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Israel has less than a week to go until elections that will determine the next government and yet, according to polls, Israelis are more apathetic than ever. 

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dogged by allegations of corruption and a growing mistrust among secular Israelis who are ruffled by his alliance with religious parties, no clear leader has risen up to pose a real challenge to the Likud party leader. Even his main rivals, Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party and Ehud Barak of the Independence party are garnering little excitement among voters.

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Tensions on the northern border escalated this week when Hezbollah launched a missile into Israel that narrowly missed a military vehicle on Sunday in the town of Avivim.
 
The Israeli soldiers were not injured, but the attacks sent residents of the north into lockdown, just as thousands of children were returning to school for the first time after summer vacation. Israel faked an evacuation of wounded soldiers with fake blood and a helicopter lifting the allegedly injured soldiers to a Haifa hospital. 

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For the second time in two days we find out a CNN contributor made shocking anti-Semitic posts on social media. The latest was Karim Farid, who spoke of his love for Adolf Hitler!

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One of Israel’s largest banks made history last week when it named an Israeli Arab chairman of the board of directors, the first time an Israeli-Arab has been named to a senior position at major Israeli bank. 

Samer Haj Yehia, a 49-year-old economist, still lives in  Tayibe, an Arab city in central Israel.

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The second son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef has abandoned his Hamas position to seek political asylum in an unnamed country and has exposed the corruption of the terror organization. 

Unlike his brother, Suheib Yousef — who was based in Turkey — said he never spied his father’s organization for Israel nor did he become a Christian. His brother, Mosab Yousef, became known for helping Israel thwart several terror attacks, converting to Christianity and eventually publishing an autobiography, Son of Hamas. Mosab received political asylum in America.

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