American-Israelis in Efrat Appreciate Election Day and Their Right to Vote

In Efrat, American-Israelis vote with high hopes and appreciation; the issues are 'security, legitimacy, and the struggle for a peaceful future'.

Efrat. Election day, and a minyan is gathering in the sunny square outside the local pizza place in “Dekel,” one of Efrat’s seven neighborhoods, to pray a quick Mincha. Middle-aged men, in faded jeans and knitted kippas, tzizitis hanging out, murmur the afternoon prayer. One is leaning on his fold-up Brompton bike. Another, a physician, has a stethoscope around his neck.