03.28.2017 | 1 Nisan, 5777
B’Tselem: IDF temporarily evicts 10 Palestinian families
Hamas: If Israel changes the rules of the game… we accept the challenge
Abbas urges Israel not to miss new opportunity for peace
Hamas partially reopens Erez crossing between Israel, Gaza
Netanyahu, Kahlon work on merger to end coalition crisis
Harush, Hemed suspended for criticism
NGO petitions High Court to strike Biometric Database Law
Sara Netanyahu petitions to reverse court’s Naftali ruling
West Bank and Trump: Two birds, one AIPAC protest
MK submits bill to restrict Supreme Court
Netanyahu: Trump has already turned words of support for Israel into actions
President Rivlin rejects former PM Olmert's request for clemency
Festival Review: Spring Festival
Israel Opera celebrates 33 years with new season
Steps on the Silk Road
WATCH: Dancing for peace around Tel Aviv
Holon claims historic win at Mac Tel Aviv
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Violence strikes the health system again
Iodine-free salt create ‘national health problem’
Minority Report: Lesser-told stories and personalities from the Israeli tech community
Three children poisoned in Passover cleaning incidents
Israel falls behind in the war against smoking, says expert
Paraguay to replace ‘shackle-and-hoist’ kosher slaughter method
Israel turning garbage dump into energy resource
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Netanyahu goes to China: Three questions
On My Mind: Don’t forget Syria
Why Indonesia is a good partner for Israel
Combating BDS conference focuses on early education
Who killed up to 100 civilians in Iraq and the tragedy's lessons for Israel
‘Israel should support Kurds’ struggle against despotic Iranian regime
Egyptian court jails 56 over deadly migrant boat shipwreck
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Left rushed to judgment over JCC threats, says White House
Herzog calls for using Arab Peace initiative
'Ties between US Jews and Israel could reach breaking point in 2017'
Jewish group calls to 'reject occupation' in protest at AIPAC conference
Technion develops hydrogen production method that blows others out of the water
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
AIPAC renews focus on two-state solution, tries to shore up Democratic support
Haley serves red meat to AIPAC
Report: Senate panel to question Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians
Report: Kushner to head new office tasked with fixing government inefficiency
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
VIDEO: Toning her comedy act down for the rabbi
How about a Lego Seder plate?
The Travel Advisor: Say so long to the tablets
NYC rabbi publishes ‘(Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah’ for coming holiday
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
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
There was a noticeable absence of throngs of foreigners or pilgrims from abroad during this year's celebrations.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Elizabeth, the world's longest-reigning living monarch, and her husband Prince Philip, 95, suffered what the Palace described as heavy colds this week.
Rabbi told students to avoid building because it had ‘pagan’ symbol inside
By BENJAMIN GLATT
Following a violent year in the country, Coptic Christians were joined by their Muslim countrymen in a show of solidarity.
Despite the increase in violent attacks in recent months, Christmas celebrations took place across the country, mostly without incident.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Pontiff refers to Islamic State in traditional Christmas "Urbi et Orbi" address.
In recent days, Palestinian forces have reportedly arrested and place in administrative detention 16 extremist Muslim militants.
Across Jerusalem, despite the recent wave of terrorism which claimed the lives of two men near Jaffa Gate on Wednesday, Christmas is being celebrated in a variety of ways.
By JOSH DELL
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fuad Twal, sent greetings to the Catholic world and called for peace in the region.
A cheerful Santa Claus walks back and forth on the Old City's walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree.
The Custodian of the Holy Land Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives at ceremonial launch of the beginning of the Christmas season.
The removal of the Christmas tree restriction came in response to a petition from Hiddush.
Most Christian denominations recognize Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus.
The Holy Land is unique in celebrating Christmas three times; on December 25th, January 6th and January 19th.
By ELISA MOED/TRAVELUJAH
Father Kelly of the Notre Dame Center explains that coming to Israel for Christmas "is a great conformation of the faith narrative.”
