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    Pres. Adar Rivkin
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    PM Jacob Lasker

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  1. Nation Name: Tikva Official Broadcaster: TNBC Song title: TBD Artist(s) Name(s): Shira Maimon Tune: TBD Lyrics: TBD Note: She is the winner of "Rising Star," the Tikvan equivalent of "The Voice." Second note: I am hoping I have enough time to actually participate but I wanted to make sure at least my interest is shown here.
  2. Tikva

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion Bus Wars: FlexBus Muscles Way into Tikvan Transport Market By Noah Ginsburg 10 April 2019 Egged (Yebru: Union) Bus Cooperative is Tikva's largest intercity and urban bus operator provides 45% of all public transport trips. While the company is largely privatized today due to Herut's deregulation efforts in 2010, the Government does continue to subsidize trips to Samarran settlements and those taken by military veterans, the elderly, and the disabled. In the subsequent 8 years, the Cooperative has raised bus fares 66% and significantly diminished service frequencies outside the Harel and Ayalon metropolitan areas. Though their buses have the highest ridership, their general market share in the bus sector has declined and now faces foreign competition in the form of Variota-based budget bus operator: FlexBus. At first, they announced they would solely operate between Harel Bus Station and the beach towns of Zemer and Elkana. That level of service existed during the last three months of last year. Today, the Variot company decided to make a bold declaration of expanding their services to include many major Harel suburban routes, plus intercity trips between Harel and Katzilya. FlexBus's entry into the commuter market in Tikva's largest city and respectively, its densest urban area, has triggered a response from Egged. The Cooperation's CEO, Bart Zoegell, called on the Government to ban FlexBus from its core business segments. Additionally, they issued a statement prior to their leader's reaction saying that 'Egged is a major institution of Tikvan life and regardless of its business status, it plays a critical role in providing safe, affordable transport across the State.' Since FlexBus' arrival in Tikva, the operator has forced Egged to cease all service to Elkana as they could not compete with the prices the Variot bus company was offering: 12 Shekels to both communities as opposed to 29 Shekels on Egged. A Government spokesperson has stated all inquiries into FlexBus expansion are to be directed towards the Ministry of Transportation.
  3. I was reading this wiki page of yours the other day and I certainly have a newspaper post in mind related to it where FlexBus is introducing service in the country, competing directly against the monopolized bus companies. You on board @Variota?
  4. Statement from the Government of Tikva Regarding the Downing of a Neutral Aircraft in Aluxia The Government is highly disturbed over the downing of an aircraft that was not in any way connected with any active combative force currently engaged in Aluxia. The utter lack of urgency in bringing upon an investigation by the Aluxian authorities or even those of the FAA, into this act is unacceptable by not just Tikva but by extension, the wider Eurth. There must be formal identification and notification to affected parties as soon as possible. Given the ongoing conflict between the parties, the State of Tikva hereby officially offers to act as a neutral investigator into this tragedy. The guilty party must come to justice for their despicable and horrendous action.
  5. Tikva

    A Change in the Wind

    Statement from the Government of Tikva The Government is highly disturbed over the downing of an aircraft that was not in any way connected with any active combative force currently engaged in Aluxia. The utter lack of urgency in bringing upon an investigation by the Aluxian authorities or even those of the FAA, into this act is unacceptable by not just Tikva but by extension, the wider Eurth. There must be formal identification and notification to affected parties as soon as possible. Given the ongoing conflict between the parties, the State of Tikva hereby officially offers to act as a neutral investigator into this tragedy. The guilty party must come to justice for their despicable and horrendous action.
  6. Stav Shaffir, current RL Labor MK is Liora Shapiro, who will, in due time, become Prime Minister. RL Likud MK Yuval Steinitz is the current Tikva Prime Minister, Jacob Lasker
  7. Tikva

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion Knesset Passed International Environmental Treaty By Arlan Levi, 23 March 2019 Tikva has made a major step in combating climate change that is affecting the Eurth by formally accepting the terms spelled out in the Laren Environmental Treaty established in the Queendom of Morheim. A representative for the Prime Minister said he was best and absolutely falls within the framework of the Setgvek. While Lasker was able to get it passed, it was not due to full support from his governing coalition. The Hetz Party which focuses its agenda on economic development complained that by passing the treaty that the requirements would harm the nation's economy for many years before it was anywhere close to being able to fulfill the goals. They also argued two other points: that it would be unfair for Tikva to be taking on such an effort without additional large nations onboard first; and secondly, the nation is able to obtain its oil from within the interior of Alharu, unlike other nations which have to import their supplies over the seas. This left Lasker 10 members of his and thus, required votes from the Opposition to pass the treaty. Liora Shapiro, the Leader of the Opposition voiced her support for the treaty and decided to take the opportunity to taunt the Government saying that 'it is clear that the entire agenda, not to mention the list of agreements concerning policies is not solid unlike those of the Opposition,' she also said, 'one of these days it will be an issue of significance and it will bring national.' Shapiro also pointed to the Hetz members that they are hurting the Highest Being and the world he gave to the Juddish people. The Prime Minister, prior to the vote being taken, announced that not only would the State follow the terms and conditions laid out in the treaty but his Government would up to 400 million Shekels to develop and construct several solar generators in the Ayalon Hills, to reduce the nation's reliance on oil. Shapiro interrupted his announcement and said that while she approves of it, it was a suggestion that Shinui, one of her partner parties, suggested two years ago. Lasker would not acknowledge whether this idea was his own or not. Following the passing of the treaty, Shapiro was spotted arguing with Hetz's leader Abner Jacobsen -- it is clear that if there were to be an election today, it is very unlikely this pro-business group would be willing to join a government led by Avoda. In a press conference, both we and our colleagues asked about what Shapiro's political future looks like (the Governing Herut Party and its coalition has seen its support gone down since the Sabbat debacle earlier this month). She responded, "we'll see. Anything is possible."
  8. APPLICATION FORM FOR OBSERVER STATE STATUS Specify Desired Status: The State wishes to be an observer state of ATARA Sponsor State: To be discussed with potential partners. Nation Name: The State of Tikva Current Government Type: Unitary parliamentary republic Brief Background of Policy: Tikva's foreign policy is currently focused on expanding trade opportunities and opening new markets for its high technology and pharmaceuticals industries. This coincides with the Prime Minister's intention to improve relations with the various states of Argis, Alharu, and Thalassa. Aurelia, a continent not covered by the organization, is also on the Government's radar but is less a priority at this moment at this time. The State recognizes the importance of combating climate change and the Government is on track to formally accept the Laren Treaty on the Environment. Tikva has already invested considerably in renewables and intends to triple its capacity in the near future. The Government sees such efforts to be a good entry point for Tikva to be a valuable member of ATARA by getting others on the path to a more sustainable future. Tikva currently possesses its internationally-recognized territory and maintains provisional control over the Samarran Valley to the south and southwest of the country. This area is a hotbed of challenges between the Juddish people of Tikva and the Palladines, the native residents. Much of the Defense Forces are committed to stablizing this region for all peoples. Given Tikva's location on Eurth, there are few threats to its sovereignty but that does not mean that it is not prepared to protect it with all force if required. Tikva has no vested interest in being part of TRIDENT as it would not serve its strategic goals. Specify Reason(s) for Application: Tikva wishes to improve relations with its neighbors and the wider ATARA community through diplomacy and trade. Cooperative activities within the ATARA is the next logical step in this effort by the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ++++++ APPLICATION FORM FOR DELEGATE Headshot/Passport Photo: Name of Delegate: Zach Shapiro Brief Background/Delegate Experience: Shapiro has Argenazi roots from Derthalen where his family several generations ago were actually tied to the land. They managed to escape from their masters and fled to the lands that became Tikva in the 1950s. He has been a lifelong diplomat, having graduated with both a bachelors and a masters degree in international affairs from Harel University. He has served his country regardless of which political party has held the majority of the Knesset. During each of his assignments, his voice was instrumental in improving Juddish-native relations and fostering better economic ties between the respective countries. Until the end of last year, he was in charge of the Argic Affairs office within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Given his wide breadth of experience in this part of the world, he makes a natural fit for representing the country at ATARA. Previous Tenure: Ambassador to Aluxia, Ambassador to Cavunia, Ambassador to Morheim, Head of Argic Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ)
  9. Thanks for adding the Harel Mob's entry to this page @Rihan
  10. I am sure there is some underground group I can contribute to this much larger story collection.
  11. Tikva

