Israelis argue, complain and criticize. A lot. Israelis are loud, nosey, opinionated and brutally honest. Being polite or diplomatic is not our strong suite.
Living in Israel is not easy. Our „neighborhood” is not nice – this current war with Hamas is just one example… In addition, Israelis themselves can be very difficult.
So what’s the point? Why bother?
It’s very simple (and yet very complicated). The answer is LOVE.
Love your neighbor as yourself, as if he or she was you. I’m sure this sounds like a nice theory to many but just that – a theory. In Israel it’s not theory, it is reality. It’s not something conscious and it’s not taught in school. It’s just considered „doing the right thing”, „being a good person”.
Israel is like a family. Brothers may beat each other up, may not even speak to each other but when one is bullied…
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