By Alex Brummer, April 10, 2008
The weekly magazine runs a pessimistic report on the Jewish state to mark its 60th anniversary
The media likes anniversaries. They are fixed points in a fast moving news agenda which allow stocktaking. As we move towards May and Israel’s 60th birthday, Israel is certain to come into focus. The Economist was fast off the mark in last week’s issue with a densely written 16-page report, The next generation, which examines dilemmas facing the Jewish state.