Tzfonit, I agree to a 100 % with everything you wrote in your post. With one exception, namely your title: "We are smarter than our leaders". I am afraid, you got the leaders you (a majori- ty of Israelis) voted for. So it's a bit risky to claim that you are smarter than your leaders, especially in the light of the current polls....
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