‘twas the night before elections and all through the State
People were voting to set Bibi’s fate;
The polling stations were cleaned
Covid-free, neat and tidy
Hoping that the ballots could be counted by Friday.
Israelis were anxious, jabbed, masked but free
Would this fourth election bring yet another three?
Lapid, Bennett, Lieberman and Saar
All trying to dim Netanyahu’s star;
Haredim, Smotrich, Ben Gvir on the right
Hoping to help Bibi end his court fight
Meretz and Labour keeping barely alive
Hoping to make it to four or even five
A flood of overseas voters arriving today
Just in time to have their say
At Ben Gurion, a place that was closed
Wide open now even though our doctors opposed
With Gantz dropping down from eighteen to four
When he makes his exit, please shut the door.
With Arab Knesset members widely ignored
And no politicians universally adored.
So who will unite these disparate voices? Who will be able to sew up a deal?
Between right wing and centre or some lefties too
Maybe it will only be you-know-who.
If Bibi can do it, he’ll stay out of jail,
He won’t get convicted, it won’t be a fail;
The Knesset will open, a law soon will pass
An immunity bill will save Bibi’s *ss.
But if the results come and Bibi has lost
We will soon face another election cost
Until someone else can take over the reigns
And cause the centre to make some big gains
Until that happens, this cycle won’t end
We’ll be back to the polls, another verdict to rend.
So cast your votes and hope for the best
For Israeli democracy, this is a really big test.