Dov Lipman, The Jerusalem Post
Image from article, with caption: Children enjoy a sunny winter day on a Tel Aviv beach.Excerpt:
[T]he World Happiness Index report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York ... ranks 157 countries according to several criteria: GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom of choice, and generosity.
According to this [JB - sic] criteria, Israel is the 11th-happiest country in the world, which means Israel’s citizens are happier than those in the United States (13th place), the United Kingdom (23rd), France (32nd) and Italy (50th). ...
The author served in the 19th Knesset with the Yesh Atid party. He is currently director of public diplomacy in the vice chairman’s office of the World Zionist Organization. The contents of this column do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the WZO.