‘What will the elections bring?’

What will the next government look like?

Opinions about next Israeli elections (photo credit: MATT LEWI)
Opinions about next Israeli elections
(photo credit: MATT LEWI)
With elections set to take place March 17, voices on the street predict what the next government will look like, split between disillusionment with the election process or holding onto an optimistic outlook.
‘To tell you the truth, I don’t really care about the upcoming elections.
For social issues I tend to lean to the left, while for security and diplomacy I am more right – I don’t feel there are any political parties that share my views, it’s either all left or all right.
So why vote?’ – Rebecca, Bat Ayin, a youth counselor
‘I don’t support it, but I believe that Bibi will form a coalition with Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Liberman and the ultra-Orthodox parties. I don’t think any new parties will make an impact in the next elections.
The parties in the Knesset will remain more or less the same as the last one’ – Itai, Had Nes on the Golan Heights, completing his pre-army service year
‘Up until now, I didn’t think there could be a real alternative to the right-wing government.
But new developments in the leftwing camp are making it a real adversary for the right. Generally, I find it hard to predict what kind of government there will be in the future, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be happy with the next one’ – Nitzan, Jerusalem, double major in education and sociology
‘Generally speaking I don’t really follow politics and the changes in government. But from what I do see in the streets and among friends, I think we are heading towards a more right-wing coalition that will be led by Naftali Bennett’ – Ofri, Jerusalem, student at the Hebrew University
‘I think – and hope – we will have a strong right-wing coalition that includes Bennett and Liberman led by Netanyahu. I believe they will get some 40 mandates or so. And you know what, it’s about time that we give them enough votes so they can run the country properly and not go to elections every two years’ – Roni, Halva King in Mahaneh Yehuda market