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Eddie Dave, 27, a stockbroker, and Yizik Nir, 29, health juice stand owner

Eddie arrived in Israel from Ukraine at the age of 12. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and works as a stockbroker. I met him during his lunch break at his friend Yizik’s juice stand.

Eddie: “This election campaign is over from the start. The polls predict everything, and people are influenced by it. The public feels it can’t influence what will happen. I’m not sure the polls are right.”

Eddie is referring to the consistent polls indicating Kadima, headed by Ehud Olmert, is about to win this election.

“I’m going to vote for Yisrael Beytenu [the right-wing party of Avigdor Lieberman]. He gives a pointed solution for the problem I think it’s most important to address -- personal security when it comes to crimes.”

Yizik is not sure whether he will vote.

“The Israeli politics are horrible. I don’t feel part of it. It’s because life here is lame that I don’t get involved. I do what it takes to live quietly. I have more important things to take care of, like paying rent and fighting the city to get a permit for my stand.”

Eddie Dave, 27, a stockbroker, and Yizik Nir, 29, health juice stand owner
 
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