Israel is much more secular and more liberal than the US on many issues. abortion, gays, freedom of speech (you'd be surprised, they dont censor TV programs when someone is swearing), education (they actually teach evolution!). true, they are more religious on matters of merriage, but the general attitude of israelis is live and let live.
Israel to cut VAT to 17%, corporate tax rate to 25%., says Netanyahu (Reuters)
from the article: First thought on most Jewish Congress ever: Wow. Second thought: Oy