An American tourist was riding in a taxi in Israel. As the taxi approached
a red light, the tourist was shocked to see the driver drive straight
through without even slowing down.
Surprised as he was, he didn't say anything feeling himself a "guest" and
not wanting to make waves. The trip continued without event until the
next intersection. This time the light was green and, to the American's
dismay, the cab driver brought the vehicle to a grinding halt. Unable to
contain his astonishment, he turns to the driver:
"Listen", he says, "when you went through the red light, I didn't say
anything. But, why, in heaven's name, are you stopping at a green light?!"
The Israeli driver looks at him as if the American was deranged:
"Are you meshuggah?!", he shouts. "The other guy has a red light -- do
you want to get us killed?!"