04.30.2016 | 22 Nisan, 5776
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
Palestinians clash with IDF forces as Jewish worshipers visit Joseph’s Tomb
Exclusive: Israeli envoy slams Austria’s hosting of Palestinian hijacker terrorist
IDF soldier who shot subdued Palestinian driven by 'twisted ideology'
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
In Depth: ZAKA founder explains why Haredim entering the workforce is a Torah value
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Mimouna all night long
Katz: We can’t count on US at UN
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
ISRAELI OPERA Gounod: Romeo and Juliet TA Opera House, April 18
Dining: A roadside attraction
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Rajkovic suspended following Sakhnin brawl
Tensions run amok as Mac TA, Sakhnin brawl in rematch
Sinai Says: New horizons open up for Casspi following breakthrough season
Your investments: Omer and building wealth
COLUMN ONE: Defeating Hamas in America
Israel’s economy: Reasons to be cheerful – and some for concern
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Should we visit Auschwitz?
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
Report: Iran looks to deploy Hamas in the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
UK Labor leader announces new initiatives to curb anti-Semitism within party
Chelsea soccer club warns fans against anti-Semitism before Tottenham match
After claiming Hitler was Zionist, ex-London mayor refuses to back down
'I'm ashamed I did nothing to stop injustice,' ex-Nazi SS officer says
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Optical guide will keep orthopedic procedures on target
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
This week in 60 seconds: Priestly blessings and religious brawls
Grapevine: Finally, a family center
Just Torah: Passover: A means – not an end in itself
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Can you solve this riddle?
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Appeasement for Peace?
Just look at Miriam now
It's The Jews Fault, They Could Have Prevented WWII!....
The tournament was scheduled to take place at the Applied Science Private University in Amman, where a Jordanian all-star team will face the university's basketball team.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Abdel Aziz states that Egypt is committed to host all national teams that qualify, including Israel.
The teen, who had a brain tumor removed several months ago, was joined at the Staples Center arena by his parents and seven siblings.
During a recent interview LeBronJames said that Cleveland Cavaliers coach “does his job as great as any coach can do in the league.”
By CHRIS PARKER
By ALLON SINAI
Marquis coaching job opens up with firing of Byron Scott.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Defending champion on verge of clinching top seed in playoffs after winning an eighth straight game.
Jerusalem has lost just one of nine games since suffering a 92-83 overtime setback at Eilat in the last meeting between the teams in February.
The 28-year-old guard led Bandar Imam to the Iranian league title last week and has also played in Italy and Germany in the past.
Tight race for first place in BSL as yellow-and-blue’s winning streak reaches four with rout of Rishon.
Both NY Knicks and Nets reportedly considering Blatt for coaching position.
Jerusalem improved to 21-6, two games ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv with six regular season games to play.
Road rout by Frankfurt in finale of quarterfinals knocks last Israeli club from continental competition.
Richard Howell had 18 points and 16 rebounds for Nahariya, which improved to 14-11. Robert Rothbart finished with 23 points and 14 boards for Hapoel, which fell to 10-15.
Shawn Dawson had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Rishon, climbing up to second place in the club’s all-time scorers list at the age of 22, second only to Mickey Berkowitz.
Israelis aim to maintain supremacy over foreigners in All-Star game • Rishon still alive in Europe.
Three-time NBA dunk champion Nate Robinson arrives in Israel for one of the biggest signings of recent years in Israeli basketball.
Rishon is the only Israeli team still playing in continental competition, with both Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem suffering disappointing exits in the Euroleague and Eurocup.
International Women’s Day on Tuesday was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of local female athletes.
It made the most of a listless Maccabi display on Sunday to defeat the yellow-and-blue on the road.
Reigning champion beats Hap TA in capital, yellow-and-blue overcomes.
Maccabi fell to 13-6 in the BSL with the painful defeat to Haifa and will be expecting a tough test on Sunday after losing 76-70 to Nahariya earlier this season.
Coming off dramatic 2OT win, Maccabi Ashdod sets sights on snapping yellow-and-blue’s six-year run.
Yellow-and-blue beats Ironi Ness Ziona 81-66 to set up a meeting with Maccabi Ashdod and former coach Tzvika Sherf in Thursday’s final at Yad Eliyahu Arena.
Sherf ’s side claims dramatic double-overtime victory over Rishon Lezion to close on first title.
at home to Nizhny the nail in the coffin on Maccabi’s cataclysmic continental campaign.
With one coach already being sacked and players coming and going throughout the season, Maccabi’s management has all but given up this year.
Maccabi enters the game on the back of its worst-ever defeat in local action, a 35-point humbling at the hands of Maccabi Haifa in the BSL.
With one coach already being sacked and players coming and going throughout the campaign, Maccabi’s management has all but given up on this season.
Hapoel entered the game knowing it already had no chance of progressing to the round of 16, but still had plenty of pride to play for.
After being knocked out of the Eurocup last week, and with its State Cup campaign already coming to an end in the round of 16 last month, Jerusalem’s entire focus has shifted to the BSL.
Just like his days on the bicycle in Israel, Blatt never backs down from adversity – on the contrary, he thrives in situations in which he’s underdog with nothing to lose.
By LAY Z GORDON
Despite only claiming two road wins over Hapoel Tel Aviv in more than 21 years, Hapoel Beersheba enters Saturday’s Premier League encounter at Bloomfield Stadium as a firm favorite.
Yellow-and-blue drops to first defeat in competition; Rishon on verge of Europe Cup progress
Maccabi enters the showdown with Kazan with a 2-0 record in Last 32 Group M after claiming a tight 87-83 win at BC Nizhny Novgorod in freezing Russia last week.
The aroma of a full roster has permeated their present seven-game win streak.
Yellow-and-blue triumphs in Novgorod to move to 2-0, Hapoel stumbles to 0-2 with loss to Gran Canaria.
Maccabi trailed by 14 points (68-54) with seven minutes to play, but ended the night with a 19-2 run, with Haifa capitulating under the pressure.
Hapoel had lost five of six games prior to this week, turning up the heat on coach Sharon Avrahami, who replaced the sacked Oded Katash earlier this season.
Defending champion overcomes yellow-and-blue at Jerusalem Arena to take control of first place.
With one year under his belt, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is feeling a lot more confident managing one of the most coveted gigs in sports.
Israeli swingman goes toe-to-toe with reigning MVP Curry, but Golden State prevails over Sacramento.
Casspi, averaging 12.3 points this season, hit 9 of 12 three-pointers en route to his career high in scoring.
Donta Smith led five Jerusalem players in double figures with 19 points, with Lior Eliyahu adding 11 points and 12 rebounds.
The yellow-and-blue registered its eighth consecutive win over all competitions and fourth straight in the league after outplaying Herzliya from the first moment.
Yellow-and-blue defeats Gilboa with second-half run, Rishon beats Eilat, Herzliya knocks out Nahariya.
Hapoel fell to 4-8 and the decision to sack coach Oded Katash is looking worse with every day.
Maccabi led from start to finish, building an eight-point gap (22- 14) by the end of the first quarter.
Maccabi will not have it easy in the Eurocup Last 32, being placed in a group with Russian teams Unics Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod, as well as Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia.
Maccabi’s hopes of progressing looked to be dead and buried after it opened Group D with six defeats from its first seven games, five of them by double digits.
Israeli champion’s win against Volgograd along with Novgorod victory sends Hapoel into Last 32.
Tel Aviv’s Yad Eliyahu Arena to host Group Phase between August 31 and September 5, 2017, with six teams, including Israel, to battle for four places in the knockout rounds.
Israeli champion visits Volgograd but Eurocup fate also depends on results in Athens and Novgorod.
Fourth straight victory overall for balanced yellow-and-blue; Maccabi Haifa edges Ashdod.
Mediocre performance good enough for defending champion to improve to 9-2.
Maccabi no longer has its fate in its own hands, but can enter its final game of the regular season with an outside chance should it defeat Bamberg and Darussafaka lose as expected Friday.
Hapoel holds on for 82-78 victory at home to improve to 4-5 ahead of final game.
For next week’s game to even mean anything for Jerusalem, it will first have to overcome AEK Athens on Wednesday.
Maccabi, which was coming off a defeat to Ironi Nahariya, outscored Eilat 38-15 in the first 10 minutes and never looked back to improve to 7-3.
