Israeli Luck and the Power of Gas Pipes

Looking back at the 65 years we’ll be celebrating in 10 days, one cannot but notice that we are, despite everything, lucky.

Ultimately, we’re a lucky people. True, Moses led us in the desert for 40 years to bring us to one of the only countries around with no oil. True, when Herzl took many of us out of Europe he brought us to the most zealous, conflicted, violent place in the world. True, our national leadership is nothing to write home about; neither is our political system, and our middle class hasn’t quite decided what it is yet.