Yehuda Glick Released from Hospital

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On November 24, Mako reported that Yehuda Glick, an Israeli right-wing activist, was released from the hospital. This is after the attempted assassination on his life. Glick stressed that he was only attacked because his faith, and that he is thankful to the hospital for their success in saving his life.

Article Source: Mako

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"Jewish State" Bill Vote Postponed

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On November 24, Ynet covered the update of the proposed "Jewish State" law. The law would define Israel as a Jewish State as the national home of the Jewish people with the right to national self-determination. Within the political arena, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is seen to have achieved this postponement, in opposition to Prime Minister Netanyahu's desires. Lapid responded by calling for Netanyahu and the government to stop playing games that harm the country's young couples and soldiers.

Article Source: Ynet

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Hamas Planned Assassination of Foreign Minister Lieberman

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On November 21, Ynet reported on the planned assassination of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The terrorists responsible for implementing the attack were arrested after Protective Edge, the recent operation in Gaza, which was after they had planned to carry out the assassination. They had planned to attack the minister's convoy with an RPG (rocket-propelled-grenade).

Article Source: Ynet

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Netanyahu Formulates the Principles of the Law of the Nation

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On November 19, Ynet reported on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bill on the legal wording and status of Israel as a Jewish state. The bill emphasizes the self determination for of the Jewish people. Other Knesset members have their own proposals that will be considered.

Article Source: Ynet

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Netanyahu Calls for a National Unity Government

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On November 18th, NRG covered Netanyahu's call for unity and the general response that a change is needed within the government. It seems that Netanyahu is not just talking, but rather, actually desires to merge the Labor party with the current government. This comes on the recent escalation in security.

Article Source: NRG

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Terror Attack in Jerusalem Synagogue

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On November 18th, Mako reported on the massacre that took place during the morning prayers in a synagogue in Jerusalem. Four worshipers were killed in addition to one Druze police officer who was shot during his confrontation with the terrorists. Three of the victims were U.S. citizens and one was a British citizen. The attack comes amid increasing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Article Source: Mako

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Lapid's Last Resort

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On November 16th, NRG reported on the conflicts within the current Israeli government coalition. If Treasury Minister Yair Lapid is notflexible with regulations, his value added  tax bill may be rejected. According to an expert in the coalition, if Lapid does not operate in accordance with the coalition, elections will follow.

Article Source: NRG

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Massive Cyber Attack in Israel

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On November 16th, Israel Hayom reported on the blackmailing affair concerning the "National Card" company. The suspects, who have been arrested, threatened to release details of the company's customers that were stolen in a cyber attack if they didn't receive millions in NIS as a ransom. The police collaborated with other enforcement agencies throughout Israel and Thailand in order to bring back extradite some of the individuals involved in the case.

Article Source: Israel Hayom

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Former Olmert Associate Murdered

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On November 13, NRG reported on the death of an associate of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his aide Shula Zaken. The businessman, Benny Tabin, was found shot in the head and had previously served a sentence for brokering a bribe. Additionally, Zaken's cross examination was stopped after an argument between her and Olmert regarding Tabin.

Article Source: NRG

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Hundreds Gather for Another Israeli Funeral

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On November 11, NRG reported on the funeral of Dalia Lemkus, who was murdered near Alon Shvut by another terrorist attack via automobile. Hundreds attended her funeral where family members and coworkers gave eulogies about her incredible desire to give to everyone, anytime, anywhere. Her death comes during rising violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Article Source: NRG

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Israel's Job Market

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On November 9, Israel National News reported on Israeli jobs that have been reduced or cut altogether from the work force. The article noted that the Israeli National Economic Council surveyed the national work force in a framework of a socio-economic strategy to ensure a future for the next generations and the state.

Article Source: Israel National News

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Tel Aviv Residents Frustrated with Apartment Prices

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On November 9, Ynet reported that thousands of young couples in Tel Aviv attended an apartment and real estate fair, but came away disappointed at the high prices that most apartments were sold for. Some couples stated that their savings weren't enough to afford many of the apartments, some of which were being sold in the range of 2 million shekels. The ever increasing cost of living in Israel for young couples is a source of constant tension in the country.

Article Source: Ynet

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Another Vehicular Attack in Jerusalem

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On November 6, Ynet reported on the third instance of a Palestinian running over Israeli civilians or soldiers on the streets of Jerusalem. The most recent driver turned himself into the police after his home was raided and family arrested. Extra temporary concrete barricades have been erected in Jerusalem  to increase the sense of security for all residents.

Article Source: Ynet

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US Supreme Court to Rule on Passport Issue

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On November 2, NRG reported on the upcoming US Supreme Court case involving a 12 year old boy who was born in Jerusalem. His parents want to list Israel under the country of origin slot on his passport, but while a law was passed in 2002 allowing American citizens born in Jerusalem to list Israel accordingly, the law has not been enforced.

Article Source: NRG

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Knesset Holds Meetings on Stone Throwing Punishments

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On November 2, NRG reported on emergency Knesset meetings on new punishments for rock throwers that intend to harm and endanger lives of travelers. The law previously required proof of intent to injure, but there will now be two levels of severity. The first level specifies intent to harm the vehicle and therefore possibly harm passengers, and the second level focuses on intent to actually harm passengers.

Article Source: NRG

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Attempted Assassination in a Jerusalem Restaurant

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On October 30th, Ynet reported on the investigations behind the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick, a right wing activist. The perpetrator, who was killed in a shoot out with Israeli SWAT, had previously served 12 years in prison for security crimes. Some of the still unanswered questions concern his possession of a handgun and if his background had been checked prior to working in a restaurant often populated by major government figures.

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Israeli Farmers Oppose the Decrease in Water Price

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On October 29, NRG reported on the expectation of a cheapening of water prices for private consumption in Israel, while the cost of water of agricultural purposes would rise. Consequently, some farmers are moving into a drip irrigation system process while others are just changing crops.

Article Source: NRG

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