It may be true that all votes are counted equally, but in the final analysis, there might be only one that really counts. J.J. Goldberg explains why.
Forget the pre-election spin from enthusiastic Israeli lefties and despondent righties. At the voting booths, it’s still anybody’s game — and a surprisingly low turnout could be the real story.
In Israel, election day is a holiday. And in Tel Aviv, voters traditionally hit the beach after they go to the polls.
In Beit Hakerem, a historically liberal neighborhood, Israeli voters were far from united about whom to support. But most wanted to make a statement by ousting Benjamin Netanyahu.
The West Bank settlement of Har Homa is a right-wing stronghold. Voters admitted being torn between trying to save Benjamin Netanyahu from defeat — or backing smaller parties to his right.
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