Tuesday, March 28, 2006


As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, only 47 percent of Israel's five million eligible voters had turned out at Israel's 8,000 polling stations to cast their ballots. The figure is much lower than that at the same time on election day 2003.


Evidently, voter turnout in Israel is at historical lows.

30.9% cast their ballots by 2 p.m.

People seem uninspired by the choices, or perhaps, given the situation with Hamas, just unclear about who best to trust.

Although Avigdor Lieberman’s Israel Beiteni appears likely to be gaining seats, into the double digits.

Moshe Arens comments on the lack of discussion on the Israeli-Arab issue.

Daniel Pipes discusses Israel shunning talk of Victory - none of the parties discuss a victory strategy openly, as though the whole thing is now taboo.

Is this refusal to address key issues directly adding to the uninspirational nature of the vote today?


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