"China has the strongest economy in the world." That's what I tell them.
They don't want the counterfeit brands made in Shechem according to what they tell me. They buy the Chinese made clothes, even with Hebrew writing on it.
And recent statistics keep showing weakening in the American economy. An interesting New York Times article is about how immigrants and children of immigrants are returning to the home/former country to enjoy the economic opportunities.
Many U.S. Immigrants’ Children Seek American Dream AbroadStatistics show the same for Israelis:
In growing numbers, experts say, highly educated children of immigrants to the United States are uprooting themselves and moving to their ancestral countries. They are embracing homelands that their parents once spurned but that are now economic powers.
In many cases the only thing preventing Israelis, and their children, from returning to Israel is that their American homes are hard to sell. Real Estate is still very weak in the United States.
Fewer Israelis Immigrate to U.S.
Driven by Economy, Ex-Patriates Also Return to IsraelRead more: http://www.forward.com/articles/154997/fewer-israelis-immigrate-to-us/?p=all#ixzz1sYozaDp7
As Israel gears to celebrate 64 years, this is definitely something to think about. Wise Jewish parents abroad should think more seriously about sending their children on aliyah for university. In Israel tuition is much less, and the economy is thriving. University is a good way to learn to function in Hebrew, the key to successful absorption in the State of Israel.