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Moriah Holds Mock Israeli Elections

The Moriah School held school-wide mock Israeli elections on Tuesday April 9. The goal of the mock elections was to connect students to events in Israel, teach them about Israeli politics and broaden their understanding of political systems through a comparison of the American system of government and the Israeli parliamentary system. Early childhood students voted on their favorite Israeli snacks, books and songs while lower school students voted on their favorite Israeli foods: shawarma or falafel. Middle school students spent time learning about the Israeli political system, then did independent research on the various political parties. Students were excited to hear mock election results at the end of the day. While Bissli and falafel took the top food spots, the middle school results somewhat mirrored the voting pattern of Israelis. Likud garnered the most seats in the Moriah mock elections, with Kachol V’lavan coming in second. A number of smaller parties did not pass the electoral threshold to make it into the Knesset in the mock elections. Parents reported that students have excitedly following the Israeli elections as a result of this program.

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