Israel has not kept their innovative technologies to themselves, they have actually decided to share their technologies with many other countries. Israel's Center for International Cooperation, MASHAV (a Hebrew acronym), began in 1958. Earlier David Ben-Gurion spoke of such an organization to help other countries, and finally in 1958 Golda Meir made his dream a reality. In MASHAVís first year of existence only 137 trainees came to Israel to learn the "tricks of the trade". Most of these trainees came from Africa and Asia. Later, in 1963, more countries became interested in this program which now contained 1262 members. Most trainees studied Agriculture due to the fact that Israel was able make the Negev desert bloom. In 1994 MASHAV welcomed itís 50,000th trainee, and expected to see itís 100,000th within the next ten years.
- See Also MASHAV's main page
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