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
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About Andrew Reitemeyer
I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar