Tag Archives: Bayit Yehudi

Israeli National Elections 2019

Today is election day, in fact as of this writing it is nearly over. I have not written about the elections at all for a few reasons: As I have mentioned frequently lately, we have been dealing with a family … Continue reading

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Elections silly season

It is election season in Israel with all the attendant empty promises, scandals, and political jockeying. Bayit Yehudi head and Education Minister Naftali Bennett took his deputy, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, and left the party, forming a new party simply … Continue reading

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We have a government (for as long as it lasts)

Last night, or early this morning, Binyamin Netanyahu finally cobbled together a governing coalition with the slimmest of majorities – 1 seat. The haggling and horse trading went down to the wire and no one was sure we wouldn’t wake … Continue reading

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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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