In the four decades that passed since Rabin's first term in office, Israelis have succeeded in creating a vibrant community for themselves anywhere from the banks of the Hudson to the coast of the Pacific.
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I believe crowdfunding can transform (and improve!) venture and other "private market" investing in a number of ways.
As Israel marks its anniversary, my hope is that from out of Zion will come forth inspiration, innovation and regional collaboration, paving the way to environmental sustainability and peace.
US economic aid creates an unnecessary dependency, undermines the perception of Israel as a prosperous country, and gives the United States undo influence over Israeli policy.
I write this from balmy and bustling Tel Aviv, where I landed last Thursday morning, marking my first-ever visit to Israel.
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