Monday, January 14, 2013
Statistics Bureau of Israel published today a report on the demographic situation of Israel. In 2011, Israeli Jewish males were the longest living (of all national groups) with 80.7 years average, followed by Swiss males with 80.6 years. Having some experience with Israeli females (see ill.), I was not surprised to learn that they outlive us by three years. I think that the figures show that life in Israel - for men and women - is exceptionally good. Now, how could this data be twisted to show Israel in a bad light? HaAretz, that hideous fishwrap, does it. Let me quote and translate: "The situation of the Israeli woman is much worse (than men's situation). They are much lower in the international ranking, living less fully three years less than Japanese women, 83.6 vs 86.3 years. Obviously Israel is a most oppressive chauvinistic society, where female infanticide and binding of girl's feet are widespread. When girls reach puberty, fathers take them to the Beer Sheba beduin market to exchange them for camels and goats and shiny new Mercedes Benz.