Saturday, February 21, 2015

Facebook Election Campaign

This year's Israeli Elections seems to be fought in the media, the social media, especially facebook, even in English.

There was a time, not that long ago, when Israelis waited nightly during campaign season for the television broadcasts of election campaign movies. There was a complicated system allocating certain amounts of minutes per party depending on if they were already in the Knesset, how many seats and if they were just challenging from the outside.

Now the movies are on youtube, facebook and all over.

The Likud just came out with a great one, teaching Israelis some history. Today's Labor Party, founded by David Ben-Gurion the first Prime Minister, has been claiming that Bibi Netanyahu is ruining relations with the United States. So the Likud has countered with a history lesson reminding everyone that in 1948 the United States State Department opposed the Declaration of the State of Israel. But Ben-Gurion defied the Americans and established the state.  As soon as I can get the code, I'll post it.

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