Voting in Israel: Not as bad as Florida

23.01.2013                      12.Schwat. 5773

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Voting in Israel: Not as bad as Florida

First-time voter embraces quaint system "that probably hasn’t changed since the founding of the State".

I don’t know what American political reporters write about for two years covering just two parties. They must be bored stiff.
In Israel, my first election season was a whirlwind of colors, parties, random assignments of letters, political infighting and rumors flying in every direction, angry rabbis promising blessings to those who voted the correct way, last-minute press conferences breaking propaganda rules, coalition possibilities going up in smoke, and Meretz activists making rounds of the bars and giving out shots of terrible green-tinted Arak….