Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tuesday is Election Day in Israel. But it's not anything like the US presidential or congressional elections. Voting is not for a president. It's for a party, and there are 17 of them currently represented in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
So it's no surprise that there's a lot of confusion. And unlike the Republican and Democratic parties in the US, which have been in existence for many years, many of the Israeli parties change their names every few years, adding to the confusion about which party stands for what and who is who.
To see how the residents of Jerusalem are reacting to the coming election, Molly Livingstone, a founder of and intrepid reporter for the HaHafuch comedy troupe took to the streets with a camera and microphone to hear what the people have to say.
And what they have to say is...confusing. We'll have to wait until after Tuesday to find out the results.
In the meantime, enjoy!
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