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Best campaign of this election – Israel

Best musical: New Right’s “Breakup Song”

Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett

The IDF and the High Court, of course. “It’s better for us to keep our distance/ We’re not husband and wife/ You have to be strong,” Shaked sings – surprisingly well – before Bennett chimes in with a spoken word interlude that I cannot in good conscious call rap: “My commander told me I have to attack/ My lawyer told you might be sorry/ It’s confusing, it’s disturbing/ When I’m up against a terrorist.” The pair are campaigning for justice minister and defense minister, but they could have a future on the radio charts.


Best rabbinical cameo: Shas

Every Shas campaign ad features – the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the party’s spiritual leader and the father of current Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. The party’s slogan: “There is a father in heaven: Only ‘maran’ in the ballot box,” using the word reserved for highly respected rabbis.