Voting station in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Voting station in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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As Israelis go to the voting booths on Tuesday, April 9, JNS offers ongoing election coverage with live reports from party headquarters.

By: JNS.org

As part of the coverage, JNS correspondents will provide live reports from the headquarters of both the Likud and Blue and White parties.

In studio, the broadcast will be hosted by JNS managing director and Jerusalem bureau chief Alex Traiman, as well as co-moderated by Dan Diker, director of the Political Warfare Project at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and former Knesset Member Dov Lipman, senior manager for community outreach at Honest Reporting.

World Israel News staff members will be in attendance and will broadcast the event LIVE right here on this web page from 8pm-11pm Israel time, 1pm-4pm EDT.

The moderators will be joined by experts on Israeli politics and key geopolitical issues, including Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Times of London and JNS columnist Melanie Phillips, president of Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies Professor Efraim Inbar, professor of politics at Bar-Ilan University Gerald Steinberg, director of Palestinian Media Watch Itamar Marcus, director of the Israel Victory Project Daniel Seaman, director of Israel Unwired Avi Abelow, former U.S. Defense Department adviser on Islamic Affairs Harold Rhode and radio-show host Eve Harow.

JNS will report the results of the first exit polls at 10 p.m. Israel time. In addition to Israeli politics, coverage will focus on the U.S.-Israel relationship, relations between Israeli and American Jews, the upcoming Mideast peace plan being put forward by the Trump administration, global anti-Semitism, BDS and more.

“Israeli elections are a time to celebrate the only democracy in the Middle East,” said Traiman, who is hosting the program. “It is also a time when individuals all around the world will take an increased interest in the future of the world’s only Jewish state.

As JNS works day in and day out to explain breaking developments in Israel to the world, it is fitting that the 2019 elections will provide a platform for our first-ever video broadcast. Through our coverage, we hope to bring greater clarity on key domestic and geopolitical issues facing Israel to audiences around the world.”

The broadcast will take place just outside the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City in the Kirk Douglas Auditorium of the Aish HaTorah World Center in front of a live studio audience, including a large delegation of Americans who are currently studying at Israeli universities.

Broadcast airs at 8:00pm-11:00pm in Israel; 1:00pm-4:00pm EDT; 10:00am-1:00pm PDT

Coverage will be broadcast right here on UWI’s website and on JNS.org.

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