The difference is that Greek society has been driven to desperation, while Israeli society is living the good life. When I read a few days ago that refugees were being beaten by masked, club-wielding goons in Greece, I felt less distressed about what was going on in Israel. If it's happening in the "cradle of democracy," why shouldn't it happen here? Hey, every country, even the most liberal, has had its bouts with racist violence; what's happening in Israel isn't anything out of the ordinary, we're not so bad, we're no worse than anybody else, so have a little perspective. But then I remembered - Greece's economy is in ruins. The whole society is panicking, and for…Read More... | 25 Comments
Greece's economic crisis
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Last Metro to Taksim
Yuval Ben-Ami reports from Istanbul.
Reports, maps, infographics and other documents on human rights and democracy.
Children under occupation
The effects of occupation on minors.
On the challenges facing a growing population of asylum seekers and refugees in Israel.
A series of striking infographics.
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