some of the messages here are despicable - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Vitaliy
    • 02.02.07 | 10:01 (IST)

    Israel's problems are not caused by the Russians. Israel's problems are caused by the fact that it is a huge shtetl. Look at the government cliques, closed-minded communities, corruption, even among rabbis (Sefardi rabbi's sons abducting a guy who liked the rabbi's daughter and beating him up). It's the whole culture of "not-being-a-frier"! Making sure that you steal more than others, and who cares about the country? Russians are overall good for Israel - they fight in the army (instead of the many haredim), they bring up the amount of academics, chess masters (Beer Sheva right now has the highest amount of grandmasters in one city, because of Russian immigrants). Some of them provide money for charitable causes. As for American Jews not being let in if 10 million will need to immigrate - that just makes me question whether these semi-Jews should have been providing money to fix up the North after Lebanese war. If you are ungrateful - why bother? Some other country can take us i

    from the article: Entering the age of post-aliyah?
    First published 00:00 01.02.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.02.07
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