Israeli Political Party Leaders as Rolling Stones Songs

Understanding Israeli Politics through 12 Great Rolling Stone Songs


1 – “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (1971) – Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) “…cant you hear me knocking on your window, cant you hear me knocking on your door..cant you help me baby…..”


2 – “Sympathy for the Devil” (1968) – Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Avigdor Lieberman (Israel Beitanu) – “…please allow me introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste..I’ve been around for a long long year…I stuck around.. when I saw it was for time for change….I rode a tank held a general rank…”


3 –  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965) – Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) “….because I try and I try and I try…I cant get no, I cant get no,…no, no, no…Hey. Hey. Hey…..thats what I say”


4 – “Jumpin Jack Flash” (1968) – Benny Gantz (Hosen L’Yisrael) “…I was born in a cross-fire hurricane ..but it’s all right now..”


5 – “Start Me Up” (1981) – Orly Levy (Gesher) “…I have been running hot, you got me ticking  going to blow my top…you make a grown man cry”


6 – “Angie” (1973) – Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) “…you can’t say we never tried…It seemed to all go up in smoke..where will it lead us from here…”


7 – “Gimme Shelter” (1969) – Naftali Bennett (New Right HaYamin HeHadash) “..a storm is threatening my very life today, if I don’t get some shelter im going to fade away..WAR CHILDREN..its just a shot away..rape murder….its just a shot away”


8 – “Brown Sugar” (1971) – Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) – ”…how come you taste so good….house-boy knows that he’s doing alright, you should have heard him around midnight.”


9 – “Time is On My Side” (1964) – Ayman Odeh (Joint List) – “…now you all were saying that you want to be free….remember I will always be around”


10 – “Paint it Black” (1966) – Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) – “…no colours anymore I want them to turn black….I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes, I have to turn my head until the darkness goes. …”


11 – “It’s All Over Now” (1964) – Avi Gabbay Labor“…because I use to love her, but it’s all over now tables turn and now her turn to cry…”


And finally…


12 – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – (1969) Bibi Netanyahu (Likud) – “……but if try sometime you get what you need, ….but I went down to the demonstration to get your fair share of abuse, we are going to vent our frustration….practiced at the art of deception”




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