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It Was a Filthy. Now Clean Up

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This election campaign has left anyone with a basic sense of decency feeling deeply nauseous. Campaigns have become increasingly extreme over time in terms of the level of filth they spread. The person setting the tone is of course Benjamin Netanyahu, the greatest polluter of them all. A walk through the streets of our cities over the past few days has felt like navigating a sea of dirt. And that’s not just a metaphor; it’s a solid, physical reality. Israeli public space is truly filthy. This election campaign, like its predecessors, has left Israel with huge quantities of garbage. Election signs are scattered everywhere, stickers are folded over fences, flyers fly all over under people’s feet, plastic cable ties are clasped to railings, souvenirs of ugly electioneering posters that were hung there a minute before. Look left, look........

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