If the author or this publication actualyl believes this drivel then we can officially write off Ha'aretz as a publication of nutcases and conspiracy theorists. I don't know a single person that would be "afraid of the state" and not stand in their home. If they do it its because they feel for it for out of respect. otherwise they mute their TVs or do whatever the heck they feel like. Ha'aretz is really becoming a paradox of itself, how sad.
Wes Craven, director of 'Scream' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street', dies 76 (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's unwritten code of the siren