Joint List Endorses Gantz Without Balad, Giving Netanyahu Majority

By Gill Hoffman and Lahav Harkov, JPost— President Reuven Rivlin began his consultations toward forming a new government on Sunday, amid a historic move by most of the Joint List to recommend a candidate for prime minister and a controversial decision by Blue and White to not seek the first chance at building a coalition.…

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‘Thrill Is Gone’ As Netanyahu Clings To Power

By Benny Avni, NYSun— Benjamin Netanyahu may yet survive his lackluster performance in Israel’s election Tuesday. But the one-man rule that marked most of his time in office is likely over. Known by fans as “the Wizard” for his mastery of political manipulation, the prime minister is fighting to remain in office — and out…

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The Netanyahu era’s last chapter begins

By Jonathan Tobin, Israel Hayom— When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted his supporters at Likud Party campaign headquarters early Wednesday morning, his demeanor as much as his words made the outcome of the vote clear to everyone. While he neither claimed victory nor conceded defeat, his body language screamed that he knew that he had…

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A Note on Tuesday’s Elections

By Caroline Glick, JPost— The US media coverage of the Israeli election has misrepresented the results of Tuesday’s vote. This isn’t necessarily deliberate. Israeli elections are inscrutable for most foreigners, particularly for Americans who are used to the clarity of the presidential system and two-party system. Here are a few of basic facts about how…

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In face of growing Iran threat, debate resurfaces over US-Israel mutual defense pact

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JACKSON RICHMAN, JNS— Although proposals for a U.S.-Israel mutual defense pact are not new, the concept has recently gained momentum and attracted growing media attention in Israel. On Sept. 14, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say that he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu by phone to “discuss…

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Rabbi who Predicted Trump Presidency Has Shocking New Prediction for Israel’s Next Government, Messiah

By Dr. Rivkah Lambert, Breaking Israel News— In an informal interview in his Jerusalem home, Jewish scholar and international speaker Rabbi Mendel Kessin, who believes that the world is teetering on the edge of redemption, explained what has to happen politically in order to serve the spiritual purpose of advancing redemption. “Something is going to…

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Israel Elections: Netanyahu and Gantz Stalemate

By JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to carry on after a decade in office with a historic victory in Tuesday’s election, and to be tasked with forming a government for the sixth time, remained up in the air late on Tuesday, after exit polls predicted a stalemate. The final unofficial results were only expected…

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Watchdog report finds alarming spike in Israel-related anti-Semitism on college campuses

By Jewish News Syndicate— The number of Israel-related, anti-Semitic incidents against Jewish students on campuses increased 70 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a report published on Tuesday by the nonprofit watchdog AMCHA Initiative. In its report, “The Harassment of Jewish Students on U.S. Campuses: How Eliminationist Anti-Zionism and Academic BDS Incite Campus Anti-Semitism,”…

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Ilhan Omar: I Hope Israelis Will Make ‘Different Decision’ in Election

By Tamar Beeri, JPost— US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, an outspoken voice for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction movement (BDS) spoke about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Face the Nation on Sunday. “I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision ,” Omar said. “My hope is that they recognize that his existence, his…

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US-Israeli Christian leader discusses peace process with Saudi crown prince

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week hosted an Israeli Christian leader in Jeddah, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The meeting between Jerusalem resident Joel C. Rosenberg and one of the Gulf’s most powerful rulers came as Riyadh has attempted to increase its outreach to…

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Palestinians’ Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews

by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has long been serving as a center for various terrorist groups that are responsible for thousands of terror attacks against Israel. In the past few decades, these groups have engaged in smuggling various types of weapons from Egypt into the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian terrorists also…

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The British Financial Times praises Israel’s economy

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— According to the British daily Financial Times (August 28, 2019), the Israeli shekel ranks as the best performing currency against the US dollar among 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg, up almost 6%, as fund managers have sought refuge from global economic turmoil.  The shekel had strengthen thanks to Israel’s perceived…

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Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan: Trick or Treat?

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— If he wins reelection next week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex the Jordan Valley. Though his opponents see this pledge as political spin, whispers of an agreement on the matter between Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump suggests that this time around, Israel (through Netanyahu) means business.…

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