Social Resilience Index: Israelis feel less secure
Noam Barkan
Published: 16.12.12, 23:46
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1. Survival formula: separate religion & make peace with Arabs.
Michael ,   California, USA   (12.16.12)
3. there are reasons
zionist forever   (12.17.12)
INCOME - Israel has always had low income problem and I am not sure there is a solution because as long as employers are paying minimum wage they can't be ordered to pay more. JOB SECURITY - Israel is starting to feel the knock on effects of the global recession with lack of recovery in the US and the Eurozone fighting to stay afloat so unemploment has increased. JUDICIAL SYSTEM - When Olmert can walk away from Holyland with a big smile on his face how can anybody trust the judicial system? PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE POLICE - the police have always been useless SOCIAL ISSUES - I think the social protests gave people the mistaken impression there was going to be an economic revolution now reality that there was never going to be a revlution is setting in and people are coming down with a bump because they expectations were built up to high POLITICAL PARTIES - do people ever trust political parties? MEDIA - who do you trust, right, left, centre? POLITICAL CORRUPTION - in government is defaintly corruption and it largely comes down to the coalition system of you want me in your coalition I want something in exchange.
4. To Zionist forever
Tubby ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.17.12)
Its" we the people" that are to blame by voting in the same idiots into the Knesset. Presumably the same thing will happen in the next elections.Ben Gurion said a good leader must offer three things to his people, 1/ Tell the truth 2/ Show the direction 3/ Give hope.
5. 3
zionist forever   (12.17.12)
Who else can we elect? Yair Lapid who doesn't care about the country and will prostitute his Knesset seats to any government willing to help him advance his career? Mad Michelle the marxst obsessed with womens rights, flashes her bra on tv and comes out with come stupid statements? Noam Shalit who wants to create a political career because he got public sympathy when his son was in captivity? Green Leef party? Meretz? Fact is we can only vote for the people who are on offer and we have to go with the best of whats very often a bad bunch. The advantage of a dictatorship is you don't have to chose because there is only one bad apple.
6. drop in social resilience
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (12.17.12)
About 60% of Israelis fear for their lives thanks to government policies that armed Hamas and Hezbolla with rockets. They cowered in shelters while the IDF helplessly watched as rockets fell on their homes and children. Although many deaths were averted by Iron Dome, these people still saw the prices of their houses drop, could not have normal lives, and many suffer from PTSD. Israel's social resiliance will keep dropping unless we can elect a government that stops the previous plan to establish a new terror state in Judea and Samaria.
7. #5,Flashing the bra is brave. Doing nothing 4 years is meek.
Michael ,   California, USA   (12.17.12)
Mad Michelle outperforms Sara's husband on TV even when he's shown with the bearded bouncer in tow. Now you know who else you can elect. Better still, vote for the handsome with the hairline. Too bad Daphne Leek is not running; you wouldn't ask any questions then.
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