It always disturbs me when any portion of Israel and its Israeli citizens are referred to as a "drain on resources." Every inch of this land upon which we build, grow, live and love, is both a drain and an asset to our resources. Pay taxes, get benefits. Simple. No drain at all.
Israeli soldier collapses, dies from heatstroke during visit to Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
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