UN rights expert accuses Israel of excessive force against Palestinians
'What do you want from me?' Abbas explains why, despite everything, he wants peace
Israeli-Arab dentist sentenced for funneling money to Hamas
Balad MK says terrorists didn’t commit a crime, are victims of ‘occupation’
WIZO UK Commitment Awards brings six social activists to Israel
Alleged Beyonce Israel performance rumors spin on social media
French, Israeli ambassadors quarrel in Twitter battle
After Labor rules out Palestinian state in the short term, Netanyahu says: 'Good morning, Herzog'
Bill to institute 'Aliya Day' passes early vote
Debate on bill to boot terror-supporting MKs devolves into chaos
Israel creating first ever sculpture in outer space
The world accordion to Uri
Comfortable first-leg conquests for Mac TA, Bnei Sakhnin
Yellow-and-blue bounced from Eurocup
Eurocup campaign on the line for Mac TA vs Nizhny
Beersheba bursts out in State Cup quarters
Spanish cartoon shows Israeli soldiers molesting Jesus, urinating on Palestinians
Auschwitz guard, 94, stands trial in Germany
Reform communities set to boycott Israeli minister as war of words escalates
Jordan rejects extradition of suspects in 1982 Paris Jewish attack
WATCH: New ISIS video shows child solider blowing up four alleged spies
Jordanian MP threatens to topple government over Israeli gas import
Report: Death toll in 5-year Syrian civil war is 470,000
Emerging split within Hamas' military wing following member's execution
Israel says 'always watching' Iran’s missile developments following announcement of missile upgrade
Senior Iranian military official: US is subordinate to Iran in Middle East
'Iran to upgrade ballistic missiles, get Russian S-300 defense system soon'
Hezbollah captives in Syria condemn the organization's involvement in Syria's civil war
Saudi Arabia prepared for ground war in Syria, military spokesman says
'Briton who became ISIS beheader traveled to Gaza with Galloway convoy'
To silence propaganda, Iraq seeks to take ISIS offline
Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone
'Unique' Israeli bandage: The more you bleed, the quicker it works
Tel Aviv-based antifraud company Riskified raises $25 million
E-waste recycling surpasses 2015 target
High-risk groups should be screened for hepatitis C and treated, Knesset told
Israel signs stem cell research agreement with California Institute
Study urges at-home voting
Green activists: Haifa pollution plan 'is like giving giving a bandaid to a cancer patient'
Agriculture Ministry calls to further restrict trawl fishing
Weather Roundup: Cold and rainy in an unusually dry winter
Change diapers, breastfeed baby, start a business
TECH TALK: Intel Israel is constantly expanding
Bret Stephens: The next US president may not be pro-Israel
Analysis: New Hampshire - Revolution against status quo under way
Sanders may play down Judaism, but he played big role in Hannukah case
Israeli politicians feel kinship with Democratic insurgent Sanders
Parshat Truma: My house and His house
This Week in 60 Seconds: Running from Palestinian terror
Podcast: The two-state solution on life support
Jordanian restaurant puts camel burgers on menu
Podcast: How Israel would vote in the New Hampshire primary
Podcast: Behind the scenes of Israel’s Super Bowl ad
Podcast: Does the Western Wall plan signal the end of the haredi monopoly?
Going the distance: contact vs motivation
Here and There: The chosen people
Police and Thieves: A familiar tragedy
On securing Jerusalem
Blowing every which way, at the Red Sea Jazz Festival
Mark Twain – a guest at the Virginia Pavilion
The soldier in the Mukhabarat
God’s presence is you!
