The Israeli election was a huge success story.
In fact, the Israeli polling company Exit Poll reported that in the final days before the election, the Israelis’ confidence in the country’s democracy had risen to 80%.
This was just barely surpassed by the US, which had the second-highest trust rating at 88%.
In a country where the president has no formal role, it’s an amazing feat for a government that has been under siege for years.
The Israeli pollsters had predicted that a whopping 67% of Israelis would vote for the left-wing, pro-settlement Israeli party, Yesh Atid.
What they didn’t expect was that the Israeli pollster’s projection of support for Yesh Asid was the lowest in the entire world.
So what happened?
Why did Israelis so enthusiastically support a party that has spent years accusing Israel of apartheid?
The short answer is that the Israel lobby, a powerful and entrenched lobby, had a hand in it.
Israel’s Jewish-run press, the Haaretz newspaper, has repeatedly and consistently accused the government of being anti-Israel, and the Israeli government itself has been accused of trying to silence any criticism of its policies by calling out Israel’s alleged abuses against Palestinians.
In recent years, Haaretz has also tried to delegitimize Israel, particularly in the West Bank.
In the days before last year’s election, Israel’s main lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), held a conference at which it offered up the results of its poll, in which the Israeli public voted for a right-wing party.
The poll also had a warning about the consequences of supporting a party like Yesh Inid, which it warned would be a “shameful obstacle to peace.”
Haaretz editor-in-chief Shlomo Sand said: “If you’re a liberal, you want to be an ally of Israel.
If you’re an Israeli, you don’t want to see the right wing in power.”
It’s a message that many Israeli Jews were willing to hear, especially given the ongoing campaign by the pro-Israel lobby to derail the prospects for peace with the Palestinians.
What happened next is that in addition to the warning from the lobby, it also came up with a campaign of misinformation.
The poll’s pollsters tried to paint Yesh Andid as a racist party that was anti-Semitic and anti-Arab.
It also tried the old trope that the Yesh Party is anti-Jewish because they are anti-Zionist.
But it also tried an old tactic that has worked in the past: the “shameless obstacle” argument.
Instead of labeling the Yesha party as a Zionist-led party, the pollsters decided to label it as a rightist-dominated party, a tactic that helped push Yesh Toid into second place in the Israeli polls.
And in a poll that was taken just a few weeks before the elections, a YouGov poll found that a clear majority of Israeli voters had a positive view of Yesh Onid.
In other words, the public had an inkling that the party was far from being a racist or anti-Palestinian party.
But this was the beginning of a massive shift in opinion about the Yeshua party, which is now the third-most popular party in the nation, ahead of Labor and the far-right Yesh Din.
It’s not surprising that the pro–Israel lobby has been successful in the US and the UK, as the US has a far higher share of Jews than the UK does, but it’s particularly striking that the lobby’s strategy has worked so well in Israel.
There are two reasons why the lobby has had such success.
First, it has a history of manipulating polls.
It has a long history of pushing for biased, biased, right-leaning polling.
Second, the lobby is the most powerful lobby in American politics, and it is able to shape public opinion in a way that no other lobby has the ability to.
The lobby has also been instrumental in keeping the American mainstream media from challenging the official narrative of Israel’s occupation.
It can, for example, use its enormous power to shape the debate over the occupation in the United States, a fact that is well-known to those who follow US politics.
When the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 194 in March 2017, it made a statement that no Palestinian state should exist.
This resolution, which has since been interpreted to mean that no Israeli state should be established, was a massive blow to the status quo.
The United States supported the resolution and was a key player in passing it.
But as soon as the vote was over, a number of journalists began calling out the United Nation for its role in pushing the resolution through.
The media immediately began questioning the legitimacy of the United State and calling it a racist organization that was using its veto power to support Israel’s right- wing government.