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Jerusalem - In Photos: Voting In Israel's Parliamentary Election

Published on: January 22, 2013 10:27 AM
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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager leader of the Vishnitz Chasidic sect cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager leader of the Vishnitz Chasidic sect cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Jerusalem - Israelis began voting on Tuesday in a parliamentary election widely expected to win Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a third term in office and cement power for rightists opposed to Palestinian statehood.

Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and will close at 10 p.m. Full official results were due by Wednesday morning, opening the way for coalition talks between party leaders which could last for more than a month.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys stand on a street littered with leaflets outside a Yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel, 22 January 2013.  Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys stand on a street littered with leaflets outside a Yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel, 22 January 2013.  Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli boys play soccer next to a poster of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside a polling station in Israeli boys play soccer next to a poster of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside a polling station in Netanya, Israel, 22 January 2013., Israel, 22 January 2013.  Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)Israeli boys play soccer next to a poster of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside a polling station in Israeli boys play soccer next to a poster of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside a polling station in Netanya, Israel, 22 January 2013., Israel, 22 January 2013.  Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children play with political banners and leaflets outside a yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children play with political banners and leaflets outside a yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
A family of religious Jew with political balloons as they cross a bridge, where posters of Shelly Yachimovich, leader of the Israeli Labor party, are displayed, in north Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)A family of religious Jew with political balloons as they cross a bridge, where posters of Shelly Yachimovich, leader of the Israeli Labor party, are displayed, in north Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli girl playing with balloons handed out by political parties on elections day, behind are a row of posters showing Shelly Yachimovich, leader of the Israeli Labor party in north Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli girl playing with balloons handed out by political parties on elections day, behind are a row of posters showing Shelly Yachimovich, leader of the Israeli Labor party in north Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox jewish children play with political banners and leaflets outside a Yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox jewish children play with political banners and leaflets outside a Yeshiva (religious school) on election day in Bnei Brak, outside Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis are voting in elections that are likely to deliver a handy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu alliance amid high turnout. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are eligible to vote and have to choose from more than 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections. (Credit: EPA)
Suzan an Asian elephant from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo vots during the Israeli general election day. Jan. 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Suzan an Asian elephant from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo vots during the Israeli general election day. Jan. 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish family casting their vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish family casting their vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish family casting their vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish family casting their vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish man cast his vote for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish couple cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish couple cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish woman cast her votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish woman cast her votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta h stands next to signs against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta h stands next to signs against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra orthodox jews, belonging to Natorei Karta holds up a sign against the Israeli elections in the ultra orthodox neighborhood of mea shearim, Jerusalem, January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
A young ultra-Orthodox Jewish man from the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect holds up signs during a demonstration calling not to vote in the Israeli general election, in Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Neturei Karta is a Jewish sect which opposes Zionism and believes that a 'true' state of Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns. (Credit: EPA)A young ultra-Orthodox Jewish man from the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect holds up signs during a demonstration calling not to vote in the Israeli general election, in Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Neturei Karta is a Jewish sect which opposes Zionism and believes that a ‘true’ state of Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns. (Credit: EPA)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews from the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect hold up signs during a demonstration calling not to vote in the Israeli general election, in Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Neturei Karta is a Jewish sect which opposes Zionism and believes that a 'true' state of Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns. (Credit: EPA)Ultra-Orthodox Jews from the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect hold up signs during a demonstration calling not to vote in the Israeli general election, in Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Neturei Karta is a Jewish sect which opposes Zionism and believes that a ‘true’ state of Israel can only be established when the Messiah returns. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli Druze woman fills out her ballott during the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country's 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli Druze woman fills out her ballott during the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country’s 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli Druze woman registers to vote  in the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country's 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli Druze woman registers to vote in the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country’s 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli Druze woman casts her vote in the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country's 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli Druze woman casts her vote in the Israeli general election, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israeli, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country’s 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli Arab woman pauses before voting, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israel, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country's 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli Arab woman pauses before voting, in a school polling station in the village of Maghar, north Israel, 22 January 2013. Some 10,100 polling stations opened across Israel on 22 January with voters set to elect the 19th parliament in the country’s 64-year-old history. Approximately 5.6 million Israelis are to choose from over 30 lists of parties in the proportional elections, with surveys predicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beteinu faction emerging as the strongest force in the new government. (Credit: EPA)
An Orthodox Jewish man stands on his porch, surrounded by posters of the spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, in the Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Israelis begin voting in a general election, with opinion polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win another term, with a reduced majority. (Credit: EPA)An Orthodox Jewish man stands on his porch, surrounded by posters of the spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, in the Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, 22 January 2013. Israelis begin voting in a general election, with opinion polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win another term, with a reduced majority. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli woman waits with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, who is working as an election volunteer in Israel's general election, in a school polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli woman waits with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, who is working as an election volunteer in Israel’s general election, in a school polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli couple with their young children are attended by an election worker (R) as they register to vote in a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli couple with their young children are attended by an election worker (R) as they register to vote in a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, in Jerusalem, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis begin voting in a general election, with opinion polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win another term, with a reduced majority. (Credit: EPA)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, in Jerusalem, Israel, 22 January 2013. Israelis begin voting in a general election, with opinion polls suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win another term, with a reduced majority. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli woman casts her vote as an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who is working as an election volunteer worker stands by in a Tel Aviv school, as Israelis go to the polls in a general election, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli woman casts her vote as an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who is working as an election volunteer worker stands by in a Tel Aviv school, as Israelis go to the polls in a general election, 22 January 2013. (Credit: EPA)
Young supports of Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, await him after voting in Raanana, near Tel Aviv, 22 January 2013. The right wing software billionaire is regarded as the shooting star of the Israeli elections. (Credit: EPA)Young supports of Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, await him after voting in Raanana, near Tel Aviv, 22 January 2013. The right wing software billionaire is regarded as the shooting star of the Israeli elections. (Credit: EPA)
Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, and his wife Gilat smile backdropped by supporters after voting in Raanana, near Tel Aviv, 22 January 2013. The right wing software billionaire is regarded as the shooting star of the Israeli elections. (Credit: EPA)Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party, and his wife Gilat smile backdropped by supporters after voting in Raanana, near Tel Aviv, 22 January 2013. The right wing software billionaire is regarded as the shooting star of the Israeli elections. (Credit: EPA)
A prisoner casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at Rimonim prison near the Israeli city of Raanana on January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)A prisoner casts his ballot for the parliamentary election at Rimonim prison near the Israeli city of Raanana on January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party  casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 Raanana. (Credit: Flash90)Naftali Bennett, leader of the Bayit Yehudi party casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 Raanana. (Credit: Flash90)
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013. in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: Flash 90)Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013. in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: Flash 90)
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013. in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: Flash 90)Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013. in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: Flash 90)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash 90)An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash 90)
Last preparations before the opening  at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Last preparations before the opening at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Last preparations before the opening  at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Last preparations before the opening at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Ultra Orthodox politician Aryeh Deri of the Shas party seen, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: FLASH 90)Ultra Orthodox politician Aryeh Deri of the Shas party seen, casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 in a Jerusalem school. (Credit: FLASH 90)
Chairman of the Israeli parliament Reuven Rivlin casts his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Chairman of the Israeli parliament Reuven Rivlin casts his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Avigdor Liberman,chairman of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, votes at the Nokdim voting station on January 22 2013.  (Credit: FLASH90)Avigdor Liberman,chairman of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, votes at the Nokdim voting station on January 22 2013.  (Credit: FLASH90)
Political last efforts to convince unsure voters near the Kalpi at Kfar Shalem in southern Tel-Aviv,Tuesday January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Political last efforts to convince unsure voters near the Kalpi at Kfar Shalem in southern Tel-Aviv,Tuesday January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Political last efforts to convince unsure voters near the Kalpi at Kfar Shalem in southern Tel-Aviv,Tuesday January 22 2013.In the photo:Arie Darie and supporters. (Credit: Flash90)Political last efforts to convince unsure voters near the Kalpi at Kfar Shalem in southern Tel-Aviv,Tuesday January 22 2013.In the photo:Arie Darie and supporters. (Credit: Flash90)
Leader of the Israel Labor party Shelly Yachimovich casts her vote in a polling station, in the general elections for Israels 19th parliament. January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Leader of the Israel Labor party Shelly Yachimovich casts her vote in a polling station, in the general elections for Israels 19th parliament. January 22, 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man places his vote for the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliamen on Tuesday, January 22 2013 in the Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man places his vote for the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliamen on Tuesday, January 22 2013 in the Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit. (Credit: Flash90)
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man places his vote for the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliamen on Tuesday, January 22 2013 in the Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit. (Credit: Flash90)An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man places his vote for the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliamen on Tuesday, January 22 2013 in the Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit. (Credit: Flash90)
Israeli President Shimon Peres casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Israeli President Shimon Peres casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
A young religious Israeli woman casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)A young religious Israeli woman casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
A young religious Israeli man casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)A young religious Israeli man casts his vote at a polling station in Jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox Jewish men cast their votes for in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament, in the orthodox town of Bnei Brak. January 22 2013. (Credit: Flash90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party's election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel's 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)Supporters of the ultra orthodox Jewish United Torah Judaism party seen working at the party’s election campaign headquarters in Bnei Brak on January 22,2013, as Israelis vote in the general elections for Israel’s 19th parliament. (Credit: Flash90)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Western Wall with his sons Yair and Avner, after casting his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Western Wall with his sons Yair and Avner, after casting his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Western Wall with his sons Yair and Avner, after casting his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Western Wall with his sons Yair and Avner, after casting his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote at a polling station in jerusalem on January 22, 2013, in the Israeli general elections for the 19th parliament. (Credit: FLASH90)
Ultra Orthodox politician Rabbi Haim Amsalem of the Am Shalem party casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013.  (Credit: Flash90)Ultra Orthodox politician Rabbi Haim Amsalem of the Am Shalem party casts his vote in the Israeli general elections on January 22, 2013.  (Credit: Flash90)

