What Brain Drain?

Everyone seems to keep talking about this bizarre idea that there’s a brain drain in Israel but I can’t for the life of me understand why!

I mean we’re talking about a brain drain in a country that, among other things, managed to create a missile that can shoot artillery shells. Do you know how hard that is? I don’t know either but you gotta figure it’s pretty damn hard and that someone really smart came up with it.

But that’s not even the tip of the iceberg man, you know there’s a REASON that Google, Intel, Dell, Microsoft and a whole bunch more of the biggest and best companies are based right next mine.

And what company do I work for? Well it just happens to be called 888 it’s an online gaming company turning over a cool million dollars EVERY DAY and speaking of online gaming did you know that when you have a cheeky little gamble online the chances are that me or someone like me is the one who convinced you to do it? That’s right pretty much everything that has anything to do with online gambling was invented right here in the Holy Land. Every ad for Bingo that appears on TV in London, every game of poker you ever played online either ran through a computer in Israel or on software created here.

Anyone hear of a tiny little company called WAZE? No? Okay so let me educate you, it changed the entire world of driving or at least navigating when driving and it just so happens that it’s an ISRAELI company. It was such a good idea that those guys who do their R&D here, you know, GOOGLE, bought it for over a billion freakin dollars, wanna know why? Ask Forbes.

Ever hear of a little app called “Get Taxi“? Of course you have, it changed your life in one of those waze (get it) that makes you say to yourself “wow it’s so obvious, how come I didn’t think of that?” Why didn’t you? Cos you’re not Israeli!


We’re a country with just under 8 million people and the only country outside of the USA to have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than us is CHINA! I mean who ever thought a Jewish country would be that good at business?

Don’t answer that.

And if you think it’s just business then best not to check out the Weitzman Institute. I mean I know that we’re having a crisis right now because this year’s Nobel was won by a couple of Israelis who only passed through there but did you really already forget our last year Nobel winner? I don’t blame you, I mean it was 4 whole years ago! Did I say 4 years ago? Sorry I made a mistake, the last one (before the Israelis who won this year) was only 2 years ago, 4 years ago was the first Israeli woman to win the Nobel for Chemistry, it just so happens she was also the first woman in 45 years to win the Nobel prize for chemistry. But you know, we’re used to this kind of thing over here.

So for crying out loud man just cos yet another Israeli wins a Nobel prize but lives in Cali instead of Israel don’t get yourself into a rut, kick back, relax, read one of my regular blog posts and get angry about the whole right, left thing, cos if you think there’s a brain drain in this country then I guess you’re just not smart enough to be here!

About the Author
Marc Goldberg is a copywriter and avid blogger, author of Beyond the Green Line the story of fighting through the al Aqsa Intifada in the IDF Paratroopers https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Green-Line-volunteer-Intifada-ebook/dp/B075HBGS21/