Sometimes too many choices aren't good, and that is how I feel right now on the eve of the 5775, 2015 Israeli Elections. We're only in the middle of March, and as I write the year I wonder if we will end up with elections again really soon. Will they be 5775, 2015 or 5776, 2015 or 5776, 2016?
When I choose which party to vote for I choose by what should be best for the country, the State of Israel, its security, economy and future. I look at the economy in the "big picture," not how things may affect me personally.
I'm of the generation that heard United States President John F. Kennedy say:
"...ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
I want to hear that from my Israeli political leaders. I have no respect for those promising cheap apartments in affluent neighborhoods, because that isn't good for the State of Israel.
I also want to hear Israeli politicians talking about the privilege of serving the country, whether as a soldier or in a special volunteer program. They shouldn't refer to these as burdens or for "suckers."
I'm an old-fashioned Israeli patriot and I'm proud of it.