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The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet ended its unsuccessful mission about three hours ago when, in the final moments of flight and barely five hundred feet from the lunar surface, it lost communication with earth and crashed on the moon. What would have been an enormous achievement for Israel and for private space exploration ended in disappointment, […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America congratulate Benjamin Netanyahu on winning his fifth election for Prime Minister of Israel and hope the warm relations between the country and the US will continue. They also look forward to the investigation into how the Russian probe began after Attorney General William Barr promised an inquiry into the matter while testifying before Congress. And they worry about poor Republican messaging after most of the country thinks the tax cuts hurt them because they got a small refund this year, despite the significant decrease in money being withheld from paychecks in the first place.

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With 95 percent of the votes in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised for another electoral victory. His Likud party is tied with its chief rival, Blue and White, but the right-wing bloc holds a clear lead. Netanyahu will work with them to form a governing coalition.

As of 11 PM ET, Likud had 26.28% of the vote compared to the Blue and White party’s 25.97%. From the Times of Israel:

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. President Trump Recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

 

Yesterday, the President signed a proclamation recognizing the Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel. (Here is the declaration, if you’re interested.)

No, I’m not getting tired of the winning!

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Since Trump’s election nationalism has been talked about a lot and mostly condemned. People accuse one another of being nationalists and imply dark motivations to anyone who is believed to be a nationalist. The term is a charged one and for good reason, Nationalism is a powerful cultural force in any nation. When feelings of […]

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The pressures have been increasing on Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza for a couple of years to come to the peace negotiation table, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, has added fuel to the fire. And the Palestinians are feeling the heat. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians became especially intense […]

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I guess you could only do this at a private school, but I’m still delighted to see it happening.

Elsa Huff, a teacher at First Methodist School in Bartow, FL is leading her 40th annual Israelite Walk on Friday. She will be walking with third through fifth graders on this journey. At the age of 72, she is inviting students, alumni and any other interested parties to join her and her students in this journey of 5 ½ miles, from Polk State College to her school.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud new Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and naming two stellar judges to the Florida Supreme Court. They also discuss Hawaii Rep

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Ode to the Almost Impossible and a Vision of Victory

 

“Without a vision, the nation will perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

On a quiet Shabbat evening in 2002, Dror (a Hebrew word for freedom) Weinberg, aged 38, was enjoying the company of his wife, who was pregnant, and their five children in Kiryat Moshe, a Jerusalem neighborhood known for its understated piety. Suddenly Weinberg got an emergency call. Worshipers leaving Shabbat prayers in Hebron had been attacked by terrorists. As the colonel in charge of the Hebron brigade, Weinberg quickly donned his uniform, grabbed his assault rifle, and sped to the scene of the attack. As an observant Jew, Weinberg would not normally drive on Shabbat, but when it is a matter of saving lives, you are obligated to breach Shabbat (Sabbath) law.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the negative, the darkness the tragedies around the world. So take a moment to celebrate life with this flash mob at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Message for the Tyrants of Tehran

 

Watching Bibi Netanyahu addressing the UN’s General Assembly always makes me want to cheer. Two years ago, Israel alone opposed the horrible Iranian nuclear deal that the US negotiated and declared Israel would defend itself and that the world was making a terrible mistake. As Iran continues to develop its nuclear program and the IAEA appears emasculated, Bibi was back on Thursday to tell them:

I also have a message today for the tyrants of Tehran. Israel knows what you’re doing, and Israel knows where you’re doing it

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And you think you had a bad day. “Red-faced Iranian officials hastily removed a billboard in the Iranian city of Shiraz after they accidentally featured pictures of IDF soldiers. More

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The United States has been engaged in the Middle East for such a long time that we can’t imagine ourselves not being involved with it. It’s seen as an area where we have made important contributions in terms of financing, military supplies and valuable alliances. But it’s finally time to get out. It’s imperative that I […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Did the ‘Deep State’ Deep Six Pentagon’s Lovinger Over Discovery of Shady Defense Department Contracts to FBI Trump Informant Stefan Halper?

 

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. On Carrying a Gun in Israel

 

Yes, it’s about self-defense but, then again, it’s also about love. Carrying a gun in Israel, that is.

In Israel, at least for me, carrying a gun, besides allowing an immediate response to potential terrorist acts, is an expression of love for those around me, my extended Jewish family. And when you love those around you, you not only want to protect them in every possible way but you want them to feel protected, too.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dennis Prager on the Self-Righteously Suicidal West and False Morality

 

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