If you’ve come looking for an interesting post on Israel, full of Zionist passion, detailing the various virtues of Israel as a light unto the nations in fields of science, society and democratic values and on how we help those in need, after earthquakes or civil wars, you’ve come to the right blog, but the […]

This is not a regular post. I’m not even sure if I have a point to make. Today was Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, set on the Hebrew date, the 27th of the month of NIssan, of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. I won’t discuss the message or messages we take from this day, […]

The elections have been behind us for a month, so now is a good time to look back and sum things up. They were elections fraught with double standards, outrageous mudslinging and political spins, and almost no public discussion over the real issues that need to be dealt with in Israel. No one really understands […]

The final results of Israel’s elections were published today, after the soldiers’ votes have been counted. Right-wing parties: Likud (Benyamin Netanyahu)- 30 Jewish Home (Naftali Bennet)- 8 Yisrael Beiteinu (Avigdor Lieberman)- 6 Center parties: Kulanu (Moshe Kahlon)- 10 Yesh Atid (Yair Lapid)- 11 Left-wing parties: Labor (Yitzhak Hertzog and Tzipi Livni)- 24 Meretz (Zehava Gal’on)- […]

With over 90% of the votes counted (almost 4 million), the results so far are: Likud- 30 Labor- 24 Joint Arab list- 14 Yesh Atid- 11 Kulanu- 9 Jewish Home- 8 Shas- 7 Yisrael Beiteinu- 6 UTJ- 6 Meretz- 5 Yachad does not pass the threshold. With Likud so far ahead of Labor, it is […]

The polls have closed a few minutes ago, and now the votes are being counted up and taken to the central election committee to be registered. The count will only be in by morning, and after that it will take 2-3 days to count the soldiers’ ballots and votes of people who voted overseas. In […]

The elections are this Tuesday, March 17th. Israeli law forbids publishing election polls after March 13th. So the polls we have are all we’re going to get until the real thing. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been collecting poll data and, using an excel sheet, making various calculations in order to find patterns in […]


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