By ARIEL COHEN
Both security and the holiday spirit were in abundance in Bethlehem's Manger Square this Christmas Eve, with a sprinkle of politics in the mix.
By DOV LIEBER
A combination of kitschy holiday decor and historic holy sites draw Christians to the Old City to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
“I write to you just before Christmas, knowing that for many of you the music of your Christmas hymns will also be accompanied by tears and sighs,” Pope Francis wrote.
Summer war with Gaza led to slow down.
By JEREMY SHARON
A cheerful bell-ringing Santa walked back and forth on the Old City's walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree free of charge.
Christians make up a minority of about 3,500 people out of Gaza's 1.5 million mostly Muslim population.
Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists to Israel in 2014.
A new exhibit in the National Museum of American Jewish History showcases the relationship between Christian and Jewish holiday tunes.
By HILLEL KUTTLER
The world's largest Christmas tree made out of lights is switched on by a special guest, using nothing but a tablet.
Bethlehem marks the beginning of the holiday season by lighting up a 15-meters Christmas tree at Manger Square.
Jews, Muslims and Christians gather in Jaffa to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.
“This was a cowardly attack on people preparing for their religious holidays in a joyful environment,” says top European rabbi after deadly Berlin attack.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
A Jewish version of the wildly popular Christmas Elf on the Shelf toy, the doll and book set retells the Hanukka story and explains what it means to be a 'mensch.'
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, led the mass in the Church of the Nativity.
Netanyahu says Christian community in Israel growing, unlike in neighboring countries where they are endangered.
By HERB KEINON
Les attentats islamistes n’ont pas connu de « trêve des confiseurs »
By MICHELE MAZEL
Célébrée dans le monde entier, souvent pour des raisons plus commerciales que religieuses, on oublie que cette fête chrétienne a commencé ici, en Israël.
By MARTIN ALARGENT
The original spiritual meaning of Christmas has been sucked dry, replacing a Jewish Jesus with a false Palestinian narrative that demonizes and delegitimizes the Jewish state.
By BARRY SHAW
A Library of Congress collection of photographs that document Israel before the creation of the state.
By LENNY BEN-DAVID
Palestinian threats force Jews and Arabs to hold separate Christmas coexistence events.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Every year, KKL-JNF has open days for the distribution of Christmas trees to institutions, organizations and individuals. Many Christian families, mixed families, embassy representatives, foreign journalists and representatives from churches in Israel go to the KKL-JNF distribution centers in central and northern Israel to select a beautiful tree for the holiday.
By KKL-JNF STAFF
Sometimes called the Way of the Cross or the Way of Sorrow, the Via Dolorosa represents the route that Jesus followed, according to tradition, from condemnation to crucifixion.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
The Christian seasonal spirit will be enhanced by actors in Santa Claus suits who will patrol the festival site and hand out presents.
By BARRY DAVIS
Those celebrating Christmas in Jerusalem can take a tour through the Old City’s Christian Quarter.
The suspect put down a backpack containing a self-made nail bomb at the Christmas market on Nov. 26, but the device did not go off because the detonator failed, according to local media.
The Islamic Center of Houston caught fire after Friday prayers when it was mostly empty and no injuries were reported, CNN said.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 89, the head of the Church of England, quoted the Bible and spoke of millions of people lighting candles of hope.
Move garners condemnation as protests are expected when national soccer teams meet Sunday for UEFA qualifying match in Cardiff.
It was unclear how many theaters would be allowed to screen "The Interview."
"This is Jerusalem of gold, now it's Jerusalem of snow," the prime minister says.
30 million flowers meant for the European market for Christmas were left in Israel due to shortage of workers to harvest them.
By SHARON UDASIN
Residents seek answers to painful questions, as Americans turn increasingly to religious vigils.
By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Pope Benedict leads world's Roman Catholics into Christmas,asks for prayers for those who "live, suffer" in Holy Land.
Night Light Festival illuminates streets with food, music and art.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Berlin police probing terrorism link in Christmas market killings; wife of wounded Israeli man has not yet been located and is allegedly reported as missing.
