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Vote ‘P’ for Pirates

Vote 'P' for Pirates

Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Ohad Shem Tov (L) and Noam Kuzar at the headquarters of the Israeli “Pirate party,” one of 34 lists competing in the upcoming Israeli national elections.

The Swedish Piratpartiet, founded on 1 January 2006, was the first pirate party. The party’s name was derived from Piratbyrån, an organization opposed to intellectual property.

In other words, it’s a party based on stealing stuff.

Oh, if only all the other parties running for the Knesset were this honest.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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2 Responses to “Vote ‘P’ for Pirates”

  1. No, wrong. Pirate Party stands for copying och sharing. The original is still there.
    Please correct this article.

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