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Early election poll shows: No 61-seat majority for either side

Early election poll shows: No 61-seat majority for either side

JERUSALEM POST STAFF


With the right-wing bloc predicted to receive 59 seats and the Bennett-Lapid bloc predicted 55, at this early stage it appears that neither side has a clear route to forming a government.

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Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and alternate Prime Minister, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid / (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Following the announcement on Monday evening that Bennett and Lapid will bring forward a bill to dissolve the Knesset next week, an election poll posted on Tuesday morning by 103FM predicts another election campaign that will end without any of the blocs having the ability to form a stable government supported by at least 61MKs.

Who gains, who loses?

The results of the survey show that the Likud Party has gained one more seat compared to a previous 103FM survey conducted on May 26, less than a month ago. As mentioned, the Likud is now predicted to receive 36 seats, with Yesh Atid coming next at 20 seats.

Another party that continues to grow in strength is the Religious Zionist Party of Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, which in the poll reaches the double-digit figure of 10 seats – an increase of one since the last poll.

The poll also shows that Blue and White are predicted to retain the seats they currently have, as will the Labor Party, giving them eight and seven seats respectively. The Joint List is also predicted to retain the six seats they currently hold.

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PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett sits at the government table in the Knesset plenum with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Might Bennett go the way of Sharon, Olmert and Livni? (credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90)

On the other hand, Shas is predicted to lose two seats, and United Torah Judaism is predicted to lose one as well, bringing them to seven and six seats respectively. 

However, outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party is predicted to gain back seats, bringing them back up from four to seven. 

Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beytenu is predicted to drop from seven seats to five, putting them close to the bottom of the list, only slightly ahead of Ra’am and New Hope, who are predicted to pass the threshold with the minimum requirement of four seats each.

Read more on the dissolution of the Knesset and the upcoming elections:

At this stage, Meretz continues to be in danger of not passing the threshold, despite the six seats they currently hold. 

As it stands,  the right-wing bloc led by Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu is predicted to receive 59 seats, and the Lapid-Bennett bloc is projected to receive 55, meaning neither bloc has the ability to form a 61-seat majority government.


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TV7 Israel News 20.06

TV7 Israel News 20.06

TV7 Israel News


1) Palestinian Islamist rocket-fire toward Israel’s southern communities draws a retaliatory response against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

2) Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau maintains travel advisory for Turkey at highest alert level – as threat remains imminent.

3) Moscow warns Ankara that a Turkish military operation will not contribute to Syria’s stability – as local forces and Iranian proxies establish a joint operation room under Russia’s protection.


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Smallest known medieval Hebrew manuscript auctioned off in Jerusalem

Smallest known medieval Hebrew manuscript auctioned off in Jerusalem

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The manuscript was constructed from a single piece of parchment which was cut into roundels at 5.5 centimeters in diameter alone.
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One of the pieces on which a section of the Passover Haggadah was written in the smallest known Hebrew manuscript. / (photo credit: KEDEM AUCTION HOUSE)

A 15th-century manuscript from Italy – the smallest known one of its kind in Hebrew – is going to be auctioned off in Jerusalem this Tuesday.

The manuscript was constructed from a single piece of parchment which was cut into roundels at 5.5 centimeters in diameter alone.

“We know of only two other similar Hebrew manuscripts, and we can say neither comes close to the size and magnificence of this manuscript,” said Kedem Auction House founder and co-CEO Meron Eren. “It is the most unique we’ve ever seen.”

Within the pages are a machzor – a Jewish festival prayer book for the Jewish holidays. However, as it is particularly tiny, the manuscript contains an abridged version with selected sections rather than the full text.

It contains a complete Passover Hagaddah from Italian tradition, as well as piyuttim (liturgical poems). It has 98 pages altogether.

The collection of pieces of the smallest known Hebrew manuscript which all together make up the Passover Haggadah. (credit: KEDEM AUCTION HOUSE)

It is covered in artwork, too; its pages are decorated with gentle foliage in green, pink and burgundy, alongside an illustration of an angel blowing a shofar.

