Unfortunately , otherwise, this is nonsense. In London buses , most people are glued to their cellphones and if not, have earphones relaying their favourite music . Sometimes both. The only place they dont is the underground where there is no network coverage. Everywhere in big cities in Europe too.
Israel to cut VAT to 17%, corporate tax rate to 25%., says Netanyahu (Reuters)
from the article: Israel's joyful chaos vs. Europe's petrified silence