Any member of Israel’s parliament now has a 21-day window to seek the 61 seats necessary to become Prime Minister. If no frontrunner emerges, a new election will be called.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Mon. 18 Nov. 2019 said the Trump administration no longer views Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal.
Despite hundreds of rockets launched at civilians in Israel, most 2020 Democratic contenders were silent. Only Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar commented.
Hamas has thanked Iran for providing the rockets it used against Israel and warned that Tel Aviv would be struck again in any offensive against the Gaza Strip.
Gaza fired at least 160 rockets into Israel by mid-afternoon on Tues. 12 Nov. 2019, setting off sirens and forcing people into bomb shelters across the country including in Tel Aviv.
Iran on Mon. 4 Nov. 2019 announced that it is doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates. The centrifuge is 50 times faster than those allowed under the 2015 accord.
The US State Department said in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2018 that the Tehran regime has spent nearly $1 billion per year to support terror organizations. The report was released on Friday, 1 Nov. 2019
In addition to George Soros, J Street’s major contributors includes Richard Abdoo, a leader of the Arab Council; Wagih Abu-Rish of the Arab American Institute; Magdi Badawy, a Stop the Occupation activist, to name a few.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi emphasized the threat from Hezbollah, saying, “Israel’s central challenge lies in the entrenchment of Iranian and other forces in Syria and their precision-missile project.
President Reuven Rivlin on Monday 21 Oct. 2019 called on Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, to try to form a coalition government over the next 28 days.