This educational story has already grown a beard.
When an Israeli Mr. wept over the bitterness of his fate and his duties, he asked: God, let me win the lottery!
As the prayers intensified, God decided to intervene, and sent his angels to see to it that the one struck by the plague of fate.
The angels came back and answered: There is a small problem - the lord does not fill out a lottery at all ...
When it comes to people living in poverty and the responsibility of the state, the community and ours as human beings, there are a million excuses and stories.
We explain to ourselves why this can be ignored.
They just are not trying hard enough to change their destiny.
They do not even buy the lottery ticket.
Here is an illustration of who and how distributes the tickets to the "lottery", and how a positive move with a lot of PR becomes another way to strengthen the strong and keep the weak out of the circle. In recent weeks, the new electricity reform has been launched. 22 companies received a franchise to supply us with electricity, and began offering promotions and discounts to Israeli consumers. The first households to receive a hot or irritated telephone, for example, indicate that savings of hundreds of shekels a year can be achieved. The competition wins and we win?
The question is who are those Israelis who can benefit from this competition.
It turns out that there are 52,000 households in total, with smart meters installed.
The IEC has installed such meters in recent years, according to the criteria it has chosen.
Only the existence of such a smart counter can allow participation in the "lottery" and entry into the competition.
An examination of the locations of the masses, as published by the Electric Company, reveals an "interesting" picture: in Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, 4,161 houses were connected to smart meters.
In Binyamina-Givat Ada, 1,106 counters.
7. Umm al-Fahm?
7. It turns out that "competition" and innovation are only relevant to First Israel.
The Electricity Authority and the Electric Company did not consider it appropriate to address these numbers, until I revealed them in a series of tweets.
The responses spoke of unknown "criteria" for the pilot, and that later on, perhaps, the socio-economic component of the deployment would also be taken into account.
That's how it works.
It is clear that it is more convenient for the electricity company to deploy in places with already strong infrastructure.
It is also clear that the Electricity Authority imagines success in the pilot through deployment in strong and "connected" Israeli households.
Those who know how to take advantage of the smart counter they received as a gift, to bargain and reach the lowest price for them.
Thus, in effect, the peripheries subsidize the economic center.
For those who finance the pilot and furnish the pilot, there is almost no chance of enjoying it.
Reducing gaps and equal opportunities are hard work.
A conscious and political revolution is needed, as well as attention to the smallest details.
In the Israel of 2021, important moves by government ministries, funded by all of us, fall into negligence or malice and do the opposite: deepen gaps instead of reducing them.