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New olim proud of 'chaotic' elections

Young professionals gather in Tel Aviv to learn more about Israeli politics ahead of upcoming elections. Israeli politics 'like being in a jungle,' says new immigrant from France

Sivan Raviv
Published: 01.11.13, 16:40 / Israel News

VIDEO - Young foreign professionals who moved to Israel in recent years gathered in Tel Aviv this week to familiarize themselves with the electoral process and the various party platforms ahead of the January 22 elections.


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"It's important to be part of the political scene as a new immigrant and to make sure we know what we're voting for (and) what our rights are," a Philadelphia native told Ynet at the event, which was organized by the Tel Aviv International Salon.  



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Some of those on hand said they were surprised

by the differences between the Israeli electoral process and the more organized system in their native countries.


"It's like being in the jungle," a new immigrant from France said with regards to Israeli politics, while another oleh said the Israeli electoral process was "characterized by chaos."



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