At a Tel Aviv Corner, Young Merchants Struggle to Sell Flags

In the countdown to Independence Day, aspiring capitalists search in vain for patriots

Thursday noon in the parking lot of Herzliya’s Interdisciplinary Center, known to be a fairly patriotic institution of higher learning. Only two out of a hundred cars I counted bear Israeli flags. In Nahariya the next day, I randomly count off 100 cars leaving town; only seven fly the blue and white, plus one outlier with the Argentine flag. A random stroll through Tel Aviv produces a...