Israelis: If you thought your taxes were high, here's more confirmation. Last Monday was Israel's Tax Freedom Day, "the day in the year when we stop working for the government and start working for ourselves."
The only other western countries even close to Israel in overall average tax burden are Denmark and Sweden. The US and the UK are far less burdened.
Of course, that's on the average. Individual Israelis, depending on the makeup of their income and expenditures, may pay far higher taxes than average. Sometimes it feels like it's considered a privilege to be allowed any after-tax income.
Remember: Even God never demanded more than 20% (two tithes)!