Can Generation Y save Israel?

Disillusioned with capitalism,Israel’s millenials seek peaceand a new world order.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
December 26, 2013 10:07
Generation Y in action in a Jerusalem café

Generation Y in action in a Jerusalem café. (photo credit: NATI SHOHAT / FLASH 90)

“They're not like us” is the working title of a soon-to-be-published book by Prof. Oz Almog and his wife, Dr. Tamar Almog, both of Haifa University, on Israeli “millenials,” or Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 1995.

A generation is a group of people born during the same period of time, usually about two decades. Because they live through the same experiences, such as economic recession, war, crises and upheavals, they tend to share similar values and behavior. As Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway observes, “Someone’s age tells you about their experience. It is a measuring stick to how well they are doing.”

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