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Comment author: MichaelVassar 27 December 2011 09:58:34AM 4 points [-]

Israel seems like a natural place for LW. Any thoughts on why the memes haven't gotten more traction there yet?

Comment author: erratio 28 December 2011 01:37:40AM 5 points [-]

Very naive guess: people in Israel live in constant high proximity to the two biggest mindkillers, religion and politics/nationalism, both of which have serious and immediate real-world consequences for them.

Comment author: Ezekiel 30 December 2011 12:09:47AM 0 points [-]

I'm Israeli, and although my contact with general society in the country is low, I think that's probably a factor. Meme propagation also just takes time.

Comment author: dekelron 30 December 2011 09:50:53AM 1 point [-]

Actually I doubt it's something that complicated. In my opinion, the site is not known because there are few people to publicize it, loop.

Anyhow, ARE there more LWers from Israel? I would really like it if there was a meetup here.

Comment author: dbaupp 31 December 2011 12:57:01PM 2 points [-]

Anyhow, ARE there more LWers from Israel?

According to this survey, there are at least 2 people from Israel (from Haifa and Kfar Saba).