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As we say goodbye to 2017, we remember all the good Israel brought to the world. Thank you, Israel!

To build a Jewish state in the Middle East, Israelis must be innovators.

In 2017, as in years past, Israeli advances changed the world. Among the contributions Israelis offered this year were self-driving car tech from MobileEye, iPhone face recognition technology, and a variety of humanitarian aid.

Ahead of the new year, here are some incredible things Israel gave the world in 2017.

We can’t wait to see what the Jewish state will bring to the world in 2018. Happy New Year!