Fifteen characters in search of a better author
The perfect mystery
Playing with conditionals
Russian Air Force hits Aleppo hard
Gulf states take a bad rap on Syrian refugee issue
Chocolate treats, American South style
Monday mingling in Jerusalem – at Shaon Horef
This week in Jerusalem
Speaking with Yeshiva University's Richard Joel
Yeshiva University tackles the modern questions
In Beit Shemesh, more than just a children’s library
Made in Israel: The little sensor that could
Technology: Opening doors for seniors
A groovy cut in time
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: רַק עַל עַצְמִי
יַלְדֵי בֵּית הָעֵץ
פִּיסוּל: כָּאן, עַכְשָיו וְהַנֶצַח
Say-Way כָּך אוֹמְרִים בְּאַנְגְלִית
Pro-BDS Presbyterian church set to lose 400,000 members
The Grace of God
German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the Nazis
US Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school
My Endorsements for 2016
Race and ethnicity, there and here
New York, Nu York: Another Happy New Year
Tree Planting Celebration in Biriya Forest
Israeli and Diaspora Youth Bond over Trees in Maale Michmash
Planting Trees in Memory of the Carmel Disaster Victims
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Shimi Rouimi Garden Dedicated in Ofakim
The New Shoham Forest Bike Trail
Papua New Guinea Pilgrims Plant Olive Trees in the Galilee
Senior Chinese Foresters Visit Israel
Prime Minister of Albania Plants 80th Tree in Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
President of Ukraine Plants Olive Tree at Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
Solar Panels Installed on KKL-JNF Offices' Roof in Jerusalem
23rd Beekeepers Conference Salutes KKL-JNF Professionals
Five Years after the Fire, the Carmel is Green Again
Green Leadership Classroom for Rehovot's Hadarim School
Olive Tree Planted in Rome for Holocaust Remembrance Day
105-Year-Old WWII Hero Honored at KKL Italy Event in Rome
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
02.11.2016 | 2 Adar I, 5776
There was a noticeable absence of throngs of foreigners or pilgrims from abroad during this year's celebrations.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
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.
Test yourself to see whether your gifts are the most lavish or the most thoughtful.
By D''ASH TEAM
500 Christian Palestinians, 75,000 tourists to visit Bethlehem over holiday; IDF to decrease activity in area during holiday.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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
Scores killed in Christmas Day bombings; Israel to provide Nigerian authorities with medical supplies to treat the injured.
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
Gaza’s tiny community says Hamas puts no crimp on holiday spirit.
By OMAR GHRAIEB / THE MEDIA LINE
In Land of the Two Holy Mosques, authorities overlook quiet celebrations.
By ROB L. WAGNER / THE MEDIA LINE
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
In keeping with its annual tradition, KKL-JNF will once again be distributing Christmas trees to local churches, monasteries, convents, embassies, foreign journalists and the general public as the holiday approaches.
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 Old City comes alive for Christmas.
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.
CIA, allies tracked plot for several weeks, got informant to deliver bomb outside Yemen, possibly to Saudi Arabia or UAE.
From porcelain Nativity scenes to inflatable Santa Clause heads, a look at the world celebrating on December 25.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
During Christmas Day message Pope Benedict XVI condemns Syria violence, calls for stability in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Emergency services say they don't have enough ambulances to evacuate the dead, wounded.
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
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
Yuletide celebrations are under way in Jaffa, but the Palestinian Authority downplays festivities in Bethlehem.
By GIL ZOHAR
Someone was asking me about whether he should move to Israel. Me, the permanently disgruntled goy. This wasn’t going to end well.
By AKIN AJAYI
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
Murder of the leader of Jaffa's Orthodox Church Association allegedly motivated by dispute over a valuable Jaffa property.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
“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
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
While most have already finished celebrating Christmas, the Armenian Orthodox Church in Israel is just getting started.
By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH
Travelujah explores how Christmas is celebrated among various sectors and the schedule for Feast of Epiphany.
By GEORGE ALEXANDER/TRAVELUJAH
From Nazareth to Bethlehem, Travelujah lists the churches significant to the Christmas story in the Holy Land.
By NICOLE JANSEZIAN/TRAVELUJAH
Scores killed in Christmas Day bombings; Fears rising that Boko Haram Islamists trying to ignite civil war.
Latin Patriarch of J'lem holds Church of the Nativity midnight service; Abbas: Settlements are "immoral and indefensible."