Israel Ranked World’s 8th Most Powerful Country

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Those of us who stand for Israel each and every day are already aware of the Jewish state’s technological and military innovations. And now, The Times of Israel’s Michael Bachner reports, the world is beginning to notice the tiny nation’s power, as well:

An international survey has ranked Israel as the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the second consecutive year, narrowly ahead of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

The annual survey by the US News & World Report was published during the weekend, based on the answers of more than 21,000 people from four regions…

“For its relatively small size, the country has played a large role in global affairs,” the magazine said in its description of Israel, which — following US President Donald Trump’s December recognition — listed Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel also made the top ten in the list of “movers” — up and coming economies — where it was ranked 10th. The UAE, India and Singapore were the three highest-ranked nations in that category, respectively…

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