Tag Archives: Bayit Yehudi

Israeli Elections 2015: Likud’s win, and how the polls got it wrong

Since the initial exit polls came out, the final numbers have changed the results even more radically.  Some caution is still required since the “double envelop” absentee and soldiers’ vote have still not been fully counted and those could change … Continue reading

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Israeli Elections 2015 – initial exit polls

After a nerve-wracking day in which I distracted myself with Pesach cleaning and then playing with my grandchildren to stop myself biting my nails to the quick with every opinion poll, the exit polls are in – and with all … Continue reading

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Election day guide (and propaganda)

Election Day is almost upon us once again, barely two years from the last elections. Voting will begin tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Israel time and polls will close at 10 p.m.  This year, more than ever before, many Israelis … Continue reading

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A dirty, nasty election campaign

You may have noticed that I have been studiously avoiding writing about the approaching Israeli elections, due to take place next Tuesday. This is not because I have nothing to say about them. On the contrary, I have too much … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet. Uri Orbach z”l

Uri Orbach, the politician, journalist, children’s author, humorist and so much more, passed away yesterday at much too young an age (54). He will be sorely missed not only within his own religious Zionist circles but across the Israeli political … Continue reading

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This is how to do Hasbara

Naftali Bennett shows how it’s done on BBC’s Hard Talk program. The interviewer, Stephen Sackur, is quite hard-hitting, and is fairly irritating in places when he keeps harping on the purported instability of Netanyahu’s government and on the dangers of … Continue reading

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