In Photos: Israeli Election Day Across the Country



Soldier votes near Ariel (Photo: Reuters)Bedouin women vote in Rahat (Photo: AP)
Woman votes in Mevaseret Zion (Photo: Reuters)
Soldiers vote at a remote outpost (Photo: IDF Spokesman Unit)
Elderly woman voting in Kibbutz Nir Am near Sderot (Photo: Herzel Yosef)
A Shas supporter engages in some last-minute campaigning in Jerusalem
Voting in the Kiryat Arba settlement on the outskirts of Hebron (Photo: EPA)
Elderly voters queue in Holon (Photo: Reuters)
Outside a voting center at the religious community of Nitzan. (Photo: Avi Rokah) One voter and his dog in Tel Aviv (Photo: Reuters)
A patient votes at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva (Photo: Soroka Spokesman)
Yesh Atid's Shai Piron catches an Election Day match with Israeli tennis star Andy Ram
One determined voter goes 'from the recovery room to the ballot box'.
Another patient is wheeled to the ballot box at Soroka (Photo: Soroka Spokesman)
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo holds its own elections - for best animal.
The Yerushalayim Biblical Zoo holds its own elections – for best animal.

An ostensibly calm voter casts her ballot in Netanya (Photo: AP)

An Israeli baker makes cookies for the occasion
Trekking on election day in Tel Aviv (Photo: JNF)
Cycling in Tel Aviv port (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Voting at the 'children's ballot box' in Givatayim.
A festive photo op in Nitzan (Photo: Avi Rokah)

Google marks the occasion with a special doodle (Photo: Google)

Google marks the occasion with a special doodle.

A ballot and a grin in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

Enjoying a day off in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
A patient casts her ballot at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera. (Photo: Alex Greenman)Holding the baby in Tel Aviv.
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  1. Yesh Atid’s former partnership with Naftali Bennett on haredi enlistment and integration collapsed over a number of other issues, but Yesh Atid party spokesman Yair Zidan says that even though that wasn’t the subject of the split that Jewish Home might be willing to let some of those achievements go for the sake of building a haredi-inclusive coalition greatly worries his party.

    “We’re definitely worried that there’s going to be a fire sale of all the achievements we made in the last government on matters of religion and state, haredi integration and haredi education. We think it would be terrible for the haredi community and the State of Israel as a whole if those provisions on the core curriculum like teaching mathematics in haredi schools were rolled back.”

    Assuming that the party found itself in the opposition, Zidan said, “We will do our best to reach across the aisle and continue working with whomever we can to advance the issues most important to us.”

    When asked if he felt Yesh Atid was disappointed in its showing, he emphasizes that “Yesh Atid set out to run a positive campaign from the get-go and we did that. We ran a positive campaign and I think a good campaign that we can all be proud of.”

  2. The large Arab contingent ought to be warmly
    cultivated by UTJ.
    They are going to be needed as associates in the coming onslaught on traditional Family values coming soon enough