Posts Tagged ‘israili election’

To The Plank With Yas: New Israeli Pirate Party Refuses To Take Aye! For An Answer

Israel’s history of unusual and odd political parties has a new entry in this year’s parliamentary election. This party’s particular hook? They’re pirates.

JERUSALEM — Shiver me timbers! Israel’s newest political party has more than a platform — it’s got a plank.

The Israel Pirate Party is one of 34 lists competing in the country’s Jan. 22 parliamentary election. While only a dozen or so have a realistic chance of getting elected, many Israelis fed up with existential issues like the conflict with the Palestinians and possible war with Iran are seeking sanctuary with some of the quirkier parties.