Friday, January 10, 2020

Third Try Israeli Elections, I Vote Häagen-Dazs

Here in Israel, we've recently had two national Knesset Elections with the same unsuccessful results. The Israeli political system requires a coalition government if no political party gets a majority of the one hundred and twenty Knesset seats.

In 2019, neither the Bibi-Likud Bloc nor the Anti-Bibi Blue and White Bloc succeeded in negotiating deals that would bring them to that magic sixty-one-plus, 61+. So we're scheduled for a third round of elections in a few weeks.

Most of the public is rather nauseated, sick of all these useless elections. There's a saying in Hebrew if you meet someone a second time within a short period. I've written about it before, Knesset Elections Ad Nauseum.
פעם שלישית גלידה
Pa'am shlishit glida
Third time ice cream
My guess is that the winning bloc will be the one whose supporters are less jaded and bored. Whichever side can galvanize its voters to show up and vote has the best chance to win, meaning get enough MKs to form a ruling coalition. Polls are showing Likud behind, which suits Bibi's favorite "gevalt-we're losing" campaign strategy.

Right now the small satellite parties of the Right and Left are negotiating to run to form two larger parties, one pro-Bibi and one anti-Bibi, in order not to waste votes for parties that don't pass the minimum.

Elections are scheduled for March, 2020, the Jewish Month of Adar, 5780. Adar is traditionally a month of surprises, so there's no way of predicting results or what the results will result in...
ונהפוך הוא
Vinahaphoch huAnd everything will be reversed

So, beware of pundits. Gd has something up His sleeve for sure. That's the most accurate prediction one can make.

I'm a Häagen-Dazs fan. The ice cream brand was founded by good pro-Israel Jews, Rose and Reuben Mattus, who supported Jewish Rights in all of the Land of Israel. This is diametrically opposed to Ben & Jerry's which supports Leftist causes, including endangering Israel by being pro-Palestine.

Let's have a Häagen-Dazs party! How can we go wrong with good ice cream?


rutimizrachi said...

Needed the laugh this morning. Educational, too. Thanks!

Batya said...

Glad you enjoyed it. The big stock of ice cream is in a store on Emek Refaim. I must try to get there with a thermal bag, but that would be the death of my diet.

Mr. Cohen said...

The monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers in Tel Shiloh
would attract more participants if they served free
ice cream [glida].

Batya said...

Do you volunteer to buy the ice cream?

Mr. Cohen said...

No, I leave that honor to you :-)

Batya said...

Put your money where your mouth is.

Anonymous said...

Shavua Tov Batya,

One request: On the side where you have 'interesting blogs', today this blogger :'Yid with Lid' has posted this disgusting thing, where just the headline is smut.

Why do you allow this... Please remove it. If he can go and read such sites, and then re-post on your blog, this you should not allow. He is leading others to read trash. Just that headline of his is smut.

Toda.. this just for your eyes, and for you to think. Do not publish this.


Batya said...

a, your comment is published, and if you want it deleted, please do