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.
"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.
Reporter: Sivan Raviv
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."