Eugenics in Israel: Did Jews try to improve the human race too?
“Eugenics was a part of the national philosophy of most of [the local] psychiatrists,” says [historian Rakefet] Zalashik. “The theory was that a healthy nation was needed in order to fulfill the Zionist vision in Israel. There was a powerful economic aspect to this view of things – the idea being to prevent people who were perceived as a burden on society from bringing children into the world. And homosexuals and frigid women also fell into this category.”