More bloggers have posted their intention to vote for the Green Movement-Meimad in the elections next week.
The off-beat endorsement of the week comes from former Green-Leaf supporter, writer/editor RickyB. In his post – a quick and ecclectic tour of today’s political scene – the author reveals his pick for the Knesset towards the end of his entry:
In the… green corner, we have the Green Movement-Meimad, which offers the top two environmental activists in the country in addition to the greenest MK in the last decade. Guess which one I’m voting for? The Meimad part comes from MK Rabbi Michael Malchior – an orthodox rabbi committed to separation of state and religion who is also head of the environmental lobby (what y’all call a caucus) in Knesset and is a bona fide green, socially progressive legislator. I dig that kind of synergy. I just hope enough of my brethren do as well.
Having attended the AACI/Jerusalem Post sponsored election panel in Jerusalem, Anna – a self-described Halachically-inclined feminist writes about her realization that the Green Movement-Meimad is for her:
What I learned about myself tonight is that I would much rather vote for a party that has lofty goals that understands a basic principle of morality and reality than crazy people who at best work only under an assumption of fear and hatred and at worst under the worst form of nationalism that claims to have Israel’s best interests at heart but in reality is well, totally blind to reality and morality…
… It was upsetting to me to hear politicians call for the subjugation of Arabs and the end to the idea of a two-state solution, in no equivocal terms…
… And so I’ll be voting for HaTnuah HaYeruka-Meimad on election day, the only party that seems to hold the same values as I do–education and electoral reform, the environment, and a reasoned and realistic approach towards a two-state solution. It is the only party I can vote for in good conscience.
Journalist, writer and guide Tsur Shizaf throws his support behind the party on his [Hebrew] blog here. I won’t attempt to translate his prose and biblical references, but I’ll paraphrase – ‘If peace breaks out, the Green Movement/Meimad will be in favor; if someone needs to keep [Avigdor] Leiberman in check, the Green Movement/Meimad will be there; If someone needs to stop the runaway privatization of everything in our country, the Green Movement/Meimad will be there; If someone has to battle in favor of education, the Green Movement/Meimad will be there.