Simply wrong! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.03.13 | 01:58 (IST)

    This analysis is simply wrong. Yes the settlements cost money...but so does tel aviv or tveria. Haredim consume resources and do not contribute. Settlers pay taxes like everyone else and the Joey spent on settlement infrastructure is roughly the same (and sometimes considerably less) than in the rest of Israel. If you want to oppose settlement for political reasons that's fine...but for economic reasons - it just makes no sense. Sure you can quote how much each sector costs...but just tally how much they cost vs how much they contribute. If you do that calculation the Haredim and Arab sectors (with huge informal, non-tax paying employment) are the big net takers.

    from the article: Forget the ultra-Orthodox; focus on settlers
    First published 00:14 15.03.13 | Last updated 00:14 15.03.13
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