Open living rooms, with a large glass window (sometimes with shutters) facing the main street, are very typical all over
This openness virtually makes your couch a street bench, and you can hang out on a street without stepping out of your door!
I wonder if this is typical mainly to Israeli cities, or maybe it’s the same in other warm client countries.
P.S.: And here is another mark of patriotism – an Israeli flag hanging out of a window.