Voting This Time Was Like Picking Out an Ice Cream Flavor, Says Israeli Voter

Election fever bypassed the northern city of Givat Olga, but some locals prophetically sensed a few surprises at the ballot box.

An air of neglect hangs over the commercial center in the northern coastal city of Givat Olga. A few elderly men are playing dominos at the lottery booth; paper cups and napkins litter the area around the pizzeria. “People came to elect a Yahalom Brochette,” an employee at Yahalom Brochettes tells me.