On December 26, 2012, a new Facebook page was created, called “Real Democracy.” The basic idea behind it is that Israelis “give up” their vote in the upcoming elections to any of the millions of Palestinians under Israeli rule who have no right to vote. It’s all done on Facebook. The Israeli posts a status saying he/she’s willing to do it, the Palestinian tells him/her who to vote for. Some of them took part in a similar campaign called Give your vote in the 2010 elections in England. In that campaign, thousands of Englishmen gave their votes to people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Ghana “who are directly affected by UK policies.” Setting aside the moral and ethical issues with this, not to mention the common sense problem that Palestinian Arab nationalists claim to want a state, not a vote in Israeli elections, that could have been achieved if they had agreed to annexation, here’s the practical result. The sort of people doing this would likely vote for Meretz, a leftist Jewish party that does form coalition with Labor. The Palestinian Arabs are likely to vote for Balad, an Arab/Jewish Communist party that does not enter into coalitions, making this entire exercise a wasted vote that further diminishes the influence of the left.