December 02, 2013
Watch Out, America!

We’re still number one in unfairness but tiny Israel is closing fast, according to Alex Kane on Alternet

But most Americans probably don’t know that the 2nd most unequal “rich” country is the close ally and client state of Israel, whose own oligarchs own a significant slice of the Israeli economy.…

About 21 percent of Israelis live in poverty, the highest among developed countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

I was 14 in 1948, when Israel was born. It sounded wonderful. From the horror of World War II had come a new nation dedicated to just and progressive communal values, to the dignity of labor, and without poverty or excessive riches. I dreamed of joining a kibbutz some day. Would they take goyim, though? Of course they would. After all, Israel was tomorrow!

…and tomorrow and tomorrow, crept in its petty pace to today.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 02, 2013 11:33 AM
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The trouble with Israel is that it's full of human beings, just like every other country. There are individual variations, but taken as a species we are a swinish, selfish, cruel and greedy lot.

Posted by: Special Ed on December 3, 2013 11:11 AM
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