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.
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Firebombs hurled at Border Policemen in East Jerusalem's Ras al Amud; no policemen wounded (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel ranks fifth in life expectancy among OECD members