Youth Unemployment in Israel Is Low - but Not Only for the Reasons You Think

15- to 29-year old Israelis have escaped, nearly unscathed, the global financial crisis that has sent Europe's youth into despair. But it's not just thanks to Israel's economic resilience

Last week the British newspaper The Guardian devoted an article to Europe's lost generation, those 15- to 29-year-olds who don't have jobs, aren't studying and aren't receiving any job training. Europe has 14 million young unemployed, dubbed NEET - not in employment, education or training. They are costing the European Union 153 billion euros a year, 1.2% of the EU's combined GDP, in unemployment...