Why Is Israel So Expensive? Blame Its Founding Fathers

In his last work, Daniel Doron lays the blame for Israel’s social and economic issues on the leaders and founders of socialist Zionism, pointing to monopolies, malignant bureaucracy, institutionalized political nepotism and corruption

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Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet

Over a century ago, in 1920, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the historic aspirations of the Zionist movement. Anyone looking through his statements for traces of the program to establish a national home for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel will most certainly be surprised to discover that “the Old Man” had other goals in mind at the time.

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