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Israel may give Silicon Valley a run for its money

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Richard Beales
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Silicon Valley gets direct flight to Israel

Israel has more tech startups and venture-capital funding per head of population than anywhere — even the United States. That's a refrain at a Forbes summit for more than 600 under-30 entrepreneurs from around the world taking place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem this week. Tel Aviv's ocean frontage and spring sunshine even give it some of the look and feel of California's Bay Area. In fact if the denizens of Silicon Valley aren't careful, more of their Israeli peers could eclipse them.