.local government to reduce violence.
--Despite limited reasons for capital punishment, Israeli culture and government are generally tougher on crimes and criminals than the U.S.
--As with most Middle East cultures, Israel generally frowns upon and cracks down on disrespect, disobedience, and juvenile delinquency by solutions relating to parental and family responsibility.
--Though conservatism is waning in Israel, recent surveys show that citizens there are more morally conservative than they often convey.
--Leaders like Prime Minister Netanyahu believe that religion (Judaism) is at the heart of transforming and maintaining civility in individuals and the country.