A Tel Aviv swimming pool in the '50s. Fritz Cohen/GPO

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 ?

Toward the end of the 1950s, quiet descended on Israel. As the state entered its second decade of existence, the economic and social situation stabilized, and for a time, the security threats seemed to vanish....

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