AG’s office to rule on funding new settler visitor center during elections
Peres: Netanyahu can't feed the poor with declarations
Liberman to S. Korean colleague: Seoul knows what it is like to have bad neighbors
Finance Committee approves funding for settlements despite objections by leftist politicians
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities add five new researchers to its prestigious ranks
Parents refusal of routine vitamin K injection after baby’s birth leads to neurosurgery
Planting seeds for peace and health
'We have weak civil servants'
David's Sling 'can intercept warheads over enemy territory,' Rafael official tells 'Post'
WATCH: Israeli company develops smartphone for disabled
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Theater Review: Gorodish
Music with a spring
Audience participation required
Dreidel challenge puts new spin on breaking a Guinness World Record
Yellow-and-blue makes it seven straight
Mac TA cruises past Mac PT to cut gap from first place
Israel women’s basketball icon Liron Cohen retires
Glushko and Sela triumph for second straight year
Fleeing civil war, thousands of Ukrainians take refuge in Israel
MK Stern: Defection of nat-relig rabbis to Yishai could increase hardline rabbinical influence
Primary candidates court Bayit Yehudi Anglos – 5-7% of the party
Feiglin to meet with gay activists
Herzog-Livni joint list leading Likud, Knesset Channel poll finds
Arab parties now close to a united list, MK says
8 Arab east Jerusalem residents indicted for using Facebook to incite terrorism
Construction of first Gazan Coca-Cola plant begins
Jailed Fatah leader Barghouti blasts Palestinian leadership for UN draft resolution
'New Delhi considering changing policy of automatic support for Palestinians at UN'
Erekat: Kerry didn't ask us to hold off UN bid until after Israeli election
Anger simmers as EU Parliament shoots down anti-Semitism task-force
Czech Jews protest invitation of Putin to Holocaust memorial
Jewish Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son assaulted and robbed
A journey to Saskatchewan’s Jewish past
The Jewish roots of podcast sensation 'Serial'
Egyptian operations against terrorism redoubles as attacks continue
Turkey's Erdogan says birth control 'treason' against Turkish lineage
‘Yazidi women dragged by their hair, sold into sex slavery by ISIS for $25’
WATCH: Palestinian cleric says husbands must know password for wives' Facebook accounts
Latest report on Mossad’s ‘Hezbollah spy’ says he gave up details of Burgas bombing
The Lupolianski case – a test for Israeli society
Israel against the forces of sentimental appeal
December 22: Shame, Shame
Dotting I’s and crossing T’s while negotiating possible employment
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
A love song for Jerusalem, sung in two genders
Grapevine: An international ‘Marriage’
This Week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
View from the hill
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Shabbat peace
Happily Eva After: The one in which I acted the turkey
Where the blind lead the sighted
Grapevine: Celebrating in sign
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
‘The peace process is like rock and roll – it is never going to die’
A smiling survivor
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
Papal visit generated significant rise in Christian tourism in first half of 2014
WATCH: Santa distributes Christmas trees to Jerusalem residents
WATCH: Jerusalem Latin Patriarch leads mass in Gaza ahead of Christmas
Christmas in the Holy Land: Pilgrims and the Virgin Mary
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.22.2014 | 30 Kislev, 5775
By Pinchas Landau
Indigenous Christians are being driven out of Muslim-dominated lands and now comprise less than two percent of the population of the Palestinian areas.
By JUSTUS REID WEINER
Hanukka and Christmas: Connection with light is found in the book on each side of the two testaments.
By NITZA TANNER
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.
By ARIEL COHEN
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.
“It is impossible to sustain the Palestinian authority under the status quo. It cannot be maintained,” chief PA negotiator says.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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.
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
Mahaneh Yehuda store is ‘Christmas Central’ in city where holiday keeps low profile.
By MELANIE LIDMAN
Town's 2,750 hotel rooms are booked solid for Christmas week and expected turnout for Christmas week up strongly from 70,000 last year.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chop Suey gets a makeover. We Jews have our own tradition for festive meals on Christmas: Chinese food!
