ISRAEL: Just Too Equal

Many a Jewish doctor, lawyer or teacher seeking refuge in Palestine from the venom of Hitler's Europe was forced to earn his living by manual labor. This humbling necessity for common survival led in the new nation of Israel to a basic belief that no man was better than another, and hence should be paid no more. In the Israeli economy, teachers, doctors, civil servants and other professionally trained men were all paid workmen's wages. Any attempt to raise the scale for professionals is promptly met by an equal demand on the part...

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