A border policewoman takes a selfie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an event for lone soldiers sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh and Friends of the IDF at Beit Hachayal in Tel Aviv on January 24.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Election fever has hit Israel, with just over two months until Israelis go to the polls on the 9th of April. Early snap elections have sparked much heated debate socially, as political mergers, splits and coalition talks dominate headlines. Throw in three possible corruption cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and you have a recipe for a cauldron of conflicting views during any taxi ride, coffee purchase or dinner party. One can’t help but notice how many people in Israel feel so passionately about the way the country should be run, and how vocal they are about their views. We experienced it on a far more low-key level several months ago, during mayoral elections across the country. Again, people in our city were vociferous about the best person for the job, with many unsolicited emails and SMS messages making the rounds from various political contenders.
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