The Israeli Election Compass

January 21st, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Democracy Institute have developed an election compass where you can see which parties in Israel are closest to you, if you were an Israeli voter.

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I ended up in the bottom left quadrant, fairly near Kadima overall but slightly to the left of Labor on the horizontal axis (peace, territories, security, religion) but slightly more centrist than Likud on the vertical axis (economy, welfare, human rights, law).

Hat Tip: Tim G

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6 Responses to “The Israeli Election Compass”

  1. Tom Jackson (2,553 comments) says:

    Somewhere around Balad and Labor, but below. This doesn’t surprise me. Most Israelis I know and whose opinions I respect are Labor voters who constantly complain about the nut parties like Shas. That was a while ago, so I wonder what they think of people like Bennett.

    The fact that Farrar is only slightly to the right of me goes a long way to demonstrating how authoritarian Israeli politics has become.

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  2. pq (728 comments) says:

    there is so much work,
    we will not be put aside by landmarks,
    USA is failing, do not fail yourselves Jew,
    we must be real,
    the madmen are in Africa,
    this is war

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  3. Reg (539 comments) says:

    Would be interesting to do one for NZ. Anyone got the technology?

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  4. TimG_Oz (862 comments) says:

    Reg, the Israelis are pretty good at technology. We could buy it from them ;-)

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  5. SPC (5,619 comments) says:

    Why buy, when we can trade for passports.

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  6. ChardonnayGuy (1,207 comments) says:

    Yet, apparently, Likud won’t go into coalition with Kadima because it’s afraid that it’ll upset its new fundamentalist ultra-Orthodox community mates and their militant ultra-Orthodox fundamentalists parties, which free ride on Israeli welfare benefits and refuse to undertake Israeli military service for the common good, even while having their yeshiva religious schools state-subsidised.

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