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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem

News Digest: West Jerusalemites Voting in Municipality Elections


"Experiential Education [at the Denmark School]!"

– Ariel Markose

"Half the people in this city don't even have [Israeli] citizenship. As we've seen, this half cannot even put forth their own candidate. But I still believe we should go out and vote for those that CAN change this situation.
Come on, go and vote! And say hi [at the polls].😍"

– Shaindy Ort

[Selected Comments:]
– "They [Arabs from East Jerusalem] can't vote in the municipal election?"

– "Yes, they can vote (permanent residents can as well). But residents can't run for office."

– "You know I agree with you, but this time I think you're wrong. East Jerusalemite Arabs do not vote and do not ask for citizenship because they are against the idea of Zionism and do not want to be a part of it. In order to make a change, both sides need to take part."

"A few moments before the polls are closed – what have you learned from these elections? What disappointed you? What did you do?"

– Jerusalemites FB Group

[Selected Comments:]
– "I learned that most of the places are not accessible to handicapped people or the elderly and that people had a very hard time climbing up several flights to vote… I also learned that a law against sending text messages should be passed and that we should prosecute the trolls that send us text messages nonstop before the elections! I think it resulted in a lot of people not wanting to vote at all!"

– "First of all, I voted!! I was disappointed with how badly the candidates speak about each other. Instead of pointing out the good in each candidate, they point out the bad. It's bad the voter turnout is so low. I think we have something to learn from the Haredi community when it comes to unity, no question about it. 😏"

– "Actually, this time, the Haredi vote was pretty split."

– "Whoever doesn't vote, doesn't get to complain!!!"

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