Israel Ranked Eighth Most Powerful Country by U.S. Magazine

Israelis dance with flags during a march marking Jerusalem Day on May 17, 2015 outside Jerusalem's old city, Israel. Israel is celebrating the anniversary of the 'unification' of Jerusalem, marking 48 years since it captured mainly Arab east Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
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The Algemeiner reports: Israel was ranked 30th (out of 80) on US News & World Report’s newly-published 2017 list of “Best Countries.”

Switzerland headlined the list, followed in the top 10 by Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the US, Australia and France. The categories on which the countries are ranked include Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.

In the “Power” category — ranking the globe’s most influential nations — Israel finished 8th, behind only the US, Russia, China, the UK, Germany, France and Japan.

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