As an oleh, I can tell you ain't all that easy in the US - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Isaac G
    • 14.08.13 | 09:47 (IDT)

    The grass is always greener in the neighbor's yard. Americans are weathering a depression (or a "Great Recession") where in some regions of the US unemployment is in the double digits. We lost our home (along with millions of other Americans) in the great economic meltdown, the bank foreclosed on us and the house's value four years later is still $200,000 less than the price we paid 12 years ago. Detroit just declared bankruptcy! And Europe? Spain with 25% unemployment, Ireland, Italy, Greece, France all facing extreme economic situations, austerity, unemployment. I really don't understand this younger generation of Israelis. They have become too much like the young generation of Westerners: all me, all mine, give it to me now or I'm going to leave in a petulant huff!

    from the article: The dilemma that sparked the protest
    First published 02:08 13.08.13 | Last updated 02:08 13.08.13
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