By Lori Reubenstein
Mr. LaMura’s letter is exactly why these study tours are necessary. Anyone who has actually been to Israel or has interacted with Israelis knows that the situation there is much more nuanced than what is painted in much of the media accounts.
Israeli society is rich and vibrant and multicultural despite the presence of zealots of all religions. Their economy is thriving due to the hard work of the Israeli people and includes citizens and non-citizens alike. Citizens of Israel and Massachusetts have much in common including booming high-tech and biotech sectors and both economies can benefit from alliances.
Most politicians just accept cash from lobbyists, our legislators are accepting education.