Israel is not the only developed county to subsidize parenthood, so why is its birthrate an outlier? The centrality of the family is one reason, as are tribalism, nationalism, and the fulfillment of a historic imperative.
— Read on www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2018/1214/Israel-booms-with-babies-as-developed-world-s-birth-rates-plummet.-Here-s-why
Israel is one of the few “western” nations that is experiencing a baby boom. The reasons are instructive.
“My own theory is that Israel cultivates this notion of a tribe, of bio-connectivity. The whole issue of fertility and infertility is connected with nationalism.”
Nationalism and tribalism are OK some, but not others.