The Truth Behind Israel's Economy, Encapsulated in a Tweet

Even Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes has said it: If you aren’t part of the clique controlling Israel’s financial institutions, newspapers and television networks, your chances of doing significant business in Israel is slim.

In the spring of 2011 – two months before the social protests began, before Israelis came to learn exactly why living costs are so high here, when much of the media still concealed from the public the way a small gang had taken control of the state, when only a few people grasped the importance of introducing competition into Israel’s cellphone sector – Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes taught Israelis...