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Trump declares he will be ‘47th’ president while golfing

Former President Donald Trump announces that he will be the “45th and 47th” president of the United States while hitting the links.

Trump declares he will be ‘47th’ president while golfingplayer

Leader of Iranian Jewish community urges Jews to vote

Rabbi Younis Hammami Lalehzar calls voting in the Iranian presidential election an "obligation" for the Jewish community.

Leader of Iranian Jewish community urges Jews to vote

Jewish Democratic Council of America endorses former Vice President Joe Biden

JDCA is 'an important new voice for the progressive values that unite us,' Biden says. Poll shows Biden receiving 67% of Jewish votes in US.

Jewish Democratic Council of America endorses Biden

Rivlin Thanks His Supporters

"I hope to have the strength to fulfill the mission," writes president elect on Facebook.

Rivlin Thanks His Supporters

Reuven Rivlin is Israel's Tenth President

Former Knesset speaker wins second round of votes, making him Israel's new president.

Reuven Rivlin is Israel's Tenth Presidentplayer

Labor Party Presidential Candidate Withdraws

MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer announces he is quitting presidential race, three days ahead of vote and day after corruption investigation.

Labor Party Presidential Candidate Withdraws Amid Investigation

Ben-Eliezer's Presidential Bid Might be Over

Political officials predict that Labor MK would lose support in the wake of the investigation against him.

Ben-Eliezer's Presidential Bid Might be Over, Say Officials

Presidential Hopeful Questioned by Police

Presidential hopeful MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer questioned on suspicion of receiving funds illegally.

Presidential Hopeful Questioned by Police

Hareidim Contemplating Who to Support

The Knesset’s hareidi parties are trying to decide on one candidate who they will support in the presidential vote.

Hareidi Parties Contemplating Who to Support for President

David Levy Won't Run for President

Deadline to submit candidacies for president ends. Former foreign minister rules out candidacy due to lack of support.

David Levy Won't Run for President

'I Feel that There Will Be Last-Minute Surprises'

On the final day for presenting candidacies for president, Knesset Speaker expects the unexpected.

'I Feel that There Will Be Last-Minute Surprises'

Herzog Mocks Netanyahu Over Presidential Election

Opposition head jokingly suggests that Netanyahu offer the Pope to run for president.

Herzog Mocks Netanyahu Over Presidential Election

Itzik Secures 10 Signatures for Presidential Bid

Former Knesset Speaker waiting to see if she has Foreign Minister Liberman's backing for the post of president.

Itzik Secures 10 Signatures for Presidential Bid

Netanyahu in a Bind Over Presidential Election

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu can't figure out who to support for President: Reuven Rivlin, David Levy or perhaps Dalia Itzik?

Netanyahu in a Bind Over Presidential Election

Lapid Rejects Postponing Presidential Election

"I will oppose any initiative to postpone the presidential election," declares Finance Minister.

Lapid Rejects Postponing Presidential Election

Sa'ar Rejects Cancellation of Presidency

Interior Minister says he's against a plan by Netanyahu to postpone the presidential election or cancel the presidency altogether.

Sa'ar Rejects Cancellation of Presidency

Shalom Recruiting Shas, Jewish Home

Water and Energy Minister trying to recruit MKs from Shas and the Jewish Home to support his possible presidential candidacy.

Shalom Recruiting Shas, Jewish Home for Presidential Bid

Peres Rejects Initiative to Extend His Term

President Shimon Peres says he is determined to end his term in July, as scheduled according to the law.

Peres Rejects Initiative to Extend His Term

Labor Party Endorses Ben-Eliezer for President

Labor party officially endorses MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer as its candidate for president.

Labor Party Endorses Ben-Eliezer for President

Itzik Collecting Signatures for Presidential Bid

Former Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik has begun to collect signatures from MKs for her bid to be Israel's next president.

Former MK Itzik Collecting Signatures for Presidential Bid

'Dictatorship': Lapid Picks President Votes

Report shows Lapid has forbidden his party's MKs from signing support of presidential candidate, wants to control vote for female candidate.

Yesh Atid 'Dictatorship': Lapid Picks President Votes

Poll: Public Wants to Choose President

72% think instead of MKs, citizens should select president; 63% don't want presidential institution cancelled.

Poll: Public Wants to Choose President

Biden Accuses Romney of 'Cold War Mindset'

Biden: “…we know that to the extent [Romney has] shown any foreign policy vision it’s through the glass of a rear view mirror.”

Biden Accuses Romney of Harboring 'Cold War Mindset'