Municipal elections are taking place all over Israel this coming Tuesday, November 11th. The race in Tel Aviv is drawing extra attention this year, not only because Tel Aviv is the country’s economic and cultural capital, but also because of the interesting candidates.
This is Dov Khenin, one of the candidates for the Mayor position, speaking:
The Israeli municipal elections are taking place November 11. The race in Tel Aviv particularly is gathering much attention this year.
City for All is one party that is receiving a lot of publicity from supporting residents, whom you can see walk the streets wearing the party t-shirts. The blogosphere is also very abuzz with support for this specific party.
Another party who runs for city council is Meretz. It is a well-established leftist party, which has been around for much longer, and is holding a very similar agenda to City for All.
Ofer Fein and Eran Neufeld produced an amusing animated clip, which aims to make the point that Meretz is already fighting — and has been fighting for a long time — all the battles that several new niche parties are trying to claim for themselves.
The video features the voice of a clueless girl who doesn’t know which way to vote. She makes a list of all the issues that exist in the race (each issue with its own niche party): Housing and transportation, the environment, the gay community, animal welfare, Jaffa, young people’s rights, the elderly. Eventually, she realized Meretz has credentials for taking care of all these issues.