    A Change in the Wind

    Chukba The Shai agents had managed to get past the guards that were posted at a mobile checkpoint on the outskirts of the city with ease as they used the cover of military inspectors from Vardin. But this wasn't without them killing half a dozen Aluxians on the last few miles to this point -- who attempted to shoot them for failing to pay road maintenance fees. The Mission back in the capital was very good at preparing false documents. The city was silent. It had been this way since the curfew had been put into force by the Emperor in the days leading up to the now-dead FAA advance towards this important strategic objective. It was an island of buildings cut off from the rest of the country and to these agents, the curfew and lockdown seemed less about keeping the Juddish majority safe from the acclaimed terrorists as it was to keep them from joining the rebellion itself or perhaps worse. It wasn't time to make assumptions. Kuzhe Mikel Levitin, the city's well-regarded Juddish spiritual leader, had been sending intelligence covertly through until recently live couriers in the Aluxian military but they had vanished, likely executed for failing to fulfill some dreadful order -- quite possibly his own assassination. Mikel had been staying in the Central Sakak located near the main square of the city, providing aid and spiritual guidance to several thousand daily. He knew their time in the city was running out and needed a clear way out. Bauman, the leading Shai agent, and his colleagues approached the gates of the Sakak and were rudely impeded. "Step away," shouted a guard. "We have no more aid today. Go home." "We are not here for aid." "Move away from the gate..." He could see both he and two others were getting a bit too trigger happy. "I wouldn't fire on me if I were you..." and he took out his official identification and handed it to the guard." He looked at it and immediately put down his gun and instructed his colleagues to stand down. "I..er...yes...you can enter. The Kuzha is inside." While the Shai had no authority within Aluxia, this largely frightened man didn't want to see the repercussions of making the wrong decision if he managed to survive the Civil War. Inside, Mikel was reading a section of the Setgvek to a group of young children. "Honored Kuzha..." he looked up from his reading. He instantly knew this group of four were the people Uri had mentioned in the final communication he had managed to get through from Vardin. "Children, continue reading...gentlemen, please let's speak in private in my office..."
  12. To: Secretary-General of the Federation of Ahrana, Sigrid A. A. V. Florence-Goring From: Prime Minister of Tikva, Jacob Lasker Greetings and salutations, On behalf of the State of Tikva, I would like to officially extend a hand of friendship and positive cooperation. Although we reside on two different continents, I believe that there is no better way for international peace is the constant communication and understanding between any two countries and by way of the various international organizations that exist. If it would not be too forward, I would like to begin such deliberations at your earliest convenience, of course, if you are so inclined to accept my invitation.
  13. Tikva

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion Sabbat Restrictions Reform Bill Fails in Knesset By Arlan Levi, 2 March 2019 The Knesset was in an uproar yesterday morning after an Avoda and Opposition-backed bill that would reduce the number of prohibited activities during the Sabbat failed to secure a majority. Liora Shapiro, the leader of the Opposition lashed back at the Conservative Herut-dominated Government and their allies, the Chief Zokuk Authority, on imposing their will upon Tikva's secular and reform populations which constitute 72.6% of the nation's Juddish population. In her remarks following the vote, she said that the Juddish faith is important but should not be dictating the day-to-day business and social affairs of the State. Shapiro, who represents a constituency comprising of many parts of the largest city, Harel, said Zokuk Law was a detriment to the economy and life of the people who reside there. She said that if Avoda were brought to Government, she would make the first bill she'd file would be to strip the Central Zokuk Authority of much of its power. The Authority has jurisdiction over marriage, divorce, mutrut, sabbat, conversion, adoption, and the adjudication of Zokuk religious law. In response, Prime Minister Lasker said he recognized the valid points she made but his Government comprises several far-right parties including ultra-conservative religious adherents and that it was imperative that he and his coalition worked to find consensus and that requires accepting positions others may not agree with entirely in the name of stability -- a concept that is hard to maintain in Tikva's crazy politics. Lasker said that the matter will not be taken up again. Shapiro interrupted him as he was finishing calling him a 'coward, kowtowing to a minuscule minority whose only intention is to keep Tikva back.' As Shapiro left the Knesset session, she let reporters know that she will be speaking with other the opposition and like-minded parties about next steps, both for the cause and for the Juddish people overall.
  14. I am happy to participate insofar as finding a cure is concerned.
  15. Tayla listened attentively. She also wanted to at least keep the process moving along, particularly at home. "I can sign the accord in principle but it will ultimately require the Knesset to formally approve it. I wouldn't be here if the Prime Minister didn't think it would pass the floor and there is enough consensus in the Government for having us involved in the process. I am prepared to sign it and allow me to report back on the essentials and what actions we need to take from here."
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