The Beauty of Israel's Cookie-cutter Buildings

Some people complain about the sameness within Israel's city neighborhoods. They don't realize that's the whole point - just as in London or Paris.

Many readers will know the song "Little Boxes," the anti-conformist anthem popularized by Pete Seeger in the 1960s. That tune may very well be ringing in your ears: The cookie-cutter designs dominating Israel's urban landscapes often lack creativity.