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  • An educational ad captures Israel's culture of fear

    In other countries, when you say "education is our future", you usually mean that it will determine the level of prosperity and accomplishment we can hope to achieve. In Israel, the "future" is meant quite literally, in the sense that without education, we would have no future because we would all be dead. How deep is the culture of fear in Israel? Every day seems to bring a fresh piece of evidence indicating it is quite deep indeed. Last week, I was waiting for the bus, when I saw this poster on the bus stop: The picture, taken by me,…

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