You arrive at the airport ready for a flight, but are abruptly pulled aside and detained. A routine traffic stop by the police leaves you stranded by the side of the road without your driver's license. You whip out your credit card to pay for a restaurant bill, and the maître d'
quietly rejects and confiscates your card.
If you are very lucky, a repo man shows up at your house and impassively delivers an
injunction: your bank account has a lean on it.
Your life insurance has been cashed out and decimated.
What's going on in Israel, where every month, thousands of surprised citizens face these predicaments?
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