Israeli parties must take count of the Arab vote
According to a study of the 2009 election, conducted by pollster Dr. Danny Geyra, the voting rate in the Arab sector was only about 52 percent.
In the 2009 election the voting rate in the settlement of Alfei Menashe was about 74 percent. In Kokhav Yair it was 75 percent. In the more ideological settlements, such as Ofra, the rate was 84 percent, and in ultra-Orthodox Beit El and Modi'in Illit it climbed to 86 percent and 87 percent respectively - all considerably higher than the average national voting rate of 65 percent. In all these...
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