The Haggadah section contains illustrations of the Four Brothers from the famed Passover tale of the same name, as well as the many special foods of the holiday.

Not many religious texts are as unique as this one. Christianity has the Codex Rotundus, a 226-page Book of Hours from the 15th century. It, too, is circular. There are also miniature cut-outs of the Quran produced in Iran and Turkey in the 1500s and 1600s.

The manuscript, previously kept by a private collector for 40 years, is currently being held by University Archives, an auction house in Connecticut, from which it will be flown to Jerusalem for its auction.


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Remains of a 2,200 year old outpost found near Jerusalem hospital

Remains of a 2,200 year old outpost found near Jerusalem hospital

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The outpost, called Ma’ale Romaim, was built during the Hasmonean period, near the road that led to Jerusalem.

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70 /  (photo credit: DAVID ROBERTS/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

In the area of ​​the Herzog Medical Center in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, the restoration of an ancient archeological outpost was completed this month.

The outpost, called Ma’ale Romaim, was built during the Hasmonean period, near the road that led to Jerusalem.

Archaeological restoration work has revealed that this is, in fact, an outpost, which served as a small fortress. Around it were terraces with agricultural crops, and it was probably built to protect the farmers and their livestock from looting.

The excavations at the site began as early as 1967 and were conducted by the Greek archaeologist Prof. Vaslius Tzafirs.

According to Tsafirs, the outpost was probably inhabited continuously for 600 years, from the Hasmonean period, 230 BCE, to the Byzantine period 395 CE.

History

In 63 CE, the Romans took over the territories of Israel. Roman forces aided the outpost to defend the road ascending to Jerusalem and added a second floor to improve the observation and defense capability of the outpost. The staircase, also built by the Romans, that connected its first and second floors, was kept in good condition and restored.

“An exciting addition to a modern hospital, which serves the population of Jerusalem and its surroundings, is an archeological site that sheds light on more than 2,000 years of the history of the Land of Israel and [certain periods that] are considered dark in the history of the Jewish people,” according to Herzog Medical Center director Dr. Yeheskel Ken.

“[The archaeological site] sheds light on more than 2,000 years of the history of the Land of Israel and [certain periods that] are considered dark in the history of the Jewish people.”

Herzog Medical Center Director Dr. Yehezkel Ken

The archaeological restoration revealed a circular structure inside the outpost in which, according to some theories, a lime pit (a kind of kiln) was built.

During the excavations, many pottery vessels from different periods were discovered that shed light on its history. Among the findings were pottery bottles for oils and perfumes from the Hasmonean period, clay candles for lighting and deep red bowls.

“We are striving to raise funds to take another step in the restoration work and establish an archeological garden on the site that will allow the general public to visit this important historical structure,” Ken said. 


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The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – The Land of Promise

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – The Land of Promise

Hebrew University of Jerusalem   Hebrew University of Jerusalem




Name: The Land of Promise
Year: 1935
Duration: 00:58:26
Language: English

Abstract: The definitive pre-state portrayal of the developing Jewish national home.

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive –
The 500 films, selected for the virtual cinema, reflect the vast scope of documentary material collected in the Spielberg Archive. The films range from 1911 to the present and include home movies, short films and full length features.

שם: לחיים חדשים
שנה: 1935
אורך: 00:58:26
שפה: אנגלית

תקציר: אחד הסרטים רבי ההשפעה ביותר מהתקופה שלפני קום המדינה, הסוקר את התפתחותו של הבית הלאומי היהודי בארץ.

ארכיון הסרטים היהודיים על שם סטיבן שפילברג –
חמש מאות הסרטים שנבחרו עבור הקולנוע הווירטואלי משקפים את ההיקף הנרחב של החומר התיעודי בארכיון שפילברג. באתר ישנם סרטים משנת 1911 ועד ימינו אלה ביתיים, קצרים ובאורך מלא.

כל הזכויות שמורות לארכיון הסרטים היהודיים על שם סטיבן שפילברג ולאוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים 2010; דף הבית; www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il
http://multimedia.huji.ac.il/


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