for all its flaws, and they are many, Israel is still the best place to live as an average citizen, Jewish, Muslim, Coptic, Christian, Ba'hai , male female straight or gay etc in the middle east. Think of how you would live in Egypt, gaza, syria, iran iraq tunisia if you were an unknown average female. Think of the constricted freedoms and rights you would have. In the mid east that is your choice.
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