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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Visit the Rebbe’s Ohel [video]

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

(JNi.Media) As the US Presidential elections draw closer, the candidates are looking for all the support they can get.

On Saturday night, Ivanka (Yael) Trump, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner visited the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, also known as the “Ohel”. The Ohel is located in the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York.

The visit was ostensibly for a blessing before the elections, but it may have also been to drum up additional last minute support among the Orthodox community, many of whom already support Trump.

Press were not invited to the event.

The visit also happened to coincide with the gun scare at Donald Trumps’ rally in Reno, Nevada.

On the other side of the Hassidic spectrum, last week, a Satmar Brooklyn weekly, Der Yid, according to a report in The Forward (Der Yid does not have a website), recommended that voters show their appreciation to Hillary Clinton for being “sympathetic to the needs of the Haredi Community.”

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Ten Questions About Israel For The Presidential Candidates

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Israel has barely been mentioned in the current presidential campaign. This is disappointing to the many millions of Christian and Jewish Americans for whom America’s relationship with Israel is a significant foreign policy concern.

Here are ten questions that I think the candidates need to address.

  1. There have been reports that President Obama may take some sort of action against Israel during the period between the election and the inauguration.

Are you prepared, right now, to urge President Obama to refrain from any December Surprise?

  1. After President Obama attended the funeral of Shimon Peres, the White House issued a press release that referred to him visiting “Jerusalem, Israel.” Then it issued a corrected version with the word “Israel” deleted.

In what country do you believe Peres is buried?

  1. The Obama administration has strongly condemned Israel for planning to build 98 homes in the Jewish community of Shiloh.

Is it your position that Jews in Shiloh should not be permitted to build additional homes, but Palestinian Arabs who live in nearby towns should be permitted to build as many homes as they want?

  1. Israel has announced plans to rebuild the famous Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue in the Old City section of Jerusalem, which the Jordanians destroyed in the 1948 war. That part of the city is beyond the pre-1967 armistice line.

Do you regard the rebuilding of the synagogue as “illegal Israeli construction in occupied Arab territory”? And how is the construction in the Old City of Jerusalem different from the construction of the homes in Shiloh?

  1. Immediately after this past Sunday’s terrorist rampage by Mesbah Abu Sbih in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority issued an official call to Palestinian shopkeepers to go on strike in honor of “the martyr Mesbah Abu Sbih.”

What action would you take, as president, to pressure he PA to stop honoring terrorists?

  1. Sunday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem took place in the neighborhood of Ammunition Hill, some of which is beyond the pre-1967 armistice line. The Palestinian Authority referred to the 60-year-old woman who was murdered as “an Israeli settler.”

Do you agree with the PA that those parts of Jerusalem are “occupied Arab territory” and that the Jewish residents are “Israeli settlers”?

  1. The British government has suspended its aid to the Palestinian Authority because of the PA’s payment of salaries to imprisoned terrorists and the families of dead terrorists.

Do you think the United States likewise should suspend its $500-million annual gift to the PA until the PA stops subsidizing terrorists and their families?

  1. As a U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton once referred to the anti-Semitism in Palestinian Authority school textbooks and summer camps as “child abuse.”

Do you, Secretary Clinton, stand by that characterization? Do you, Mr. Trump, agree with it? And if elected, what would each of you do about it?

  1. The Palestinian Authority has never responded to Israel’s 36 requests for the extradition of terrorists, something that is required by the Oslo accords.

Do you agree that the PA should fulfill its Oslo obligation to surrender the terrorists? And if so, what would you do about it as president?

10, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) are on the U.S. State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Both the PFLP and the PLF are still member-organizations of the PLO, which is chaired by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.

What steps would you take to pressure Abbas to expel the PFLP and PLF from the PLO?

Stephen M. Flatow

Ramallah Court Postpones Elections After Gaza Court Drops PLO Candidates from Ballots

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The Khan Younis Court dismissed several PLO candidates from the lists competing in the municipal elections in the southern Gaza Strip, Ma’an reported Thursday morning. The court’s decision came after several appeals had been filed against PLO lists in and around the cities of Khan Younis Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Journalist Dov Lieber tweeted in the early AM: “Palestinian court postpones local elections set for October,” which he attributed to AFP. Apparently, the court in Ramallah has followed the disqualification of PLO candidates in Gaza by postponing the elections altogether.

The Gaza court decision wipes the PLO out of the competition in nine municipalities out of 25 in Gaza.

Dr. Fayez Abu Eita, a spokesman for the PLO, said the decision to drop his movement’s candidates from local lists was tantamount to a “massacre by the Hamas court.” He said the PLO was running “lists of the finest people, qualified specialists and professionals,” and so when Hamas realized they had no one of equal quality to run against them, they ordered their court to “drop them under false and fabricated pretexts” which were both “illogical and illegal.”

Abu Eita added: “They wanted to compete with themselves after the overthrow of these lists.”

Abu Eita called on the Central Election Commission to assume their responsibilities over what he described as the failure of the election process, stressing that all the appeals were illegitimate, intended solely to thwart any challenges to the Hamas candidates.

David Israel

The Almost Final 19th Knesset List (Updated)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Updated: 9:14 AM (Wednesday)

The following is the list of candidates who appear to have made it into the 19th Knesset. Some changes are still possible after the soldier votes are counted.

The list is final. Grayed out names are not in.

Knesset Members who were not in the last Knesset are in red.

