Protest, but First Get Your House in Order

Israelis can’t complain about Darwinian capitalism, eroding salaries and insecure jobs while indulging in unbridled consumption.

In a recent survey in Haaretz’s TheMarker business section, 42 percent of Israelis were worried about losing their main source of income, while 62 percent were concerned about their financial future, as well as that of their children. Forty-seven percent said they would find it hard or impossible to deal with an unexpected expense of 9,000 shekels ($2,600).