Monday, February 9, 2009

In Twenty-Four Hours...

In twenty-four hours, polls, the real thing, will open in Israel, and our elections will begin.

I don't remember where, but recently I saw a statement that every Israeli Prime Minister has left either in disgrace or unwillingly or with his/her reputation in tatters. I don't know if it's totally true, but it's pretty close. What's most amazing is the short memory of the Israeli Public. I can't comprehend how Ehud Barak could be back in the running as head of the Labor Party. His "reign of terror" was totally unprecedented. Bibi left because the press hounded him, and he was "too green" as party leader (not ecology/reefer green) and didn't have his party under his control. Eshkol was too "grey" and boring, though he did a good job with the Six Days War.

I was wondering how I'd describe my state of mind, when I came across an interesting meme on The Jewish Side. I have to finish sentences, and that's how I'll pre-election post on the blog.

1-I wish I could… have more influence in Israeli politics and policy.
2-My biggest fear is… that Israelis will continue to vote for dangerous politicians.
3-I hate to… think that nobody is thinking, nobody is listening.
4-I love… to meet people who say: "I read your articles and agree with you."
5-Today I will… take care of body and soul.
6-Yesterday I… babysat for the grandkids, Baruch Hashem, thank G-d.
7-My hair is… covered. I'm a Torah Jew and married.
8-I will never… cease to fight for what I think is right.

If you're willing, please link back to this post and do the meme. Thanks

G-d willing, the Israeli electorate will be gifted with wisdom.


Anonymous said...

please HaShem Yitbarach!!!

guide the jewish people to do the right thing, l'shem shamayim!!!!

Batya said...


Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

That's great how you used it to express your feelings on the Israel Elections.

Batya said...

Thanks, jsb, the sentences are general enough to suit lots of topics. Elections are on my mind, and I found it the perfect vehicle! I hope you got lots of visits.