Bayit Yehudi, Meretz put out special New Year videos for voters from the Former Soviet Union, while Likud’s Edelstein doubts “the Russian vote” exists as a bloc.
“Noviy God,” the Gregorian New Year, is an important day on the calendars of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, which includes a big family meal,and an opportunity for politicians to pander to Russian- speaking voters.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu has long been a popular, and maybe the most popular political party among immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
However, with some of the party’s senior officials, including Yisrael Beytenu Secretary-General and Deputy Interior Minister Faina Kirschenbaum under investigation, some other parties see a window of opportunity to bring in Russian votes. Continue Reading