With only hours to go until Israeli elections, many are still undecided,
but at least we now we are down to only 32 parties to select from.
With so many parties and candidates it is impossible to keep track,
so we decided to share just a few pre-election observations.
1. A “Bibi is a strong leader for Israel” poster is up in the spot
where Tzipi Livni was hanging just a couple of weeks ago.
2. Bibi is good for the rich,
according to Shelly Yacimovich of Labor banners.
3. Zippi Hotovely is one of our favorite candidates,
she was often available to speak and so easy to photograph.
4. In September, Jeremy Gimpel was campaigning for Anglo votes,
an old video comment got him roaring into the headlines this week.
5. Shas MK Eli Yishai took time out to meet with a group of AMIT
supporters from US in his office even though they can not vote.
6. Chief rabbis are allowed to give brachot, blessings in person,
but a brachot ‘phone app’ before elections was ruled against the law.
7. A large banner for Naftali Bennent could be found in German Colony
and a small green and blue sticker on this graffiti nose on Jaffa Street.
He is gaining popularity, but is he everyone’s brother as his ads read?
8. This is an old Moshe Feiglin sticker.
Interesting that he has kept a low profile this week.
9. So tomorrow is the time to decide which letters to put in the ballot box.
Not going to bore you with all 32 letter combinations here,
I will leave that for someone else.
Predict what you want, but things can change quickly,
just ask Avigdor Lieberman,
one day he was near the top and the next day out of the running.
In May, Dov Lipman was posing in the Knesset
with MK Amselem and heading Amselem Anglos group.
Today, Dov Lipman is running with Yair Lapid with Yesh Atid party.
And finally, 10. my favorite sign from this week,
a very clever ad for the Jerusalem Theater.
After the election noise quiets, it is time to subscribe for some culture.
At a recent class on Nevi’im, the Biblical prophets, our teacher mentioned,
a characteristic of a prophet is that victory is important over personal glory.
This election session personal egos seem to be a reason to run for office.
Let’s hope that after election day the winners and losers will indeed work
for the good of the people and the land of Israel.
Meanwhile, everyone also has to decide what to do tomorrow,
as Israeli election day is a day off from work.