Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Video Chuckle: Israel's Labor Party Central Committee

Likud Voting Slip used on 29/10/2012
Israel's political party conventions make the Knesset seem polite and tame.

At the Likud Central Committee convention the other day, the vote for PM Netanyahu's proposal for the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu to run together in the upcoming election was conducted by a "show of hands" popular vote.  Not the best way to hold a vote (see the yellow piece of paper I had to wave in the air for my vote to be "seen"). 

The Likud's Central Committee has seen its share of excitement...and routinely gets blasted by the media for being less than perfect.

I'm not sure its refreshing to see the Labor party's Central Committee behaving similarly -- and of course you won't see this video written about in Israel's mainstream media.  I guess all the parties are the same.

Seen here is Labor Central Committee member, Michal Gur, being thrown out of the convention.  She was promised a chance to speak about the lack of dedicated spots for women MKs on the Labor list.  Seems like Labor borrowed some of the goons that Omri Sharon used to use when his father was  head of Likud.
 


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