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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Israeli Elections 2015, 5775, Ultimate Protest Vote!! #5

Will there be a total shock when the votes are counted in the 2015, 5775 Israeli Knesset Elections?

Will a party that hasn't been mentioned or offered or shown up in the polls get enough votes to sit in the Knesset?

It could happen.

Anything can happen. Right?

So, you are probably wondering, which party can shock the polls?

It's the new Chareidi women's party, which is a revolution. That's what they say. Chareidi Women Making Changes.

I'ts not just a matter of chareidi women who can put these women in the Knesset. If people see this as a protest vote, their support can come from all over.

If you listen to what they are saying, you'll discover that they are the true Social Justice party, not the upper middle class and wealth Leftist parties that label themselves as such but don't really understand how the majority, the poor people struggle and suffer.

One of the things Ruth Colian says in the video is:
"They complain of the price of gas (for a car) when we're worried about the price of public transportation."
Now, will they surprise us all?


Hadassa said...

I remember when the Pensioners Party (Gil) surprised *everybody* by winning seven seats in the 2006 elections, partly (mostly?) due to its "protest vote" appeal. To whom does a female hareidi party appeal? Virtually all the non-religious won't support a hareidi party, of any kind. Virtually all women who support the idea of a party comprised solely of women don't support anything hareidi. Are there enough disgruntled hareidim of either gender to give them a significant number of votes? Is the party at all attractive to the non-hareidi religious?

Batya Medad said...

Better marketing. Go for femnist Social Justice.

Sammy Finkelman said...

This might show up in polls as Shas, or maybe Shas together with Yachad, getting too few mandates.

Look at this right now:

05 [02] Yachad (Yishai+Chetboun+Marzel)
04 [13] Yisrael Beitenu
04 [10] Shas
04 [06] Meretz

- TRI poll of 501 people for Bizportal via Jeremy.

Koolanu is also rising (which sounds like some people are looking for a place to go).

Batya Medad said...

I think the ladies would do better with more creative marketing. Like:
"If you really want to sic it to chareidim, vote for Ubizchutan!"

Anonymous said...

Think it really is silly; just what they need, another party to pull away voters from the more important parties.
Don't think these women are busy enough.

Batya Medad said...

They are not aiming to tear down the "mechitza." It's a Social Justice platform with issues ignored by other parties. There are always some protest parties in Israeli elections.