Daily Israeli News Summary for September 16, 2019

News Summary

Welcome to our new Daily News Summary section of Kehila News. We will give you a brief glimpse into the top news and stories in Israel as well as cultural and lifestyle news. 

Israel Prepares to Return to the Polls: Still unsure who to vote for? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our election guide. 

Elections almost postponed due to potential military operation in Gaza: Last week Prime Minister Netanyahu was considering ordering a large escalation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The order was reportedly stopped by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit who determined that the plan required full approval by the cabinet. Netanyahu reportedly determined not to convene the cabinet for a vote.  

Mudar Zahran banned from entering Israel: Zahran is the self proclaimed leader of the Jordanian opposition. While his ambition for bringing a more democratic government to Jordan has gained him friends on the right in Israel; Mudar Zahran’s questionable past with finances and the problems he has caused for the Jordainian government seem to be the reasons the denial of his entry.

President Donald Trump tweets about possible treaty with Netanyahu: The American president tweeted that he had called Prime Minister Netanyahu and discussed with him about forming a “Mutual Defense Treaty…that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries”

One Year Later – Remembering the Lion of Zion, Ari Fuld: Today marks one year since the terrorist attack that killed Ari Fuld. In an interview with JPost, Ari’s brother recounts the day and the repercussions of Ari’s heroic death. Click here to read.