Pirates ran in 2013 Israeli Elections

Pirates ran in 2013 Israeli Elections

The number of Pirate Parties in the world is constantly growing and in some countries there are more than one. This is the case in Israel but only one, הפיראטים, managed to register and take part in the elections held on 22 January 2013. They did not reach the hoped for 2% hurdle that would bring them a place  in the 120 seat Knesset but with, at the time of writing, 2,408 votes and so 0.07% of the votes they have a respectable result for a party of  about 300 members.

The Israeli Pirates registered 5 December last year amid a lot of media attention and have obviously been spreading the Pirate message to good effect in such a short time. They managed to gain plenty of air time on Israeli television stations and provided a set of their own videos on their Youtube channel

 The Israeli Pirates are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Featured image: CC BY-SA Pirate Times based on a work by joshuapaquin