All of the analogies pointed out in this article are similar experiences that most immigrants have, experiences that I in fact had when I made aliyah a number of years ago. However the differences in weather, and language do little to assuage the economic reality that most Israelis find themselves in. It is a bit shortsighted of Lapid to fault those who leave when he himself ran on a platform that highlighted these reasons for people leaving (that were in no small part created by the Israeli politic) and has yet do anything to remedy. I find it ridiculous that the government continues to appeal to our sense of safety and national pride as reasons for us to stay, when any level headed person can see that a protracted conflict has caused a situation where dangers abound and life is harsh. A vote for self preservation is a vote for yorida.
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