05.01.2016 | 23 Nisan, 5776
Mamma Mia! PLO 'outraged' over Eurovision ban on Palestinian flag
VIDEO: Islamic Jihad shows off newest weapon in war against Israel
Hamas: 'There will be an explosion' unless Israel lifts Gaza blockade
Two Palestinian teens attempt to stab IDF soldier at West Bank checkpoint
PM, politicians celebrate Mimouna across country
Police: Case against suspected serial killer almost ready
Police: Double suicide in Ma’aleh Adumim due to wife’s terminal illness
Children’s Theater Festival 2016 winners
Report: Germany rethinks its policy of automatic support for Israel
Herzog pens letter to Corbyn, urges Labor delegation to visit Yad Vashem
NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal
Gal-On endorses Berko to head key Knesset panel
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart
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
Sanctifying the Mount
Time for an Israeli strategy for the next American administration
Terra Incognita: Time to liberate the world from international law
Letters to the Editor: May 1, 2016
On Macedonia border, Syrian migrants hope for open door
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Rouhani allies make modest gains in Iran run-off election
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
Analysis: The limits of the Iran-Russia alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Boston-area men charged in ISIS-inspired beheading plot against police
Ex-London mayor: My Hitler-backed-Zionism comments echoed Netanyahu
Giant Austrian bank shuts down BDS account
NYU Graduate Student Union members appeal pro-BDS resolution
Britain's Labor Party launches anti-Semitism inquiry
NEW WORLDS: Cyanobacteria’s automatic sunshade
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
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
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’
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
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
THE TRAVEL ADVISOR: How to survive and thrive at the end of your flight
Portland chef at home in the Israeli kitchen
VIDEO: A 'Hassidic Jew' and 'devout Muslim' walk the streets of New York
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
That Sykes-Picot deal
A Stroll In The Garden of Humanity
Feeling a Little Closer to My Jewish Home
The Problem with the Political Left
MK Dov Lipman posted on his personal Facebook page on Sunday that residents of the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh should be on heightened alert.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
"It was inconceivable that an attack could happen in my quiet little suburb."
By SAM SOKOL
Cohen accuses Abutbul of dividing the city; spokesman for mayor says supporters to be given senior roles in the city administration.
By JEREMY SHARON
Efforts to divide the city in two will only intensify.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The tone of the rhetoric coming from haredi and non-haredi voters alike reflected the divisions and the arguments that have taken hold of Beit Shemesh.
Incumbent reelected by margin of 758 votes • Cohen: ‘Beit Shemesh is our home and we have to protect it’
By JEREMY SHARON,Ariel Ben Solomon
Leading haredi rabbi calls on anti-Zionist haredi factions to vote; hundreds of police to be deployed around city and voting booths.
MKs and ministers from Labor, Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid throw their support behind Cohen.
Ahead of the revote on Tuesday, controversial Mayor Moshe Abutbul weighs in
on the city’s future.
Incumbent mayor Abutbul and Haredi parties blast Weinstein; contender Cohen praises AG for defending democracy.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB AND JEREMY SHARON
Knesset interior committee chair MK Miri Regev: we will have hearing on Beit Shemesh elections next week.
Deputy Minister for Transport MK Tzipi Hotovelly calls on Interior Minister Gidon Saar to examine the possibility of holding new elections.
Hardline Bnei Torah Party, led by Rabbi Auerbach, makes political strides in Bnei Brak and Modi’in Illit.
Ron Huldai retains seat in Tel Aviv; Haifa incumbent Yona Yahav wins; Jerusalem's Nir Barkat returns for another term.
By LAHAV HARKOV
By 8:30 p.m. 42 percent had voted, down from last elections; party leaders urge voters to cast a ballot; Tel Aviv's Huldai and Jerusalem's Barkat fighting to keep their jobs; polls closed at 10 p.m.
Environmentalist says although a third of the springs are dried up, they are important to showing the area's 3,000-year-old history.
By SHARON UDASIN
With the divided city’s new election rapidly approaching, mayoral candidate Eli Cohen vows to put the city back together.
"The new Zechariya single is not far from Beit Shemesh, a city with very different sorts of people.
By KKL-JNF STAFF
The Rakefet Child Development Center, which treats more children than any other local facility, is in danger of closure.
By BARRY DAVIS
A digital flyer for the protest was posted on the municipality’s website for several hours overnight Sunday, before it was taken down.
By BEN HARTMAN
The undercover agent was able to purchase stolen cars, weapons and drugs, including marijuana, hashish, ecstasy and Cocaine in the ultra-Orthodox communities.
Itai Halpern of Pardesiya was granted a certificate of honor after discovering the head of a statue from the First Temple period
By JPOST.COM STAFF
63 coins, 2000 years old, recovered
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
As of 5 p.m. local time, twenty-two fire trucks and at least 10 aircraft were working to contain the blaze.
“Who is going to be the voice of my children now that Rakefet is closing,” resident asks.
Thirteen fire crews deployed to the moshav not far from Beit Shemesh and reinforcements arrived from firefighters cadet courses.
By SHARON UDASIN,DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The officer was going to pay respects to a family in mourning when attacked.
Event was a provocation say critics
Judge: Behavior of municipality and mayor created sections of the city which were not subject to the rule of law.
Sprawling, state-of-the-art national training facility took three years to construct, cost NIS 2 billion.
Father remains in serious condition after attempting to save son’s life; mother and 2 siblings sustain light injuries.
The park's site is identified by researchers as Sha'arayim, mentioned in the story of David and Goliath.
Cooperation between haredim and non-haredim ‘hasn’t happened,’ says former mayoral candidate Eli Cohen.
The Beit Shemesh municipal authority cordoned off one of the school’s two floors in order to accommodate over 100 girls of the haredi Mishekenot Daat school who were without classrooms.
The exact location is still being kept a secret to prevent intruders.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
The school made headlines earlier this month when on the first day of school, secular pupils and their parents discovered a separation wall had been erected within the school.
By LIDAR GRAVE-LAZI
Archaeologists said that the compound is divided into an industrial area and a residential area, leading them to believe that it may have been a monastery.
Judge Arnon Darel finds that the Safot VeTarbuyot school in the city has large premises which is not fully utilized.
Mayor takes down schoolyard wall, but separation remains.
City suffers from severe shortage of classroom space, critics mayor and his administration have frequently claimed that large sums of state money remain unused by the municipal.
Barriers must not be built between Jews, MK Lipman says of 2.5-meter-high gender-separation wall.
Ministry of Education labels municipality’s actions illegal and says closure order against division will shortly be issued.
President says differences over commencement of new school year should be settled as quickly as possible to ensure children get back to school on time.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Opposing narratives separate ultra-Orthodox and secular in the rapidly expanding former development town.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
The Wonderful Women NGO aims to build bridges between the haredi and secular communities.
By ELI MANDELBAUM/TAMARA ZIEVE
DC Jewish Federation heads express outrage after Moshe Abutbul says gays should be "taken care of" by Health Ministry.
By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
The Barth family originally had a 10 year plan to make aliya – after talking to an emissary their plans changed to arrive to Israel in one year.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Despite the religious tensions in the news from Beit Shemesh, Rosenblatt says it’s a great community.
The gentile son of a British sea captain came to Israel, converted to become an Orthodox Jew and calls Beit Shemesh home.
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
The library is a hub for everyone in Beit Shemesh.
By JOSH HASTEN
By JASON SHALTIEL
The Rakefet Child Development Center, which treats more children than the equivalent municipal facility, is in danger of closure.
Bringing the animals of the Torah to life in Beit Shemesh.
Déjà vu in Beit Shemesh as a battle over a school highlights tension between haredi and
This suburban city’s woes are a microcosm of the country’s social issues.
Resident of Netivot came from Gaza to visit his children staying with grandparents; ‘Hands raised against soldiers must be cut off. ’
Critics decry campaign, calling it ‘political tool to keep haredi community in ghetto.’
Transportation Ministry says public transportation operates according to demand, needs of each community.
Soldiers in uniform are often subject to harassment and verbal abuse by anti-Zionist extremists in some ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.
The incident occurred during the daylight hours of last Wednesday, when the man called the victim a prostitute because he said her skirt was too short.
The king has not left the building! Music icon shows up safe and sound in the holy land.
