Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Israel Poverty Rate Tops 20%

Formerly Egalitarian State Now Poorest Developed Country 

The rich-poor gap in Israel has widened dramatically.

The architects and founding leaders of the Jewish State would be proud of its remarkable achievements in high-technology industries and other fields … but deeply disappointed by today's economic news. Social democratic ideals have been battered; from the socialist Labor Zionist pioneers to the anti-socialist (Revisionist Zionist) Rosh Betar, the brilliant and charismatic rebel and statesman, Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky, whose economic ideology was basically that of a welfare state, in the classic, European sense, practically all leaders, parties and factions believed strongly in social justice.