Jessica Meir, a Jewish-American astronaut born to an Israeli father, posts pictures of Israel from space:
Meir posted the photos on her twitter account, along with the caption “My father’s globe spanning journey as a surgeon from the Middle East, to Europe, and eventually to the U.S. was an inspiration to many in my immediate and extended family.” Meir arrived at the International Space Station in September, with an Israeli flag in her possession.
A Tel-Aviv court prevents the deportation of two children born in Israel to Filipina mothers:
On Sunday a judge in Tel-Aviv ruled in favor of the two Filipina women with young children born in Israel, who had been ordered to leave the country by the Population and Immigration authority. According to the judge, the Population and Immigration Authority failed to hold a hearing required by law to determine if the deportation was properly considering the needs of the children. Women in Israel on work visas who have children while in Israel are required by law to send their children back to their home countries.
Right-wing leaders concerned that Bennet and Shaked may be eying an agreement with Blue and White
On Sunday, Naftali Bennet of the New Right party warned that a new election will “collapse the right” and stated that if Netanyahu needs to form an agreement with Blue and White without the right-wing bloc he should do so, if it prevents an election. Since the election, Netanyahu has been negotiating on behalf of all the right wing parties as one single negotiation bloc, which prevents any party from joining a coalition without the support of all other right-wing parties.
On Sunday, Channel 13 reported that Bennet and Ayelet Shaked, also of the New Right party, were offered two ministerial posts in exchange for supporting the left-wing bloc. Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich, part of the right-wing bloc and formerly part of the Yamina party with Shaked and Bennet (which was dissolved when Shaked and Bennet left the party following the election) warned that it would be “foolish” to dissolve the right-wing bloc.