The Third World - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '2'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Joe
    • 28.10.10 | 16:21 (IST)

    Clearly, Shavit is using the characterization of "third world" as a pejorative. Suave, a French economist invented the term in 1952 to describe a genre of countries, former colonies that were at the bottom of the economic ladder. Later on, during the Cold War, countries that did not want to align themselves with neither the US or the USSR, termed themselves, the "third world".With the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, the term Second World largely fell out of use and the meaning of First World has become has extended to include all developed countries while the term Third Word has become a neologism for the least developed countries. Shavit's use of the term serves one purpose-to create another red herring.

    from the article: Has Israel become a third-world country?
    First published 01:54 28.10.10 | Last updated 01:54 28.10.10
Haaretz Headlines
J Street Israel director Yael Patir
Head of J Street Israel refuses to take the blame for lack of peace

Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.

01:12 01.05.16 | 4 comments
Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, shot after attempted stabbing at Qalandi

Israel Police refuse to release video of thwarted West Bank stabbing attack

Eyewitness accounts by Palestinians contradict police's claim that Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and her brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, refused their request to stop and posed a threat to officers.

Turkish police
Two Israeli Bedouin reportedly kidnapped and then released in Turkey

The family had received a $200,000 ransom demand, which had not been paid, the father of one of the students said.

03:22 01.05.16 | 1 comments
A tricycle in the courtyard of the Beit Safra hostel in Carmiel
Neglect, untrained counselors and zero supervision: What happens in Israel’s homes for the autistic

With an annual increase of 15 percent in those diagnosed with autism, there is a serious lack of a framework for autistic individuals.

06:08 01.05.16 | 0 comments