In short, by not paying attention to and not correcting any of the below.
Trashing the Public
Surely, this doesn’t have an Israeli patent. Remember Hillary Clinton, days before the election, talking about the deplorables? How so in Israel?
Ehud Barak after losing the election: “The public made a big mistake.” Instead of: I failed to make my case to the public.
Yossi Sarid, after getting much fewer votes than expected, declaring that the honest thing is to step down because apparently, the voters didn’t want him. But that way, he betrayed the people who did vote for him. When you get fewer votes than your grandiose ego demands, that doesn’t mean that ‘the public’ rejected you. It means that you have less following than you thought.
And now, praised as the top of voting analysis, this strategist facing Netanyahu says that the Israeli electorate is ‘confused.’ I beg your pardon? Divided, very diverse, strong-willed, if you want, but confused? In the country where mothers call their daughters mammeleh and their sons abbeleh, let’s be clear that this analyst feels confused. Not us.
It’s so sad that I need to write that the Left needs to listen to the public, instead of talking and thinking for it. What do all oppressed sections of the population want and need? Make eloquent talkers of each section powerful in your party. Stop chasing the normal Israeli. There’s none.
Trashing Its Leaders
This specialist says that now, for the first time in Israeli political history, there is no clear leader on the Left. Excuse me? Gantz stood up to Netanyahu and was not outsmarted, not bullied, not short-changed and he’s not a strong leader? Yeah, you can trash him and then call him weak.
There is Netanyahu and these four competitors (Bennett, Lieberman, Sa’ars, and Lapid) and the Orthodox block, so it’s hopeless? No, it is not.
All the competitors of Bibi are oversized egos who can’t stand each other, and when left with each other, they will finish each other off. And the Orthodox will work with those parties that will give them the most.
Working With Hatred
It won’t work with most people. You need to come up with a positive plan. Hate and anger feel powerful but they are dead ends. Love, care, respect, harmony, cooperation, equality, etc. — only they could work and endure.
Lying for Fun and Profit
You can lie to your opponents and competition, but not to your friends and the public. If you really want to make it big, say honestly what ideals you have. Stop reading Haaretz. they’re even more untrue than the polls.
Collecting Big Egos
No, they’re just self-serving arrogant backstabbers. Run from them. Search for others who are idealists for the public. Not false prophets who claim that they — and they alone — will bring salvation.
Ruling Out Cooperation
Why would you rule out compromising with anyone if the deal, the compromise, would be good enough? Nobody wants the exact opposite of you (destroy Israel, promote war, destroy the economy, end democracy).
This is especially true of other Left-wing parties, old and new. Let everyone attract their own constituents, but fuse, before or after the elections.
Being Obsessive About the Polls
How many times must the polls be completely wrong before you stop believing in them? And even if they would be right (no, they won’t), it looks bad on you. Do you try to become important, prove something? Make a plan and speak about it with passion. You’re not looking for popularity, it’s not a contest, it’s not a job opening you must score. You’re looking to get an idea and representation into the Knesset. That’s all.