By TAMARA ZIEVE,HERB KEINON
Traditional delicacy spices up the season.
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Archaeologists unearth Byzantine-era marble statue near site of former entrance to ancient port city.
By JULIE STEIGERWALD
Photos taken by Barry Wilmore from the International Space Station.
PM releases video holiday greeting with the Christians of Israel and the Middle East a "very merry Christmas."
The focus of the Christmas celebrations, as in every year, are in Nazareth and Bethlehem, the home town and birth place respectively of Jesus.
The university has also declared a vacation day for the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
The city invites visitors to enjoy theatrical and musical performances, part of a festival promoting coexistence and multiculturalism.
By JESSICA VRAZILEK
Israeli Jews are being charmed by the glitter of the holiday.
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
Taking a look at how some Israelis in Germany preserve – and adapt – their holiday traditions in a non-Jewish environment.
By ORIT ARFA
We have our very own Middle Eastern style of Christmas right here at home in towns like Nazareth.
By MEITAL SHARABI
The dilemma over how to mark Christmas was seen as early as the 19th century, writes Joshua Plaut, whose ‘A Kosher Christmas’ covers two centuries of the Jewish relationship with the holiday.
By AMY SPIRO
By COMPILED BY JULIE STEIGERWALD
Yuletide celebrations are under way in Jaffa, but the Palestinian Authority downplays festivities in Bethlehem.
By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
The pastor was previously jailed for 3 years for practicing Christianity, rejecting compulsory Islamic education for his kids.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
Israeli company has no less than ten apps devoted to December 25 and its associated characters.
Local business interests clash in Bethlehem as the town gears up for mass visitors.
By CAMILLA SCHICK
CBS statistical breakdown: 158,000 live in country, 80% are Arab; sector boasts highest rate of high school graduates.
By JEREMY SHARON AND REUTERS
The festively-dressed officers seized 4,564 cocaine paste wrappings hidden in three houses.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
“I think we’re kind of confused on how this would happen,” boy's uncle tells Washington news outlet.
Jewish girl duo takes on Santa in latest holiday viral hit.
Phoenix Ensemble Napolitan Baroque St. Andrew’s Church, December 16.
By URY EPPSTEIN
The American Colony Hotel serves up a feast for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
By JONATHAN GILAD
The Israel Ballet performs its version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet ‘The Nutcracker.’
By ORI J. LENKINSKI
City seems deserted as lull in tourism continues
Thus Christmas was part of our lives, a celebration of the family’s matriarch: Yvette (nee Camhi) Nahmia.
By YVETTE NAHMIA-MESSINAS
My sense of calm returned when I realized that he was not challenging his upbringing or faith.
By CHARLES SAVENOR
Peace is established when people decide not to be enemies, or when one enemy has be totally destroyed.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The ban on placing Christmas trees in hotels is but one example of the many ways that the rabbinate disregards the law and extorts submission to its norms in breach of the law.
By URI REGEV
Here at the Jewish National Fund in the UK, we are deeply proud of our history.
By SAMUEL HAYEK
For such a time as this, Happy Christmas from the Holy Land.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER
Jews in Israel are aware of the presence of Christian tourists.
By MARCIE LENK
Anne Graham-Lotz filmed a video in Jerusalem calling on Christians around the world to pray for the Jewish people.
By DAVID NEKRUTMAN
‘Tis the season to communicate.
By SHALOM HAMMER
Jews and Christians have their own problems, issues, texts, theologies and traumas to work through. They share much, and of course they differ greatly.
By FAYDRA L. SHAPIRO
Who is the Chief Rabbinate to decide that I am celebrating a pagan saint?
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
For many it might seem absurd to view a Christmas tree or New Year’s celebrations as idol worship.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Christmas celebrations consist of more than just trees; delicious local holiday treats are also an important part the festivities.
By BEATA ANDONIA, TRAVELUJAH
Christmas in the capital is set to be unforgettable with magnificent classical concerts, carols and banquets.
By ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAM