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    Yesh Tikvah
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    Ayalon
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    Pres. Adar Rivkin
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    PM Jacob Lasker

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  1. Tikva will be sending athletes to the Olympics.
  2. On the Ground Prime Minister Lasker was standing beside the President, Adar Rivikin. In many nations, the President was actually the true head of government but that was not the case here in Tikva -- he or she was merely a ceremonial position with very, very limited powers when it came to the day-to-day governance of the country. Not to mention that said individual could only have a single 9-year term. It was Rivkin's 8th year in office and over the course of his tenure, he had seen no less than 4 prime ministers come and ago. With the ongoing political instability in the Knesset, in his mind, he believed he'd have one more before he left the Presidential complex and retired to his lovely home by the sea. Jacob's mind was racing. His own governing coalition was barely holding together and the chairman of the Lev Party, the Finance Minister, was just about ready to jump ship. He had managed to keep him onboard at least for a few more weeks as to enable the impending meeting between himself and Desdemona Tomas-Morra to happen. Lasker was confident that if he could work out some form of initial structure around a long-lasting relationship between Tikva and Iverica that his sudo-rival would heel and remain onboard. But he wasn't going to risk it. He told his closest confidants to begin preparations for a potential early election towards the end of the summer. The politics at home would have to wait. Their agenda to some would have appeared light but both had sigificance to each nation: Lasker's greatest strength was his ability to open new markets and the discussion on lowering tariffs on a range of products would be seen as a positive outcome. Additionally, both Tikva and Iverica had many cultural and heritage sites and based on everything he had been told by the Iverican officials who had visited his Foreign Ministry in the weeks leading up to both the public invitation and the formal announcement, said it was something the Primo was very much interested in. Jacob's aide, Aaron, approached him. "I apologize for interrupting your train of thought sir but the Iverican aircraft is about the land." "Thank you," he responded and turned to the President. "We should welcome the Vice-Executive," he said. The assembled honor guard of soldiers from the Tzhal (Defense Force) got into position along the hastly rolled out red carpet leading from the staircase. The plane moved into its predetermined spot, the staircase was brought up alongside and within seconds, the door to the Iverican aircraft opened.
  3. From the Government of Tikva To: The Iverican Ministry of Foreign Affairs RE: Upcoming Deliberations in Ayalon On behalf of Prime Minister Lasker and the entirety of the Cabinet, we are excited about the upcoming deliberations between our two countries on May 30th. We have a shared experience and for the many hundreds of thousands of Juddish people who either hail from the Iverican area of Argis or from the country itself, they are eagerly awaiting our discussions and what may be the outcomes. Based on the exchange of communications between the two Ministries, we are slated to discuss cultural and economic cooperation. A formal agenda has already be sent along prior to this message for your review. Please respond with an RSVP to affirm the acknowledgment and standing commitment to the meeting later this week.
  4. From the Government of Tikva To: @Iverican Ministry of Foreign Affairs RE: Upcoming Deliberations in Ayalon On behalf of Prime Minister Lasker and the entirety of the Cabinet, we are excited for the upcoming deliberations between our two countries on May 30th. We have a shared experience and for the many hundreds of thousands of Juddish people who either hail from the Iverican area of Argis or from the country itself, they are eagerly awaiting our discussions and what may be the outcomes. Based on the exchange of communications between the two Ministries, we are slated to discuss cultural and economic cooperation. A formal agenda has already be sent along prior to this message for your review. Please respond with an RSVP to affirm the acknowledgment and standing commitment to the meeting later this week.
  5. I have had a chance to look at the holidays -- I do think there are some that can be modified to take into account the lack of proper Christianity but most of mine are pretty separate from that discussion. I think where I fell into that deliberation was where it made more sense for my 'origins' per se. However, out of respect for that conversation, I'll wait until there is a consensus.
  6. Tikva

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion Lev Threatens to Leave Governing Coalition over Tax Increase By Riva Demsky 12 May 2019 Relations between the parties of the Governing coalition reached a new low today when Lev Party Chairman and current Finance Minister, Daniel Wolf, stormed out of the weekly cabinet meeting. As he exited the room, he approached members of the Press saying that he had been informed that the Prime Minister was considering a potential 9% increase in general taxation levels to pay for programs and priorities urged by his coalition's far-right parties. Wolf has always been a deficit hawk and has urged the two coalition governments, both under Lasker, to not expand the nation's debt beyond 3% of the nation's GDP. He added to those gathered that Lasker's coalition partners have called for a sharp increase in funding for programs centered on Dati-dominated communities including religious education, healthcare, and settlement construction in the Samarran Valley. This comes as the Knesset is preparing to approve the annual budget next month. Wolf said that he could not be part of the Government if Lasker capitulates and decides to ram through the increase. He said he would be evaluating the situation and act once he sees a final draft of the proposed budget. Liora Shapiro, the Leader of the Opposition, issued a statement an hour later saying that the Herut Party was not governing, instead, it was allowing the far-right coalition partners that are holding up Lasker's government, to actually lead the nation -- at the expense of everyone including the 72.6% of Juddish people who do not identify as Masorti (traditional) or Dati (strict) Juddism. She said that the Government should be leading for all Tikvans and not a very small minority. Wolf was asked if he were to leave the Government, could he potentially support a Government led by Liora Shapiro, he did not comment. A spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office would not comment on the remarks made by the Finance Minister regarding a possible tax increase other than to say that the Government was currently developing its budget and that it would be releasing it to members of the Knesset and the Public at the end of May.
  7. From the Government of the State of Tikva RE: Ahranaian Space Agency Collaboration On behalf of the Government, I have been instructed by the Prime Minister to relay a message that states that the State of Tikva is interested in working closely in critical research and development activities surrounding the efforts of your national agency. Although we have some of the tools to do this type of work independently, most Prime Ministers in the past have recognized that it is outside of Tikva's means to have its own space agency, but that collaboration with others would be tenable to long-range efforts in space by our nation -- while passing along major developments onto those nations who provide partnership opportunities. If this is of interest to the Federation, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet would be intrigued to discuss it further. Sincerely, Rona Bettman Science and Technology Minister
  8. To: Artur Domiani, Minister of State, Democratic Republic of Faramount From: The Office of Foreign Minister of the State of Tikva, Dagon Halevi MK The State of Tikva hereby appoints Jon Itzik to represent our interests within the Democratic Republic. I look forward to building a closer relationship between our two nations.
  9. To: Secretary-General of the Federation of Ahrana, Sigrid A. A. V. Florence-Goring From: Prime Minister of Tikva, Jacob Lasker I am not against having the former monarch be appointed as ambassador from Ahrana to the great land of Tikva but I am not sure why this is an issue. I would recommend that your Government consult a map of Eurth and look as to where we are located. We do not reside on the continent of Argis, we live in the lands of Alharu. I can understand your worries if the said individual was to be assigned to responsibilities in the warzone that is Aluxia at this time. I will reiterate that I am looking forward to building a closer relationship between our two countries in the coming days, weeks, months, and years ahead.
  10. To: Secretary-General of the Federation of Ahrana, Sigrid A. A. V. Florence-Goring From: Prime Minister of Tikva, Jacob Lasker On the behalf of the Juddish people of Tikva, I am happy to receive your response concerning my previous offer of setting up diplomatic relations between our two countries. One of the foreign policy objectives I have set during the course of my third term is to improve ties with the nations of Argis, particularly those in the area where Argenazi Juddish people once lived upon their arrival on these continents in the mid-1700s to early 1800s. I will be appointing Leah Rothstein as Ambassador to the Ahranian Federation. She will work with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and my minister will likewise do so with your own to-be appointed emissary. I look forward to meeting him in Ayalon in the near future. May our friendship be long lasting and beneficial to both sides.
  11. I'll sit by and wait until we get closer to making a decision -- this only impacts my initial history and wouldn't change most of what I've already constructed. I'll keep an eye on the conversation and get involved as you need me.
  12. Sounds like a similar approach to what I am very, very slowly doing. Eventually. This does not impact me, as I am quite far away but yeah, I suppose it is the best option given your location on the map.
  13. I had a chance to read what you've written Faramount and it would seem in order for this chain of events to have occurred that whatever land my people originally resided in would have to be located somewhere within Aroman or Aroman-influenced territory (more likely the former). We wouldn't consider it the Holy Land but simply a province of said empire.
  14. @Rihan, when you get a chance to edit my wiki page next, can you make sure it reflects my observer status with ATARA and modify the relevant page for the organization? Please refer to below for confirmation...you probably want to save yourself the trouble and include Limonaia as well:
  15. To: Artur Domiani, Minister of State, Democratic Republic of Faramount From: The Office of Foreign Minister of the State of Tikva, Dagon Halevi MK On behalf of the Government, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, extend its greetings to the Democratic Republic on reaching out to our country. We are certainly in the process of expanding our diplomatic relations to the numerous nations of Eurth. Prime Minister Lasker believes that there is an opportunity to build a longlasting friendship with Faramount and humbly accepts your offer to establish an exchange of embassies. Upon confirmation of an ambassador to Tikva, we will reciprocate with our own to Faramount. May we have a firm partnership going forward. ==== To: Sofia Savio, Prime Minister, People's Republic of Faramount From: The Office of Foreign Minister of the State of Tikva, Dagon Halevi MK The Government has discussed your communique and I have been instructed to respond through private channels. I am familiar with the current political situation in Faramount but it is not simple to recognize your nation. The Prime Minister may publically recognize the standing Democratic Republic, he has asked that we do maintain covert relations with your administration. Lasker may not approve of Terrone's actions, he does need Faramount's resources. However, we are prepared to clandestinely transfer a portion of the costs of doing business with the less-intentioned government in New Limone, to you to do as you see fit. I have also been authorized to hold private deliberations with you and others at our next opportunity when either myself or another member of the Cabinet is in Fulgistan.
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