July 20, 2024
Israeli Election Makes As Much Sense As the Prior and Next
What is that thing rightly or wrongly attributed to Einstein about expecting different results?
What is that thing rightly or wrongly attributed to Einstein about expecting different results?

It is said that Jews are so opinionated that two Jews render three opinions.

We see from this week’s elections in Israel, timed perfectly for Rosh Hashanah season, that it is not true. For nearly seven million Jews, only 30 (or so) political parties are ample to choose from.

With Israel voting for a Prime Minister and a new Government — for the second time in three months, because enough of the various parties could not agree on forming a Government three months ago — the population of Israel now stands at approximately nine million:

Approximately 6,750,000 Jews (~ 75%)
Approximately 1,900,000 Arabs ( ~ 21%)
Approximately 450,000 “Others” (~ 5%)

With millions of Jews voting, you might expect millions of parties (plus one) to run. But the stereotype is not correct. In this election, voters have only 30 or so parties remaining from which to choose, barely the number of flavors that the Baskin Robbins ice cream chain advertises.

For non-Israelis, here are some examples of choices from recent elections that faced voters at the ballot box:

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See Also:

(1) Source: Lieberman working to have Netanyahu replaced as head of Likud

(2) Lieberman vows to only join unity government with Likud, Blue and White

(3) Israel’s Prince of Paradoxes

(4) Who Is Avigdor Lieberman, the Right-wing Leader Standing Between Netanyahu and a 5th Term?

(5) Encouraged by results, Lieberman insists he won’t back either bloc

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