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If you are playing the word association game and “romance” gets mentioned, “Israel” might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Say “Start-up Nation,” and we get a fair chance. “Uzi submachine gun?” Definitely, that’s us. Shkedei Marak, those amazing crisp yellow crouton squares that go in your chicken soup? Absolutely: 100 percent, it’s “Israel.” But “romance?” Not really.