What Drove a Record Number of Israelis to Suicide in the '60s?

After the pressures of Israel's early years faded, why did the suicide rate rise dramatically ?

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A Tel Aviv swimming pool in the '50s.
A Tel Aviv swimming pool in the '50s.Credit: Fritz Cohen/GPO
Oded Heilbronner
Oded Heilbronner
Outdoor training at the Wingate Physical Education Institute in Netanya, 1959.Credit: Fritz Cohen / GPO
The Carmelit underground subway in Haifa, the first in the country, Oct. 6, 1959. Credit: Moshe Frieden, GPO

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