Josh Duncan led six Jerusalem players in double figures with 16 points.
Jerusalem climbed to the top of the BSL standings with an 86-84 overtime win at Maccabi Haifa on Friday afternoon, improving to 7-2.
Tabak admitted at being surprised by the magnitude of the crisis and said no one should be expecting any miracles.
Reds notch much-needed Eurocup victory with upset of group leader Galatasaray in Jerusalem.
Hapoel Jerusalem’s Eurocup campaign could be over by Wednesday night should it fail to overcome Galatasaray at the Jerusalem Arena on Tuesday.
Nahariya beat defending champion Jerusalem at home two weeks earlier and showed it was no coincidence by overcoming Maccabi.
Mark Lyons led Rishon with 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds.
Robert Rothbart led five Tel Aviv players in double figures with 16 points and 13 boards, but Hapoel still dropped to 3-6 with its third defeat in four games.
Hapoel had lost four of five games over all competitions before thrashing Hapoel Eilat 99-73 in BSL action on Saturday to pick up some much-needed confidence.
Yellow-and-blue thrashes Greens by 40 points at Yad Eliyahu in Tabak’s BSL debut.
Josh Duncan led Jerusalem with 25 points, with Bar Timor adding a career-high 23 points for Hapoel, which improved to 5-2.
Croatian believes he can transform team’s fortunes after being unveiled as the new head coach.
Goodes’s assistant Avi Even was at the helm for the final time on Monday and his short tenure ended with a win.
Croat thrilled at joining yellow-and-blue after replacing Guy Goodes at the helm.
Maccabi will pay a buyout estimated at around 100,000 euros to release the 45-year-old former NBA center from his contract at Montakit Fuenlabrada of the Spanish league.
Goodes’s lack of ego is certainly commendable, but Maccabi fans can only regret the fact he didn’t stand his ground considering the team’s results.
Hapoel hosts Volgograd in desperate need of victory to get campaign headed in right direction.
After replacing Oded Katash last week following the team’s three consecutive defeats, Hapoel thrashed Hapoel Eilat 84-61 on the road, dominating from start to finish.
Head coach sent packing by yellow-and-blue after dismal start to the season.
Maccabi Rishon Lezion tied reigning champion Hapoel Jerusalem at 4-1 thanks to a dramatic double-overtime 89-83 victory.
The Israeli champion didn’t trail until 2:21 minutes to play in the game and dropped to yet another dejecting defeat on the road.
Another win over Bamberg on Thursday could help Goodes keep his job for at least another week.
Assistant Sharon Avrahami named as new coach.
Reds must overcome Eliyahu injury and overturn Eurocup slump to climb out of group cellar.
Coach Oded Katash was once more given plenty to mull over, especially after his team capitulated in such embarrassing fashion against an underdog Nahariya side.
“We are proud and excited to play against Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first time in our history,” says Sacchetti.
By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
Maccabi was handed a harsh reminder of the massive gap it will have to bridge to compete with Europe’s best with last Thursday’s emphatic 100-69 defeat in Moscow.
After suffering humbling defeat in opener, Hapoel beats Neptunas at home to improve to 1-1.
Kiryat Gat is playing in the top flight of Israeli basketball for the first time this season.
The club’s first ever championship banner was raised to the rafters ahead of the start of Saturday’s game and the hosts had little trouble registering the win.
Maccabi and CSKA to meet in the regular season for a 2nd straight year, with the Russians winning both games last term by an average margin of 20.5 points per game.
Israeli champion outplayed by Novgorod in Russia after squandering double-digit lead.
The season’s first overtime was played in Holon where the hosts claimed a tight 94-93 victory over Bnei Herzliya.
Donta Smith led the way for the defending champion with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
After an impressive preseason, the rebuilt Maccabi took some time to find its rhythm on Saturday, but a 15-0 run in the third quarter was enough to secure the win.
Maccabi once more finds itself hoping to reestablish its dominance over its local rivals after failing to claim the championship for the fourth time in eight years last season.
Maccabi entered the game with an 8-0 record this summer after beating Milano 85-79 at the United Center in Chicago three days earlier.
A round-up of news around the nation.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN