05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Israel forming civil defense units in preparation for possible conflict with Hezbollah
In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’
Public unaware that civil divorce unavailable in Israel poll finds
1998 Haifa killer convicted of manslaughter after 18-year hunt
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Israel by the campfire: Hundreds of thousands participate in Lag Ba'Omer festivities
Column one: Liberman’s first challenge
Editor's notes: The remaking of Danny Danon
Know comment: The day after Abbas
Supporting the Wall
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
German police investigate Britons' Nazi salute at death camp
Neo-Nazis salute ‘Aryan goddess’ Taylor Swift
French court orders suspect in 1980 synagogue bombing back to jail
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This week in 60 seconds: The Green Prince takes New York
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
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
Naming Sheba Medical Center, an Oasis of Healing, Hope and Peace
Living with Doubt
This Week in Israeli History: IAF Established, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews Airlifted to Israel and Latrun
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
Maccabi Tel Aviv scored nine of the first 10 points of the night in Herzliya and never relinquished the lead, holding the hosts to no more than 15 points in each of the four quarters.
By ALLON SINAI
Jeff Hornacek was 101-112 throughout his tenure in Phoenix before management fired him over a 14-35 start in early February.
Ness Ziona would have stayed up with a win as Maccabi Kiryat Gat suffered an 85-82 overtime loss to Maccabi Rishon Lezion.
Gili Mosinzon, the 37-year-old small forward of Maccabi Bat Yam, published a revealing Facebook post on Thursday, Israel’s 68th birthday.
Despite the defeat, Holon (12-20) secured its survival on Sunday after Ironi Ness Ziona dropped to an 87-82 defeat to Maccabi Ashdod, which maintained its top-flight status with the win.
Should Blatt sign with the Kings he would team-up with Israeli forward Omri Casspi.
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.
A round-up of news around the nation.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN