Unlike other OECD nations, Israel's economy is propped up by America and far more substantially than the meager three billion a year you hear about. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 24.11.11 | 04:53 (IST)

    Israel falls into a special catagory of artificial places. Disneyworld is not really a world as in the sense that the earth is a world and Israel is not a nation in the sense that France and Turkey are nations. Israel has subsisted on gifts and contributions from the beginning and has never been more dependent upon them than it is today. Please don't ignore these important facts when comparing Israel to legitimate, self supporting nations.

    from the article: Israel ranks fifth in life expectancy among OECD members
    First published 00:44 24.11.11 | Last updated 00:44 24.11.11
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