Government As Mother In Law

a: Government bureaucracy ~
b: pesky mother-in-law

What: "But once the Jew ties the knot with Israel by making aliyah, the honeymoon quickly fades and the reality of married Israeli life kicks in. For non-Hebrew speakers there are communication barriers; the government bureaucracy is like a pesky mother-in-law who kills the romance with endless, prying demands; it's hard to go out on dates when bogged down by financial worries because the oleh has trouble finding a good job."

Writer: Orit Arfa
Date: May 10 2012 3:23 PM

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