Noam Aviram (Photo: screenshot, Facebook)
Radio announcer and presenter Noam Aviram published a post on Facebook asking his followers for financial help after encountering a severe economic crisis. "I managed to get about a third of what I needed to get the bank off my back and not risk starving and sleeping on the park bench again," he wrote.
Aviram claimed in the post that his bank deceived him and refused to go to him when it came to retiring his debts to the bank. "Throughout the enlightened world, in the most capitalist countries, there are mechanisms that treat you and the crook differently. Whereas I was abandoned to my fate, as the last of the crooks, with my bank still 'human' relative to the entire system. Even in the United States, by all accounts the most capitalist country, the banks themselves have set up funds that support people who find themselves in situations like mine. In our country, the credit rating system, for example, refers only to the past three years, and does not even try to find out, as is customary in enlightened countries, what happened to you.
"You could have been the righteous for forty years, but with us it doesn't matter. It's hard for me to call it human. Relative to what is customary today, and after some of the activists have changed, they try to help me according to them. But what saved me from starvation from some of the bodies that persecuted me and from becoming homeless was you, who contributed to me, each according to his ability. Needless to say, my mental, physical and family conditions have also reached a crisis that is largely irreversible. The situation I find myself in is not great."
"In order to ward off my pursuers and not to fast again on the street, to pay the lawyers who represented me, and I am no longer proud of this request, is that you continue to help me defeat this cruel system, and donate to me as much as you can on Paybox (Babbit is impossible for their policy reasons) to my mobile 054-5402222 or by transfer to Mizrahi Bank, branch 512, 272045 account in my name," Aviram wrote. "I wouldn't have dared to ask for it if it weren't for two facts. One is that this is the last alternative I find, and the other is that when all went well, I helped others myself, with a large hand, even if I was pushed into a financial corner myself because of it. Now, because of the shame, I will hide in some dark corner. I never imagined, even in my worst dreams, that I would have to face everyone and make such an embarrassing, not to mention shameful, request."
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