Yes, elections are coming.
Check out the Israel Electoral Compass . (Thanks, Jameel!)
I did. And discovered, to my horror, that there really isn't a party for me.
That's right......now, one can 'psyche out' this test and get whatever results one is aiming for, but if you take it honestly, the results, at least for me, are disappointing.
I'm a centrist.
There are no centrist parties.
I'm a 'hawk' on security but apparently a real marshmallow on things like civil rights, social safety nets, and legislation.
I'm a traditionalist on religious issues vis-a-vis the State with two outstanding exceptions that tend toward the left/liberal.
None of these parties are my cup of tea. Apparently none are a good fit. The top three parties whose platforms are in 'substantive agreement' with my sentiments, according to this 'election compass,'are all parties I loathe.
I have a few weeks to decide. I will try to be responsible, decide rationally, and not let the antics of Hamas, Hezbollah and their Iranian puppet-master stampede me to extremes. I will try to decide which party offers the best future to all of Israel, rather than which party caters to special interests, big money or its own corrupt list. I will try to find a leadership which isn't afraid of tough decisions, and isn't afraid of angering the White House.
I wonder if such a party exists?