Nowhere else is in the world are more startups founded than in Israel. The boom is attracting companies and investors from all over the world. And some of their ideas could fundamentally change the way we live.
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has officially resigned and his kingmaker party is leaving the coalition. Though longtime PM Benjamin Netanyahu can survive, early elections now seem almost inevitable.
About 6 million Israeli citizens and residents over the age of 17 are eligible to cast their votes. The most controversial areas are the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.
The president-elect has said he plans to honor his campaign pledge to move the country's embassy in Israel out of Tel Aviv. Brazil will join the United States and Guatemala in making the controversial move.
Paraguay was one of just three countries to move their embassy to Jerusalem, but they have now issued a dramatic reversal. In response, Israel has shuttered its embassy in Paraguay.
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