Funny how the political issues in the US are so different form what they are over here.
Abortions is a non-issue here - most people, except for very religious ones are what you would consider pro-choice. Then again, we have no problem of teenage pregnancies and people think very highly of pregnancies and babies and do not take it lightly.
Gun control? we have tons of guns of the streets. Every soldier carries a weapon (and there are soldiers everywhere) and many civilians carry pistols. We simply need it because of terrorists - but it's not an ideaological issue by no means. People would much rather not need to carry their weapons around. It's considered a liability. We don't have a problem with criminals endangering people with guns. Can't think when was the last time I heard about an armed robbery or rape at gunpoint. Simply don't have those.
Right of homosexuals? They have every right as regular couples. Homosexuals are never discriminated against (not openly anyway), not even in the military. There are gay parliament members, artists and even high military officers and no one makes a big deal out of it anymore. Used to be a big deal but it's not anymore I think. The religious establishment does frown - but that's part of the problem we have with religious issues in general.
I guess the three main political issues here would be -
1. War and peace (for lack of a better phrase). On this I am with the majority of Israelis. I was and am willing to make a lot of sacrifices for peace. Including letting the Palestinians have their own state in the occupoed territories. I think the occupation is bad and they should have their indepnedence. However, I am pretty disillusioned with the whole situation so I am no longer the peace activist I used to be.
2. Religioun - there is contention between the religious and secular Jews in Israel. Religions is not seperate from the state so there is always tension over religious laws. We have no civilian marriages or devorces and some activities are not allowed within certain municipalities on the Shabbath. It's pretty complicated and goes deeper than that of course... I am totally secular and I think the religious sections should not enforce the religious laws on us.
3. Economy - won't go into that - too complicated and boring
So you see, in Israel I'm considered a leftie and hence put liberal in the poll - but it really is very different here.