Current political joke in Israel: Tzipi Livni recently announced that in preparation for the election, she had considered her position very carefully, and was prepared to present her principles to the public. However, if the public didn’t like them, she did have some others…

With that in mind, here’s the front cover of a Bayit Yehudi flyer given out at last night’s hustings. You will note it has been prepared in English for the expected English speaking audience.

Who would these people be?

Who would these people be?

I read this, and thought to myself: there are two possibilities here.

One: I am going to open this up and read about the principal individuals involved in Bayit Yehudi. That makes sense. I really only know Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked. It would be good to know more about the others.

Two: I am going to open this up and read about how the principal individuals in Bayit Yehudi (and their campaign people) may have principles, but a good standard of English communications is not one of them.

So, without further ado, here is what was inside on the first page.


Yes, a language fail. I see no principals! Shame.


Here’s an update from last night’s hustings, from a co-conspirator who stayed longer than me:

“…seriously the best stuff was after you left…Yisrael Beytenu showed how Bennett’s lot (Bayit Yehudi) sided with the haredim on all Jewish issues, and Lieberman (Yisrael Beytenu) with the more dati leumi view (rabanut, conversions, agunot etc)…”

[Thank you, Sharon!]