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM boroparker Says:

i figured no one is going out to vote since rabbi ZL from Brooklyn is there?

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM torontonian Says:

A guy who can't manage to get along with his own brother is hardly in a credible position to tell others what to do.

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 02:36 PM ShmuelG Says:

Just saw the picture above of Naftali Bennet for the first time. He wears the tiniest knitted yarmulkeh, no beard and he shaves his temples way, way to closely! In other words, he looks like some typical conservativereform in his "synagogue" on Shabbos in this country. Wasn't he supposed to be shtikle "religious?"

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 03:23 PM yochtzel Says:

This is the first time i did NOT vote!!! and till things don't change i wont vote again.
The arguing that is going on between the raa-bunim (bad kids) in Israel really shows that they are all a bunch of politicians that know how to learn and give lectors. They did not stop the Tal law, all they are good for is, who can secure more funds for there party. and the regular people get nothing out of it, the big guys in the party take it for them self's, and the raa-bunim that fight for them get a nice new car. The corruption today starts all the way from the biggest raa-bunim, with out mentioning any names.
When they started the meant it more real but they got lost.

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 09:57 PM emesveyatziv Says:

a real kidush hashem to see that such a huge tzibbur listens to daas torah and don't let their personal gripes sway their emunas chachomim, according to what i see projected both shas and yahadut hatorah picked up seats.
i hope they learn a lesson and do more for the tzibbur
its really heartwarming to see heimishe yungelite chasidishe yidden casting votes rabonim admorim the works
even a choson with a shtreimel with his kala- great picture

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 Jan 23, 2013 at 02:27 AM Mordechai Says:

Reply to #5  
emesveyatziv Says:

a real kidush hashem to see that such a huge tzibbur listens to daas torah and don't let their personal gripes sway their emunas chachomim, according to what i see projected both shas and yahadut hatorah picked up seats.
i hope they learn a lesson and do more for the tzibbur
its really heartwarming to see heimishe yungelite chasidishe yidden casting votes rabonim admorim the works
even a choson with a shtreimel with his kala- great picture

How do you know that they are listening to daas torah and voting for the parties that daas torah want them to vote for. Perhaps they are voting for a party that will think about the voters rather than the politicians. Ii is about time that the promoters of daas torah will realise that we are not lame ducks that will head their pronouncements just to keep the seasoned politicians in a job. It is time for the the Rabbonim to realise that the frum kehila want to be self-sufficient, with jobs and not have to go out to the streets begging.

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