Monday, February 16, 2009

Curious about Israeli Elections?

Israeli elections and the naming of a new government are based on a proportional legislative process, somewhat confusing to US observers. The French have the experience of the disastrous IVth Republic to look at, so have a "been there, done that" to the mess presented by this unstable system. At any rate, here's a great summary of the groups involved, the issues at stake and the options being considered by Gush Shalom's Uri Avnery.

[Avnery was a soldier in the 1948 war and once an MP in the Knesset. I believe he is up in age and battling cancer, according to what I read. If you are the praying kind, pray for such a man. If you are not the praying kind, wish him good luck and long life. There are far too few giants like this Mr Avnery - a man or character, intelligence and vision.l

There are other links pertaining to this election in the 'Quick Updates' section. ------>


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