Israel: Chutzpah and Chatter in the Holy Land

Amit Schejter, Akiba Cohen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


It seems every tourist visiting Israel in recent years comments on the omnipresence of mobile phones. The above anecdote is a wonderful example typifying not only the sheer numbers but also the particular nature of mobile telephone usage in Israel. In this chapter, we describe as well as seek to understand the unprecedented growth of mobile phone ownership and use in Israel. We also point out some unique characteristics of this medium, which seem to suit the Israeli culture and mentality so well, and hence make it ubiquitous.

Israelis spend impressive amounts of time talking on mobile phones.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationPerpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance
EditorsJames E. Katz, Mark Aakhus
PublisherCambridge University Press
StatePublished - 2002


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