness of the high-tech and innovative phenomenon that has defined Israel. “Israel, per capita, is the most creative and innovative country on the face of the earth” says George Gilder, author of ‘The Israel Test.”

Israel has made the dessert bloom, contributed countless advancements in the fields of science, medicine, business, environment and technology--and more significantly--it has SHARED these developments with the rest of the world.

The film includes interviews with Professor Alan Dershowitz, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, and many others, each with their own perspective on Israel and its people and why this country, steeped in the ancient world is at the forefront of global technology.

About WPBT2
South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, not-for-profit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions. WPBT2’s digital media platform, offers: 2HD, a 24-hour high definition channel; Digital 2.2, a mix of Science & Nature Channel, The Florida Channel and Create; Digital 2.3, V-me, a 24-hour national Spanish-language network; and, the WPBT2 website including, Impromp2 (a community blog), the WPBT2 Video Player and uVu, a video sharing website.

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