Braverman: Israel should embrace its Arabs, Haredim - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Benjamin
    • 08.06.10 | 17:14 (IDT)

    Israel has 7.4% unemployment. In addition to that, 65% of ultra-Orthodox Jews don’t work, government figures show. The non-employment rate for ultra-Orthodox men has tripled since 1970. Israel today support a lifestyle of nonworking that is pretty unparalleled in the Western world. So don't only think of the defense budget, think of all the tax shekels going to an increasing number of non working citizens. Minister Braverman seems to remember BenGurion's vision, but I feel he is not altogether connected to what is really happening in MY country Israel.

    from the article: Braverman: Israel should embrace its Arabs, Haredim
    First published 16:37 01.06.10 | Last updated 16:37 01.06.10
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