By PAM POKOL
Record numbers of people turned out for one of the most fiercely and bitterly contested municipal elections ever experienced.
After fraud mars first election's results, incumbent Mayor Abutbul calls for clean election; opponent Eli Cohen says Beit Shemesh microcosm of country.
Yesh Atid brought the claims after haredi activists posted signs around the city showing an image of Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid.
Haredi MKs and Beit Shemesh mayoral candidate Eli Cohen exchange fierce words over elections set to take place next month at 89 polling stations.
Mayoral candidate Eli Cohen accuses haredim of incitement, prompting haredi MK to accuse him of being a provocateur.
Municipal elections of October were invalid due to evidence of systematic fraud.
There is no precedent in Israel for courts to order new elections in major cities; most electoral irregularity cases involve particular ballots or station.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Abutbul: I’m surprised how easy it is to erase democracy; Justices say October’s fraud was ‘worrying and disturbing.’
New municipal elections in Nazareth following allegations of fraud and irregularities in a super close finish.
J'lem court ruled in December that Abutbul committed fraud in mayoral win; decision would pave way for new Beit Shemesh election.
Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul and challenger Eli Cohen’s styles in the Supreme Court may be as different as their worldviews.
By Yonah Jeremy Bob
Abutbol: new elections are collective punishment; Cohen: fraud was attack on our democracy; AG: uphold lower court order for new elections.
The historic decision not only potentially changes the future of Beit Shemesh, it sets the courts on a more interventionist path to defending the legitimacy of future elections regardless of the math.
Haredi politicians denounce decision, calling it undemocratic, and accusing the court of being influenced by a media campaign.
“This is not the personal struggle of Eli Cohen; this is a communal struggle for democracy, justice and the rule of law."
Judges nullify October vote due to massive fraud; Sa’ar to set date for revote, but it could be delayed by appeal.
AG Weinstein and mayoral challenge Cohen appeal election results in which Abutbul won by a mere 956 votes.
Many arguments were thrown out by some of the country’s best lawyers in Tuesday’s hearing.
Three judge panel hears appeal from Yehuda Weinstein, mayoral candidate Eli Cohen seeking new vote.
Students arrested for failing to report for military duty; members of extremist Haredi factions took to the streets Sunday.
Defeated candidate Eli Cohen and his campaign team have alleged that there was wide-scale voter fraud on election day in the city.
Nine people have been arrested, questioned and released during police investigation; dozens more have been summoned for questioning.
After losing bid to unseat haredi mayor Abutbul, Eli Cohen says legal team checking reports of fraud.
Yesh Atid MK Dov Lipman accuses incumbent Mayor Moshe Abutbul for turning the elections into a “religious war.”
Eight haredim arrested in police raid as tensions flare in the city amidst tense municipal elections.
The city of Beit Shemesh has become increasingly polarized between haredim on the one hand and national religious and secular/ traditional Jews on the other.
Voters have allowed sectarian affiliations to desensitize them to humanity of their political opponents.
Two new Israeli craft beers were launched recently.
By DOUG GREENER
A guided family bike tour on Israel's Independence Day.
By JOANNA SHEBSON
Iron Dome batteries intercept a rocket over Beit Shemesh as sirens went off throughout the Jerusalem hills; 9 rockets fired at Beersheba; 2 intercepted over Tel Aviv area.
Readers respond to the latest 'Jerusalem Post' articles.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
It is obvious that the law recognizes that one may not enforce one’s lifestyle on another.
By DANIEL GOLDMAN
Will the person who speaks for Israel please stand up!
By Jerusalem Post Readers
Beit Shemesh is not a microcosm of Israeli society. The reality is more complex, and less polarized.
By JPost Editorial
Over and over again the margin of victory in the Beit Shemesh election is referred to as “razor-thin.”
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
At the end of the day, a court-mandated revote would help rebuild faith in Israel’s democratic institutions.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
In Beit Shemesh, incumbent mayor Moshe Abutbul won the election with 51.9 percent of the votes. Eli Cohen, the candidate chosen by most non-haredi voters, received 46.5%.
By EYTAN SAFFER
One cannot easily imagine the world returning to sanctions once Iran is even closer to breakout.