There's no Old Man in Israel either apparently.
Ami Ayalon served as the Chief of Navy for the Israeli Defence Force, politician and head of Israel's secret service, Shin Bet. In the documentary movie The Gatekeepers, he described his childhood understanding of decision making.
“I had a wonderful childhood,” he said. “I knew that there's a house in Jerusalem, and on the second floor there’s a long corridor. At the end of the corridor there's a door, and behind the door is a wise man, who makes decisions. He thinks. My parents called him the ‘Old Man,’” (a reference to Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion).
“Years later, after the Yom Kippur War , I went to Jerusalem, and I went to that same building. I was on the second floor, and found no door at the end of the corridor, and behind the missing door, no one was thinking for me.”