Municipal Elections Heating Up "Israeli Shortcut" Hoping for a Significant Change
The candidates are promising that they will help all sectors, but experience teaches not to put faith in their promises.
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Many foreigners live in Israel’s capital city Jerusalem. These are residents who pay property taxes like everybody else and their outsized contribution to the city’s prosperity is indisputable.
Despite that, this population is systematically discriminated against mainly because it has no electoral power.
They are deprived of basic social rights, they lack effective representation in the various Authority offices, and this is besides the constant bureaucratic hassles that they have to deal with.
"Israeli Shortcut" has petitioned municipal councilmen innumerable times, but to our deep frustration, we saw time and again that nothing came of their promises to help.
A pundit said that before elections, the walls talk to you, but after elections, you talk to the walls.
Our organization hopes that this time the representatives from all the parties will demonstrate just as much willingness to help the foreign population as they declare they will do for all other population sectors before they are elected.