02.26.2017 | 30 Shevat, 5777
Dershowitz calls on banks to close accounts that boycott Israel
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
According to foreign reports: Israel's covert missions undergo a change
Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem snaps skid in Rishon
Soccer: Mac Tel Aviv tied on points with Beersheba
Casspi waived by New Orleans Pelicans after breaking thumb
Foreign Ministry likely to declare strike
New Zealand surprised Israel by sponsoring anti-settlement UN resolution
Israel: Human Rights Watch is ‘propaganda' group, can’t have workers permit
UN: Israeli culture of impunity boosted by Hebron shooter's lenient sentence
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Dance review: One. One & One
Coldplay arrives in Israel to scout possible concert locations
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
The damage that could stem from lack of movement
New Worlds: Crystallization made crystal clear
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Fundamentally Freund: Operation Menashe 2017 is underway
February 26, 2017: Selecting judges
The uphill battle over returning to Jerusalem
Shot in the foot
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42
Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
'Iran ready to give US slap in the face'
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Impact of BDS is worse than most people realize'
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
Report: Attackers saw off Jewish man’s finger, beat his brother near Paris
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
US Democrats pick Perez over Ellison to lead party
Pence's Twitter blunder: whose flag is it, anyway?
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
We asked, you answered: a weekly roundup from the JPost Twitter
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
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
Construction in the Eila Valley is trampling the public will and destroying a priceless green lung.
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
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 Stern Stern 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
The indictments were issued on Wednesday and charge the individuals with forming a conspiracy to influence the results of the elections through invalid votes.
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.
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.