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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advertising campaign to encourage Israelis to return home

Israel's Absorption Ministry has a number of advertising campaigns in the US to try to convince Israelis to return home to Israel (and to try to convince their families here to keep trying to convince them).

Here are some of the advertisements (they're short). Parts of them will be difficult for the Hebrew challenged. This one is Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day).

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Gary P).

Here's another one. This one is called Before Chanuka becomes Christmas.

Let's go to the videotape.

And this one is called Before Abba becomes Daddy.

Let's go to the videotape.

It's sad that Israelis need to be reminded like this, but they do.

The conventional wisdom used to be that adjustment problems were only getting used to Israel, and not getting used to another country (usually the US). Recently, we heard about some friends' kids who moved back to the US because they weren't making it here financially, but we heard that their kids are totally miserable. Maybe they'll come back someday.



At 11:01 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

More and more good arguments for more market teams... not just on the govt to govt set ups, but putting together individuals and small businesses into teams. Then your Israelis can spend lots of time in Israel and maybe so can some of the rest of us. Cannot do this with limiting socialist entitlement systems that freeze people in place and remove the chance for innovative team arrangements.

At 11:25 AM, Blogger The Caped Crusader said...

Two things I'd say on this front. Firstly is that there is good and bad everywhere, and in Israel, what's good and bad is different from everywhere else.

When you get down it becomes an emotional issue and at times like that it's difficult to keep focused on the bigger picture (what's good in Israel, and the bad you left home).

Second, as 'Sunlight' said, when you come to Israel, part of the toughening up process is to get off your state-wiped @** and do anything. Work damned hard and with your parents support, you'll make it.

It's not uncommon here (unfortunately) for young adults to live with parents until they're married. That's just the way the cookie crumbles here.

In return for all this, you'll grow up faster than you ever imagined (no matter what your age), and be a man or woman the rest of the world envies.

Ask older Israeli relatives, or just any elderly Israeli, they all have a story to tell. It's just about being a part of history in the making.

Read Mark Steyn, no one recovers from welfare dependence easily. That's why the communists invented it.

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Jeffrey Goldberg 3000 - a U.S. leftist who, of course, comes up with a divisive interpretation...


At 8:20 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

you want me to go? pay for it! I can't afford to go where no one offers a job. I have a college degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Make a job offer. put up or shut up. seriously. Insulting me doesn't motivate me at all. I'd love to go, but I have a son to think about. I'm too old for the military and I'm college educated. The job market is dead, but at the very least I have immediate family that helps in America.


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