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 […]

“Sounds of Jerusalem” is a festival that takes place in the Old City of Jerusalem every year in March. For a number of evenings, the cobbled streets of the 3000 year old city are filled with music and performers. I went for the first time this year, and got to hear some of Israel’s best […]

I’ve belonged to the Hebrew University community in Jerusalem for eight years now, so you can take my word when I tell you that when various faculties hold extra-curricular lectures during class time, they usually don’t expect more than 20 or so students, who just happen to have a free period, to show up. But […]

A lot has happened since my last update, a lot of it quite sensational. January 29th was the last date for parties to submit their lists of candidates for the elections, so I decided to wait with the sensationalism and post my update after the picture was a bit clearer. 26 parties are running in […]

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