Israel's long-term survival is a continual learning experience, and we are learning fast - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Albert Edelson
    • 09.01.13 | 09:04 (IST)

    Fortunately, our long-term survival does not depend exclusively on bright young academics. Since making aliyah over fifty years ago, I have witnessed the ongoing blossoming of our beautiful country, populated by people from many countries - who - despite the many difficulties, have built their lives here. We are continually learning to cope intelligently with our wide range of problems. That's what Israeli democracy and our good free press are all about. What I love about Israel is that we really are one big family and we can talk to each other - this is the real secret of our long-term survival. Today's world is exciting and highly networked - we can and do maintain good contact with our friends and family wherever they may be. In times of stress, we have always enjoyed both moral and practical support from the Israeli diaspora. We also pay attention to the constructive criticism that we receive from well-meaning Israelis who live overseas.

    from the article: Israel, the brain repellent
    First published 12:17 08.01.13 | Last updated 12:17 08.01.13
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