Here we are again in Elections, 5775, 2015, just two years after the previous ones. And we’re just a half a year after a war which saw Tel Aviv and Israel’s south under attack. Actually the entire country was running to shelters this past summer.
And when the dust finally settled, nothing really changed.
The loony Left led by Tsipi Livni and Issac Herzog, who have officially united politically, kept blaming the Likud’s Bibi Netanyahu for not negotiating “peace” with the terrorists who aim to destroy all of us, our country and all the population. And although the public and the brave soldiers in the IDF were willing and supporting a war to “finish the enemy,” again, our Prime Minister, and it really doesn’t seem to matter who is ruling–we’ve seen the scene before–agreed to a “ceasefire” the minute the enemy even hinted at it, even though we all know that “ceasefire in Arabic means reload.”
This cycle is dangerous, and I don’t see either of Israel’s two largest parties offering anything to break it. So our choice in choosing whom to vote for in another month and a half is to choose a political party that will be a strong influence on the Prime Minister of Israel.
Polls now show the Likud as top vote getter and Jewish Home as number three. It’s rather revealing that the Jerusalem Post article only reveals the negative anti-Netanyahu numbers and not the comparative percentages wanting him versus those wanting Herzog or Livni.
The percentage of respondents saying they do not want Netanyahu to remain prime minister fell to 52% from 55% last week and 58% the week before.
That nasty bit of editorializing certainly shows/hints that Israelis don’t want anyone but Bibi as Prime Minister, no matter which party they plan on voting for. I agree that at this point none of the candidates seem better, as dissatisfied we are with him. I wonder what numbers they are hiding.
I found a site, knessetjeremy.com which shows all or most of the polls. Here is shows that depending on polls, it’s either Likud or Labor aka Zionist Front sic leading, with a difference so small that it can be either.
Just like five minutes can mean many changes in football or basketball scores, a month and a half are a very long time in Israeli Knesset Elections.
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”