To Be Israeli Means Not to Vote

A new initiative is trying to get all of the non-voters to understand that, by staying away, they are in fact giving power to the ultra-Orthodox and the extreme right.

"To be Israeli means to vote in the elections." Is this indeed so? Out of 233 army commanders who were asked whether they agreed with this statement, only 44 percent said they were in total agreement. A few more said they certainly agreed that to be Israeli means to live in Israel, while even more definitely agreed that to be Israeli means to be proud of the country. But most - 62 percent - were in...