By LAURA FRANKEL
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.
By KKL - JNF
Those celebrating Christmas in Jerusalem can take a tour through the Old City’s Christian Quarter.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
The Old City comes alive for Christmas.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
"This is Jerusalem of gold, now it's Jerusalem of snow," the prime minister says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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.
Benedict XVI stops several times to bless babies held up to him from the pews as he proceeds down St. Peter's Basilica without incident.
Swedish Muslim leaders decry suicide bomber's actions in Friday sermons, terrorist's in-law glad he is dead and gone.
The city invites visitors to enjoy theatrical and musical performances, part of a festival promoting coexistence and multiculturalism.
By JESSICA VRAZILEK
The founders of Christianity failed to civilize the demonic human spirit. We have all failed.
By ANNE ROIPHE
Bethlehem prepares for Christmas, hoping for a peaceful and financially successful season.
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
Viewpoint: That everything can be argued may be our Hanukka present to the world.
Stand-up comedian and writer Benji Lovitt gives his own unique take on the Festival of Lights.
By BENJI LOVITT
For a little Jewish girl, growing up in America was hard when all she wanted for Christmas... was Christmas.
By ANDREA SIMANTOV
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
A Haifa festival asks how different peoples can be true to their origins and disparate narratives and yet live harmoniously side by side.
By DAVID BREAKSTONE
Susie Newday shares her family’s experience with intermarriage and offers advice on how to avoid mistakes they made in dealing with it.
By SUSIE NEWDAY
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
If my son starts to talk about the renegade Jew who declared himself the son of God, there’ll be a lynch mob at my doorstep before nightfall.
The pastor was previously jailed for 3 years for practicing Christianity, rejecting compulsory Islamic education for his kids.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
Iraqi Christians will not have a "merry little Christmas" as many flee the country out of fear for their safety and lives.
The $11 million symbol of the season is latest extravagance at hotel, which also has a vending machine that pops out small gold bars.
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
"We pray and dance all night," says Tel Aviv upholsterer.
By BEN HARTMAN
You moved our hearts, Peres tells carol-singing Latin Patriarch School choir.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Figures show 80.4% of country's Christians are Arabs, Nazareth has largest Christian community; average family size is two children.
By RUTH EGLASH
COGAT to ease travel restrictions for holiday; data show decline in number of Christians living in Jerusalem.
By JONAH MANDEL
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
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
The two festivals are unrelated and the fact that they occur at the same time is mere coincidence.
By RABBI RAYMOND APPLE
Yalla Peace: Christmas is more than a religious holiday to Christians, as opposed to Hanukkah for Jews and Ramadan for Muslims.
By RAY HANANIA
As long as the Church fails to recognize that its genesis and its destiny are bound up with the restoration of the Jewish people we will continue to be irrelevant.
By ANDREW TUCKER
In recent years, as Hanukka and Christmas overlapped, the holiday season became a minefield of decoration-related decisions.
Israeli security procedures are not the real reason Christians are struggling, despairing and fleeing.
By LELA GILBERT
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
From Christmas markets in Bethlehem to parades in Nazareth, the Holy Land is the place to truly experience seasonal festivity. There's something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.
Bethlehem is singularly important with its historical place in history; people around the world hold a special place for this small city.
By BEATA M. ANDONIA, TRAVELUJAH
From Bethlehem to Jerusalem, find out where to pray this holiday season in the holy land.
Far off the Israeli tourist radar, the capital of Latvia is a surprisingly appealing and charming holiday destination.
By BEN HARTMAN AND GIL SHEFLER
Holy Land Christmas peak still to come.
By RON FRIEDMAN
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."
Municipality hands out free Christmas trees in Old City; chaos breaks out as people grab for free trees.
By BENJAMIN SPIER
In holiday wishes, tourism minster expresses Israel's desire for continued prosperous relations with Christian world.
By ITRAVELJERSALEM.COM TEAM
Crowds gather near Bethlehem for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, as fireworks fill the sky and a marching band plays.
By REUTERS VIDEO