Israel goes to the polls – on St Patricks Day.

Who will lead Israel after the 17 March general election?

Benjamin Netanyahu, whose brother Jonathan was named after Irishman, Colonel John Patterson, whose wife was from Belfast?

Netanyahu speaking last year at the reinterment in Israel of the remains of Colonel John Patterson and his Belfast-born wife, Frances Helena Gray.

Or Isaac Herzog, whose father was born in Belfast and whose grandfather served as rabbi to the Belfast Jewish community?

Herzog accepts the Belfast coat of arms from NIFI’s then co chair, Terry McCorran.

Israel the only multi party democracy and free country in the Middle East – where the people decide.