TEL AVIV: Israel’s is a dramatic, rich landscape of history, politics, economy, and progress. It’s turbulent past and wars with its Arab neighbours have polarised it on the issue of religion. But economic development in the small State of Israel, with a population of nearly 8.4 million — just about that of Chennai — is widely acknowledged as a miracle. The country’s desert agriculture is a global model. And now, its metamorphosis into a high-tech superpower is one of its biggest success stories.