Yesterday in an opinion article in Haaretz, Alon Hadad had some reservations about the video in which the retired president Shimon Peres is trying to find a job in different minimum wage employments. Indeed the humorous video portrays the sad reality of elderly people in Israel, and Hadad feels that the video ridicules this segment of the population,
Prior to reading Hadad's article I had watched that video and felt that although it was amusing it had a relevant and poignant social comment. Peres himself is 90 year old, but he has always been lucky and successful. However, dressed in a different attire, like in the famous story of The Prince and the Pauper, he was just another old man. As a result, the video shows that he is either transparent to the rest of the world or is treated badly. The video was so accurate that it was almost unbearable to watch how in the Holy Land the Biblical Mizva of respecting the elderly has become yet another irrelevant value.
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