The next Think Twice conference (TT3) will be held from March 2-4, 2018 in Jerusalem. This is a guest post by PPI – written by Keith Goldstein (PPI Treasurer). This gathering will bring together academics, business people, non-profit and government officials, as well as activists in general who are concerned about creating a fair and free internet. The event is sponsored by Pirate Parties International, […]
Traditionally Israel has had numerous different parties participating in their elections (in 2013 there were 32). This made the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) raise the threshold from 2% to 3.25% a year ago. In December 2014 the government was dissolved and called for new elections on 17 March 2015. The new limits didn’t deter that many parties from participating, 25 political parties ran for these 2015 elections. […]
A year ago members of Pirate Party Germany landed a drone in front of Angela Merkel’s campaign rally in Dresden, in order to protest the use of surveillance drones by the EU. This month, Israeli activists used this method of protest against the loss of privacy to the next level. They flew a drone above the private estate of MK Meir Shitrit, a former […]
Despite some facts that burdened the atmosphere of the general assembly, data and numbers show that PPI continues to inspire and attract Pirates worldwide. PPI accepted 14 new members, increasing the number of Pirate Parties in PPI to 42 countries . They also accepted a further six observer members, elected a new board and voted on some statute changes.
The Pirates in Israel 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.