1. Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?

    Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?

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    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Jerusalem is a city of endless titles and designations: City of Gold. Zion. The Holy Sanctuary. City of Peace.

    It’s rarely thought of as a high-tech hub, and that’s not just because of the ancient buildings. Well over half of Jerusalem’s residents are Arab or haredi Orthodox, two of Israel’s least tech-immersed populations.

    But high-tech’s growing foothold here is changing things. Last year, a Jerusalem company, Mobileye, became Israel’s biggest high-tech success story when it was sold to Intel for $15.3 billion.

    And ...

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    1. Diversity enlarges the talent pool, and it enlarges diversity of thought.
    2. Jerusalem is a tough city. It's a complex city.
    3. The city was pretty quick to identify that something was happening here.
    4. Israel doesn't have a choice but to integrate women, haredim and Arabs into the core of the high-tech industry.
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