Let's Stop Pretending Israel is Backward - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • guy
    • 14.10.07 | 03:34 (IST)

    I'm afraid the author is pretending Israel is a nation that still requires ration cards. Sorry, all you have to do is fly in from overseas and pass over the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv to know that things have changed. Perhaps the author has never been around Kikar Hamedina or the Ramat Aviv Mall. Of course, unfortunately there are still many poor people in Israel, but I'm sure they want the people who enter the Knesset to be properly dressed and not look like they came in to beg for a few shekels. Remember this is 2007 in Israel, not 1957!

    from the article: The non-Israeli Knesset
    First published 00:00 13.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 13.10.07
Haaretz Headlines
Israeli weapons on display at an international exhibition.

Defense Min. didn't know FBI probing arms dealers

Sources say because ministry wasn't informed, it continued to issue export licenses to over 20 Israelis - including new candidate for police commissioner.

Palestinian workers remove the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the war

UN report: Gaza could become 'uninhabitable' by 2020

Eight years of economic blockade and three wars with Israel in six years accelerated de-development of Gaza Strip, UN Conference on Trade and Development report says.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

A crisis of trust in the Palestinian leadership

Poll shows only 16 percent of Palestinians back Abbas - but support for other leaders even lower.

Eni's Bouri Offshore oil terminal is seen off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean sea

Egypt struck gas - what does it mean for Israel?

Why we were surprised, why the find sent share prices of the Tamar and Leviathan partners tumbling and how the gas monopoly deal has become irrelevant - all your questions, answered.