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    • SK
    • 08.10.13 | 18:48 (IDT)

    I write as a semi recent American Jewish immigrant to Israel... Losing its best and brightest is indeed a tragedy for Israel. In the current geopolitical reality, life here will continue to be more expensive and difficult than in the USA. In economic terms, it is as if we live on a small island cut off from our trading partners. However even this does not explain the extent to which the cost of living here is high relative to wages. The explanation lies in the government and structure of the economy (land monopoly, restrictive zoning, cartelization, import barriers, non productive citizens...), something that Lapid should be in a position to influence. I personally never understood how Lapid himself could be viewed as the savior of the forgotten middle class. If his father was not Tommy Lapid, nobody would even piss on him. He grew up with tremendous connections. This great public intellectual of ours didn't even graduate university. I do believe that people should be willing to sacrifice something to live in the only Jewish state, but the sacrifice should be to factors beyond our control, not the ones we directly influence. Things must change here. Big picture while Israel is quite imperfect, it is still a modern day miracle that would not have happened without the will of great men/women. We need to ensure a continuous supply of these people. We should thank Li Ka-Shing for his donation, some of which may be used to lure back the scientists we have lost.

    from the article: Ich bin ein sub-slime Israelische
    First published 12:57 08.10.13 | Last updated 12:57 08.10.13
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