In recent years, many people have expressed their hesitance in making Aliya because of the security situation in Israel, citing the terrorist bombings, stabbings and missile attacks that we've had to live with in recent years.
On the other hand, the USA has been coping with mass murders on an unprecedented scale, like the recent one in Las Vegas and the one yesterday in Texas. And, we're not even taking into consideration the deaths from natural disasters - fires, floods and hurricanes - that has plagued the USA in recent months.
Emuna News decided to compare the extent of violent crime deaths and other related statistics between the USA and Israel to see, analytically, if Israel is really more dangerous than the USA. Hold on, cherished friends - you're in for a big surprise:
Statistic* Israel USA
Guns per 100 residents 7.3 101.0
Murders per 100,000 people 1.04 3.60
Suicides per 100,000 people 0.67 6.30
Natural Disaster Risk** 2.30% 3.76%
**chance of becoming a victim of earthquake, storm, forest fire, flood, drought, sea-level rise, etc.
Violent crime: What does the USA need all the guns for? There are over 14 times more weapons per capita on America's streets than on Israel's. Murder per capita is three times higher in the USA than in Israel.
Suicide: Either Israelis are happier or our emotional climate is healthier because suicides in the USA are nearly ten times higher per capita in the USA than here in Israel.
Natural disaster: In the USA, the chances of becoming a victim of natural disaster is 63% higher than it is in Israel.
Conclusion: even with Hamas, Hezbolla, ISIS and the Islamic Jihad on our borders and the plague of periodic terror in our midst, Israel is a much safer place to live than the USA. With that in mind, write my good friend Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Executive Director of Nefesh B'Nefesh, and tell him that you want to begin your aliya process. Rabbi Fass promised me that he would personally help any person I sent him, so tell him that Lazer Brody sent you.