Corruption and Confusion Embroils in Israel’s Recent Election

For the past couple of weeks, Israelis have woken up uncertain about the future of their government and who will become the Prime Minister. Recent elections have rocked the country after elections revealed a close race between two of the more major parties, the Blue and White Party and the Likud Party.

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Israel’s Elections May Bring an End to Netanyahu’s Career

With the results of Israel’s election almost in, President Reuven Rivlin will begin consultations with party leaders on September 22 to name possible candidates for prime minister. Israel’s two main political parties aim to create a national unity government after both sides failed to secure an outright majority.

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Persian Posturing: Relating Religious History to Current Disputes in the Middle East

Military maneuvering and Iran are related topics. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that connects 40 percent of oil tanker traffic through the Persian Gulf. Since 1980, Iran has threatened to mine the waterway, but the American Navy’s Fifth Fleet patrols the region from its base in Bahrain and vows to stop threats to maritime traffic.

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