28 Adar II 5779
Israeli politics has reached a new low. And they did this by trying to imitate America. Instead of outlining what each party stands for and what the public has to gain from voting for them, they list all the sins of their competitors. They are using an US vs. THEM strategy, coupled with fear tactics, to bully the public, claiming that if you don't vote for them, the other guy is so bad and so dangerous, you'll be very sorry.
Increasing the percentage a party must have to even enter the Knesset is leading us slowly towards a two-party system where people really don't have a choice at all. Already, you can see from the Gantz/Netanyahu contest that they want to bring it really to just two sides of the same coin. There is no right or left on a coin, just two different images of the same thing - a superficial difference only.
By blocking every attempt Eli Yishai made to join with another party, the establishment has once again (after Rabbi Kahane in 1988) disenfranchised at least 100,000 people's right to choose their representation. So much for their vaunted "democracy!" You have to ask yourself, why was Eli Yishai seen as the only viable threat?
So, left with no one to vote for, I won't be voting. It was never about winning anyway, there is no way to "win" when you are forced to join with anti-Torah, anti-God elements. There will be no "winning" for the Yirei Shamayim until a Redeemer comes to Zion and "throws the bums out!"
Let's not forget why we are even having elections at this time. The government was brought down in order to establish a coalition that would support and implement the "Deal of the Century" when it is released. That's the only reason! And the "right-wing and religious" parties are going to be in shock when Netanyahu and Gantz agree to cooperate and form a unity coalition to do just that. They have to, there is no other way to do it. The Arab news is even reporting today that the plan will be released on May 15th - the date the US recognizes as the birth of the State of Israel.
Tough times ahead. Keep the faith! God fulfills His promises without fail.