Jewish Journal

Voters Say Election Will Change Little

by Matthew E. Gutman

January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

Likud supporters celebrate at the Tel Aviv Show Grounds as the results of Israel's general elections are announced on TV. Photo by Brian Hendler/JTA

"Go vote," the ex-general commanded, looking straight into the cameras.

Voter apathy apparently was uppermost on Israeli... read full article

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    Over the past several months, the world has rightly focused attention on disarming Saddam's Iraq. Thanks to American leadership, the danger that Saddam's...

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    by James D. Besser

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  • The Party Line

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    According to the latest polls, about 15 parties stand a chance of getting at...

  • Voter Apathy High Among Israeli Arabs

    by Eric Silver

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Omar Baransi, a 71-year-old retired building contractor with a lined, leathery face, brags that he won't be voting in Israel's general election on Jan....

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