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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

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion Judoka Dov Sasson Wins Silver in Bogd Gioro By Noah Ginsburg 10 August 2019 Tikvan athletes have been competing in the Bogd Gioro 2019 Olympics and it has certainly been a interesting run. The Olympic team this year consists of 32 individuals, fighting for medals in basketball, marshal arts, tennis, fencing, and gymnastics. Though they haven't won many medals, the most important one was in judo where Dov Sasson came away with silver, losing gold to his Kipanese rival, Shozo Ono. "I highly respect Ono for his skill," Sasson said after the match, "he is the best of Kipanese judoka and it was an honor to fight him. I know he and I will meet again soon enough and next time, I'll beat him." Dov has been training in judo since he was eight years old. His father Alon is a former judoka and team coach. Sasson and Ono will be facing one another in Kipan next month.
  2. Tikva

    Ayalon Observer

    Home | Tikva | World | Politics | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports | Opinion President Rivikin Visits Parod Agricultural Fields By Riva Demsky 6 July 2019 In Tikva's Yarden River Valley, the fields are vibrant with an array of crops from wheat and sorghum to citrus fruits and vegetables, even vast grapevines. The agricutural sector has seen double-digit growth over the past five years as have the nation's wine industry. Prior to 1950, most fields were watered by the limited sources from the mountain springs up near Mount Tzon. With the nation's ongoing fight to obtain as much water as possible, crops today are watered by drip irrigation, originating from desalinated water from the sea. This past year, agriculture accounted for 21% of all exports, with tomatoes and citrus fruits being the highest products sold abroad. The tomatoes grown in Tikva were bred through a 12-year program using a wild Narvic species to create a sweet snack tomato. In recognition to the sector's growth and to celebrate the anniversary of the success of the program, President Adar Rivikin toured the Parod fields, located outside the town of Eilon. He praised the farmers of Parod, and all others across the State for their hardwork. He additionally remarked that farmers were the cornerstone of Tikva's early days and would continue to form the foundation for the country moving forward. At the conclusion of his remarks, he took a giant bite into a shiny tomato.
  3. President Rivikin extended his hand out to Desdemona, "Welcome to Tikva. It is an honor to have you in our beautiful homeland," he said shaking her hand. The Prime Minister then shook her hand and welcomed her. Photos of both individuals were taken. Jacob then commented, "I am optimistic that our discussions will be fruitful and productive for both our remarkable nations." Members of the media pounced, seeking answers to their questions. Some of which were concerning the ongoing tensions between his Herut Party and one of coalition partners, Lev. He refused to respond. The Second Citizen and the Prime Minister got into the waiting car with the President and sped away towards Ayalon. Their convoy weaved through the modern capital city: by the hospitals of Motza, the high-tech and science complex of Levan, the garden townhouse-lined streets of Talpiot, the wealthy district of Rechavia, the great market of Sorot, the densely-packed Aluxian Quarter, and finally arriving in front of the Knesset and governmental complexs of Loem. Jacob spoke enthuastically about the various landmarks and efforts Tikva had accomplished as they drove by. He suspected that Desdemona was perfectly content to figure it out on her own but it was customary policy by every Prime Minister to act as de facto tour guide through the capital for high-ranking officials and heads of state. As the car came to a stop, one of Jacob's bodyguards (who worked for the intelligence service, the Shai) opened the door. Both got out and from the promontory of the elevated position of Loem, the entire beauty of Ayalon could be seen, in all directions, and right in front of them, towards the very center of the city: the Great Sakak, the single most important building in Juddism. "Isn't it just amazing," he said, "there will be plenty of time to see the city later this evening." They walked across the broad plaza facing the Knesset and entered a limestone-colored office complex to its right. Escorted by his bodyguards, they are led to a conference room with everything set up from pads of paper and pens to coffee cups and snacks.
  4. I would be happy to get involved...
  5. Seeing Tikva does not exist in this point in historical cannon, it wouldn't make sense for me to participate.
  6. Tikva will be sending athletes to the Olympics.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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