British town council votes to ban all Israeli goods, in defiance of Labor policy
IDF official: 3 months after Gaza war Hamas still rehabilitating military hierarchy
EU Representative: Time running short on Gaza reconstruction
Netanyahu: There is an effort to undermine the Jews' right to their own state
South Africa's Zuma welcomes Abbas, says Israeli settlements undermining 2-state solution
With government's fate uncertain, Netanyahu seeks commitment from haredim for next coalition
Widow of slain rabbi blames internal haredi discord for Jerusalem synagogue terror attack
Green groups demand environment minister
What’s important is to stay on the wheel, Rivlin tells Czech Prime Minister
Infant mortality rates higher in Arab population
Smartphones are keeping your children awake
Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene
Effective drugs for carriers of hepatitis C not included in health basket
Tech Talk: The best keyboard apps available for smartphones
Elbit Systems developing bus with supercapacitator fast-charging system
Zion Tech: Israeli start up Dogiz helps dogs and owners socialize
Zion Tech: Our Israeli start-up of the week aims to make air pollution visible
5th annual Hullegeb Festival celebrates Ethiopian culture
A man of leisure
Israel enters the world of pro cycling
Grapevine: Anniversary of the passing of founding PM David Ben-Gurion
Maccabi Tel Aviv on a roll as unbeaten CSKA comes to town
Another back-breaking loss for Jerusalem
Ga’ash, ESRA team up for golf tournament
Casspi making best of second stint as a King
IDF has improved its ability to call up reserves under fire
Orthodox leaders condemn US rabbi for anti-Arab rhetoric
US haredim seek to share kollels’ ‘burden’
Polish town plans to turn Jewish cemetery into apartment complex
Divided US Jews largely silent on ‘Jewish state bill’
South African court bans BDS protests inside Woolworths
Is the price of watermelons relevant to Iran’s nuclear crisis?
ISIS says its flag will wave over Jerusalem, even if the Jews don't like it
Iranian Police: 200,000 people in the country are alcoholics
WATCH: Syrian child preacher says stop chasing half-naked women, look to your 72 virgins
Pope: Don't close door on dialogue with Islamic State
Awakening to our nightmare
‘But is it good for the Jews?’
New opportunities for Israel in Europe
We aren't crying wolf
Cinema of reconciliation
On the volcano’s edge
Knowledge, power and abuse
Q&A with a Colombian lone soldier
European Press: Dividing line
Veterans: Keeping an ear out for change
Book Review: Written from his heart
This Week in Jerusalem
Who is your God?
Grapevine: Amazing place
A voice from India
Happily Eva After: When the going gets tough...
Grapevine: Reclaiming our heritage
Upscale dining in Neveh Tzedek
Obama: Helping terror go nuclear
On incitement, lots of talk but little action
To finally look behind the news
Recognizing Palestine – anomalies and ambiguities
A song for Cheshvan: 'The Eucalyptus Grove'
הָאַרְכִיוֹן שֶל רוֹמַן וִישְנִיָאק
Har Nof in flames
WATCH: Get-Taxi gets Jewish, with 'Shlep'
Putting children first
Genome of lowly centipede sequenced, adding a piece to puzzle of how life started on Earth
A creative twist on Italian in the heart of Tel Aviv
'Game of Thrones', 'Breaking Bad' director MacLaren to oversee Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman'
Tempête au sein de la coalition
Crise de confiance
Qui prendra la relève de Mahmoud Abbas ?
Arafat, Abbas, même combat ?
Rétrospective en noir et blanc pour la ville d’Or
L’unité : notre seule planche de salut
Daniel Oren, maestro d’Israël, d’Italie et d’ailleurs !
Nos plus belles années ?
Le pot de chocolat liégeois par qui le scandale arrive
Le dernier kibboutz
La course aux étoiles
Les mordus du français
On n’invite pas un pyromane à éteindre un incendie
Tuer l’EI dans l’œuf
Le mont du Temple et la guerre sainte de l’islam
Les attentats du lundi 10 novembre vus par la presse française
L’Europe, nouvelle alliée d’Abbas ?
Christian priest speaks out strongly in favor of Jewish state law
Hispanic Evangelicals among Israel's greatest supporters
Christians United for Israel Chairman John Hagee says Obama is anti-Semitic
Temple Mount: Common ground between Jews and Christians
Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence
KKL Belgium Donates Portable Bomb Shelter to Kiryat Gat
KKL-JNF Awards 2014 Blumberg Prize
Exploring the Ilanot Botanical Garden and the Vickar Observation Point
Cornerstone Laid for Sports Rehab Park at Meir Hospital
Mexican Politician and Business Leader Miguel Aleman Velasco Visits KKL-JNF in Jerusalem
International Conference in Sde Boker: Combating Desertification Together
Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan: Bringing the River Back to Life
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
KKL-JNF's Eyes in the Forest - The Horshim Forest Green Patrol
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Start-up Israel: KKL Italy November Mission Learns about Israel's Past and Future
KKL-JNF and Desert Agriculture Latin American Diplomats visit the Negev
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
11.27.2014 | 5 Kislev, 5775
Grapevine: September significance
Security and defense: The test of deterrence
Searching for the middle ground between war and peace
Politics: Has Hamas killed the Zionist Left?
Not like lambs to the slaughter
Arab World: Failing to see the broader picture
Email as it was in ancient times
Grapevine: Rivlin introduces ‘Savta Nechama’
Gaza’s morning after
Politics: Déjà vu all over again
Behind the Lines: Islamic State’s explosive advance
The religious cleansing of Iraq’s Christians
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Numbers Crunch 311.
(photo credit:Mrkay Design)
Tel Aviv was heating up both literally and figuratively this week, with dozens of demonstrators detained in a heated protest and the social protest movement’s hashtag #j14 spiking at over 5,000 Twitter mentions in a single day. The hashtag was the top term in Tel Aviv, according to mapping site Trendsmap, and followed a heated demonstration on Saturday night and further protests planned to coincide with Tel Aviv’s White Night events.Despite the movement’s resurfacing and the question of whether this summer will bring the return of the tent cities that covered the country last year, Jerusalem Post readers showed more interest in diplomatic- and security-related stories, and pieces from the Jewish World. This week’s list was topped by reactions to renewed violence in and around the Gaza Strip, followed by the story of a gay Holocaust survivor which went viral on social media, particularly on Facebook, where it was shared over 4,000 times.JPost Top Five most-read stories:1. IDF: Quiet, violence to be met in kind2. Last gay Jewish Holocaust survivor dies3. Former Hamas man to ‘tell truth’ about Muhammad4. Report: 'Senior Syria regime figures trying to defect'5. Female soldier harassed by haredim becomes modelOn the talkback forums, readers commented on similar topics, though there were no stories common to both lists. Reports stirring up conversation also spanned diplomatic and security issues, religious tensions in Israel, and an exclusive interview with veteran Labor politician Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.JPost Top Five most-active threads:1. Author won't let Israeli publishing house print book2. Turkey vows response after Syria downs warplane3. Hamas: We'll stop rockets if Israel ends aggression4. Woman detained at Kotel for wearing tallit5. Ben-Eliezer: 'Israel has no choice but to talk to Muslim Brotherhood'While the regional news of newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s victory hardly figured in the stories of the week, JPost readers remained pessimistic. In a quick vote taken this week, over 40 percent of some 2,000 respondents voiced their belief that Israel will have to increase its presence along the southern border as a result of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate’s victory, and a further 33% believe the result will spell the end of the peace treaty and lead to war.The news from Egypt also made waves on the Post’s social media channels, with an analysis by military reporter Yaakov Katz on the results topping the list of most-viral posts on our new Facebook page.To wrap up this week, some statistics for readers tuning in from mobile devices, from the Pew Research Center:• Just over half of cellphone owners in the US (53%) have a smartphone.• 17% of cellphone owners in the US do most of their online browsing on their phone.• The 25-34 age group is the fastest growing group to start using cellphones to go online.• One in 10 cellphone users surveyed say their phone is the only access they have to the Internet.From news sites to blogs, tweets to videos, The Numbers Crunch is a weekly column which zooms out and brings you the big picture online, from Israel, the Middle East and around the world, and poll results from JPost.com.The writer is the Internet desk manager at The Jerusalem Post.
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