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Is Bibi Headed for Sixth Term?

Editor’s note: As we went to press on Tuesday evening, Israel had just concluded its fourth election day in two years. This article reflects the reported election results as of 6 p.m. ET. Further, as of 8 p.m. Israel time, voter turnout was reportedly at 51.5%, 4.8% lower than last year and the lowest since 2009.

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New York Mayoral Candidate Yang Says BDS Is ‘Nonviolent’ But ‘Anti-Semitic’

(JNS) New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang said in a statement on March 19 that: “BDS does not recognize the right of Israel to exist. Not recognizing Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitic. I strongly oppose BDS, as I’ve said countless times.”

The Forward asked Yang to clarify his stance

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Jordan Reveals New Defense Pact With US, Allowing More Open Military Access

(JNS) Jordan released a new defense agreement this week with the United States that allows free entry for U.S. forces, aircraft and vehicles.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi told parliament that the pact was “the

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Iran Said to Have Threatened ‘USS Cole’-Style Attack Against Washington’s Fort McNair

(JNS) Iran has threatened to attack an army base in Washington, D.C., as well as the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, the AP has reported.

Citing “two senior U.S. intelligence officials” speaking on condition of anonymity, the report stated that the threat was first uncovered in communications

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What Is Your College Student Doing This Summer?

The Jewish Link is seeking college students interested in reporting, writing and photography to join us for this year’s summer internship program. We are looking for motivated and flexible self-starters who are able to meet tight deadlines and cover last-minute events. Responsibilities will include attending, reporting on and taking

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EL AL’s Flight Training Simulator Becomes Wheelchair-Accessible for Good Deeds Day

ADI residents with severe disabilities become the world’s first wheelchair users to experience a Boeing 737 flight simulator; special event highlights the importance of disability inclusion, equity and access.

(Courtesy of Adi Israel) On March 16, in honor of Good Deeds Day, the

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Deadlock Looms in Israel Elections

Less than a week before the fourth Israeli election in two years, nothing is as it appeared even a few weeks ago. The polling numbers have radically changed, and the candidates are scrambling to keep up.

When Gideon Sa’ar left Likud to form the New Hope party, he did not imagine that things

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US National Security Adviser: Washington Engaged in Indirect Diplomacy With Iran

(JNS) The United States and Iran have been engaged in indirect diplomacy in an effort to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said last week.

“Diplomacy with Iran is ongoing, just not in a direct fashion at the moment,” he said, reported Reuters. “There

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Pro-Israel Groups Launch Blitz Against Kahl Nomination For Top Pentagon Job

(JNS) Prominent pro-Israel groups are urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Colin Kahl to serve as the top policy official at the Pentagon.

“Kahl is a serial Iran appeaser with close ties to Tehran’s allies in the

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Israeli Researchers Develop Cheap, Rapid Test for Coronavirus Variants

(Israel21c via JNS) Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently developed a rapid and cost-effective test to identify COVID-19’s British and South African variants within hours instead of days, enabling effective response and containment measures.

Standard coronavirus-variants testing

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Important Issue Brought to Light

Thank you for your March 11, 2021 article “Let’s Help the Uyghur People.” Not only did this article indicate how human rights are being destroyed in China, but it also let your readers know how others are now importantly acting on this issue.

Many of us

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Israel’s Fourth Election in Two Years

Part II

Budget

Officially, the previous government fell apart over the failure to pass a state budget. Israel has not only entered 2021 with no budget, but there is still no budget for 2020. This is a legal issue that some believe Prime Minister

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