That's how the New York Times titled is article about this year's Israeli Independence Day. No surprise. I disagree. I didn't see any darkness, depression etc, not in Shiloh nor when visiting my cousin who lives west of Ariel in the Sharon, not the Shomron.
A few years ago, immediately before and after Disengagement the mood was dark and bitter, no not like fine chocolate. No, it was more like sour soup laced with tears.