Polls are set to open in 191 municipalities around the country Tuesday, enabling 5,469,041 Israelis to exercise their democratic right to vote for a local government.
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Shiloh isn't a city or even a town. Legally it's a small village and is not governed by a mayor, so we don't have elections today. Some yishuvim aka "settlements" have reached the required population size and have gone through the process to become cities. They are electing their mayors today.
I've tried reading about the election
We need politicians who can work together for the common good.
Asked by the interviewer if he had anything positive to say about his rival, Lion was less magnanimous. “After three months of lies and slander by his campaign managers, I don’t even have one good thing to say about him,” he said.
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Asked the same question, Barkat said he wished Lion well in his future moves — indicating his conviction that Lion, who only recently relocated to Jerusalem from his home town of Givatayim, would not be taking over at City Hall.
Rafi of Life in Israel has been monitoring the elections in Beit Shemesh. From my vantage here in Shiloh, it seems like Beit Shemesh is always suffering from campaign-like fever, since the three population sectors, secular/traditional, chareidi and national religious are constantly competing for budgets, services and neighborhood domination.
All of this just reinforces the love I have of my community, Shiloh. It may be a sleepy little town, but that's preferred over the alternative.
I haven't read or heard of a "pleasant" idealistic campaign anywhere. If you do know of one, please tell me in the comments, thanks.