Daily News Summary – September 24, 2016

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman attends the lobby for political vision for the Gaza Strip, at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, June 12, 2017. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Liberman will not coordinate with Anyone: The leader of the Yisrael Beytenu party, Avigor Liberman, stated today that his party will not coordinate with the right or left bloc until it becomes clear who will be prime minister and who will be in the different party blocs. Liberman has been coined as “kingmaker” this election due to the fact that support from his party would give either side the number of seats needed to form a government. 

Turkish President calls for UN action on Israel: President Erdogan appeared before the UN General Assembly today and attempted to tell the world that Israel used to be a Palestine state; ignoring the fact that before 1947 the British and Jordanian governments controlled the area and before that the Ottoman Empire. Erogan called on the UN to enforce its resolutions against Israel.

Survey shows how most Israeli’s view the UN: In a new survey from the Pew Research Center, 65% of Israeli’s have unfavorable views of the UN. This was the highest unfavorable percentage of the 31 countries polled. 

New Hospital in Gaza: As part of the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel earlier this year, supplies to build a new hospital began entering Gaza today. Prime Minister Netanyahu approved the building on a 10 acre plot near the Erez border crossing.

Shofar from concentration camp on display: The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City is now displaying a shofar that was kept and hidden in Nazi concentration camps. With Rosh Hashanah starting next week, two local synagogues will also have the honor of blowing it at their services. Read more of the story of the shofar here. 

Hydrogen trucks coming to Israel: In 2020 Hyundai plans to test their hydrogen running trucks in Israel. “Israel is considered a prime testing ground due to its varied climate, extreme road inclines in the Galilee and the Golan Heights, and long roads in the Aravah”