What the voters say: why I voted Labour

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What the voters say: why I voted Labour

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein voted Labour in the hope of averting what she considers the “burgeoning neo-fascism” of three of the leading parties.

Godfrey-Goldstein, a well-known British voice among Israel’s left-wing activists, used this phrase to describe Likud, its opponent New Hope, and the rightist Yamina.

In the last election, she cast her vote for Joint List, the mainly Arab party, but opted for Labour this time, as if there is a non-Bibi government, she wants it to have a left-wing contingency, which she thinks is best achieved with a strong Labour.

In her view Labour leader Merav Michaeli is “finally a politician whom I trust, who has truth at the centre of her political philosophy, and who is not cynical or corrupt, a liar, fraud and on trial.”

Angela Godfrey-Goldstein

She is “a way more decent human being than most of the rest of the pack,” and could represent “a vote for sanity in coalition building.”

She wants to see Michaeli enter the government, build her credentials, and one day lead Israel. Godfrey-Goldstein said: “I don’t think she will gain a cabinet position this time around, but oh golly gosh, I’d love to see her as Prime Minister one day.”