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Heroes and antiheroes of 2015, according to NEWSru.co.il

During the week the readers of the site NEWSru.co.il had the opportunity to participate in the vote, the results which determined «Heroes and anti-heroes 2015» in 13 nominations: 1) Hero of the year in the world, 2) the Anti-hero of the year in the world 3) Hero of the year in Israel, 4) the Anti-hero of the year in Israel, 5) Economics, 6), the Army and security services, 7) Science, culture, education, 8) Modern technologies, 9) Sports 10) event of the year in the world 11) event of the year in Israel, 12) The loss of the year in the world, 13) the Loss of the year in Israel.

THE RESULTS OF THE VOTE

When the lists of candidates, the editorial NEWSru.co.il take into account, first of all, how noticeable and significant were the acts of a particular person in 2015. In a number of categories were taken into account and the frequency of mentioning a particular candidate in the media reports (including the reports of our site). One and the same person could not be submitted in multiple categories – even if he deserves it.

In the vote that has taken place on December 22-28, participated 2.828 people. When summarizing the results was determined the winner in the category and the candidates with a significant number of votes. In the categories, where «against all» was filed more voters than individual candidate, the winner was not determined.

The names of the winners highlighted.

HEROES AND ANTIHEROES 2015

HERO OF THE YEAR IN THE WORLD

Jonathan Pollard is released this year, after 30 years, the American prison where he was serving a sentence for espionage in favor of Israel – 24,4%

Mark Zuckerberg is the co – founder and President of Facebook, a billionaire, who said he was ready to donate 99% of his fortune to charity – 20,5%

Svetlana Alexievich is a Russian speaking Belarusian writer, laureate of the Nobel prize – 14,9%

Against all – 14,1%

THE ANTI-HERO OF THE YEAR IN THE WORLD

Margot Wallström – foreign Minister of Sweden, who accused Israel of «killings» of Palestinian terrorists – 43,2%

Martin Shkreli – millionaire, the owner of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, raised the price of the drug for HIV-patients on 5500% – 18,4%

Against all – 15,2%

Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini, former heads of FIFA and UEFA suspended from football activities for 8 years – 9,0%

HERO OF THE YEAR IN ISRAEL

Lucy Aeris – Israeli Arab journalist, who spoke openly against the Islamists – 44,2%

Ksenia Svetlova is a journalist and Arabist who became this year a member of the Knesset – 17,3%

Against all – 15,6%

Ze’ev Elkin is one of the leaders of «Likud» for the first time this year became the Minister (for Jerusalem Affairs, as well as aliyah and immigrant absorption) – of 10.9%

THE ANTI-HERO OF THE YEAR IN ISRAEL

Raed Salah – Sheikh, leader of the Northern wing of the Islamic movement, who was convicted for extremist appeals – 41,1%

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, a former defense Minister, accused of taking bribes and other crimes – 18,4%

Yona Metzger is the former Ashkenazi chief Rabbi of Israel, accused of bribery – 16,8%

Against all – 13,4%

ECONOMY

Against all27,3%

Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister and Minister of economy of Israel, for the approval of the gas agreement – 22,6%

Dorit Salinger the inspector of insurance market reforms aimed at reducing commissions, and strengthening of the consumer – 17,6%

Tax office – for collecting 10 billion shekels in taxes in excess of forecast, primarily due to the «gray market» – 15,2%

THE ARMY AND SECURITY SERVICES

Special forces «of pseudocarabus», made this year a number of operations to capture and eliminate terrorists – 53,3%

Malka dashing soldier search and rescue battalion of «Kedem», zastrelilsya the terrorist and saved the life of his girlfriend – 27,9%

Against all – 7,2%

Yossi Cohen is the new head «Mossad» – 4,3%

SCIENCE, CULTURE, EDUCATION

Moses Schiff and Howard cedar – scientists, which was considered one of the top contenders for «medical Nobel» for study of methylation of the genome and epigenetic inheritance – 27,6%

Yuliy Kim is a poet and bard (Russia-Israel), awarded this year’s Russian award «the Poet» – 13,7%

Itzhak Perlman – violinist (USA-Israel), awarded this year’s prize «Genesis» – the «Jewish Nobel» – 12,6%

Against all – 12,4%

MODERN TECHNOLOGY

The concern «Rafael» – a successful test of a missile defense system mid-range «Magic wand» – 48,1%

Shmuel Peleg is a Professor, developer of the algorithm of BriefCam technology to help in the fight against terror (was our nominee in 2010, but was nominated again in the background of the purchase of this technology by the countries of Europe and America) – 29,3%

Against all – 7,2%

Moshe Yanai – founder Infinidat, which develops technologies to store large amounts of information is 6.5%

SPORTS

Simon Simkin – 91-year-old runner who this year won «gold» the European championship of the run – 23,9%

Israel’s national team in rhythmic gymnastics (Yuval Filo, Catherine Levin, Alain Kochevitsky, IDA Mayrin and Karina Lykhvar) – «silver» and «bronze» European games – 17,1%

Dean of Douady – blind lover of athletics, running this year’s marathon (59 years old) – 13,1%

Against all – 12,0%

EVENT OF THE YEAR IN THE WORLD

The invasion of «spontaneous refugees» in Europe is 36.9%

Falling prices for oil and gas – 16,5%

Elimination Of Samir Kuntar And 9.8%

Conclusion powers nuclear deal with Iran is 9.5%

The terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015 to 9.5%

EVENT OF THE YEAR IN ISRAEL

The terrorist attacks «of the intifada al-Quds» – by 55.4%

Against all – 17,2%

The deaths of the Arab family in the village of Duma due to arson – 7,6%

The murder at the gay parade in Jerusalem is 7.1%

THE LOSS OF THE YEAR IN THE WORLD

Eldar Ryazanov is a Russian film Director – 54,3%

Maya Plisetskaya – the Russian ballerina is 24.1%

Against all – 6,3%

Terry Pratchett is a British fiction writer – 6,1%

THE LOSS OF THE YEAR IN ISRAEL

Zvi Lipkin , physicist, one of the founders of the nuclear reactor in Dimona – 26,8%

Against all – 19,2%

Mordechai (Moti) Kirshenbaum, TV journalist and 9.8%

Yossi Sarid, a former Knesset member and MERETZ leader, publicist, at 9.3%




Heroes and antiheroes of 2015, according to NEWSru.co.il 29.12.2015

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