 

Party : Seats . Percent . Votes
. Likud-Beytenu : 31 23.25% 832,099
Yesh Atid: : 19 14.19% 507,879
Labor : 15 11.45% 409,685
Shas : 11 8.83% 316,151
HaBayit HaYehudi : 11 8.76% 313,646
UTJ : 7 5.31% 189,931
HaTnua : 6 5.02% 179,818
Meretz : 6 4.59% 164,150
Raam/Taal : 3 3.80% 135,830
Kadima : 2 2.09% 74,735
Hadash : 4 3.12% 111,685
Balad : 5 2.66% 95,312
Otzma L’Yisrael  0   1.73%   61,825

 

# Member of Knesset
Likud Beytenu
1 Benjamin Netanyahu – Likud
2 Avigdor Liberman – Yisrael Beytenu
3 Gidon Saar – Likud
4 Yair Shamir – Yisrael Beytenu
5 Gilad Erdan – Likud
6 Silvan Shalom – Likud
7 Uzi Landau – Yisrael Beytenu
8 Yisrael Katz – Likud
9 Danny Danon – Likud
10 Sofia Landver – Yisrael Beytenu
11 Ruvy Rivlin – Likud
12 Moshe Yaalon – Likud
13 Yitzchak Aharonovitch – Yisrael Beytenu
14 Zeev Elkin – Likud
15 Tzipi Hotovely – Likud
16 Orly Levy Abekasis – Yisrael Beytenu
17 Yariv Levin – Likud
18 Yuli Edelstein – Likud
19 Faina Kirshenbaum – Yisrael Beytenu
20 Haim Katz – Likud
21 Miri Regev – Likud
22 David Rotem – Yisrael Beytenu
23 Moshe Feiglin – Likud
24 Yuval Steinitz – Likud
25 Robert Iltov – Yisrael Beytenu
26 Tzachi HaNegbi – Likud
27 Limor Livnat – Likud
28 Hamad Amar – Yisrael Beytenu
29 Ofir Akunis – Likud
30 Gila Gamliel – Likud
31 Shimon Ohayon – Yisrael Beytenu
32 Carmel Shama – Likud
 .
HaBayit HaYehudi
1 Naftali Bennett
2 Uri Ariel
3 Nissan Slomiansky
4 Eliyahu Ben-Dahan
5 Ayelet Shaked
6 Uri Orbach
7 Zevulun Kalfa
8 Avraham Wortzman
9 Mordechai Yogev
10 Orit Struck
11 Yonatan Shetboun
12 Shuli Mualam-Rafeli
13 Hillel Horovitz
14 Jeremy Gimpel
 .
Yesh Atid
1 Yair Lapid
2 Shai Piron
3 Yael Garman
4 Meir Cohen
5 Yaakov Perry
6 Ofer Shelach
7 Aliza Lavie
8 Yoel Razvozov
9 Adi Kol
10 Karen Elharhar
11 Mickey Levy
12 Shimon Solomon
13 Ruth Calderon
14 Pnina Tamnu-Shata
15 Rina Frankel
16 Yifat Kariv
17 Dov Lipman
18 Boaz Toporovsky
19 Ronen Hoffman
20 Tal El-Al
21 Marc Babbot
 .
Labor
1 Shelly Yachimovich
2 Yitzhak Herzog
3 Eitan Cabel
4 Meirav Michaeli
5 Benjamin “Fuad” Ben-Eliezer
6 Hillik Bar
7 Omer Bar-Lev
8 Stav Shafir
9 Avishai Braverman
10 Erel Margalit
11 Itzik Shmuli
12 Miki Rosental
13 Michal Biran
14 Nachman Shai
15 Moshe Mizrahi
16 Daniel Atar
16 Galeb Magdela
17 Nadia Hilu
 .
Otzma L’Yisrael
1 Aryeh Eldad
2 Michael Ben-Ari
3 Baruch Marzel
 .
Shas
1 Eli Yishai
2 Aryeh Deri
3 Ariel Atias
4 Yitzchak Cohen
5 Meshulam Nahari
6 Amnon Cohen
7 Yaacov Margi
8 David Azulai
9 Yitzhak Vaknin
10 Nissim Zeev
11 Avraham Michaeli
12 Yoav Ben-Tzur
13 Lior Edri
14 Ami Iluz
 .
Am Shalem
1 Haim Amsallem
2 Moshe Zarfati
 .
Kadima
1 Shaul Mofaz
2 Yisrael Hasson
3 Yohanan Plessner
 .
UTJ
1 Yaakov Litzman
2 Moshe Gafni
3 Meir Porush
4 Uri Maklev
5 Menachem Moses
6 Yisrael Eichler
7 Yakov Asher
8 Yaakov Guterman
 .
HaTnua
1 Tzipi Livni
2 Amram Mitzna
3 Amir Peretz
4 Elazar Stern
5 Meir Sheetrit
6 David Tzur
7 Yoel Hassan
8 Shlomo Mula
 .
Meretz
1 Zehava Gal-On
2 Ilan Gilon
3 Nitzan Horowitz
4 Michal Rozen
5 Issawi Farij
6 Tamar Zandberg
7 Avshalom Vilan
8 Musi Raz
 .
Chadash
1 Mohammad Barakeh
2 Hanna Swaid
3 Dov Khenin
4 Afo Agbereye
 .
Raam-Taal
1 Ibrahim Tsartsur
2 Ahmed Tibi
3 Massoud Ganaim
4 Nabila Aspnyuli
Balad
1 Jamal Zahalka
2 Hanin Zuabi
3 Basil Jitas

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