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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 
Countdown to September 17
Round two: ToI’s guide to the 30 parties that want your vote, again
Everything you need to know about the front-runners, the new alliances, the parties in danger of stumbling under the electoral threshold, and the earnest yet hopeless unknowns
 
Voting guide / How to cast your vote, the second time around
By Raoul Wootliff
 
West Bank, Gaza crossings to be closed for Palestinians on election day
By Judah Ari Gross
 
On last day of campaign, politicians savage each other, urge voters to show up
By TOI staff
 
Netanyahu says he is planning on annexing parts of Hebron
By TOI staff and AP
PM says the small community located in the heart of the Palestinian city will become an official part of the Jewish state
 
Netanyahu: After Jordan Valley and settlements, I’ll annex other ‘vital areas’
By TOI staff
 
After Israeli meet, PA to also hold cabinet summit in Jordan Valley
By TOI staff and Agencies
 
Analysis
Vowing annexation, charging voter fraud, ‘King Bibi’ looks poised to extend rule
If polls are in the ballpark, Netanyahu’s tactics will have worked and next Knesset will represent more hawkish Israeli electorate, undeterred by his attacks on media, cops, judges
 
Organization of Islamic Cooperation ‘totally rejects’ Netanyahu’s annexation vow
By AFP and TOI staff
 
Times of Israel Presents / Democratic Camp’s Horowitz: West Bank annexation would mean ‘kind of apartheid’
By Raoul Wootliff
 
Times of Israel Presents / Bennett won’t promise immunity for PM; will weigh ‘stability of Israel’
By Raoul Wootliff
 
Will Israel’s Arab citizens turn out to vote?
By Adam Rasgon and Simona Weinglass
 
Top Ops
 
Yohanan Plesner
Post-election scenarios and the case for unity
The other possibilities — a third round of voting or a narrow, right-wing government — carry exorbitant price tags
 
Yair Lapid
Imagine a new reality
Our coalition is here to buckle down and work: to reduce the cost of living, to rebuild the Foreign Ministry, to improve relations with Diaspora Jewry, and much more
 
Baruch Stein
Voting Liberman, for heaven’s sake
If you want to see religious reform in the next Knesset, you need Yisrael Beytenu to continue blocking the formation of a rightist-Haredi coalition
 
Naomi Chazan
What if you don’t vote?
Planning to skip voting? Don’t. Planning to vote strategically rather than your conscience? Don’t do that either
 
Interview
Likud’s Barkat: Both sides have crossed the line in overly hostile campaigns
By Raoul Wootliff
Focusing on rival party’s economic plans rather than mudslinging, former Jerusalem mayor claims ‘socialistic’ Blue and White will take Israeli economy backwards
 
Shaked: Netanyahu ‘irrationally loathes’ me, wants to keep my party small
By Alexander Fulbright
 
Gantz urges Rivlin to help ensure Israel does not go to third election
By TOI staff
 
Analysis
Netanyahu alleges ‘rampant’ Arab voter fraud, but his claim is unfounded
PM insists law enforcement not properly probing ballot infractions in Arab sector
 
With cameras banned, new right-wing patrol seeks to ‘prevent Arab voter fraud’
By Jacob Magid
 
Elections panel to send observers with cameras to problematic polling stations
By TOI staff
 
Prosecutors to indict Shas polling official for election fraud
By TOI staff
 
PM planned ‘extraordinary’ Gaza op after speech interrupted by rockets — report
By TOI staff
Newspaper says mooted retaliation for Ashdod attack was opposed by some security chiefs; Netanyahu shelved idea after attorney general told him cabinet approval was needed
 
Israel media review / I’m whatever you want me to be: 6 things to know for September 16
By Jacob Magid
 
Op-ed
Shas could throw the elections a curve ball
The leaders of the Sephardi Haredi party have warned voters that their very redemption depends on Tuesday’s election results. This could win Shas nine seats or more
 
At huge rally, Haredi MK said to liken Lapid, Liberman to biblical enemy Amalek
By TOI staff
 
Shas rains on Tel Aviv’s get-out-the-vote parade
By TOI staff
 
Shas MK: Liberman mocks us by shopping on Shabbat at store that sells pork
By Alexander Fulbright
 
Interview
Maven who engineered Democrats’ first blue wave spots another on the horizon
By Robert Philpot
 
Live updates (closed)
Defense chiefs stymied Netanyahu plan to hit Gaza before elections – report
By TOI staff
One source quoted as saying the prime minister was ‘playing with’ national security with bid that could have started a war
 
Iran seizes new boat near Strait of Hormuz as tensions spiral
By AFP and TOI staff
Officials say vessel, reportedly UAE-flagged, was being used to smuggle fuel; 11 crew members arrested
 
Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis
By Jon Gambrell and Zeke Miller
 
Trump denies willingness to meet Iran leader with ‘no conditions’
By TOI staff and AP
 
Iran says ‘no plans’ for Rouhani-Trump meeting on UN sidelines
By Agencies
 
Post-WWII Torah ark built by US soldiers in DP camp sparks battle between rabbis
By Renee Ghert-Zand
 
More Headlines
 
Interview / Hiding out in Germany, judoka who defied Iran says he’s now ‘a free man’
By JAMES ELLINGWORTH
 
‘EU get out’: Right-wing activist vandalizes European Union mission in Israel
By TOI staff
 
Israel’s national baseball team advances to Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier
By JTA
 
Nazi comedy ‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto film fest prize
By Agencies and TOI staff
 
Israel offers preview of its pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai
By Raphael Ahren
 
Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opiod settlement
By GEOFF MULVIHILL
 
In TV gaffes, Netanyahu errs on rockets, Gantz says he’s ‘against entire public’
By Stuart Winer and TOI staff
 
Minnesota police say synagogue torching not a hate crime
By AP
 
Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman replaces Ronen Manelis as IDF spokesperson
By Judah Ari Gross
 
Officer who lost an eye in storied 2006 war battle to lead Golani Brigade
By Judah Ari Gross
 
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