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  •  Israeli Left is on life support (0+ / 0-)

    for several reasons, one of which was its inability while in power to deal effectively with the  organized violent terrorist groups that want to wipe Israel out. The diarist must be smoking something if he thinks the Israeli Left is growing.

    •  The absurd proportional representation system... (1+ / 0-)
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      is the main reason.  There seriously needs to be at least a 5% or 10% minimum before parties should be allowed to have representation in the Knesset.  Too many small ultra-right or ultra-religious parties (and yes, there's a difference) get a few Knesset seats under the current system, which makes it way easier for Likud to build a coalition than a leftist party.

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        way too many seats in the knesset. off the top of my head - seat count in israel are more than double that of canada and 10 times that of the US.

        "You can make a profound intellectual statement just by basing your efforts on silliness." -- Donald Roller Wilson

        by canadian gal on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 04:34:55 PM PDT

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