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“We’re still waiting for the results. But one thing is clear, the State of Israel is at a historic turning point. We are facing immense opportunities, and immense challenges, including the existential threat from Iran,” said Netanyahu.
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Senior Blue and White Party member Zvi Hauser to JNS: "There are 200,000 projectiles in the North; war almost erupted in Gaza, there is a 50-billion-shekel deficit. There's no choice but a unity government."
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U.S. military leaders presented U.S. President Donald Trump with a range of options against the regime.
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With exit polls showing Likud, and Blue and White, facing no clear path to a governing majority, many see Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman as a potential “kingmaker”—key to avoiding a third election.
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NEW YORK (JTA) — The FBI is alleging that a Jewish day school rabbi tricked a 14-year-old boy into sending him sexually explicit photos of himself.
An electric milk-dispensing system for coffee use delivers accurately measured milk, reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
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Two Pentagon officials told NPR that U.S. intelligence saw this as “circumstantial evidence” that Iran launched the attack from its soil.
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(JTA) — Less than a year after he immigrated to Israel from Russia, Dima Eygenson has already voted twice in his adopted country.
“It’s like putting a monument to killers on the top of the graves of their victims,” said director general of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Eduard Dolinsky.
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Overall, the biggest theme of the exit polls is that neither the right-wing/religious bloc nor the center-left bloc have enough seats to form a governing coalition at 61 without the support of former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu Party.
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Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev referenced 2009 as an example of how the political picture can change drastically.
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Because Saudi Arabia’s air-defenses have been pointed south to protect against missile attacks by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, they were futile against the drones and missiles raining in from the north.
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Party leaders hit beaches and shopping centers in central Israel, urging potential voters to head to the ballot box amid early concerns over low voter turnout.
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Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz casts his ballot at a voting station in Rosh HaAyin, during the Knesset Elections, on September 17, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90
The three main broadcasters showed their Likud and Blue and White parties in a virtual dead heat -- just like in April.
The post Netanyahu and Gantz too close to call, exit polls in Israel show appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
(JTA) — The former executive director of the Iowa Hillel was arrested and charged with abusing a young boy at the Hillel House in Iowa City.
Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick also worked at the Yeshivah of Flatbush, an Orthodox day school in Brooklyn, from 2012 to 2018.
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(JTA) — The Rhode Island ICE detention center where a guard drove into a row of Jewish protesters apologized for holding a recent board meeting less than an hour before Shabbat.
(JTA) — Cokie Roberts, a pioneering journalist who with her husband wrote an interfaith Haggadah and published a book about their interfaith marriage, has died.
Israel experts warned that the Sept. 17 elections could be exposed to numerous cyber attacks, as well as attempts to sway voters.
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The vice president warned, “If Iran conducted this latest attack to pressure President Trump to back off, they failed. America is ready to defend our interests.”
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TEL AVIV (JTA) — The woman approached with trepidation, fidgeting and glancing nervously over her shoulder as she sat down in a coffee shop here.
"On U.S. campuses across the country, harassment motivated by classical anti-Semitism actually decreased, and significantly so. At the same time, however, the number of Israel-related acts of harassment increased significantly,” wrote the report’s researchers.
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(JTA) — The president of the City Council in Trenton, New Jersey, allegedly used the term “Jew her down” during a closed-door meeting to describe the settlement at a lower rate of a personal injury lawsuit.
(JTA) — A New Jersey teenager is accused of deliberately swerving his car – twice – at two Jewish men while the passengers yelled insults about their religion.
(JTA) — A same-sex couple from Maryland is suing the U.S. State Department for refusing to grant birthright citizenship to their infant daughter.
(JTA) — Thirty-six activists from a Jewish group arrested during a demonstration in front of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey accepted a plea deal that keeps them out of prison.
(JTA) — The homeless man charged with setting fire to a historic synagogue in northern Minnesota was sheltering in an alcove between the building and its sukkah.
In response to a Likud Party petition, committee head Justice Hanan Melcer rules that an NGO initiative to bus 15,000 Arab voters to polling stations is illegal.
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Voting stations throughout the country opened their doors at 7 a.m. to 6,394,030 eligible voters. Most stations will close at 10 p.m.
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It occurred a week after Israel hit posts of Iranian-backed militias and an arms depot in eastern Syria, near the Iraq border.
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NEW YORK (JTA) — An administrator at a prestigious Modern Orthodox Jewish middle school in New York City was arrested for production of child pornography.
His announcement drew the expected condemnations from the left; on the right, some criticized the Israeli prime minister for waiting until now to implement this move.
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Simon Coveney, Ireland’s foreign minister and deputy prime minister, opposes the legislation, fearing it would reduce regional Irish influence.
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(JTA) — Three of the founding and most prominent board members of the Women’s March stepped down from their positions, the organization announced Monday.