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    Israel heading for a third election

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Increasingly, it seems inevitable that Israelis will be heading into a third round of elections. Until now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to concede that he is unable to form a government. But at the same time, he has not allowed any other member of his Likud party to try to do so.
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    Who will be the next to wear the Israeli crown?

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced on Wednesday night that he would task incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a government coalition. It came as talks between the sides reached a stalemate.
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    Second time unlucky for Netanyahu?

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    After a decade in power, incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might soon have to vacate the country’s top office.
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    Netanyahu fights for survival

    Sep 12, 2019 Go comment!
    On Tuesday next week, Israelis head to the polls in the second election in five months. Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won back in April, the prime minister was unable to form a governing coalition, and dissolved the newly elected Knesset (parliament).
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    Was this indeed another Israeli victory?

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Israel just scored another victory in the ongoing psychological warfare against her enemies. Or did she? On Sunday, after Hezbollah, the militant Iranian-sponsored group, fired three missiles at northern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) posted photographs of injured soldiers on its Facebook page.
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    Israel on a knife edge again

    Aug 29, 2019 1 Comment
    Israel’s military is again on high alert. It’s limiting civilian traffic near the country’s border with Lebanon, and has deployed an Iron Dome missile defence battery in the north. But at the time of writing this, it had stopped short of opening bomb shelters for civilians.
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    Ayelet Shaked’s rising star in Israeli politics

    Aug 08, 2019 1 Comment
    It’s been 45 years since Israel’s fourth prime minister, Golda Meir, resigned from the country’s top job. Often described as the “iron lady” of Israeli politics, she was strong-willed and straight-talking.
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    What does it mean if Israel bombs an Iranian warehouse in Iraq?

    Aug 01, 2019 Go comment!
    For 38 years, there’s been no mention of Israeli strikes in Iraq. All that changed this week, when the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 jets bombed Iranian warehouses storing arms and missiles near Baghdad.
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    Boris Johnson – is he good for the Jews?

    Jul 25, 2019 Go comment!
    My grandmother had a very particular world view. For the 25 plus years I’ve been a journalist, regardless of what was happening in the world, she’d ask me, “Is it good for the Jews?”
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    Israel warns soldiers of fake friends on social media

    Jul 18, 2019 Go comment!
    Israel is stronger than Hamas on the ground. But in the digital sphere, the Gaza militant organisation is fast developing cyber capabilities that if the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is not vigilant, could seriously compromise its troops.
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    Ehud Barak – the comeback leader

    Jul 11, 2019 1 Comment
    “The state of Israel is facing the total dissolution of its democracy,” says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. “This is a strategic threat no less than the Iranian threat.” This is the alarming opinion of the man who occupied the country’s top seat from 1999 to 2001.
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    Ethiopian Israelis take to the streets following another death

    Jul 04, 2019 Go comment!
    The rallying call, “Black lives matter!” was heard again this week. But it didn’t emanate from American cities like Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York – or even Africa. Instead, it came from Tel Aviv, Netanya, and Haifa. And the protestors weren’t African Americans, but Ethiopian Israelis.
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    The reason for Lieberman upending Netanyahu’s government

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Israelis are going to the polls again over an issue that is as divisive as it is seemingly unsolvable. Should ultra-Orthodox (haredi) men serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), or not?
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    Netanyahu loses election he has already won

    May 30, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an election he had already won. For the first time in the country’s history, a party (in this case Netanyahu’s Likud) was unable to form a majority coalition after parliamentary elections.
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    Benjamin Netanyahu re-elected as voters swing to the right

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    As expected, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has named incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the best person to put together the next Israeli government.
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    Jews out in space

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    “We’re Jews out in space, zooming along protecting the Hebrew race.” This was sung by a bunch of tallit-wearing Jews depicted at the end of Mel Brookes’ 1981 comic classic, History of the World Part 1. Flying a magen david (star of david) shaped spacecraft, the Jews dance a hora each time they destroy an enemy spacecraft while singing, “When goyim attack us, we give them a smack and slap them right back in the face.”
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    King Bibi here to stay

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    “This is an unimaginable achievement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told exuberant supporters in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
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    Israeli election day dishes up some hard choices

    Apr 11, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Even by Israeli standards, the country’s latest general elections have been exceptionally dirty, rife with personal attacks between candidates, and fake news.
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    Israelis watch the rising star of Gantz

    Feb 07, 2019 Go comment!
    There’s a popular weekly satirical show in Israel called Eretz Nehederet. In a recent episode, an actor playing Benny Gantz, the former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and newcomer to Israeli politics, is asked how he’s feeling.
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    Israel among top five most innovative countries on the globe

    Jan 24, 2019 Go comment!
    Israel – commonly dubbed the “Start-up Nation” – has jumped to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, skipping five places since last year. It is officially the fifth most innovative country in the world, according to Bloomberg, an international business news network that calls itself “the central nerve system of global finance”.
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