Approximately 4,000 Israeli officials abroad serving in more than 100 missions around the globe voted on March 11 for the elections of the 24th Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Voting on the west coast took place at the Consulate in Los Angeles.
“We are celebrating Israel’s strength of democracy by voting today. We hope for a stable government which will continue the positive trend of Israeli innovation and normalizing of relations with the Arab world,” said Dr. Hillel Newman, Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Southwest, as he cast his vote.
This election is historic, in that Israeli citizens in Morocco, Dubai and Abu Dhabi were able to vote at polling stations in those countries. Official Israeli missions have been established there as part of the “Abraham Accords.”