Apr 15, 2021

Yom Ha'Atzmaut 2021 | #IsraelAt73​ (video)

Join the Embassy of Israel & Israel's diplomatic missions across the United States to celebrate Israel at 73! Tune in for special guests, music, and more at our Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration.






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Apr 14, 2021

Yonina- Hatikva (video)







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73rd Yom Haatzmaut Torch Lighting ceremony at Har Herzl, opening the Yom Haatzmaut festivities (video)








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Hatikvah התקווה - Cantor Netanel Hershtik & THS Choir (video)







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Proposed Law: pay for slay will lead to losing Israeli citizenship

MKs Avi Dichter (Likud) and Orit Struk (Religious Zionism) have proposed a law that 42 other MKs signed on to. 

The proposed law would strip of Israeli citizenship any Israeli citizen or resident that assists in a terror attack in any way and then receives payment for that from the Palestinian Authority. Not only will this person lose Israeli citizenship but he/she will also be banished form Israel and sent to the Palestinian Authority. 

If the person returns the money paid back to the PA, he will be able to have his Israeli citizenship reinstated.

This law, or somethign similar to it, was proposed by Dichter in the previous Knesset in October 2020, about 6 months ago, but when that Knesset dissolved and went to elections, that law proposal went with it.
source: Israel Hayom




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An Interview With Nahal Haredi CEO Yossi Levy (video)

Major Res., Yossi Levy is the CEO of Nahal Haredi. Born in Jerusalem, educated in ultra-Orthodox institutions, he served in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion as a soldier, commander and infantry officer, was released after serving as an officer in the operations division of the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. He founded the first Haredi Soldier house in Israel for lone soldiers, the Haredi hesder yeshiva Betzavta and the Haredi prep school Rashit. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Open University and serves in the reserve as a unit commander of the 217 (Duvdevan) veterans in the 21st Battalion.






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Yonina- Oz Ve'anava (video)

this song was originally written in memory of Hadar Goldin who fell in battle in Operation Tzuk Eitan in Gaza, 2014





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singing in their memory, in the Knesset (video)







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Songs in the Square—Erev Yom Hazikaron in Rabin Square (video)

The IDF Martyrs' Remembrance Day Ceremony "Songs in the Square" is an exciting and unique musical event in memory of those who fell in the Israeli wars. Hosted by Lior Ashkenazi, the evening will feature popular artists Amir Dadon, Esther Rada, Danny Sanderson, Zehava Ben, Jasmine Mualem, Yishai Ribo, Church of the Intellect, Mark Eliyahu, Margie, Ninet Tayeb, Natan Goshen, Keren Peles, Raviv Kinner and Shuli Rand. The songs will include videos with the stories of the fallen from all over Israel.







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Memorial Day Ceremony at Yad Lbanim (video)







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broadcast from the Western Wall of Remembrance Day ceremony (video)







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Lenny Solomon Live (video)


In tonight's a tribute to Yom HaZikaron and Yom Haatzmaut. He will play songs honoring the Israeli Soldiers and the State of Israel on it's 73rd Birthday.








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KOLture Shock - Shir Shel Acharei Milchama (video)










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Apr 12, 2021

3000 year old city with mud bricks discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt just discovered, unearthed, a 3000+ year old city, near Luxor, that they are calling the Golden City of Luxor.

Along with the discovery of pottery and remnants of jewelry (among other things), they also discovered mud bricks bearing the seal of the Pharoah, Amenhotep III.




fascinating. And interesting with the mud bricks discovery - this might match up with what is related in the Torah, and the timing of 3000 years is right in sync with that as well. They should do some DNA testing to see if they find Jewish blood or remains there, as we learned that they would use Jewish babies in place of bricks during the bondage of Egypt. We don't need archaeologists to find discoveries to prove the Torah true, but I find it fascinating when we do find such old remnants, especially when they do. And maybe mud bricks were just the standard back then and this is not necessarily a city built by the Jews. I don't know, but I find it fascinating.




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Quote of the Day

In our meetings with Mr Netanyahu, and I say it here as well, the Likud can count the fingers of the Yamina party for establishing a right wing coalition.

  -- MK Naftali Bennett

1. it sounds like a very simple and straightforward statement. maybe it is as simple as it sounds. Bennett is now rejecting a coalition with Lapid and others from the center-left and will only join a Netanyahu led coalition. It also sounds like Bennett is no longer demanding a rotation arrangement, but perhaps that is still up to negotiation.

2. or maybe it is not as simple as it sounds. Even with Bennett and Yamina, Netanyahu does not have a right wing coalition. He will still have to persuade Gideon Saar and Tikva Chadasha to join to have a real right wing government. Maybe Bennett knows this is not going to happen. Relying on the Arab party Raam might push Smotritch out, and also might be enough reason to allow Bennett to also say this is not a right wing government so I am not in. If this is Bennett's intention, his statement today was just to set up Netanyahu for failure and to be able to deflect blame away from himself for a right wing government not being formed. 

I personally believe the 2nd seems more likely to me. I truly believe Bennett wants a full blown right wing government, but I think he sees that it almost definitely can't happen, and he would really prefer it without Netanyahu at the helm. If there is not going to be a full blown right wing government anyway, might as well let Netanyahu (and/or Saar, and/or Smotritch) take the fall for it instead of himself.




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if he gets a turn, I want a turn!

The news has been reporting that negotiations are happening between PM Netanyahu and Yamina head Naftali Bennett, as Netanyahu attempts to bring Bennett and Yamina into a future coalition.

Yamina, in its position as kingmaker due to the way things played out, has been able to negotiate from a position of strength, as neither side has a realistic coalition without them (and maybe not even with them). Reportedly this has led Bennett to demand the appointment of Prime Minister, maybe even first, in a rotation arrangement. While Netanyahu initially rejected even the thought of such a possibility saying that Israel has had enough of rotation arrangements, the reports now have him considering it and negotiating the possibilities.

The news last night reported that Netanyahu's coalition partners are now rejecting this option. If true, this might throw a wrench into the entire thing, but that remains to be seen. 

Supposedly Aryeh Deri has said it is inconceivable that the head of a party holding 7 mandates should be appointed Prime Minister. Additionally, Deri, and maybe others, said that there is no reason Bennett with 7 seats should be given a turn as Prime Minister in a rotation and we should not  - considering we are the same size or even bigger. If Bennett gets to be Prime Minister despite the size of his party, we want turns as well.

And honestly Deri is right. 

The main craziness of the Israeli electoral system has always been that small parties wield too much power, as they become needed for a coalition. 

The reason Netanyahu, and Lapid, is negotiating with Bennett and not with Deri or Gafni or Gantz or anyone else over who will be Prime Minister and when is because Deri committed to Netanyahu during the elections and has no other play. Not because Deri/Litzman/Smotritch/Lieberman/Gantz/etc  are less worthy than Bennett. Bennett kept his options open and both Netanyahu and Lapid need him, so they have to pay a high price to bring him in. Deri put his cards on the table from day one, so has no play now. This is why Bennett has been termed kingmaker, and Deri has not been.

But Deri is right. It is ridiculous that Bennett, at the size of his party, should be able to become Prime Minister. This is a prime example of why electoral reform is needed, and why so many politicians have promised it over the years but then backed down after elections.






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